Kids soccer is more popular than ever. New soccer moms and dads have a lot to figure out when preparing your kids for competitive or recreational youth soccer. Build confidence and start your child out on the right foot with the right fit in shoes and gear before they head out to the field.
KIDS SOCCER SHOES AND CLEATS
The type of soccer cleats or indoor shoes needed depends on what kind of field your child’s team will be practicing and play on. Have your child try on Firm Ground cleats with hard rubber or plastic studs if playing on a pitch made of natural grass or on well-worn artificial turf. Look for Artificial Turf shoes with a super low profile and an outsole evenly covered all-over in small rubber studs for the best traction on an indoor or newer outdoor turf surface.
One size does not fit all kids for shin protection. The right size shin-guard is critical to comfort and protection for your mini. Most kids shin-guards have padding in an attached ankle guard for extra protection. When first starting out, look for a single strap system with a front closure to keep ankle and shin-guards in place to eliminate constant adjusting on the field.
Well-fitted long kids soccer socks offer compression-like support for small shins and calves. Have your child try soccer socks made with climalite® moisture-wicking fabric which pulls sweat away from the skin as they run up and down the pitch. Ventilation in the sock’s toe area and extra cushioning in the foot-bed will provide breathable support and comfort for the entire match.
KIDS SOCCER KIT
Matching kids soccer jerseys and shorts made with climacool® technology, a moisture-wicking fabric combined with strategically placed ventilated mesh inserts, offers much needed breathability for young players giving it their all.
For colder practice days, keep your child warmed up with a soccer jacket that has moisture repellent properties like climalite fabric and a full zip-hood to protect against wind and rain.
Warm-up kids soccer pants with climacool targeted mesh inserts will keep your young player cool and dry without overheating. A tapered leg ensures their training pant won’t deter focus from developing their technical footwork.
Grab a soccer ball for matches, training or to support your kids favorite team. adidas carries official NHS approved soccer balls that are perfect for your club or high school teams. Look for technology like threadless, seamless, beveled edge (TSBE) soccer balls that provide a seamless surface for touch. Get ready to take your skills to the next level.