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What to Look for in a Softball Glove | Softball Lessons

What to Look for in a Softball Glove | Softball Lessons


I’m Erin Goettlicher, and I’m a professional
softball coach. After I played through high school, I went
out and played for college level, and then spent a cup of tea at the professional level. I’m self-employed, and own Pro Softball Training. Pro Softball Training offers instruction in
all kinds of softball. You name it, we can do it. Today, I will be talking to you about softball. There are several different things you can
look for when you’re purchasing a softball glove. Most importantly you need to determine what
position are you mostly going to be using that softball glove for. A lot of people are just going to buy a standard
dealing glove. Those gloves are going to be typically between
twelve inches, and thirteen inches in length. If you’re going to be buying a more specific
glove, per se, a catchers mit, it’s going to have a little bit more padding, or a first
baseman’s glove. A first baseman’s glove has a little bit larger
pocket. It helps with a little more digging of the
balls out of the dirt for bad throws. Next you’re gonna want to look for something
that fits your hand well. It’s important that it fits onto your hand
and you’re comfortable wearing that glove. There’s several different types of pockets
that you can purchase. Different shapes. Some are fully enclosed webbing. Some are split a little bit differently, however
it’s mostly just personal preference when it comes to the web style. Gloves also come in different types of leathers
and colors, and that’s kind of your personal preference as well. Depending on how long you think you’re going
to keep that glove or if you’re looking for real length and longevity of the glove, you’re
gonna have to spend a little bit more to get, you know, a higher quality leather. For the most part what’s important is that
it fits comfortably for you and it’s comfortable on your own hand. Make sure you try them on so that it feels
right, and throw a few balls into that glove too, just to make sure you got something comfortable.

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