Friday, August 28, 2009

Why Are Youth Football Gloves So Important?

Can you feel the excitement in the air? It's that time of the year again! It's time for some football! It's time to enjoy watching our children give everything they have to the game! It's also time to equip them with the best equipment that we can afford. This post will talk specifically about buying youth football gloves.

It is very important for your kids to have the right gloves before going out on that field. If you live somewhere that has a cold winter climate, the importance should be quite obvious. But, keeping our kids' hands warm is not the only reason gloves are important.

Youth football gloves are much different than your average pair of winter or driving gloves. They are usually made with special material that will help shield the hands from major injury. Remember, bodies fly in football! So do feet! If your kid is on the ground, and he/she gets their hand stepped on, they will need some kind of protection!

In case you didn't know, there are different youth football gloves made for different positions. Half backs have gloves that help them grip the ball a little better, and helps them absorb some of the beating they take on a play by play basis. Wide Receivers have gloves that help them catch the ball better, but they aren't too big or bulky that they get in the way. Offensive and defensive lineman have gloves that help protect their hands when they are stepped on or pinched between pads. Make sure you buy the gloves that best fit the position that your child plays.

Just like helmets, shoulder pads, cups, and knee pads, the basic reason that or kids need a good set of youth football gloves is because they help protect them from injury. Whether we are talking injury from being stomped on, or an injury frostbite, gloves help lower the risk of our kids' hands getting hurt badly.


vin said...

I feel gloves are important, mostly for the offensive and defensive linemen. The linemen are using their hands on every play. If I had a dime for all the times I see these kids hold their hand and figures, i'd be rich. Gloves can help protect hands/fingers as well as add grip.
Coach Jeff

Mary said...

football gloves are as important as other football gears, simply because they add protection to the body parts like the hands, which may be under great pressure during the game.
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