The Baseball Diamond Reports on Participation in Youth Baseball

The high cost of youth sports will surprise may, as parents may spend more than 10 percent of their gross income on their child's sport of choice, announces conducted a survey in 2013 and found that 24 percent of adolescent boys play baseball and 17 percent of adolescent girls participate in either baseball or softball. A great deal of money is spent on buying equipment for this sport, and parents and players wish to ensure they get value for their money. Travis Dorsch, a Utah State University assistant professor, stated in 2015 that parents are spending as much as 10.5 percent of their gross income on youth sports, thus consumers need to ensure they are buying high quality items that are right for the child. The Baseball Diamond ( can be of help with this.

"Parents typically pay registration fees for their child to participate on a sports team, put out funds for a sports physical and purchase equipment for the child to use. This doesn't take into account the gas spent getting the child to and from practices and games, snacks for the child and possibly his or her team and any medical bills they may incur as a result of the child's participation. Parents looking to find ways to save on their child's needs as they relate to baseball want to ensure they buy high quality equipment that will benefit their child, as opposed to throwing away money on items their kid won't use," Colin Washington, spokesperson for The Baseball Diamond, explains.

One reason youth sport expenses are so high is manufacturers are constantly releasing new gear. Some bat manufacturers put out new models every six months. Furthermore, children grow, thus they need new uniforms and cleats on a regular basis, and this doesn't factor in the rate at which technology is changing and equipment improves as a result.

"A baseball player may spend hundreds of dollars on a BBCOR bat ( only to find a new, improved version is released a few short months later. With the help of The Baseball Diamond, parents, coaches and players can learn about the differences between last year's BBCOR bat and this year's version and whether they should invest in a new bat," Washington continues.

Bats are only one of the many items a child will need while playing this sport. They'll need practice balls, one or more training aids, uniforms, cleats and more. For example, buying a baseball glove ( isn't typcially a routine task. The right glove is essential, however, as it helps the player field balls.

"Players need different gloves for different positions, also. Thankfully, gloves do get better with time, so this purchase won't be necessary as often as cleats and uniforms, for example. Parents want to get the best glove for their child without breaking their budget, and The Baseball Diamond can be of assistance here also. Regardless of what a child needs for their time on the field, we can help. Be sure to visit our site today to learn more about how we can help you," Washington recommends.

About The Baseball Diamond:

The Baseball Diamond was long a dream of the founder Jeff, a gentleman who wanted to share information on youth baseball equipment, along with tips for all involved in the game. The amount of gear currently available overwhelms many, as they don't know which item is best for their needs, and this is true for new and experienced players alike. Gear improves every year, and Jeff's 14 years of experience playing and coaching allows him to provide useful information on the various items available today.

Contact Info:
Name: Colin Washington
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Organization: The Baseball Diamond
Phone: 615-710-7809

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