Summer is drawing closer and that means summer camps for your kids. If you are planning on putting your child in a football camp, there are a few things that you might want to make sure your child has before it starts.
Special athletic clothing such as Under Armor is useful for your little athlete. Under Armor makes shirts and pants that are specially designed for athletic activities. They are stretchy and allow for free movement while also keeping the person as dry as possible.
Football cleats are shoes specially designed for playing football in. Cleats have either metal or hard plastic spokes that come out of the sole of the shoe to help with gripping on the grass when in the field. Cleats also come in a variety of styles with some made with high ankle support and others with special lacing for maximum coverage.
Football helmets can be purchased in many different sizes and styles. Sizing can be somewhat tricky so be sure to check with a sports store employee and have your child try on a couple of sizes before choosing just one. Mouth guards, which are hard plastic pieces placed in the child's mouth for protection, can be attached to the front of football helmets. Mouth guards that attach to the helmets tend to make keeping track of it much easier.
Other football accessories such as wrist guards, knee braces and special socks are also available at sportsman stores all over. Communicate with your child's coach to find out what sorts of accessories you are responsible for buying and which ones will be available through the program.