- 1 How do you measure your hand for a softball glove?
- 2 How do you size a softball glove?
- 3 What size glove should I use for slow pitch softball?
- 4 How do you determine softball bat size?
- 5 Is 11.5 inch glove too small?
- 6 What is the best glove for softball?
- 7 What size ball does 12U softball use?
- 8 Why do infielders use smaller gloves?
- 9 Can I use a softball glove for baseball?
- 10 Can you use a baseball glove for slow pitch softball?
How do you measure your hand for a softball glove?
To determine the size of a baseball glove, measure from the tip of the index finger along the palm to the heel of the glove. Most baseball gloves don’t measure greater than 12.5 inches.
How do you size a softball glove?
For proper sizing, measure from the tip of your index finger to the start of your wrist in inches. Your glove should have a snug fit. So, choose a size that currently fits your hand and not one that you think you can grow into.
What size glove should I use for slow pitch softball?
If you play slow pitch softball, your glove size will be bigger because the ball is 12″. For slowpitch infielders, gloves will typically range between 11″ and 12.5″ for youth players and roughly 12 ” and 12.5″ for players 13 and older.
How do you determine softball bat size?
There are three ways to measure whether a bat is the right length: Place the bat knob at the center of your chest and extend the barrel out toward your fingertips. If you can touch the end of the bat with your fingertips, the bat is an appropriate size.
Is 11.5 inch glove too small?
We recommend a glove between 11.5” and 11.75” for infielders of all ages (12u-MLB). It seems like a small range, but 12″ is typically too big (especially for younger kids) and anything that’s under 11.5” starts to get really small and doesn’t leave a lot of wiggle room if a ball is slightly misjudged.
What is the best glove for softball?
Best Softball Glove Series for 2021
- Wilson A2000 Series.
- Rawlings Liberty Series.
- Mizuno Classic Elite.
- Rawlings Heart of the Hide Series.
- Rawlings Custom Glove Series.
What size ball does 12U softball use?
Specifications. The ball for 12U fast-pitch is 12 inches and 11 inches for 12U slow-pitch. Base paths are the standard 60 feet for both versions of the game, but pitching distance is 40 feet for fast-pitch and 46 feet for slow-pitch.
Why do infielders use smaller gloves?
Middle Infielders: Smaller mitts allow middle infielders to transfer the ball out of the glove to their hand as quickly as possible. Balls hit at third base are the hardest hit and come in fast. Plus, a longer glove allows them to pick up balls hit down the foul line easier, because of the long reach of the glove.
Can I use a softball glove for baseball?
Softball gloves are generally larger than baseball gloves because a softball is larger than a baseball. This makes it more difficult to play baseball with a softball glove, but it can be done.
Can you use a baseball glove for slow pitch softball?
While there is no rule against playing slowpitch softball with a baseball glove, we would not recommend buying a baseball-specific model to play primarily slowpitch softball with. Now if you already have a baseball glove and are just looking to recreationally playing slowpitch, no need to worry, you’ll be just fine.