How to Break in a Catcher's Mitt

Two Methods:Squeezing the mitt with rubber bands and a mattressFreezing the mitt

Whether you play softball, baseball, T-ball or some other form of sport requiring a catcher's mitt, you'll probably find the mitt is a bit stiff when it's brand new, making it hard to work with. In order to break it in, there are different things you can try.

Method 1
Squeezing the mitt with rubber bands and a mattress

  1. 1
    Close the mitt. Wrap around the whole mitt with rubber bands.
  2. 2
    Put the mitt under your mattress.
  3. 3
    Remove the mitt the next morning. You'll wake up to have a glove that has been partially broken in.
  4. 4
    Smear some glove oil all around the glove. Make sure to get it into every crevice of the mitt.
  5. 5
    Follow this method every day until your mitt is just the way you like it.

Method 2
Freezing the mitt

  1. 1
    Put the mitt under the water faucet until it is soaking wet.
  2. 2
    Put the mitt in the freezer until it is completely frozen.
  3. 3
    Take out the mitt. Leave the mitt in the sink or a colander over the sink until is completely dry. Turn it over now and then to speed up drying. The water will get inside the mitt and expand it, making it loose.

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