Fastpitch Softball Glove Size, Web Style and Material Guide
Are you looking for the correct softball glove size to get for your child? You’ve come to the right place. We will cover softball glove sizes by age and defensive position. You can also view our top recommended softball gloves to buy.
There are a lot of different factors to consider when selecting a glove and we will cover the basics in this buying guide.
The first thing to consider may be the most obvious, but you will want to make sure that you are purchasing a glove for the correct hand. If you or your child is a right-handed thrower, you will want to buy a glove that goes on the left hand. If you or your child is a left-handed thrower, you will want to purchase a glove that goes on their right hand.
Picking the correct size fastpitch glove for your age and position is critical to selecting the right glove for your needs. Using a glove that is too large will slow you down and using one that is too small in the outfield will cost you some plays that you would make with an appropriately sized glove.
|T-Ball||3 to 6 years old||All positions||8″ – 10.5″|
|Youth||7 to 13 years old||1st Base||11.5″ – 13″|
|Youth||7 to 13 years old||Infield||10.5″ – 12.5″|
|Youth||7 to 13 years old||Outfield||10.5″ – 12.5″|
|Adult||14+ years old||1st base||12″ – 13″|
|Adult||14+ years old||Infield||11.5″ – 12″|
|Adult||14+ years old||Outfield||12″ – 13″|
View our webbing style guide to finding the best glove web for your softball position. Infielders, outfielders and pitchers will all use different webs that better allow you to play elite defense. Choose between basket, trapeze, I-web, H-web and dual web designs.
Softball Glove Material Types
The material of the glove is important to the durability, break-in time and quality of your softball glove. Full-grain leather and steerhide will be of the highest quality you can choose. These softball gloves will come stiff out of the box and will need a longer break-in time. Pre-oiled leather and synthetic materials typically come game ready with less break-in period.