What Size Slowpitch Softball Glove Should I Use?
There are a few factors that determine what glove you should use, including your position, age, sport and preference. These are typical sizes and a great starting point but ultimately, the size of your glove comes down to what is most comfortable for you. Slow Pitch softball gloves are in a realm of their own. Slow Pitch softball gloves tend to run much larger in comparison to both baseball gloves and Fastpitch softball gloves and range from 12 inches all the way to 15 inches. Unlike Baseball or Fastpitch the same gloves used for Infield and Outfield are used for both First Base and Catcher.
INFIELD & PITCHER GLOVE SIZING
12.5" - 13.5"
Most Popular Size: 13"
Infielders and Pitchers typically have the same size gloves. They want smaller to help with quick transitions. It's all about getting the ball out fast! Pitchers could size up to have a bit more reach.
OUTFIELD GLOVE SIZING
13" - 15"
Most Popular Sizes: 13.5" & 14"
Outfielder gloves offer a larger pattern size in comparison to infielder gloves. This is due to outfielders needing a larger pocket to assist with pop flies and wanting a longer reach.
How is a glove measured? Fielders gloves and first base mitts are measured by starting at the top of the index finger of the glove down the finger along the inside of the pocket and then out to the heal of the glove. Lay the tape measure across the palm of the glove, so that it folds across and into the indenture, down to the heel of the glove. A catcher's mitt is measured by the circumference.