How To Choose Soccer Goalkeeper Equipment
Here is what you need to do...
The first thing you should do is ask any other goalkeepers you know what the prefer. Personally, I always recommend PUMA and Nike brand products; they're comfortable, efficient, and can usually take a beating all season long.
The next thing you should do is make a trip to any local stores that sell soccer gear. Those stores will usually have employees with some inside knowledge as to the latest and greatest gear.
Thirdly, you should begin your search online. Google.com, Soccer.com, and others will all have a large variety of goalkeeping gear. Along with the large amount of options, each site will usually provide many reviews about the gear from athletes just like you.
After you've explored all of your options, feel free to go with your gut decision. In the end, it's YOU who makes all of the leaping saves and one-on-one stops; the goalkeeping gear just assists. As long as you're comfortable with your decision, you should have no problems on the field.
Difficulties people often experience or parts that need special attention to do it right.
Be careful to explore all of the different pricing options, in order to make the most cost-efficient purchase.
Stuff You'll Need
|Pro Combat Hyperstrong Slider Short||$29.99|
|evoSPEED 1.2 Goalkeeper Glove||$89.99|
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I started playing soccer when I was in middle school, and I was no Pele to say the least. I used to always swat the ball around with my hands and get in trouble. When I moved on to high school, my coach immediately recommended that I try out for the goalkeeper position. Needless to say, I did my research on what sort of gear to buy. In the end, I played 3 years of Varsity Goalkeeping for one of the top soccer schools in Wisconsin.
When did you first do this & how did you get started?
I first started searching for Goalkeeping equipment when I was a freshman in high school. I looked around local stores, and then moved my search to a more broad area: the Internet.