Essential Soccer Equipment
Shin guards: A player's shins are a vulnerable body part that often gets kicked and scraped. Protect them with shin guards that have a suitable size and thickness. Your shin guards should fit securely in a pair of soccer socks. Look closely to see whether the shin guards have attached ankle guards for extra protection, or if ankle guards need to be purchased separately.
Soccer socks: These extra-long socks should completely cover your shin guards.
Soccer ball: Soccer balls come in sizes 3, 4 and 5, which correspond to different age groups. Check with your local league to determine which size to purchase.