Glove Selection Guide

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Choosing the right glove

 

This is a general guide, individual preferences come into play when selecting a glove.

 

The type of glove you end up buying will also be determined by the position and sport you play (baseball or softball). Softball gloves are generally bigger for teens and adults to cater for the bigger ball. As well as being bigger, the majority of softballers prefer a closed web. Generally when trying gloves you have an idea in mind. It is important to know that comfort and feel will always override the generalised guide on what you should buy. 

 

 

 

Glove Example

 

 

Sizing

 

Gloves sizes are determined by the distance between the top of the index finger and the heel of the glove, this pre-measured size is usually stamped into the glove by the manufacturer. Typically glove sizes range from 9 inch to 14 inch and increase by quarter inches.  

 

 

Baseball 

 

Youth

9.5”-11”

Adult Infield

11.25”-12”

Adult Outfield

12.5”-12.75”

Adult Pitcher

11.75”-12.75”

 

 

 

Softball 

 

Youth

9.5”-11.5”

Adult Infield

11.5”-12.5”

Adult Outfield

13”-14”

Adult Pitcher

12”-12.5”

 

 

 

 

Catchers 

Catchers Gloves are generally referred to as Catchers Mitts because they don't have individual fingers. They are measured by their circumference.

Catchers mitts start at 31 inch for youth, 32.5 inch for youth transitional and 33 inch for adult. Softball catchers mitts are available up to 34 inch.

Catchers Mitt