New to Nokona, this Youth performance series is made with our top-of-the-line leathers, Stampede™ and Buffalo, for ideal structure, weight, and very easy break-in. The combination of these two proprietary Nokona leathers makes these gloves ready for play right off the shelf without any need for steaming. The Alpha Select Youth™ series is offered in three versions for the most serious travel ball players: the S-100 for up to 10U; the S-200 and S-300 for up to 14U.
* Please be aware that there is no coloring in laser branding, the contrast will be greater on lighter colored leathers.
(Posted by Richard Wilson on 10th Oct 2014)
I bought the glove for my 7 year old son. We're previously purchased asian-made gloves for big retailers. All were okay. Recalled that Nokona was the only real manufacturer of baseball gloves left in the US. Decided to give it a shot. I could not be more impressed. Exceedingly well made and incredible attention to details. Ready out of the box. Expensive, but worth every single penny.
(Posted by Michigan Grandad on 27th Aug 2013)
The design of the Alpha Select S-200 provides a generous pocket, yet snugly fits the hand of a younger player. The materials and workmanship are excellent. The glove is basically ready to use right out of the package, as advertised. We bought this as a gift for our 9-year-old grandson. While it is more expensive than lesser gloves, we thought the cost was justified given the effort he puts in, and the major costs associated with select/travel team ball. This glove definitely takes equipment out of the equation.