What size glove should a softball pitcher use?

What size glove should a softball pitcher use?

Are you a parent, coach, or young softball pitcher looking for the perfect glove? Look no further! We've put together a handy guide to help you find the right glove size based on your age.

For pitchers, the size of the glove is particularly important. A glove that is too small can make it difficult to grip the ball, while a glove that is too big can make it hard to control the ball. So, let's take a look at the recommended glove sizes for softball pitchers. 

Age Glove Size
Under 8 years 9-10 inches
8-10 years 10-11 inches
11-13 years 11-12 inches
14 years and up 12-13 inches


As you can see, the size of the glove recommended for softball pitchers increases as the player gets older. This is because older players generally have larger hands and need a bigger glove to ensure a comfortable fit and proper grip on the ball.

It's important to note that these are general guidelines and that glove size can vary based on a player's individual needs and preferences.

In addition to size, other factors to consider when choosing a softball glove for pitchers include the material, webbing, and pocket depth. Leather gloves are a popular choice due to their durability and flexibility, while mesh gloves are lightweight and breathable. Closed webbing can help pitchers hide the ball better from the batter, while an open web can provide better visibility.

So, whether you're just starting out in the sport or you're a seasoned pitcher, finding the right glove can make all the difference in your performance on the field. Keep these guidelines in mind and try out a few different options to find the perfect fit for you. Happy pitching!

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