When you first look into getting baseball gloves you will not realize there are so many different types and styles. You will want to buy the best that there is available and these will be made of leather and need breaking in. No matter what material you choose to have yours in you will need to spend some time breaking in a baseball glove. This will ensure that your glove is unique to you and fits perfectly allowing you to catch the ball and play well.
Different people prefer different methods of breaking in a baseball glove, which one you choose will be entirely your decision. These methods are often classed as personal choice and you can adapt the style to suit the way you want to break in your baseball gloves. He two main aims when you are looking at breaking in a baseball glove are to soften the leather and to create a pocket for the ball to sit. Although the best way to break the baseball gloves in is to wear it and use it as much as possible you may want to help the process along.
Softening the leather can be done in several ways you can apply a number of substances to the baseball gloves to make them softer. Leather softener, saddle soap, shaving foam and petroleum jelly are all very good. You can also buy special baseball gloves leather softener which will be sold in sports shops which is made for the purpose of breaking in a baseball glove. You should apply a little of one of these products and then work it into the glove little and often is the key when looking at breaking in the glove.
The best way to create the pocket in your baseball gloves is to use it as much as possible and play with the glove. The more you wear it and catch a ball the more the baseball gloves will mold to your hand and wrist. If you want to help the process along then you can place a baseball inside of the glove and then tie it up meaning the glove will form around the ball. This will stretch the baseball gloves and ensure they are better to play with. Another popular method is to wrap the baseball gloves in a towel and then place under your mattress. As the glove softens it will be easier to mold to your hand and make it easier to use.
Not all gloves are made of the same quality materials and you will need to consider this when deciding which method you are aiming to use. If in doubt you should contact the manufacturers who will be able to advice on the products that can be applied safely. Whatever method you decide on for breaking in a baseball glove you will find that the glove will become a vital part of the game. The baseball gloves are personal to you and you will know when it is comfortable and ready to play with. Your game will improve and you will become better and better at the sport.
Baseball and softball gloves also are geared to fit both the position you play and the level of your game. Keep these factors in mind when you are breaking in a baseball glove, features and materials best suit your game.