The Preparation for Soccer A process which I deal with every day is getting ready for a soccer game or a practice session. Being ready involves having all the correct equipment and being mentally ready. I've been playing soccer for six years, and I've learned right away everything there is to know about playing soccer.
To be playing soccer on any occasion or just for fun, you are going to need soccer cleats. There are various types of cleats, the ones I usually buy are from the brand names Adidas or Nike. Usually, soccer shoes are separated from the other types of cleats for other sports. The other sports that have shoes similar to soccer are Football and track. Every other four months, there are new models that are advertised for soccer cleats. The same type of brands but different styles and types of shoe models. The shoes I buy are from the youth area because I have small feet and they are cheaper than the adult shoes. It's important to get shoes that fit perfectly to your foot because it's a pain having to play with loose shoes or tight shoes. During a game or in practice, our feet are the most important, and it's huge if we don't have to worry about our feet struggling while our heads are in the game. Cleats are the first thing soccer players recognize us for either for the brand, color or if they are grass or turf cleats. If the shoes aren't correct, they can slip on the field while we are playing and can be a foul if the referee notices them. It's all in the rules of soccer for the state of Iowa.
Before the shoes are put on, socks, sleeves, shin guards, and ankle braces need to come on. It is a rule to wear socks and shin guards, the sleeves and the ankle braces are optional. The reason they are optional is that not everyone has shin guards that come with sleeves or have the need to wear them. Sleeves go under the sock and work to hold the shin guard in place. The braces are for the injured or for those who have delicate feet. Some wear a knee brace because they had surgery a couple of months or years before and got comfortable with it. A doctor or trainer can give advice on getting a brace for the pain or discomfort. It helps with confidence and with the pain. But I've heard others don't think they have a purpose. The shin guards are not optional but need to be worn during a game. They help by protecting our shins and avoiding any injuries. The socks are to match the uniform or to help keep the shin guards safe inside the socks. Usually, the socks are bought from the same brands the cleats are. The socks are paired up to match the uniform colors or the practicing gear.
But what we wear is black or white shorts for games and jerseys. We have all maroon, all white, and stripes of both colors. We each pick a number in the beginning of the year and keep it till the end of the season. The jerseys are to represent our school and to help players in our team know who to pass it to while playing. It is very easy to look at the color...