A softball facemask helps protect you from injury. Any athlete will tell you there is absolutely nothing worse then not being on the field because of an injury. It is important for all athletes to take the proper precautions to help prevent injury and stay on the field. This especially holds true in softball. Softball players are at great risk of injury as the field is so small and balls are thrown and hit at rocket speeds. One piece of protective equipment every softball player should wear is a softball facemask. Softball facemasks provide a great amount of protection in the batters box and in the field. They are be a great tool to use to prevent injury.
Youth and Adult Softball Face Mask Models
These youth and adult softball face mask models are usually made with solid metal material. They provide protection like no other piece of equipment can. With a softball reaching the plate as quick as it does players sometimes will not have time to react and get out of the way. The softball facemask youth players prefer are made of light weight, high impact resistance plastic. These models reduce the fatigue felt in the neck of young players. Wearing a facemask will eliminate a lot of the fear that comes along with facial injuries.
People who do not like the facemasks argue that they obstruct your vision at the plate and make it harder to hit the ball. This argument did have some validity back in the day, but not with newer masks. Newer masks protect you as much as possible, but they make sure your vision is not hindered. Many use thin wire and they leave wide spaces in between for clear vision. Remember, your number one job as a softball player is to stay on the field.
The quickest way to turn off a youngster to the sport is to have them get hit in the face with the ball. A youth model softball face mask will keep your children safe. Thus allowing them to fall in love with the sport. We have a great selection of softball facemask models here on the Baseball Bargains website. Check them out below.