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Soccer Is a Contact Sport | Youth Soccer Protective Gear By Storelli Sports

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Yeah, this fact came as news to me as well. ?It’s not what you typically think of when you envision a soccer game especially when it happens between kids.

My eyes are wide open after watching my middle schooler compete in his first year of school soccer. ?Wowza.

I’ve found that soccer IS a contact sport. ?Youth soccer protective gear by Storelli Sports is trying to help lessen injuries on the field.

It wasn’t always this way.

When my kids were young, it was all about the snacks.

Claire snacks

Now that they are older and playing in more competitive leagues, things have gotten a bit more… shall we say, physical?

Those awkward pre-teen bodies crashing into each other make me cringe more often than a soccer game should. ?It’s not surprising that over 50% of players miss at least one game a season due to injuries.

And injuries suck. ?No one likes that. ?Especially mom!

This mom is interested in anything that can prevent injuries for my soccer loving kids. ?Looking at you, my dear aggressive pre-teen who’s turning my hair gray!

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There is help?to minimize injuries in our kids on the field. ?And it’s pretty cool, too.

Storelli Sports is the only brand providing cutting edge protection for the Next Gen soccer player. Founded for and by soccer players, Storelli is devoted to the design and manufacturing of head-to-toe soccer protection for every position.

Like I said, injuries suck, but with Storelli Protective Gear, injuries could be a thing of the past. Storelli believes fear should not get in the way of your child athlete performing at their best.

Claire tried out the ExoShield Head Guard. ?It’s superior head protection, worn by English Premiere League stars such as Wayne Rooney.

When I pointed out this little fact (we love Rooney!), she was more than interested in giving this product a go.

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We practiced headers in the front yard. ?Huge success.

She said it was comfortable and made heading the ball, “hurt way less.”

Now that’s the kind of endorsement a mom likes to hear!

She also told me that it looked cool and wouldn’t be embarrassing to wear on the field. ?I think that’s about as good as you can get from a 10-year old fashionista.

We also checked out the Body Shield Leg Guards. ?These provide additional cushioning on the sides of the legs where young athletes are often getting kicked. ?The front pocket provides a space to slide in your shin guards.

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Luke said he’d we they felt great. ?In fact, he didn’t even notice he was wearing the specialty gear. ?They are so lightweight that it didn’t distract from practice in the least.

If you have a 12-year old boy, you know getting them to agree to anything that might provide some additional protection isn’t easy. ?They like to live on the edge.


Both kids said they felt confident playing in Storelli and hoped that their friends would be interested in the gear as well.

I think this is a score for mom.

We liked Storelli and appreciate the message they are sending. ?#InjuriesSuck and they want to make those stories a thing of the past!

Learn more about Storelli by checking out their website and signing up for the newsletter. ?You’ll get all the latest news from Brooklyn, PLUS $10 off your first purchase of Next Gen soccer gear. ?WINNING!

Check out the Storelli website and tell me what product you’d be most interested in!

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Wednesday 16th of September 2020

Thanks for sharing your story! Found this one helpful.


Tuesday 15th of September 2020

That”s why shin guards are worn...


Saturday 28th of April 2018

football is one of the most beautiful sports to see, and seeing children from an early age is fabulous, great article

Josh Williams

Saturday 7th of April 2018

I grew up playing soccer and learned to love heading the ball without any sort of special gear. That doesn't mean it didn't have its effect on me, it may have. Who really knows?

I would say I had more issues with colliding heads than heading the ball itself.

It's great that people are looking to improve the safety of the sport though.

I'm a firm believer of shin guards being worn at all times though. Odds are the one time that a player doesn't wear them is when they'll get injured.


Saturday 3rd of June 2017

Just look at Chealseas former Goalie: He is wearing a helmet after cracking his skull against the goal post.


Friday 10th of November 2017

Ollie, but the goalie was injured due to an accident. The issue with many kids is that they play out of control and cause the accidents. One thing parents can do is to teach their kids how to play "in control" to avoid injuries and accidents. Soccer is generally a pretty safe sport, but the way reckless kids play turns it into a wrestling and football match. Let's coach kids on control I know it's easier said than done.

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