Finding the right glove for youth or a casual players can always be a tad difficult simply because using a glove for the first time can be hard.
Cowhide For Casual or Youth Play
For starters, you are putting the glove on the non-dominant hand. Most new players do not have the dexterity in their non-dominant hand to close a glove properly; therefore, we recommend a cowhide glove that is still durable but not impossible to close.
Something that is very important is being able to flare the hand in the glove. This simply means can they spread the hand out in the glove to make it open. Being able to flare the hand up before catching or fielding a ball is crucial in hand dexterity and development.
A cowhide glove properly worked-in will allow the hand the movement required to use the glove.
Most younger players need a starter glove that gives them comfort and strength. This can be a thin line with younger (or even new) players to the game. Some gloves are made with only dexterity in mind, but zero padding.
So, although youth players may be able to close the glove, they won’t want to stand in front of the ball, knowing it’s going to hurt when it hits the glove. A cowhide glove will provide both of these points for youth or casual players.
Customize Your Glove
Another great option for the casual player is the ability to customize the look of the glove. An array of customizable options are available now - from picking the shape of the webbing to the size of the glove to its overall appearance.
You can personalize the look of your glove by coloring the webbing, laces, binding, welting, and stitching. They have also made it so you can individually color each finger of the glove, add your name in two different spots or even your team logo.
The ability to make your glove one of a kind are endless.
Baseball is a tough game and finding the right glove can make or break a player's will. The right starter glove can ignite the love of this great game. Simply put, choosing a youth glove doesn’t have to be expensive to get everything you will need. You can still get the look, the protection and great overall function within your budget.