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    After 2 years (a year of league and then 1st year of 10U TB), the cheap Wilson special is finally needing to be retired. We took the DD to a large sporting goods store to let her try on ALL the gloves to see what she liked and of course she liked the higher end glove, the Rawlings Liberty Advanced. Once she tried it on, she wore it around the store and only took it off to try on another then put it back on. It's a good thing she's an only child.

    We found the same glove on Amazon for $70 less than the store and after saving up for the last couple of weeks, finally made the purchase. She can't wait to get it on the field. She spent and hour last night before bedtime putting conditioner on it and working on breaking it in.

    It's probably a lot more glove than a 10 yo needs, but it's what she wanted and the look on her face when she opened the box made it worth it. Besides, if she takes care of it, it should last till she outgrows it.

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    Great glove. Might be too much for her but it and she will get there. Sucker will be red before you know it lol. Both my kids have formerly white gloves.

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    Nice glove!

    My DD used a Worth Liberty Advanced (the previous generation of the Rawlings series of the same name) starting at 10yo. At the time she was playing 10U TB, and it got a lot of use. She split time with between IF and C, so it didn't see 100% action, but it held up very nicely. We replaced it at the end of her second 12U season, but it still had some life left.

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    That's what parenting is all about. Getting those smiles and wasting all your disposable income.

    Seriously though, sounds like she's earned it and will use it well and get your money's worth out of it.

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    She'll make good use of it for years. When my DD was 8 I went from her Walmart glove to an A2000. Wasn't until last year (almost 14) that the laces broke on the bottom side. Still could have fixed it but moved on up to a slightly larger glove. That glove still has a lot of life in it for someone that can relace it. That's why I've been a big proponent of buying a GOOD glove vs an el cheapo. Buy one and use it for many years, if not life, vs buying an el cheapo every year or two.

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    There's NEVER too young an age to get your DD a quality glove if she's serious about playing D! Break it in right, and the better leather will form a better pocket that should only help her game.

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    The smile is worth every penny! And she'll play with confidence. It's like how new sneakers make you faster!
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    As someone who’s played for close to 30 years I’ve had 4 gloves. A glove that fits you can’t be beaten. The only reason I got my third glove was because my second got stolen. Third I hated and my current (and planned last) is my Nokona which I love wholeheardtly.

    Gloves are worth the money.

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    My DD has the same exact glove.. Loves it!
    good luck with it
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    Congratulations! Just make sure she plans on spending lots of time "breaking in" the glove before using it in games.

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