One of the leading causes of sports related injuries are from not wearing the proper baseball helmet size or not wearing one at all. It is absolutely critical that any player whether a child, teen or an adult wears a properly fitted batting helmet. Whenever a batter is on the plate, he should have a helmet on no matter what their skill level is. When shopping for a batting helmet, you want to consider some things before making a purchase. A helmet should feel comfortable and should cover the back, top and sides of the head. It should also cover at least one of the ears. It is suggested to consult with the league or organization before purchasing a helmet in case their are certain helmet specifications that need to be followed.
The batting helmet should fit securely on the head without being tight. It should not be loose where when the head moves from side to side it wobbles or falls off. The helmet should not fall forward and cover the eyes either.
It is important to know before buying a helmet to be sure to take a measurement of the head’s circumference at it’s widest point to help in finding the right size.
There are batting helmets that are cheap and others that are more costly. Obviously, the cheapest batting helmets are made of plastic with a protective layer beneath while the more costly helmets are probably made with durable polymers. Regardless, there should be a foam interior that is a must have as it is for a player’s safety.
When considering on purchasing a batting helmet, it is wise not to purchase the cheaper line of helmets. You are buying for safety, and you will get what you pay for. You can do research online to find the best helmets made with quality materials before purchasing one.