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Tips & Advice for Parents When Buying Junior Goalkeeper Gloves

As parents ourselves, we know the intricate details of the Goalkeeper Gloves could turn your head. What are the reasons why my child should use this style of cut? What advantages can I derive from this particular latex over the other one? How can I prevent my child’s gloves from tearing in such a short time? Luckily, we’re goalkeepers too! Therefore, we’re here to help.
We’ve broken down all the information you need to know into four digestible areas below.

#1 – Make the Child’s Gloves Last

Learning how to properly care for your glove can set you up for lifelong success and significantly extend the lifespan of any goalkeeper’s glove. This is particularly important for younger goalkeepers whose technique may be less developed as those of a senior age, which makes them more prone to damage and tears earlier in the life of a glove.

How Long Do Our Gloves Last?

The sad truth is goalie gloves can be perishable The latex palms which provide control and shock absorption we consider to be an organic material that will tear and wear with time (in fact, it might be damaged on the first day due to an unfortunate scratch). The average goalie could require more than five pairs per season, however with a myriad of possibilities (playing surfaces, techniques and intensity of matches as well as the quality of glove care and prep to mention several) certain keepers could triple or even quadruple that amount. However certain goalkeepers can be able to get through the season using just three or two pairs – like we said that it varies by goalkeeper.

Be sure to look after your child’s gloves

One of the most costly mistakes that parents commit is to not wash their junior goalkeeper gloves. We can’t stress enough how crucial it is that gloves are cleaned properly prior to and post-game. Here are our three key elements of washing gloves. If you don’t do this, the gloves of your child are going to get dry, give less grip, and significantly increase the chance of breaking.

1. When you are using your new gloves for the first times, make sure you wash them first and then dry them naturally following the washing instructions included on the package or in the gloves Care guide. After washing your hands, the water in your sink should change color that means you’ve been able to remove any preservatives in the latex (they serve to ensure that the latex is fresh). If you’d like to confirm this that you have removed all preservatives, a second wash is suggested.

2. In the course of use, wet the palms of gloves with water to achieve the maximum grip and long-lasting wear from the palms made of latex.

3. After using, before you do anything else, ensure that you wash your hands and leave to dry naturally. Leaving the latex to dry can make it hard, affecting the durability and grip.

We have a comprehensive glove care guide that goes over more than this We highly recommend reading the entire guide a reading by clicking the button below.

#2 – Choosing the Correct “Cut” to Cut Your Child

What exactly is a glove Cut?

A “cut” simply means the manner in which the fingers and palms are made of and stitched into. There are many types that have various properties. Some might be more rigid than others, and some might have a greater coverage of latex on the ball, while other might provide a greater “true” feel and other.

#3 A Guide to the various Latex Palms

What exactly is Latex?

Latex is the product found on the hand of a glove. it’s what gives us two essential attributes: shock absorption as well as grip. In the Glove Care guide, it is a natural, soft material that wears out with time, however all of our gloves will function and hold up until there is practically no latex left.
There are so many varieties that it is difficult to decide which one I should choose?

Similar to Glove Cuts, there is no correct or incorrect solution here, it’s more of a matter of preferences and conditions. We’ve broken it down and evaluated our latex in three simple categories: Dry Weather, Wet Weather, and Durability.

Why would I pick an inferior latex?

There are many reasons to opt for thisoption, and some are applicable to everyone who keeps a record, not only those who are younger.

1) Keepers might choose a less rated (and thus, more expensive) latex during training, but will use the more expensive quality gloves for match day.

2.) Keepers who are younger and still learning will undoubtedly be through the gloves faster than an older keeper because of their skills and lack of experience yet. It might be worthwhile to go for a less quality latex until they’re prepared to move into something more professional such as “Contact” latex.

3) None of the latexes are “bad” even though the latex “Supersoft” has three star ratings, it provides good control and absorbs shock.