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How to Size Goalkeeper Gloves

The sizing of goalkeeper equipment is especially difficult due to the variety of cuts, brands, fittings and finishes. Every brand sizes their equipment in a different way, therefore making an informed decision about the size of your gear is a challenge. We guide you through the different sizes of each item and brand!

How to Size Goalkeeper Gloves:

The most effective method of determining 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 up to the point on the palm. The general rule is to round up and then add the size. The hand size of seven inches is an 8 size. Hand measurement is 7.5 inches. 7.5 inches plus .5 to round it up + 1 is 9 inches. Sizes for goalie gloves for kids are much more challenging. The best cut for a glove is dependent on personal preferences and the body kind.

Goalkeeper Glove Sizing Guide:

It’s not a perfect scientific method since each goalkeeper’s hand is unique to each.

Your gk gloves should be slightly larger than the size of your hand. The keeper’s fingers should not be in contact with the top of the glove, nor should there be a large space that causes the glove to feel rough. In general, 1/8″ up to 1/8″ at the tip of your fingertip or a thumbnail length in case you don’t have a ruler on hand.

Here are some helpful tips to make better guesses. If you do not have a soccer shop nearby to to try on a new pair, there are two standard methods of determining the correct size.

A different option would be to determine the circumference of your widest part of the palm.

The circumference is measured from the widest portion of the palm , excluding the thumb. Then round it up to the next inch. Add 1″ onto the measured measurement in order to calculate your glove’s measurement.

Take note of both hands before ordering the larger size. When measuring a keeper’s glove the fingers must not be less than 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 manufacturers; between cheap 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 Goalkeeper gear from YS. Age ranges from 7 to 9 years old. A height of four feet six inches or 4 feet 8 inches for a size 5.
Size 7 or 6 for JR Medium to bigger youth keeper. Ages 10-12. Age 10 – 12. 4’10″(size 6) 5’0″ (size 7.).
Size 7 (Adult) Size 7 (Adult) – Adult size, small or keeper. The height ranges from 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″ 5’10” – 5’8″
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. While your arms are relaxed to your sides, take measurements around your chest , starting at the armpits, and over the widest portion of your chest, and over the shoulders making sure the tape is straight to the floor. Check the measurement against the one in the chart of sizes.

For pants and shorts measurements:

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

Hips Measure the most full portion of your body at 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
Small Youth 8 Size
Medium Youth Size 10
Small Youth Size 14, 14
Youth Size 16 X-Large

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

soccer shorts, and Pants – Womens
Small 24″ waist Small waist 34″ hip
Medium 29″ waist 37″ hip
Large, 31″ waist Large waist of 31 inches; 40″ hip
34″ waist; 43″ hip