Sliding shorts can often be the overlooked piece of gear in a baseball or softball player's gear arsenal, but when beating the tag and keeping your legs fresh, they can be just as important as any other equipment when you're on the field. Sliding shorts use padded and abrasion-resistant materials in the active sliding zones of the thighs to protect you when you go down. Hesitation can create bad and awkward slides that lead to outs, but when you wear a pair of sliding shorts that you are confident in, you can go into your slide with the knowledge that your body will feel good through the game.
Most boys' sliding shorts come with a cup pocket and some even come with a cup included. To determine what exactly comes with the sliding shorts, just check out the features and specs of the items on the item page.