Football is an enjoyable sport that is played on many different levels, from professional to recreational. Different playing levels have additional dress-up requirements, but some general rules must be followed to play anywhere and at any time. This article will help you with how to wear soccer clothes.
Dressing up for recreational play
1. Dress for comfort
The most crucial part of getting dressed for soccer is giving yourself the freedom of movement, so you can play without overthinking your clothes. In addition, since recreational play does not have standardized requirements, you do not have to worry about the same limitations you might encounter in official or league play.
2. Check the weather
If you are only playing with your friends, you can wear whatever you want as long as it is comfortable. So, if it’s hot outside, go with something cold. If it’s hard, go for something warmer (but keep in mind that you’ll get hot when you start running).
3. Find the right clothes
If it’s warm outside, you should probably opt for shorts and shorts or a soccer jersey. You can opt for sweatpants and a long-sleeved shirt if it’s cold. If you do, wear short socks under the shin guards and pantyhose over them to keep them in place.
4. Layer if necessary
If it’s cold at first, wear shorts under your sweatpants so you can take them off if you get too hot. You can also wear a long-sleeved T-shirt or a sweatshirt for the same purpose.
5. Choose the right shoes
Again, the most important things are comfort and functionality. If you own the cleats, you can wear them. However, most recreational soccer games can be played with tennis shoes, running shoes, or no shoes. Check with your fellow players to determine the correct type of shoe for that particular game. Since soccer requires kicking the ball, you should wear tennis shoes or clips, as you can damage and injure your feet by wearing sandals or walking barefoot.
Add some personal flair. You can spice up the outfit by purchasing a shirt or shorts for a favorite player or team. It can also be fun to wear headbands or other accessories to make you feel like famous players you see on TV, as well as keep your hair out of the way.
Dressing up to play the official league
Learn about your league rules
Remember that there may be stricter dress requirements when playing for a team or in a league than in recreational games. Know the rules so you can stay within politics.
Wear the white socks under your regular team socks.
Put your socks over a shin guard.
Turf shoes are only acceptable when playing on the grass
- In addition, the cleats cannot have metal studs, screws in the front, or anything that might injure another player.
- Put your hair into a ponytail if it goes beyond your shoulders.
- This makes it easy to see in the game.
- You can use thin, soft headbands to prevent your hair from falling on your face.
Wear it under your team jersey
- Jackets and warm-up shirts can’t be worn over your team jersey because it hides which team you are on and is considered cheating.
- Jackets and blouses (with a hood) can be worn under your shirt.
- All types and colors of undershirts are acceptable as long as they are worn under your shirt.
- Wearing leggings under shorts is acceptable.
- Guards are allowed to wear pants.
Wear a mouth guard
- This is especially encouraged if you have braces or other teeth condition.
- Those jellies are lovely.
- Make sure the cleats fit snugly.
- If you are a goalkeeper, wear gloves that fit snugly in your hand to have maximum control of the ball.
- Shin guards are recommended and often required to play soccer. An unprotected shin strap can very well ruin your day.
- Don’t wear jeans or sweatpants. It will be scorching.
- Each team must choose the design for their jersey.
- It is recommended to buy a new pair of cleats every season.
- Ask the referee or refer to the league’s rulebook if you have any questions about how to dress.
- Choose a color like your team’s colors when choosing an undershirt (black and white look good under anything).
- The goalkeeper must wear a jersey of a different color from the rest of the team to be distinguished.
- Put duct tape around the outside of your socks to keep the shin guards in one place.
- Always stretch before playing, so you don’t risk the chance of muscle sprain or strain.