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Best Youth Gloves

Best Youth Gloves

Finding the right glove for your youth player is a tough task. Every player’s preference and hand size will be different. Therefore, determining the correct option can require both research and patience. Always be sure and reach out to our Glove Experts on Phone at 1-866-321-4568, Email through or CHAT when you use the chat icon on our site.

Rawlings Youth Gloves

Rawlings R9 Series 11.25" Youth Baseball Glove (R9YPT2-2B)

We broke down some of the alluring features the Rawlings R9 models offer in a previous blog post, but let’s take a look at some of the most important factors. First and foremost, the fit of the R9 gloves are curtailed to fit the hands of younger players perfectly. The wrist opening and finger stalls will both be smaller to provide exceptional control on the diamond. Other key features will include:

Rawlings R9 Series

  • Break-In: 20% Player, 80% Factory
  • Pro I-Web
  • Reinforced Palm Pad
  • Shell: Soft, Durable All-Leather
  • Designed For Younger Players On The Infield


Rawlings Renegade 32.5" Catchers Mitt (RCM325B)

One of the best youth catcher’s mitts on the market is perfect for younger players learning to play the catcher position. The Oil-Tanned Full Grain Leather provides exceptional durability and beautifully develops a deep pocket for great ball security. A High Density Leather Palm adds additional comfort and protects each player’s hand, regardless of the velocity. Sporting a black and white colorway, the Rawlings Renegade is the perfect catcher’s mitt for any young player. More notable features include:

  • Index Finger Hood For Added Protection
  • Excellent Quality At An Affordable Price
  • Sure Catch Heel Design Provides A Quick & Easy Close
  • One-Piece Solid Web
  • Speed Trap Design For Easy Closure

Mizuno Youth Gloves

Mizuno Prospect Finch 10" Youth Fastpitch Softball Glove (GPP1005F2)

The Mizuno Prospect line is arguably the best out right now. A ButterSoft Palm Liner serves to enhance durability, feel and comfort on every play. A minimal break-in is required because of Mizuno’s PowerClose technology. This allows your young player to take this straight from the box to their next game. Any player under the age of 10 could use a Prospect with relative ease. Try one out today, and we promise you won’t be disappointed. More features include:

Mizuno Youth Gloves

  • Parashock Palm Pad Absorbs Shock & Provides Outstanding Protection
  • Full GrainLeather Palm With Pigskin Back For Exceptional Durability
  • MZO Lining Wicks Away Perspiration From The Skin
  • Less 2 Lacing Increases Flexibility Along The Closing Axis
  • Infielder / Outfielder / Pitcher Glove
Mizuno Prospect 10" Youth Baseball Glove (GPP1000Y2)

The baseball version of the previously mentioned Finch Prospect is perfect for younger players. Made with real leather, the Prospect provides insane durability at a customer-friendly price point. You’ll also want to take notice of the Parashock Palm Pad. Designed to absorb shock, your young player will thank you for the comfort it provides. More features include:

  • ButterSoft Palm Liner - Increases Durability, Feel, & Comfort
  • Infielder / Outfielder / Pitcher Glove
  • Colorway: Brown / Black
  • PowerLock - The Simplest & Most Secure Fit Available
  • Less 2 Lacing - Removes Last Two Loops On Web To Increase Flexibility

Nokona Youth Gloves

Nokona X2 Elite 11.25" Youth Baseball Glove (X2-200I)

Handcrafted from the highest grade leather, Nokona creates elite youth gloves across the board. Constructed with a combination of top grain Steerhide and Kangaroo leather, this series provides ideal structure, weight, and virtually no break-in period. Truthfully, there is not a more durable glove on this list. The Nokona X2 Elite will last for multiple seasons before you see it begin to breakdown. Other key features include:

Nokona Youth Glove

  • Infielder / Outfielder Glove
  • Youth Fit - Smaller Hand Opening With Tighter Finger Stalls
  • Extremely Lightweight With Virtually No Break-In
  • Proudly Made In The USA Since 1934 (Nocona, TX)
  • Conventional Open Back

Wilson Youth Gloves

Wilson A1000 11.25" Pedroia Fit Baseball Glove (WTA10RB19PF88)

Cut to a Pedroia Fit, the A1000 model is perfect for a younger player with a smaller hand. The Dri-Lex wrist liner offers an ultra-breathable and very comfortable experience during the heat of the summer. Pro Stock Leather will couple with Dual Welting in the construction to make a supremely durable infielder’s glove. More important features include:

Wilson Youth Glove

  • I-Web (Wilson H-Web) With Double X Laces
  • Comparable To The Popular 1788 Infield Pattern
  • Recommended Positions: Short Stop & Second Base
  • Pedroia Fit Offers A Smaller Wrist Opening With Tighter Finger Stalls
  • Colorway: Black with Blonde

Bradley Youth Gloves

Bradley Next Play 11.5" Youth Baseball Glove (BB1150IW)

Bradley is an up-and-coming baseball brand focusing primarily on youth baseball gloves. This particular glove is a standout performer that uses the same patterns and components as professional level mitts. With an all-leather shell, this youth glove is crafted by one of the most highly regarded glove makers in the world. You are guaranteed a rapid break-in while still maintaining excellent structure and shape due to the leather palm, bindings, and welting. Other notable features include:

Bradley Youth Gloves

  • Orange Bradley Baseball Logo
  • Professional Level Pattern
  • Traditional Open Back
  • Colorway: Tan / Navy
  • Index Finger Pad Provides Additional Protection

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If you have tried any of these youth gloves, please leave a comment below telling us what you like or don't like about them. Or, if you have any specific baseball glove or softball glove questions, our Glove Experts are available via telephone at 866-321-4568, email at, or you can click here to live chat. Don't forget, with our customer service, we'll be here for you from click to catch!

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