Youth softball gloves are less specialized than baseball gloves due to the size of softballs and the nature of the sport. Softball infielders don't turn as many double plays, so they don't need a quick transfer from glove to hand. Youth softball gloves run from 10 to 13 inches in length, roughly the size of adult gloves, but with smaller hand holes and narrower finger stalls.
Young baseball players usually settle into one or two closely-related positions, but young softball players get used to playing multiple positions. Therefore, softball gloves should be able to transition from the infield to the outfield. Kids' softball gloves need to have deep pockets to fit the larger ball, which is 11 to 12 inches.
Choose from brands like Louisville Slugger, Rawlings, Easton, Wilson, Mizuno, Worth, and Nokona to find the right glove. Youth softball gloves are made from lighter materials that make them much easier to open and close, and they'll require little or no time to break-in.