What equipment will my player need?
Players should have shorts, socks, and molded soccer cleats. Shinguards are required. A ball is good to have, but not necessary.
NYSA provides U6 through U9 players with t-shirt jerseys. U10 to U19 teams provide their own uniforms.
A player shall not wear anything which is dangerous to another player or to themselves (i.e., rings, watches, casts, earrings, etc.) Any piercings must be removed.
Per Washington Youth Soccer, casts are not allowed on the playing field.
- These are available from several local shops and stores in a wide variety of styles. Pick whatever style that seems most appropriate for your player and their shin protection. Shinguards are required at all practices and games.
- Simple molded cleats are the most flexible (especially for the young ones that will probably out grow them every year). Players participating in the premier or select programs or on older teams (U13 and up) should check with their coach (your team may be participating in matches on artificial surfaces, which may suggest a somewhat different shoe).
- A Ball
- Always a good idea for a player to be able to get ball touches at home. Check with your coach regarding the appropriate ball size for your player (i.e. size #3, #4, or #5).
Updated Feb 2012