A few days ago I was hitting infield to my son’s team and a ball was thrown into our young catcher on a one hop.  The catcher put his glove down but the ball took a bad bounce and hit right off his glove hand wrist.  Ouch!  It looked painful and from his reaction it was.

I remembered back when I played infield I liked to wear a wrist band on my glove hand for this reason.  If the ball was to take a bad hop and hit me in the wrist, I had some protection.  I even remembered I had tried this leather strap that  laced to my glove to cover my wrist.  But, that device felt too cumbersome so I used the wristband.  I recommended to the young catcher that he may want to consider getting a wrist band for his wrist.

I was looking around the web for that old style leather wrist protector.  I saw that they make some catcher’s mitts with a guard but since it has been years, it seems like the leather lace up wrist guard is old technology.  I did see that Evoshield makes a wrist guard that is a neoprene sleeve with a shield insert.  I think this may be used a lot by hitters and may be a little overkill for a youth player.  Whether it is this sleeve or a wrist band, I think my young catcher would have appreciated having some sort of protection that day.

Evoshield Wrist Guard


Evoshield Wrist Guard

ALL-STAR ASWB-P Padded Wrist Band

ALL-STAR ASWB-P Padded Wrist Band

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