The day has come that you have decided to sign up for a women’s soccer league. Maybe you haven’t played since you were in high school and you’ve been missing the game, or maybe you haven’t played before and you’re just looking for a fun new way to get in shape and stay healthy. Either way, you all have the same thing in common: your thoughts. Your thoughts are racing around about things that could go wrong and right. Starting with the basic womens soccer equipment you’ll need to play the game, we’ll walk you through what you need to know to register for a women’s soccer league.
Find a League in Your Area
The first thing you need to do is locate a women’s soccer league in your area. You can talk with businesses like Soccer Garage, which might know local leagues in your area. Another great place to start is at the National Women’s Soccer League website. There, you’ll find lots of resources to help you find a team.
Next, talk to the league and find out what you’ll need to pay for. Typically, your membership fees will pay for your practice time and womens soccer jersey for the team.
Soccer is relatively inexpensive to play, which is a good thing for players on a budget. The most expensive part of your gear will be the cleats, and you should be prepared to pay anywhere from $50 to hundreds of dollars for a good pair. Don’t go cheap here. Good cleats give you maneuverability on the field, and provide support for your feet so you can play longer without feeling fatigued.
You’ll need a pair of womens soccer shoes too, to keep cool during practice. Shin guards under knee high socks will also protect your leagues if you’re playing in a league that allows tackling.