Baseball Glove Relace, Repair and Reconditioning

I get this question all the time…Coach, do you know where I can get my son’s glove relaced?

I had the opportunity to get to know a high school baseball player in our town that is passionate about baseball gloves. So much so that he and his friend created a business out of relacing, repairing and reconditioning baseball gloves.

Lace It Up

Ethan Weaver founded Lace It Up 2 years ago.  If you have a glove that is in disrepair, you can ship it to him and he’ll ship it back within one week relaced and reconditioned.


Below is the glove that I used the last 2 years in college.  It has been sitting in my garage for over 10 years!  Ethan brought it back to life!!!

If you are interested in getting your player’s glove relaced, tightened, cleaned up and reconditioned feel free to contact him at for more information and pricing.



Want to learn more about breaking in and caring for your glove?  Check out this article that Ethan wrote.

Glove Love

A baseball player’s tool chest consists of a bat, cleats, possibly batting gloves and a baseball glove. Just like a surgeon wouldn’t go into surgery without his tools being in tip top shape, a baseball player should never take the field without his tools being in perfect condition. The most important tool in the tool chest is the glove.
Depending on the type of glove you may purchase it may last one or two years without proper care. If you do give your glove the love it needs it could last you years and the problem of having to get a new one every two years will go away. Some of the main tactics I use for taking care of my gloves are oiling the glove once a year, tightening the laces when they become loose, and cleaning the glove after every tournament or series that my team may play in. you will soon see improvements in your performance on the field if you take care of your glove. For example I myself play middle infield and as an infielder you are never really wanting to squeeze the glove all they way mainly you are guiding the ball with your glove.So an infielder should always have a tight, shell like glove to make the transition from the glove to the throwing hand that much quicker. Baseball is a game of milliseconds and the type of care you put into your equipment is just as important as getting in the weight room or hitting BP. If you take of your equipment it will take care of you. I have seen so many young players mistreat their equipment and my mission is to make it known to each young baseball player that Glove Love is an important part of the game and it’s also a great hobby.

Break In

I often hear of tips about breaking in a glove like sleeping with it under your pillow, sitting on it, putting it in the oven, turn it inside out or just lots of catch. Honestly, the best way to break a glove in is with a mallet and hitting the break in points in the glove. After you have pounded the break in points and the pocket of the glove, you are going to want to invest in break in bands and a large softball or wiffle ball. Place the ball in the pocket of the glove and leave it overnight the next day play catch then repeat the process of pounding and putting it bands. This method will break in the glove while also giving it the perfect form.



About CoachK

Owner and head instructor at Colonial Baseball Instruction. CBI serves Southern VA with baseball camps and private lessons. CBI also developed My Coach: Baseball App and sells a variety of baseball training aids.