Monday, September 28, 2015

Keeping Kids Safe in Soccer

I love that my daughter plays sports and I love that she is good at them too.  As she gets older and the intensity increases, unfortunately so does the danger.
Keeping Kids Safe in Soccer



My daughter is now on a club soccer team and those girls run fast and hard.  She comes home from every games with bruises all over her legs.  I always wonder how she gets these as she wears shin guards, but maybe they just aren't enough.
Dribbling a soccer ball

Thankfully she has never gotten severely injured, but that risk is always there.

Storelli Sports is a company founded by and for soccer players.  They are the only brand devoted exclusively to the design and manufacture of head-to-toe soccer protection.

Alex was able to try both the head ExcoShield Head Guard and the Body Shield Leg Guard.

I will admit when I saw the pictures on the website of the Head Guard I wondered if it would feel bulky and like you were wearing a helmet.

But Alex after wearing it said she really liked it and liked the way it looked, it looked cool, she said.
Storelli Soccer Gear

It really seems more like a giant sweat band (than a helmet), yet you can feel the extra protection throughout. The rate of concussions in soccer is actually quite high and concussions occur more frequently in women's soccer than in men's soccer.  While the ExoShield Head Guard does not prevent concussions, studies have shown that it significantly reduces the force of impact to the covered areas.


The Body Shield Leg Guards not only help ensure that the shin guards stay in place, but also helps protect the sides and back of the legs a bit more.
Storelli Leg Guards

Alex has the type of shin guards with a foot strap and then strap around her leg.  The Body Shield Leg guards are designed for the shin guard that you can slip in.  She tried the Leg Guards with her regular shin guards and still loved the Leg Guards and said they were so comfortable.  She told me we should definitely go buy her some slip in shin guards as she always wants to wear these and it would make it so much easier just to slip her shin guards in.

I think as she continues to use these she will come home with a few less bruises on her legs.
Each week I go and cheer on Alex, wanting her to play her best, wanting her to play aggressive and really be in the game and now I feel a little safer while she does.
Soccer

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16 comments:

  1. Love the last picture! It looks like she loves to play soccer. Hopefully she'll stay safe this season! XOXO

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  2. That's pretty awesome that there is something like that that doesn't look like a helmet!

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  3. Super fun pictures! I can't believe how grown up she's getting. Injured kids scare me! Ethan had an epic bike crash a couple weeks ago! That was about all I could take. :p

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  4. I never thought much about how many ways kids could get hurt during soccer! But man, they look cute in their little uniforms! :)

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  5. She looks like she is having a blast playing soccer. :)

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  6. Excellent tips! I always get very paranoid when mine go to games and practices... so many things can happen!

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  7. Great tips! I'm a boy mom and worry about future sports injuries.

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  8. It looks like she's having a blast, and thank you for these tips!

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  9. What a cute little soccer player you have! Looks like she really enjoys it. :)

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  10. Looks like she has a great time playing! These sound like great products.

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  11. these products look great and i'm glad they'll help her stay safe!

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  12. It is so important to keep the kiddos safe while allowing them to enjoy and excel at their favorite sports. I am always amazed by the new innovative products that they are coming out with for sports safety. :)

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  13. Oh my goodness, she is getting so big! And beautiful! I really have missed coming by your blog. I am hoping I will be able to make more time to visit as I sorely miss the friendships I have made from blogging. Fingers crossed!

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  14. These are genius! I could have used these back in the day. I was always covered in bruises.

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  15. My little boy is just getting into soccer so this post was super helpful!

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