Thursday, November 24, 2016

Little League® Offers Holiday Gift Giving Tips - Buying a Glove

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA. – With the holiday season quickly approaching, Little League® Baseball and Softball wants to help your family and friends with some gift giving ideas to help make this a special time for your Little Leaguer®.

2) Getting a Glove
A fielding glove is always a good gift, but knowing if the glove is a good fit for the hand size of your Little Leaguer, their position(s), and division is very important. A typical fielding glove is measured in inches. Looking for a glove for your Tee Ball player is typically one size fits all, but be sure to check the label or printing on the fingers of the glove to be sure.

For those Little Leaguers league-age nine or older, the common starting size is 11 to 12 inches for an infield or outfield glove. A catcher’s mitt or first-baseman’s glove are also nice gifts for Major Division-age players and older, but be sure the glove fits comfortably on their hand.

About Little League®
Little League® Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with 2.4 million players and one million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and more than 80 other countries. Founded in 1939, more than 35 million people around the world, from a U.S. president to community leaders to professional athletes, can call themselves Little League graduates. And every year, millions of people follow the hard work, dedication, and sportsmanship that the Little Leaguers display at our seven baseball and softball World Series events, the premier tournaments in youth sports. For more information, visitLittleLeague.org, or follow Little League on Facebook (facebook.com/LittleLeague), Twitter (twitter.com/LittleLeague), and Instagram (Instagram.com/LittleLeague).