My name is Braden Yardley, I own Reglove and fix ball gloves. Reglove was established in October 2013, but I've been relacing gloves since 2009. While playing baseball at Southern Utah University, I had a lace break on my Rawlings Heart of the Hide. I didn't know anyone at that time that could fix my glove, so I went out and purchased a new one. Desperately wanting to use my old and more familiar glove, I learned to fix gloves and finished my collegiate career with the glove that started my passion for restoring baseball gloves.
For years I relaced teammates and players gloves that I coached. I went to the sporting goods store and left my number for people to call if they needed their glove fixed. I never wanted any money for it, but people insisted on paying me for my services. This eventually lead me to the idea to establish a business. However, I still needed one last push to officially start Reglove.
In the fall of 2013, I was participating in a lecture at Virginia Tech University on recycling and community activism. That is when it clicked and I decided that I was going to start recycling old baseball gloves and start a company called Reglove.
Since 2013, I’ve relaced nearly 2,000 baseball gloves. I’ve had the opportunity to work on a number of professional baseball player gloves and with major glove companies Adidas, 44 Pro Gloves, and Marucci. However, I find the most enjoyment fixing gloves at tournaments where I get to interact with youth baseball players. Being a former collegiate baseball player and youth baseball coach, I understand how a glove should look and feel when it is cared for properly. This knowledge has helped me fix gloves correctly and save parents money and the hassle of having to break in a new glove. I continue to learn and refine my skills as gloves change and new products are developed.
I wouldn’t have the opportunity to work on baseball gloves without the players that use them. Thank you to my family, friends, players, and former teammates that have helped me build this business. None of this would be possible without you. Join me in recycling baseball gloves that still have life left in them.