then your kid should not be allowed to pay sports! If you can afford to pay the registration fee to have your kid play baseball but can't afford the uniform, team shirts, team bags, helmet, bat, travel expenses, contribution to team snacks, and end of season coach(es) gifts, then DON'T PLAY!!! Simple as that. As team mom and a Coach's wife, it gets very old and irritating having to fork over extra money to cover your kids ass. We are an elite baseball team, and therefore things get pretty expensive, so if you can't afford them, then please put your kid on a different team.