Care Continuum Alliance Annual Conference

NaviNet proudly presented at the Integrated Care Summit 10/13-10/15 in Washington DC, organized by the Care Continuum Alliance, formerly known as the Disease Management Association of America (DMAA).  The Alliance’s annual conference convenes healthcare professionals to promote and align population health improvement by sharing and integrating practice models, encouraging the widespread adoption and interoperability of health information technologies, and emphasizing the importance of both healthful behaviors and evidence-based care in preventing and managing chronic conditions.

We were gratified to join our peers, partners and customers, in showing our support for the Alliance’s mission, including its efforts to promote a proactive, patient-centric focus across the care continuum.  There were more attendees at this year’s event, and everyone seemed more engaged, a testament to the increased interest of all healthcare professionals in identifying innovative approaches, technologies and best practices to improve care delivery.

Conference themes included Transforming Care Through Technology; The Rise of Collaborative Models; Focus on Outcomes: Measuring Success, Engaging Employees, Changing Corporate Culture; and Designing for Value in Workplace Health Promotion, among many others. For full access to all tracks and presentations shared at the conference, you can visit the Care Continuum Web site.

NaviNet Vice President of Account Management Catherine Weston and AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies Director of e-Business Joe Miller presented on Improving Quality and Access through Administrative and Clinical Transaction Convergence. Through a case study of AmeriHealth Mercy’s success with NaviNet Clinical Messaging, they discussed the benefits of integrating administrative and clinical solutions and workflows, leveraging administrative workflows to deliver clinical data, the challenges of inserting external clinical information into the provider workflow and the differences between push versus pull methods for delivering data to providers.

AmeriHealth Mercy uses NaviNet Clinical Messaging to deliver care gap alerts into the provider office along with NaviNet eligibility and benefits inquiry results. The plan was able to demonstrate that members with alerts presented have care gaps resolved at a higher rate. There was a better than 25% improvement where gaps were viewed.  When breaking down the data and looking at specific care gaps, the two largest groups, Asthma and Preventive Health Screens, showed similar results in closed care gaps.  AmeriHealth Mercy also expected to see other benefits, such as improved HEDIS and P4P scores.

Health plans and providers both have the goal of improving the quality of care for patients, and plans can be a rich source of data to enable the practice of preventative medicine and improve population health. Health plans have a holistic view across the spectrum of a patient’s care and can provide a wealth of clinical data from outside the office setting that the office-based provider may not otherwise see. This could include inpatient stays, emergency room visits, specialist visits and prescriptions filled.  This data can be harnessed and delivered along with evidence-based guidelines to help providers deliver better and more timely care.

Catherine and Joe showed how health plans can take advantage of already-in-place administrative solutions to more effectively deliver pertinent clinical information about the right patient, to the right provider at the right time. Today, administrative transactions are the most often used electronic transactions in healthcare. Millions of transactions occur daily through a secure network of portals and system-to-system exchanges.  There is untapped opportunity to adapt these networks to transmit clinical information.

Administrative transactions herald important events where care management could be needed and beneficial. For example, an eligibility request can signal an admission to the ER or an office visit, and a referral can signal a transition in care. Administrative transactions also have a clearly defined footprint in the workflow of the provider office or facility, offering a pathway to insert contextual information into the providers’ existing process.  These transactions can be leveraged to deliver relevant clinical information at a time when it is actionable, such as when the patient is actually in the office for a visit. This can make a true difference in providing an opportunity for proactive and preventative care, as the AmeriHealth Mercy care gap alerts indicate, which in addition to improving quality can also reduce medical and administrative costs.

We left Washington energized about workflow and solution integration, patient-centric approaches to health data exchange and the potential for unified patient information management to have a quantifiable impact on improving care management and outcomes.

NaviNet is America’s largest real-time healthcare communications network.

Full London Avatar Press Conference

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by wallyg

After much anticipation Avatar was finally revealed to the worlds press yesterday with screenings around the world and the World Premier and Press Conference in London.

It’s finally out there, how do you feel?

James Cameron: Sorely empty (laughs) but we can feel we’ve got our head held high that we got the picture done on time by the skin of our teeth. It’s been a four and a half year process, so we’re gonna pull the cover back and show the world, so to speak here in London, it’s really a huge relief to let people see it instead of people keeping on talking about it, it will put the rumors to bed

What was it like when you saw you Avatars after the motion capture?

Zoe Saldana: It blew my mind, Jim would sometimes incorporate us in the process, he would send us the results of all the company’s he was working with, we couldn’t express through words how we felt, they look so new and so beautiful and they looked so much like us, it was kinda unimaginable.

Sigounrey Weaver: We all had renderings of our Avatars while we were doing our performance capturing, for me Grace had such a haunting face, I think because her human life is so guarded, the rendering was a real inspiration to me, so I was very surprised when I actually watched the movie that he hadn’t done it like the rendering, Grace looked just like Sigourney only that I was 10 feet tall and blue which is a much improved version of myself (laughs). It was wonderful having a double life as a character and seeing it realised so magnificently by Jim.

Sam Worthington: My biggest fear was that I try to be a very subtle actor, I was worried that my performance would not translate when it goes through the computer, I was hopeful. Then when I watched it, THAT was my performance, every glimmer in my eye, every smirk, every goofy walk, that has enraptured my spirit, hopefully when you sit and watch the film, after 20 or 30 minutes your not watching big blue people your watching the spirit of us.

How did you connect with your cast when you were directing them in virtual reality?

James Cameron: The interesting thing about performance capture is that its probably the best actor/director relationship I’ve ever been involved in because normally on a photographic set, and we shot for 4 months photographically in Wellington, you’ll see that parts of the film were done that way and parts of the film where done virtually, but with the virtual working process I’m not distracted by the lighting, the time of day, the sun setting if the shot has to be done by 6.15, a 1000 questions come up that pull the director away from working with the actors who are really just there to do the acting, they’re there to act and I’m there to work with them and try and get the best performance I can from them, so we spend our time to find a moment of truth then we’ll go and huddle over the hi-def playback so we can look at their faces, I won’t see them as their Na’vi or their Avatar characters for months or even years after that because the process takes so long, but as long as I know in that moment that we’ve gotten it, then I don’t have to worry about it down stream, it’s a long process but what we get in the end is exactly where we started from, we wisely didn’t make the assumption we can change it or modify it later, we fought hard in the moment to get exactly what we wanted to say, no ones harder on Zoe, Sam or Sigourney than themselves. I’ve had a really stimulating process and I think we all bonded making this film, in attempts for excellence

Visually what were your influences?

James Cameron: I just swept in every design influence I’ve had in my life, I’ve always had a deep respect for nature, a lot of my youth was spent out in the woods, hiking and collecting samples and putting it under microscopes and them types of things, I’ve spent over 2500 hours under water and I’ve seen things that are absolutely astonishing at the bottom of the ocean which really is like an alien planet. I’ve always felt that’s been a gift in my life to live out a science fiction adventure for real on them diving expeditions, the ocean was a big influence, the creatures, the textures, the colourful creatures.

I found it really interesting that the heroes in the film weren’t the ones who had huge mechanised military force on there sides, could you tell us a bit about the message your projecting?

James Cameron: I think obviously there’s a connection to recent events and there’s a conscious attempt to even invoke Vietnam era military with the way the guys are jumping of the helicopters, it’s a way of connecting a thread through history, I’d even take that thread farther because I like to have a historical memory that goes back farther than just now, going back to the 16th and 17th century’s how the Europeans pretty much took over the South Central area and North America and displaced and marginalised the indigenous people there, there’s a long wonderful history of the human race written in blood going as far back as we can remember going as far back to the Roman Empire and even farther back that that where we seem to have this tendency to take what we want without asking as the character Jake says in the film. I see that as a broader metaphor not so intensely politicised, broader in a sense of how we treat the natural world as well. It’s a sense of entitlement like we’re here, we’re big, we’ve got the guns, we’ve got the brains, we’ve got the technology so we’re entitled to every damn thing on this planet and that’s not how it works, we’re gonna find the hard way if we don’t wise up. The film espouses a love/relationship with technology, obviously we use technology to tell a story about nature which is an irony in itself, it’s not that technology is bad we just need to be in control of our technological process.

Was is it hard with something this big to keep up with Jim’s vision?

Zoe Saldana: We had so much reference, we went to Hawaii for 4 days before shooting the film, we wore dental floss type costumes, umping around the rain forest for four days, getting our feet wet knowing what it’s like to walk on that ground, seeing how the sun was cast on the leaves and trees, cooking fish on the ground. Because Jim knew he needed people who could make something out of thin air the least he could have done was to take us places and answer every question, there was no such thing as a redundant question, there was always resources, anything we needed.

Sam Worthington: I was only wearing a lace g string (laughs), some ears, a tale and a weird wig, I thought it was gonna be a holiday but we worked hard, then a guy came by and asked what are you doing, we said we’re making a movie, he said a budget movie, who’s directing it, we said that bloke over , so there’s Jim with a handy cam and he goes is that James Cameron, we said yeah, he said F*CK he’s gone downhill since the Titanic (laughs). Now that has become Avatar.

Is there gonna be an Avatar 2?

James Cameron: I always said during making of the film I dreaded it making money because we’d have to do it all over again, but in fact when I pitched it to Fox, I said so much has been put into this one a whole planet, plants, creatures, bugs etc, they were all designed by people over a period of years, they all have value so the pitch was that we spent so much money on that we won’t need as much for the second one, we can just focus on the story, they bought that (laughs) so now I feel like I have to, but that will only happen if this one makes some money, I’ve got a story set out for the 2nd one, and 3rd film but my lips are sealed.

I run – http://www.flicksandbits.com – a UK based film blog showcasing the best in movies with interviews, features, trailers, posters, stills, quotes, funny pictures and clips.

Infield Baseball Gloves

Many different positions need an infield baseball glove. Some of these positions include the pitcher, basemen, shortstop and even the catcher. While the idea of infield gloves might make sense, there are some people who believe a glove is simply a glove. They, of course, couldn’t be more wrong.

One of the most important things that these infield baseball gloves have is a deep pocket. You will want more room to catch the ball in, and at the same time have an area that cushions the fast flying ball into your hand. But there is more to these gloves than just this one factor.

Another thing you need to be able to do with infield gloves is transfer the ball from them quickly. Some gloves tend to be bulky and fit your hand awkward. Because of this, they slip and slide which makes taking the ball from them very difficult. An individual should find a glove that fits their hand snug and offers minimal movement. It should then allow them to reach in quickly and easily release the ball into their throwing hand for a smooth play. Since time is of the essence, you don’t want to be bogged down with a sloppy play.

Cushion is another factor that has to be taken into consideration as well. You will have balls coming to you as a fast speed. If you were to catch a number of them barehanded, it would be almost certain that a broken finger would occur. With that in mind, there must be enough padding available from the glove to allow an individual to slow down the force of the ball comfortably. In comparison, it must also not be too padded down to the point that it is hard to grip the ball and release it when the time comes.

The quality of the glove will be important as well. While you can find a number of cheap gloves on the market, you should note that they will break down too soon. In some cases, you might find that this becomes more expensive than buying one of the high quality infield baseball gloves that are available.

To determine if the infield gloves you are considering are a good choice, look at the stitching on the side of the glove. It should remain neat, and not be too thick and excessive, or thin in appearance. It is also very important that you ensure your selection is made from genuine leather and isn’t a synthetic material. Leather has been shown to withstand more abuse in baseball than any other glove type on the market.

When it comes to infield baseball gloves, you will find that the number of brands will be staggering. What will vary among the names are craftsmanship, quality and price. When you are considering any of the available brands, take the time to focus on what you are getting for the money, and be open to spending a little bit more money. It will also pay to shop around online as well as in stores for infield gloves as well. This gives you the best chance to find a great glove at a lower price.

Welcome to ballglovesgalore.com where we sell a variety of infield baseball gloves to meet the needs of novice as well as the serious player.

Audio Conference Call Services

Audio conference calls usually are phone calls wherein the dialling group hopes to have many third parties hearing in to the audio component of the actual phone call.

The actual conference telephone calls may very well be built to permit the called group to take part throughout the call, or the telephone call may very well be establish to ensure that folks that joined up with the audio discussion purely hear to the telephone call along with can’t converse .

This may be identified as an audio tele-conference. Conferences telephone calls are often set up so the contacting person phones other participants in addition to encompasses all of them to your phone call.

Associates can also phone into the business call by themselves, simply by calling into a distinct phone number that connects to a conference bridge. An audio conference bridge is mostly a dedicated kind of hardware which connects phone lines to each other.

Organisations often utilize a audio conferencing service provider that handles the conference link in addition to delivers the telephone numbers as well as accessibility codes which people dial to get access to your conference and also meeting phone call. It’s usually executed by electronic mail and also cellular phone.

3 way dialing feature in audio conference calls are frequently charge at an extra price for most clients with office telephone line as well as his or her home.

For 3 or more way audio conference calls, the first individual that likes to converse to is normally dialed .

If that’s the case hook flash button. As it sounds, flash/recall is actually pressed and also pushed once more to be able to link the 3 sets of individuals as one. This choice will allow phone callers to add a 2nd outbound telephone call to an already connected phone call.

Businesses make use of audio conference calls day-to-day to be able to talk to distant parties, both outside plus in house of the firm.

Commonly, they are used for customers appointments or even business reports, improvements plus project meetings, regular team conferences, interaction with staff and instruction sessions that work in diverse regions.

Conference calling can be regarded as a key strategy of trimming travel costs in addition to letting employees to remain a good deal more effective by means of certainly not having to go out of workplace for appointments.

Audio conference calls are generally significantly made use of in conjunction with internet and video seminars, where presentations as well as records and documents will be discussed through the web.

This helps people to speak plus evaluate the content material that include firm information, profits figures in addition to enterprise details introduced by some of the employees.

The principle advantage is the fact that person producing the actual demo can offer distinct enlightenments pertaining to data within the report, when other folks at the same time analyze the demo.

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Best Basketball Commercials

Here we go. A look at the top five basketball commercials. Anywhere from funny basketball commercials to simply sweet ones.

5. Steve Nash with Vitamin Water: This funny basketball commercial was not widely aired, but is down right funny. It reminds me of Zoolander. So if you like that type of humor, you have to see this. It is basically Steve Nash saying all these outrageous things about himself while he is doing a model shoot and putting on makeup.

4. Be Like Mike (Gatorade) Original: The one that started it all I guys. “Like Mike, I wish a could be like Mike.” How that has stuck even today. How could this not be a top commercial if even years later people are still saying “I wish I could be like Mike.”

3. Nike Freestyle: This Nike commercial is exactly what it says it is. Freestyle. It has a whole bunch of people doing sick moves with the basketball. It is put together to an absolutely sweet rhythm and it makes you want to go out and learn and do the moves that the people on the commercial are doing.

2. Let Your Game Speak: Once again, a Nike commercial. I am not a Nike fan, but there commercials are good. This  Nike commercial features a whole bunch of kids doing Michael Jordan moves. They then go on to do some of his highlight dunks. It ends with them having the same game winners as him. It is basically a whole bunch of kids in a Michael Jordan highlight real with sweet music. Just Awesome.

1. Kobe and Lebron Puppets: This commercials were just absolutely awesome. For once, it was like the Superbowl when watching the NBA playoffs because I could not wait until another one of these commercials came on. There was “playoffs” commercial in which Lebron is totally jacked and is running around doing his chalk ritual and Kobe is like “been there, done that.” Then there is the “babysitting” commercial in which they have to babysitting this annoying little kid. The good part comes when they show the kid their shoe room and he shuts up and grabs for his inhaler. There is the “rings” commercial in which Kobe lets Lebron know about how many rings he has and the “car jump” commercial in which Kobe’s puppet does Kobe’s original (fake) car jump. This are just absolutely great.

For more funny basketball commercials visit http://funnybasketballonline.com/.

Periscope 8 – Talking Big 12 Conference Expansion

Periscope 8 - Talking Big 12 Conference Expansion

Wow everyone, it just keeps getting better and better. There were 94 live viewers last night, and the discussion was fantastic! Each new episode brings more interaction, more fun, and we have you all to thank for that.

Last night’s broadcast focused on the possibilities of Big 12 expansion, and who out there is enticing to the conference. Right off the bat we eliminate several schools that get talked about a lot and focus on the few truly interesting options. With expansion, there are so many factors and nothing is going to be perfect, which makes for some great discussion.

If you missed it live, be sure to give your thoughts in the comments.
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The Use Of Voip Conference

Not so long ago, conference calling was a costly affair, especially during the nineties though today it has become a lot more affordable. In fact, the origins of the modern VoIP conference can be traced to the nineties though since then many changes have taken place with core technologies having developed at a rapid pace.

Group of Technologies

Basically, VoIP conference refers to a group of technologies that are focused on more interactive type of telecommunication that help at least two different locations to interact through use of bidirectional audio as well as video transmission that takes place concurrently. In fact, the first demonstration of the VoIP conference actually took place way back in the year 1968 though modern VoIP conferences even allow three plus remote points to interact simultaneously. The Multipoint Control Unit or MCU is a link that helps in interconnecting calls from more than one source and each party can call the MCU while this unit itself too can call other parties (sequentially) that are about to take part in the VoIP conference.

Today, typical examples of VoIP conference services include Yahoo Messenger, NetMeeting and also MSN Messenger and there are also many other services that are inexpensive though quality are also an issue with them. Since almost every aspect of our lives today is run with the help of the Internet it is easy to see why the VoIP conference has such an added significance to everyone, especially as this facility allows for making distant calling at very affordable prices.

The best use of VoIP conference is in businesses where the need to communicate with others in different parts of the world at affordable costs is the need of the hour. The developed world too is certainly benefiting considerably from using the VoIP conference facility as it has made accessing wider markets that much easier and more affordable – is it voice or data or video communication that needs to be taken care of.

There are differences between the way that VoIP conference works and how the earlier conferences worked in that the former involves sending calling services in packets instead of the more usual electronic circuits that were used earlier.

Hosting a VoIP conference call means that audio information has to be sent in packets (digital) over Internet connections and not the traditional means which was to make use of public telephone networks. The only trouble with the former type of communication is when the packet has to travel for especially long distances there is certain amount of audio disturbance that mars the quality of the conference.

If you love this article, you will also love another article written by this article’s author on toll free conference call and conference call numbers.

The Best Conference Facilities

There are a few things that should be included at any good business conference facility. This article provides all the information you need when booking a facility for a conference and works like a check list of things to look out for. There are so many different jobs, projects and tasks involved in organising a successful conference so you should read on to learn about what to look out for in the ideal location.

A visual presenter is an important piece of technology that should be present at any good business facility. These are modern day versions of the overhead projector. Whereas projectors use clear film, a visual presenter uses paper. When using either a projector or a presenter you should make it work best by keeping text to a minimum on each page and use a large font or large handwriting to make it clear, even to those sitting at the back of the room.

Another valuable piece of equipment at any conference is a digital whiteboard. These look like normal whiteboards but anything written or displayed is captured electronically for recall later on. These are very useful during a conference when you want to take ideas from the room there and then, but want a record of them too for future reference. Computers are also important at a business facility. Although often people bring their own for use during presentations, it is still important that there are one or two on hand during the conference to be used either by the presenter or by the other attendees. Computers are also important for powerpoint presentations which are commonly used during speeches and presentations.

Although slideshows are not so commonly provided these days, it may be necessary to use one during a conference. If you think you will need a slide machine and projector during the event you are organising you should ask at the conference facility to see if they have one. If they don’t have one they still may be able to get hold of one. Any slide show, powerpoint presentation or visual display of any other kind needs a good white screen to be displayed upon. When you are looking at possible venues, always ask to see their screen to make sure it is large enough and in good condition.

Good business facilities or conference centres should have good sound equipment too including a microphone. To prevent a speaker or presenter from having to shout, a microphone is absolutely vital. When you are researching venues you should make sure there are technicians available on the day in question. There could be any number of technical glitches from feedback when using the microphone to a powerpoint presentation that won’t display on the screen. Ask especially about having a technician on hand as the conference could easily be ruined at the very last minute due to a simple technical hitch.

These are just the technical aspects that a conference facility should have on offer. There should also be a kitchen where food and drink is prepared and plenty of parking too for anyone attending. You may need some additional facilities too such as business accommodation, evening meals or even a golf club nearby but this depends on the individual requirements.

When you have been asked to scope out a possible conference venue for an upcoming conference, you should prepare a list of questions for each initial enquiry. That way you don’t waste any time following up with any conference facilities that don’t have the right type of room available or don’t have the right equipment on offer. Prepare a checklist which includes the technical requirements and other criteria that need to be met for your conference to ask the staff at any exhibition venues or other facilities you are researching.

Kathryn Dawson writes articles about Keele Conferences and Events, one of the leading conference facilities located in the majestic grounds of Keele University which provides a large range of exhibition venues, business accommodation and conference venue.

Afl Football

As a Canadian having moved to Australia, I quickly came across the sport of footy. I didn’t realize just how seriously Aussies take their sport, however, until a short while later. When I finally came to this awareness, it was evident to me that nothing was to come in between Australians and their beloved sport.

Whether it be rugby, cricket, or footy, it seems that Aussies live and breath sports. What is it that makes Australians so passionate about their games? Having spent some time in this Southern continent, I have learnt a thing or two about these people and their sports. This article is an attempt to enlighten other immigrants of the importance of sports when it comes to culturally interacting with Australians.

The Australian Football League (AFL) grew out of a Victorian domestic club in 1982 with the South Melbourne Swans relocating, then becoming the Sydney Swans. Since that time the AFL has continued to expand and has become the national governing body of Aussie Rules Football. Melbourne has been named the sporting capital of the world, and no wonder, with its major role played in the formation of the AFL, along with its involvement in each of the other major sporting events. Melbourne sports (excuse the pun!) top quality sporting facilities and hosts major sporting events including the Australian Tennis Open, the AFL Grand Finals, and international cricket matches. Etihad Stadium, AAMI Park, and the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) are just some of the stadiums that make Victorians proud.

A national survey a few years back showed that 11 million Australians aged 15 and over participated at least once a week in physical exercise including Aussie rules footy. Footy is not only a participation game, it is also a spectators game being the most watched Australian sport – and it is well known that Aussies will frequently make a trip down to the MCG in the city for a Saturday afternoon footy match with a beer and meat pie in hand. Radios all around Melbourne tune into the current footy broadcast, and during Grand Final season conversation centres not around the weather, but around which team you predict will win. It goes without saying that every Victorian, if not every Australian, is expected to barrack for a particular team and if you don’t, you will soon be converted!

Holding true to the Australian stereotype that Aussies go for the underdog, many die-hard footy supporters choose to go for the teams with the poor prognosis when they do finally win the Grand Final, there is much rejoicing.

Sports in general has been argued to have had a major impact on the culture of Australia. Whether it helps to promote various symbols and colours based on the flora and fauna of Australia, or whether it brings communities together in a bond of loyalty created by team atmosphere, or an excuse for fun and celebration, when asked to give a description of Australian culture, sports will naturally rank high on the list.

Since coming to Australia I have learnt a thing or two about Australians and their love for sport. When considering the impact of sport on culture, I tend to think that it works both ways that culture has also had an impact on the sport. Cultural characteristics such as sticking up for ones’ mate along with loyalty are in so many ways demonstrated excellently through sport.

So, if you’re planning a trip to Australia, you may want to have a look at the AFL teams, decide who you’ll barrack for, and come along to a footy game…just make sure to buy a meat pie while you’re at it!

Jackie Turner works for His Gifts, a shop promoting AFL Merchandise. Whether you’re new to footy or are a one-eyed supporter, you’ll find quality AFL Merchandise for your team of choice.

Youth Baseball Gloves

When it comes to browsing through youth baseball gloves, there are some things that you should consider. Not all gloves are created equally. For the player to do his best, he should have a glove that will work well for him while he is out on the field. With a glove being a necessary piece of equipment for baseball, it is important that you choose one that will leave the player well protected and ready to catch the ball in his position.

There are a few different materials with which youth gloves can be made. Leather is by far the most durable material for a baseball glove. Within the realm of leather, there are three choices. These depend on the grain of the material, and are known as premium steer hide, top grain, and full grain. Top grain youth baseball gloves are the top pick for most players. This is because they are easier to soften and quicker to break in before use.

Another consideration you should make is the position you play while using the glove. Various positions on the baseball field can call for different gloves. For example, a catcher uses a special mitt. Having an outfielder’s glove would not provide the catcher with the proper protection in order to catch the fast pitches coming his way. Be sure that you are aware of your position before selecting the appropriate glove.

Youth baseball gloves come in sizes, and these can be important to determine which glove will best fit the player’s hand. You will want to make sure that you choose a youth size, as adult sizes run larger. The exception to this rule would be if you have extremely large hands for your age. Most youth can properly use gloves ranging in sizes from 9 to 11.5

Your budget should also be considered when purchasing youth gloves. Gloves can range from $ 20 to over $ 200, so it is important to know what you can spend before you start shopping. The differences in prices will have to do with the brand, material, and customization of the glove. A standard glove will the cheapest, and can be found in most sporting goods stores.

Custom-made gloves are another option, but are more often chosen by adults. This is because the young player’s hand is likely to not be finished growing. This will mean an upgrade within one or two years. An adult glove, on the other hand, will tend to get more use, as their hands are already full-grown. It is also important to note that the price will be higher with a custom baseball glove, but the fit of the glove is likely to be much better.

Selecting from the all the youth baseball gloves on the market can be a difficult decision. However, there are some things you can decide on before beginning your shopping to make the choice easier. Consider the material, size, position, and your budget in order to choose the right glove.

Welcome to ballglovesgalore.com where we sell a variety of youth baseball gloves to meet the needs of novice as well as the serious player.