From All-Stars playing in the big leagues to a young player taking his or her first at-bat in a game, when it comes to gloves, how a glove fits and feels on the player’s hand are the most important point.
When initially practicing skills and developing a love for the game of baseball or fastpitch, having a glove that properly fits the player’s hand and wrist will immediately make a difference in how comfortable he or she feels on the field. If the player feels like the glove is going to slide off his or her hand when his or her arm is down by their side, chances are, the glove or at least the hand opening is too large for the player.
BALL GLOVE CONSTRUCTION
Before purchasing a glove for your baseball or softball player, it is important to understand the different parts of a baseball glove to ensure you get a glove tailored to your player’s individual preference and on-field needs. Especially for younger players, choosing a glove comes down to fit and function. In other words, how a glove performs when on your hand is paramount. Additionally, it must be easy to close, lightweight enough to maneuver, and help inspire confidence on the field.