The Akadema Prosoft Series Glove is a hand-crafted glove that's light and playable right out of the box. The Pro Soft series is constructed with Akadema's exclusive gameday Prosoft Steerhide to give a player a great fit and feel. I absolutely recommend the APP 240 catchers mitt for any coach. You won't spend a season breaking it in. (I like catching my players with a catchers mitt and broke this one in while long-tossing with a young pro and followed up with a session catching BP fastballs ...