Coach Mike ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I've coached Little League Baseball for years now, and have tried many gloves out for youths 5-9 years old - this is by far my favorite. Most kids will instantly start catching better with this glove as there is much less break-in required due to its design. I now recommend this as an ideal choice for a child’s "first" glove.
Fisher ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Upgraded from a smaller Mizuno Prospect glove and my son loves it. Immediately took to it. Ready to use right out of the box and gives kids confidence.
The Prospect is made to help younger players fall in love the game. Designed with PowerClose technology to make catching easy, and crafted to last. This is where future hall of famers get their start!
Even the very best athletic equipment isn’t going to be the perfect design for every athlete. This is especially true when it comes to youth players. In baseball and softball, most youth gloves are simply shrunken versions of adult designs. Mizuno’s Power Close technology changes all of that by incorporating several key features to help youth players perform at their peak.
It starts with the V-Flex Notch in the heel of the glove. This notch creates a natural flex point in the correct position to help younger players easily close the glove with good form. And our exclusive Tartan Flex Webbing locks in the ball for a secure catch every time. Power Close allows younger players to learn and practice good form so that as they graduate to higher levels of play, they’re building on a solid foundation. So Power Close really helps create better performance today, and tomorrow.