I contacted XProTeX to see if they’d allow my son to review their batting gloves for them. My son is happy to say they agreed and set us a pair of XProTeX Hammr Gloves.
At first glance, you know these batting gloves are different. Buddy was on his first traveling team last year and in the beginning batting was a terrible experience for him. At the time I didn’t understand why his hands were hurting. I’d never played baseball.
Then I started noticing a few of the other boys wearing gloves. I ran to a local sport store and grabbed him an inexpensive pair of gloves not even understanding there can be technology in batting gloves.
Thank goodness there are companies like XProTex out there who are advancing technology in the field of sports.
I asked Buddy after his first game on Tuesday how he felt the gloves worked and he was pretty happy with them! He said it took away the vibration from the bat! How awesome is that for a kid just developing his love for playing baseball? Here’s my son’s gloves and I challenge you to tell me this isn’t amazing looking. I even put them on to see if they would be comfortable and I have to admit, they are.
The Hammr offers both wrist and hand protection for batters. Designed to help protect the small bones in the hand and in the wrist that are most vulnerable to injury from a pitched ball.
- Palm / Bat interface offers optimal grip demanded by professional players.
- Pittards ARMORTAN goatskin leather palm.
- Lycra finger slots to increase flexibilty & comfort.
- A.I.C .wrist protection insert effectively doubles wrist bone protection.
- A.I.C. protection on the outside of the hand & wrist provide additional padding for the vulnerable small bones not protected by a traditional glove.
Here’s a couple photos from my son’s first baseball game. This year has already been better than last year!
Youth Baseball Safety Tips from XProTeX
· As parents, work with your child’s coaches and qualified instructors to understand what kind of practice drills and schedule are required of each athlete.
· Emphasize that enjoying the game and satisfaction from performance are the most important for developing athletes; winning is great, but it’s not the end of the world if you lose/fail if you try your best.
· Warm up properly – start with a light jog to break a sweat then make sure to stretch muscles.
· If you are sore and feel pain, rest for a day or until the pain is gone. Use heat or ice therapy as needed for swelling or sore muscles. Listen to your body. Young players should NOT play through injuries. It’s important to work on proper mechanics at an early age. Use proper batting and fielding technique, even during practice, to help prevent injury.
· Give your child all of the tools they need to succeed, including protective sporting gear, instruction from qualified professionals and emotional support.
· Young children ages 5 to 14 are especially vulnerable to sports injuries, accounting for more than 80 percent of all sports-related emergency room visits according to the Centers for Disease Control. Because many sports injuries can be prevented by wearing the proper protective gear, make sure you utilize it properly. Make sure to wear a helmet to protect your head, in mitt protective gloves inside fielders’ gloves and a batting glove that protects your hands.
· The hands are one of the most complex parts of our body, and also the most vulnerable to injury, with many small bones, blood vessels, nerve endings and tendons just under the surface of the skin. There is not much muscle or fat in this area to help cushion against impacts. Protective gear for hands will give youth confidence they need in the batters’ box.
· Communicate with your child about the sports they are playing. Discuss safety, protecting their body and why it’s important as they continue playing the game.You can find them at:
Thanks to Jen for sending Buddy a review pair of XProTex Hammr batting gloves. The opinions are expressly ours and other experiences may differ.