These days, baseball players of all ages are wearing arm sleeves and it is not to look cool, though they do. No, arm sleeves provide very real benefits to baseball players of all positions and skills. If you play or coach baseball, you should know the many benefits that baseball arm sleeves provide as well as the rules. Here they are!
Baseball Arm Sleeve Benefits
Baseball arm sleeves provide compression that increases the circulation and flow of blood. This provides relief to troublesome joints and tendons. Most baseball players have some amount of soreness in their throwing arm, so a compression arm sleeve is a welcomed addition to the gear.
Baseball arm sleeves act as an extra layer to the arm that will moderate and maintain temperature. On cold game days, baseball arm sleeves help keep the arm and the muscles relaxed. This prevents the muscles in the arm from becoming cold and stiff and tightening up. When muscles get cold and stiff and tighten up, performance becomes inconsistent and injuries such as pulls, stresses, and strains becomes more likely.
Arm and Muscle Protection
Baseball arm sleeves also help to prevent many of the cuts and scratches that players can get as well as to minimize skin damage due to exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays. Prolonged exposure to the sun can lead to not just sun burn but skin cancer which in turn can spread throughout the body to other organs.
Arm sleeves help sore muscles recover faster. In addition to wearing arm sleeves while playing, they can be worn after practice and after the game to keep your arm in the best possible shape.
Baseball Arm Sleeve Rules
Just as important as knowing the benefits of baseball arm sleeves is knowing the rules surround their wear. From the pony leagues, to high school, college and to the pros, there are rules that govern what is allowed when it comes to wearing baseball arm sleeves.
Not Allowed – Colors that interfere with seeing the ball
To start, the pitcher can’t wear white or gray. These colors are deemed to interfere with the ability of the batter to pick out and see the ball from the arm sleeve of the pitcher.
Not Allowed – Colors that distract the batter
Additionally, any color that is not consistent with the uniform of the team may not be worn as it is deemed to be a distraction to the opposing player.
Not Allowed – Visibility of the top of the arm sleeve
In addition color rules, the visibility of the top of the arm sleeve is also governed by rule. If the top of the arm sleeve is visible, then it is not permitted. In this case, the arm sleeve is treated like a arm bandage and not permitted to be worn.
Allowed – Arm sleeves that can’t be seen
There is the one accommodation that seems to be a way around all of the rules and that is any arm sleeve can be used when it is worn underneath a long sleeved undershirt and not visible.
As always, when in doubt ask the rules officials or governing body for your league. Like so many other athletes in other sports, you will find that arm sleeves help you play better and recover faster.
Uvoider UV Compression Arm Sleeves – Solid Colors
Uvoider UV Compression Arm Sleeves – Patriotic Designs
Uvoider UV Compression Arm Sleeves – Sizes
Uvoider UV Arm Sleeves now come in 12 sizes that range from Youth Small (YS) to Adult (4XL).
|YS||6.5 in||12.2 in||16.5 cm||31 cm|
|YM||7.5 in||13.4 in||19.0 cm||34 cm|
|YL||8.5 in||14.6 in||21.6 cm||37 cm|
|XXS||9.5 in||15.0 in||24.1 cm||38 cm|
|XS||10.0 in||15.4 in||25.4 cm||39 cm|
|S||10.6 in||16.1 in||26.9 cm||41 cm|
|M||11.2 in||16.9 in||28.4 cm||43 cm|
|L||12.0 in||17.7 in||30.5 cm||45 cm|
|XL||13.5 in||18.5 in||34.3 cm||47 cm|
|2XL||15.0 in||18.5 in||38.1 cm||47 cm|
|3XL||16.5 in||18.5 in||41.9 cm||47 cm|
|4XL||18+ in||18.5 in||45.7+ cm||47 cm|
Arm Measurement Guidelines
To ensure proper fitting, measure around your relaxed bicep (not flexed).
If you require further assistance, please contact a Customer Service Representative.
Uvoider UV Compression Arm Sleeves – Fitting Chart
|7 in||YM, YS||YM||YS|
|8 in||YM, YS||YM||YM||YS|
|9 in||YL, YM||YL||YL||YM|
|10 in||XS, XXS||XS||XXS||XXS|
|11 in||M, S, XS||M||S||XS|
|12 in||L, M||L||L||M|
|13 in||XL, L||XL||XL||L|
|14 in||XL, L||XL||XL||L|
|15 in||2XL, XL||2XL||2XL||XL|
|16 in||3XL, 2XL||3XL||3XL||2XL|
|17 in||4XL, 3XL||4XL||3XL||3XL|
|18 in||4XL, 3XL||4XL||3XL|
|19 in||4XL, 3XL||4XL||3XL|
Uvoider UV Compression Arm Sleeves – Fitting Guidelines
The Fitting Chart above shows the arm sleeves that you can wear for the compression level you desire. Your desired compression level can vary based upon intended use, performance desired, and comfort. Average compression is recommended unless you specifically want a light or tight fit. If you require further assistance, please contact a Customer Service Representative.
Uvoider UV Compression Arm Sleeves – Features
- Made of high quality polyester/spandex and utilize flat-lock stitching for comfort, fit and durability
- Extreme UPF 50+ protection against UV rays
- Blocks 99% of harmful UV radiation
- Reduce muscle soreness and enable muscles to recover more quickly after sports or activities
- Assist in blood circulation
- Breathable, moisture wicking and quick-drying, keeping your arms cool
- Anti-bacterial and odor resistant
- Improve performance in endurance sports
- Suitable for many sports, outdoor work, and activities
- Protect your arms from scratches, abrasions, bugs and poison ivy when out on the trail or when gardening
- Easily slipped on and off
- Handy to have around and wear when needed
- Convenient for traveling
- Can be worn every time you are exposed to the sun
- Provides sun protection as long as you have them on
- Better than sunscreen which lasts only for 2 hours
- Can be worn with your existing wardrobe
- An alternative to long-sleeves clothing which can be expensive
- Stylish and available in many colors and designs
Uvoider UV Compression Arm Sleeves – Product Details
- One pair
- Price: $14.99
- Fabric: 80% polyester/20% spandex
- Machine wash and cool dry