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Things to consider when purchasing elbow pads.

When trying on elbow pads, be sure that the fit is snug enough to stay in place during play, but not too tight as to constrict your mobility. You need to be able to move freely without the pads shifting. Most elbow pads are adjustable, so if you find a pair that feels good on your arm, try adjusting the Velcro straps to get a better fit. When fastened securely, the elbow pad should meet the shoulder pad and cuff of the glove without a gap. If they still move, then they're probably too big. If you wear a short cuff style glove, you'll want to go with the longer style elbow pad.

When shopping online, reference the sizing chart that corresponds to the model you want to buy. Your options will likely be Small, Medium and Large. To find your correct size, put on your shoulder pads and gloves and measure the space between the cuff of your glove and the tip of your shoulder pad. You'll probably need someone else to do this for you to ensure an accurate measurement. Match this number to the size of the elbow pads (in inches).

Please note: The elbow pads sizing charts are for your reference only. Each elbow pad varies depending on what brand you choose.