Picking a good baseball glove for kids can be a difficult choice since there are many different styles and brands on the market. Having played baseball for nearly 15 years I can say the best glove is one that can absorb the impact of the ball, be easily broken in, and feels great in the hand. This article is going to take a look at 4 baseball glove choices for kids, what makes them so great, where to get them, and price.
1. Louisville Helix Youth 11 1/2″ Baseball Glove
The Louisville Helix made the list for best baseball glove for kids for a variety of reasons. The glove is designed to be both breathable, lightweight, and provide easy catching ability for younger hands. Often times you will find leather gloves hard to close until they are broken in, which can takes months; this glove is easy to close from the initial purchase and gets only easier with time. This kid’s baseball glove can be found at www.baseballexp.com for $44.99.
2. Nike BF1120 Air Show Elite Series 11 1/2 Inch Infield/Pitcher’s Glove
The Nike BF1120 is a great infield/pitches glove as it provides the extra reinforced palm for better absorption of the balls impact. Infield players need a more durable palm for fast hits towards them; without the extra padding the hands can easily get hurt from the shock of a fast hit or thrown ball hitting the glove. The web is solid for accurately catching a ball that is thrown or hit. The leather may take some time to break in, but with some glove oil and practice it should not take long. This kids’ baseball glove can be found at www.anacondasports.com for $74.95.
3. Rawlings Alex Rodriquez 10.5 inch Youth Baseball Glove
This youth baseball glove provides a deeper pocket for the younger player getting the hang of the game. The glove is made from leather and should last until the child outgrows the glove. The glove is 10.5″ long and is designed for any position both outfield and infield. This kids’ baseball glove can be found at www.rawlingsgear.com for $32.99.
4. Easton TB152 11 1/2″ Youth Baseball Glove
This genuine leather glove is perfect for any kid that is starting to get serious about the sport of baseball. The glove has a reinforced palm that minimizes shock from fast thrown or hit balls, while the wide pocket allows for easy catching. This glove is primarily an infield glove as the wider pocket makes it easier to field and catch, but at a younger age you can probably get away with using it for outfield as well. This youth glove can be found at www.weplaysports.com for $34.99.