Having an understanding of what the football equipment is being used for will help you pick the best football equipment for kids. As a parent, you are not normally expected to buy all of the equipment that they use in professional football training. That would be ridiculous right.
I have listed some of the key equipment that is required for either enjoyment or practise so your child can improve their football skills in their own time:
- Football Goal (Arguably one of the most important)
- Football Cones (More for if they are looking to practice)
- Rebounder (These are great fun)
- Target Sheet (Great for target practice and easy to set up, just attaches to the goal)
- A Football (Obviously!)
Now we have listed a few examples of football equipment that is typically used within a fun or training environment. You would need to go away and find the right equipment for your child but luckily for you. We have listed our top picks for the best football equipment for kids so you can save a lot of time and hassle.
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Samba Football Goal
The samba football goal has forever been at the top of the ranking thanks to its durability and overall performance. The goal is truly portable so you can take it anywhere you want although it is usually best suited to gardens. They are also a popular choice within schools and younger football clubs.
It is designed to be locked together to provide a sturdy football goal for the younger ages and it is very rare that the goal ever falls apart during matchplay. The football posts are strong enough to withstand harder shots although this may move the goal slightly but not much. They are also incredibly lightweight so they can be transported around for different drills in your garden or if you are looking at making the pitch smaller.
Football Kick Trainer
The football kick trainer is suitable for all ages and has the ability to hold sizes 3,4 and 5 balls. If you are looking at keeping your child active and playing for hours so that they are tired enough to go straight to bed. This football kick trainer will do exactly that with endless fun to be had for those football-mad children.
It is made with high-quality materials and waterproof nylon so you can even send them out in the rain if you like. Just a thought. The fact that it holds different-sized footballs and keeps them firmly in position just makes for a perfect piece of equipment.
Not only is this a great gift but it also benefits your child to improve their football skills on a daily basis. The velcro fastening belt goes around your child’s waist and the ball fits into the universal ball holder. Fit for all shapes and sizes can help your child get better control over the football. As they kick the ball, it constantly comes back to them so you won’t have to worry about them losing the football.
Mitre Delta Replica FA Cup Football
Our football of choice is the Mitre Delta Replica FA Cup Football which is a replica of the match ball used in the FA Cup. Therefore, you know you are getting a good quality football that will last your child a long time. There is nothing worse than having to continuously buy a new football, trust me.
There are many other choices around which will be down to personal preference but I have been using Mitre balls for years now. Never experiencing any issues and they are considered one of the best football manufacturers around and have mastered their craft of creating reliable footballs that don’t wear too easily. This should easily be your first choice when thinking about football equipment for kids.
In my opinion, the Lusum Set of 20 Flat Rubber Disks is the best one out there to get. The flat cones make it easier to practice your drills without having to pick up the cones every 2 seconds if you knock one over. They also take away the tripping hazard that comes with buying normal cones, so you won’t have to worry about your child hurting themselves.
Now if you are looking for some of the most exciting football equipment for kids then this is definitely the one to get. Helping your child have a lot of fun whilst also practising their control of the ball and first time shooting either on the volley or half-volley. Either way, they will love this a lot and will constantly be out in the back garden or down the green using it.
There are many out there to choose from but this would all be dependent on the budget that you have put aside for their equipment. This is why we have selected one that is more than reasonably priced so you can give your child what they want without breaking the bank. It is a win-win for all parties involved.
Forza Football Goal Target
This comes with 9 different size options so that it can match up to your goal size in the garden. It has 5 targets that are placed around the corners and centre of the pitch to help you improve your shooting accuracy. Let me tell you, there is no better feeling than getting it through one of those targets.
It can easily be removed and added to the goalposts so you don’t have to worry about how long it takes to set up. Even your children can do it so they won’t even have to bother you for help which is exciting stuff.
Now that you have got some of the most exciting football equipment for your kids it might be worth checking out a few simple exercises that they can practice on and off the pitch. It is always good to know of a few exercises that you can do at home so they can constantly improve on their footballing ability and hopefully, reach the big stage for their favourite clubs.