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How To Get The Right Size Goalkeeper Gloves

The sizing of goalkeeper equipment is challenging due to the number of brands, cuts fittings and finishes. Each brand size their equipment in a different way, therefore making an informed decision about the size of your gear is a challenge. Allow us here to guide you through the sizes of every item and brand!

How to Size Goalkeeper Gloves:

The best method to determine the size of a goalie’s glove is to take a measurement of how long the hand of the goalie starting from the middle finger until the tip on the palm. It is generally recommended to round up and then add an additional size. A hand measurement that is 7 inches is an 8 size. Hand measurement is 7.5 inches. 7.5 inches plus .5 to round it up + 1 equals 9 inches. Sizes for goalie gloves for kids are quite difficult. Finding the right cut of glove is determined by preferences and the body kind.

Goalkeeper Glove Sizing Guide:

It’s not a perfect method of research since each goalkeeper’s hand differs.

Goalkeeping gloves should be slightly larger than the size of your hand. A goalkeeper’s finger shouldn’t be in contact with the top of the glove, nor should there be any space which makes the glove feel rough. The typical range is 1/8″ up to 1/8″ across the top of your fingertip or a thumbnail length in case you don’t have a ruler in your bag.

Here are some suggestions to make better guesses. If you don’t have a soccer shop nearby to and try on a pair of shoes, there are two standard methods of determining the correct size.

An alternative is to determine the circumference of your widest part of the palm.

Take the measurement of the circumference of the largest part of your palm, excluding the thumb. Round it up until the next inch. Add one” on top of the measurements to calculate your glove’s measurement.

Make sure you measure both hands before ordering the larger size. When you are sizing the keeper’s glove the fingers must be at least a 1/4 inch or 1/2 inch away from at the highest point of your glove.

Youth Goalie Glove Sizing Help:

There are some slight differences in sizes between different brands; between low-cost gloves for practice and the more costly game gloves; gloves that are size for youth only; and adults sizes that range from youth sizes that range from sizes 5-11. Size 7 for a youth and adult size 7 can be completely different sizes.

Glove Sizes:

Size 5 or 4 JR – Smallkeeper wearing the goalkeeper gear of YS. Age range is 7-9 years old. A height of up to 4’6 inches or 4 feet 8 inches for a size 5.
JR size 6 and 7 Medium to bigger youth keeper. Ages 10-12. Size 4’10″(size 6) 5’0″ (size 7.).
Size 7 (Adult) Size 7 (Adult) – Adult size, small or keeper. Size 5’2″ to 5’4″
Size 8 Small to Medium Adult Keeper. Height 5’4″ 5-foot-7″
Size 9 – Medium adult keeper. Height 5’8″ 5- 5’10”
Size 10 Medium to Large adult Keeper. 5’10” to 6’1″
Size 11. Large Keeper. 6’2″ about
Size 12, Large Keeper. 6’4″ or a keeper that has hooks for meat to hold hand size (big hands).

Goalkeeper Jersey Sizing and general measurements:

To ensure a perfect fit, take measurements on a clothes that fit you perfectly. With your arms at your sides, take measurements around your chest , starting at the armpits, then over the widest portion of your chest, and over the shoulders making sure the tape is in line with the floor. Compare the measurements with the ones in the the chart of sizes.

For measurements of pants and shorts:

Waistline – Measure your waistline. If between sizes, order next larger size.

Hips Measure around the largest part of the body to the top of your legs.

General Goalkeeper Sizes of Equipment:

Soccer Jerseys for Men
Small 35-37 inches
Medium 38 – 40 inches
Large 41-43 inches
Extra Large 44 – 46 inches
2 Extra Large 47 – 49 inches

Soccer Jerseys for Women – Soccer Jerseys
Small 30 to 32 inches around the bust
Medium 34-35 inches around the bust
Large 36-38 inches around the bust
40-42 inches around the bust

Soccer jerseys for youth
Large Youth Small Size 8
Medium Youth Size 10
Small Youth Size 14, 14
Youth Size 16 in X-Large.

Soccer Pants and Soccer Shorts Mens
Small 29 to 31 inches of the waist
Medium 32-34 inches at the waist
Large 35-37 inches of waist
38-40 inches at the waist
XX-Large 41-43 inches at the waist

Basketball Shorts as well as Pants – Womens
Small 24″ waist Small waist 34″ hip
Medium 29″ waist 37″ hip
Large, 31″ waist and 40″ hip
34″ waist; 43″ hip