The Softball Group was established in 2017 as an offshoot to Sports USA Elite Training, Inc. We are a specialty store focused on softball and baseball providing player or team equipment in Southern California for over 16 years. We know our product and stock it year-round: it’s not just a seasonal sport here in So Cal.
We’ll ask you questions about your child’s growth patterns to determine the correct cleat size, glove size or bat size. We’ll measure bats with your child because not all bats are balanced in the same spot even though they may be the same length and weight. Your child may be asked to swing a bat and hit some balls so we can watch which bat works better for them. If you are looking for a new bat for your child, plan on spending some time with the owner.
Our demo bat rental program allows you to effectively evaluate the latest high-performance bats. Demo bats may be rented for 7 days and rental fees apply to the purchase of a new bat with us within 90 days.
We take the time to fit you properly with your equipment along with meeting your budget. Since we are familiar with our product, we know that batting helmets that claim to be “One Size Fits All” don’t work for every player. Come in and try on batting helmets to see what helmet fits the best. Since batting helmet faceguards are mandatory in softball, we can install faceguards on batting helmets that don’t have pre-installed faceguards. We even have enough room to run in our store with the batting helmet on to make sure the helmet isn’t moving around and is the proper fit.
Glove fitting is an experience with us. We want your child to succeed in our sport so we have them try fielding gloves on and actually watch them catch and field with the glove. It’s not a problem if your child has never played before…we will treat them the same as a more experienced player and mostly likely give them tips on how to field too.
Another area we take our time in fitting is catching gear. Again, we know our product and realize that a box set of catching gear does not fit everyone. We have catching gear in various sizes and also will work with your budget to make sure it is the right choice for both you and your child. Plan on wearing uniform pants when you come in to try on catching gear as that will help us fit your gear properly.
Other services we offer are in-house embroidery and heat press decoration for logos, nicknames and numbers on apparel along with silk screening and tackle twill decoration. We also decorate hats, visors, player and equipment bags and bucket seats. We offer embroidery and heat press decoration on single piece or can do much larger team orders. If you need something decorated, ask us and we quote you a price based on the type of item and amount of decoration needed.
We also do custom letter jackets. We can order the blank letter jacket and decorate it as you would like. Call for an appointment to meet with the owner regarding your personalized letter jacket.