Protection, Protection, Protection! It is often said that catcher's need to be the toughest player on the field because of all the action they get. If you don't have the right catcher's gear, you could seriously be injured, not only by balls in the dirt, and foul tips, but by opposing players plowing into you at the plate. You should not only wear the proper shoes for comfort behind the dish, but the 3 major parts of catcher's gear are the leg guards, the chest protector, and the catcher's helmet. Leg guards come in all types of lengths, and styles, so be sure you know how to measure properly. Leg guards are typically measured from the middle of the knee cap to the ankle bone in inches, however, note that some have extensions of the toe protector which really help keep a player's feet from getting smashed by the ball. Chest protectors should measure from the color bone to the belly button, as when a catcher squats, anything below the belly button will just curl and not be very productive for play. Helmets usually come in small and large sizes, though the manufacturers will typically place a head size and each one is adjustable to a degree. Some catcher's are going the extra distance and are using, "kneesavers", which is an accessory that fits behind the knees when squatting. These are very common these days and help with limiting the damage to a catcher's knee over the long run.
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