Catcher youth helmet automatically adjusts and grips wear heads of different sizes. The helmet has a rigid shell with shock absorbing foam pads secured to the interior of the shell. There is an elastic band that extend within the helmet, and the mid portion secured to the back of the helmet The two piece helmet is designed especially for the youngster that needs to get his helmet on and off quickly .
The V-shaped elastic band snugly cradles and forwardly biases the helmet on the wearer's head and tends to space the helmet from the wear as head at the sides and rear areas. The catchers helmet is known as a half-hat, and in combination with a catchers mask provides the same function as the batter's helmet. The helmet is believed particularly useful in youth baseball games which have limited budgets and time to individually fit helmets to players' heads.