Batting helmets are an essential part of the game. There isn't much variety in helmets, but manufacturers are constantly developing models that better-protect batters. Many youth leagues provide helmets with ear flaps on both sides for right- and left-handed hitters, but you can use a single-ear design as long as the ear facing the pitcher is covered.
Select from brands like DeMarini, Easton, Mizuno, All-Star, and Rawlings to find a helmet that's comfortable and fits. Helmets are made for tee-ball, junior, youth, adult, and senior players, so finding the perfect fit is easy. Test your new helmet, making sure it's not too tight or too loose, it doesn't restrict your vision and it won't rattle on your head or fall off when sprinting.