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Soccer Basics

March 22 2018

We curate the essential soccer gear that you and your kid will need on the field.

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Spring has sprung and soccer season has started.  Need some tips for starting the season?

Tournament, game or practice, here are the essentials for every soccer family. Remember that when you shop from your FlipGive campaign, up to 10% of your gear purchases go back towards your fundraising goal!

1. Cleats: Cleats are necessary for every soccer game. Whether the grass is natural or artificial, cleats will ensure your player is able to control their movements on the pitch. 

2. Shin Guards: Most coaches won’t let you play without them. Have your son or daughter fitted properly – nothing is worse than getting a kick to the shin.

3. Socks: Many teams supply their own socks, but it doesn’t hurt to have an extra pair. They get super dirty and are often forgotten at the bottom of laundry baskets.

4. Gloves: Good luck to anyone playing in goal who has forgotten their gloves. Some teams provide their gloves but for the serious goalkeeper, personal gloves are a must.


5. Ball: It’s a great idea to bring an extra ball, and even a pump. You never know if your player will need and it keeps siblings busy when they aren’t so into being spectators.

6. Collapsible chair: Bleachers aren’t available at every game. A good collapsible chair (or two) will get you through any sport season. Some have cup holders, others an umbrella attachment. All are key to enjoying the game in comfort.

7. Soccer Bag: Duffel style or backpack, a soccer bag will help you keep it together. From snacks to ball, the bag holds it all!

8. Water bottle: Before, during or after the game, every athlete needs to hydrate. Find a bottle with good grip and that will keep the water cold. Don’t forget to clean it out after each game!

9. Towel: Whether it’s for drying off a rain-spattered bleacher seat, or a mud-drenched kid, a towel comes in super handy. Choose a light-weight, quick dry absorbent fabric for the quickest wipe down. Preferably before they hop into the car.

10.  Assorted sundries: Sunscreen, insect repellent and a hydration mix to keep the kids going. These can make or break a game for any player – or fan. Be sure to pack extra treats in your  snack packs. Soccer really amps the appetite. 




FlipGive and Cammi Granato would like to thank our official supporters Dallas Stars, Seattle Kraken, LA Kings, Anaheim Ducks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Tampa Bay Lightning, Hawerchuk Strong, Jackson Events, Canlan and other donors for helping support future legends as part of the Cammi Granato Girls Hockey Grant.


Cammi Granato is a former captain of the United States women's national ice hockey team, Olympic gold medalist and one of the first women to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2010. She currently works as a scout for the NHL’s Seattle Kraken organization.


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