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    If she has small hands, in my extremely biased opinion, you owe it to her to get a glove from Bradley and see how it fits her hand. He offers a 30 day, no questions asked, return policy (I've seen some of the gloves he's refunded, and he really means no questions asked). If it doesn't fit her hand really well, you just send it back. I think she will be really happy with the fit, and I think you'll be really happy with the quality of the leather once you get your hands on it.

    My DD doesn't like the velcro so she uses the regular Bandito and Next Play series but she has the FP Gold catcher's mitt and I can verify that the quality of the FP series gloves are just as good as the "baseball" gloves. DD and DS virtually live in their gloves, they like them so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANNASDAD View Post
    All-Star has there Vela fielding gloves on sale at their site for $110.00!

    https://www.all-starsports.com/all-s...ves-mitts.html
    Be aware...The All-Star gloves are made with a high-quality leather and are VERY stiff when new. It's enough that it will scare some girls away from the start. This is pretty common with higher-quality gloves. If you need something that will break in quickly, and still has some decent durability, the Vinci Fortus might be a good option. Another consideration would be the Mizuno MVP-series.
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    Here's the exact glove Anna used as a 10 & 11 year old, a 11.75" Louisville Slugger TPX Omaha baseball glove. I doubt any of the gloves we're talking about here are as heavy as this glove was! Very solid little glove!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANNASDAD View Post
    Here's the exact glove Anna used as a 10 & 11 year old, a 11.75" Louisville Slugger TPX Omaha baseball glove. I doubt any of the gloves we're talking about here are as heavy as this glove was! Very solid little glove!
    For almost two years, my now 9 year old DD has used a similar glove to this, Louisville Slugger Xeno Pro Series: FGXNPBN5-1175 11.75" model (right handed thrower version.. ).

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    She hasn't complained about the weight, but even though she is fairly tall for her age it is a bit big on her hand. She usually wears her batting glove under
    it. She handles it pretty well. I did the same thing, e.g. wear the batting glove under my glove, through college, probably because I grew up in MA and it was always so dang cold.

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    My thoughts on gloves has always been the same. I use them as tools. I want my tools to be perfect to do the job. I don't shop labels or get recommendations because what works for someone else doesn't work for me. Have her try on a lot of gloves and let her decide.

    Take a look at Pedroia fit Wilson gloves. They're purposely made for small hands. Also don't be convinced to buy a huge glove. 11 or 11.5 would be my starting point
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    Quote Originally Posted by 625ender View Post
    My thoughts on gloves has always been the same. I use them as tools. I want my tools to be perfect to do the job. I don't shop labels or get recommendations because what works for someone else doesn't work for me. Have her try on a lot of gloves and let her decide.

    Take a look at Pedroia fit Wilson gloves. They're purposely made for small hands. Also don't be convinced to buy a huge glove. 11 or 11.5 would be my starting point
    The problem is that the only local places for us to try them are Dicks and Academy, they don't have a very good selection in the stores. I was asking about certain brands just because she can't try them on first, we can only find them online. She is doing just fine with her used Rawlings baseball glove, it's just starting to show its age and I figured if we get a new one now and start working it in then she will have it ready by the time Spring tournaments start. The Rawlings she's using is an 11.75 and works well for her at 3rd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pattar View Post
    For almost two years, my now 9 year old DD has used a similar glove to this, Louisville Slugger Xeno Pro Series: FGXNPBN5-1175 11.75" model (right handed thrower version.. ).

    s-l1600.jpg

    She hasn't complained about the weight, but even though she is fairly tall for her age it is a bit big on her hand. She usually wears her batting glove under
    it. She handles it pretty well. I did the same thing, e.g. wear the batting glove under my glove, through college, probably because I grew up in MA and it was always so dang cold.
    DD has always worn her batting glove under hers as well. It ends up smelling awful after a few warm spring games from the sweat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeP View Post
    The problem is that the only local places for us to try them are Dicks and Academy, they don't have a very good selection in the stores. I was asking about certain brands just because she can't try them on first, we can only find them online. She is doing just fine with her used Rawlings baseball glove, it's just starting to show its age and I figured if we get a new one now and start working it in then she will have it ready by the time Spring tournaments start. The Rawlings she's using is an 11.75 and works well for her at 3rd.
    Just Ball Gloves offer free returns up to 100 days. You can't beat that https://www.justballgloves.com/custo...ce/warranties/

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    I'd forget Dicks and Academy, 625ender is right, you can't beat the return policy @ JBG!

    JBG has the FGSBV-115 for $149.99, it's on sale at All-Stars site for $110.00. Contact someone @ JBG and see if they'll price match it at $110 or close. For really no reason at all I trust JBG's return policy more than All-Stars?

    https://www.justballgloves.com/produ...stpitch/17968/

    I'm a little leery of using an 11.5" glove for softball, but honestly I've never used a glove that small for softball personally, but....that's what that model is designed for.......I'm sure it'll be fine!? Plus with the finger shift and I assume the OP's DD is using an 11" ball, it should be plenty roomy enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANNASDAD View Post
    I'd forget Dicks and Academy, 625ender is right, you can't beat the return policy @ JBG!
    I bought the LS from JBG. In addition, I ordered
    a) Mizuno Classic Fastpitch Series: GCF1150F1
    b) 2016 Mizuno MVP Prime SE Fastpitch Glove: GMVP1200PSEF4- Silver/Black
    c) Wilson Onyx Series: WTA12RF151175

    and she chose the LS after working with all four for a few days. Coincidentally (or not..) the LS was the most expensive too. Only thing about JBG is I think they are affiliated with justbats.com and that
    guy trolls/promotes in the bat threads big time..only saw this after buying from them.
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