NOT A YOUTH GLOVE. The limited edition Next Level Series is for high school aged ballplayers, slightly stiffer than our youth line. This model would be considered a pitcher's glove in most circles, but some guy who wore Number 2 for the Yankees for many years was loyal to the Basket Web, and he turned out all right.
About the Basket Web. Favored by pitchers because opposing batters cannot see through it and see if the pitcher is changing grips. The basket web, however, was also the web of choice throughout Derek Jeter's career because it is relatively firm, allowing an infielder to make quick exchanges on double plays and other plays that require speed.