How to Make Wide Receiver Gloves Sticky Again

    Step 1

    Spit on the gloves or pour water on them, then wipe them hard on a towel or shirt.

    Step 2

    Put your gloves in the dryer on extreme heat immediately before use.

    Step 3

    Put warm, dissolved melted sugar water on your gloves, let them sit for a few seconds and then wipe them off.


  • If playing in a recreational league, consider spraying "Stick-Um" on your gloves or rubbing them with pine tar, but check the league rules before doing either. These methods are illegal in sanctioned leagues, such as college and the NFL.


  • Be careful when trying to make gloves sticky, as this could be considered an unfair advantage and player could get warned or disqualified.

Things Needed

  • Receiver gloves
  • Water or spit
  • Sugar

About the Author

J.D. Chi is a professional journalist who has covered sports for more than 20 years at newspapers all over the United States. She has covered major golf tournaments and the NFL as well as travel and health topics. Chi received her Bachelor of Arts in professional writing from Carnegie Mellon University and is working toward a master's degree in journalism.