It’s the most wonderful time of the year...little league season that is! As you go to gear up, an often overlooked but very important item for your little league accessories list is a pair of kids sports sunglasses. While you should always check with coaches and league administrators that they’re permitted during games and practices, high-quality youth baseball sunglasses or youth softball sunglasses lend far more value than fashion flair alone.
Perhaps the most obvious appeal for diehard athletes—even the little ones—are the distinct performance advantages of wearing sunglasses while playing sports outside. Whether winding up for the perfect pitch or anticipating just where that next pop fly might drop, beating out blinding glare can make or break a game-changing play. Cutting-edge technologies allow for maximum durability—an absolute must for hard-playing ballplayers at every position. Mirrored lenses even inspire a confident, no-tell game face. Kids baseball sunglasses won’t necessarily make a better player but they can help your all-star perform at their best without distraction. There are even kids prescription sunglasses which offer a smart alternative to sending children out on the field wearing their day-to-day eyeglasses.
From a parent’s point of view, the true benefits of kids softball sunglasses really lie in their protective capabilities. UV protection is essential for sensitive young eyes. Exposure to ultraviolet light can cause a number of serious, long-term vision problems. Between practices, games, travel and play, protecting kids’ eyes is key. In addition to UV protection, sports sunglasses guard your little ones’ eyes during game-time from fast-moving sports equipment, kicked up dust and pebbles, annoying gnats and other hazards of play.
Here are some of our favorite kids' sunglasses models this season:
Oakley Quarter Jacket Youth Sunglasses
One of our most popular models of youth Oakley baseball sunglasses is the Quarter Jacket. In addition to their sleek, simplistic design, they feature Unobtainium® at the temples and nose pads. Unobtainium® is a unique material that actually increases grip as sweat accumulates, allowing for easy, no-slip wear.
Nike Skylon Ace XV JR
The Nike Skylon Ace XV JR has a semi-rimless silhouette with contrasting logo and tip detailing. Lightweight yet durable, the Skylon perfectly balances performance with style.
Under Armour Menace Youth Sports Sunglasses
One of our favorite pairs of Under Armour youth baseball sunglasses is the Menace, which sport a wrap-around shape and single bridge. They are also available with a mirror coating to better enhance vision under extremely intense light.
Under Armour Windup Youth Sports Sunglasses
The Under Armour Windup is made of injected polyamide. This material offers fade-resistant qualities, maintaining the bright colors and sharp appearance for many seasons to come, but is also hypoallergenic.
For other styles of Little League sunglasses browse our kid’s sunglasses collection.