Pro players wear such small shinguards because they have acquired a BAD HABIT. Also, because FIFA doesn’t regulate the size of shinguards. I think there should be stricter rules on the size of shinguards worn, even though some will say more protection can result in more rough dangerous play.
Are players allowed to play without shin guards?
No. There will be no professional football players who don’t wear shin guards while playing. Not only are shin guards compulsorily required, but they must be long enough to provide reasonable protection for the shin bone, which precludes an adult player wearing pads for a small child.
How do pro soccer players keep their shin guards up?
Some socks are snug enough to keep the shin guards from moving, but many players prefer to use tape, stays or compression sleeves to keep the shields in place throughout the game. More advanced players typically prefer slip-in shin guards for the freedom of movement they offer.
What happens if you don’t wear shin pads?
The penalty for not wearing adequate shin-protection is being prevented from playing or refusal of entry to the field of play. Soccer is serious about player safety. Of the basic compulsory equipment, shin guards are the only one that has further stipulations.
Do soccer referees wear shin guards?
Covering them with tape does not make them legal.) All players must wear shin guards and socks must be pulled over shin guards.
Do pros wear ankle guards?
Unfortunately, while the shin is covered, the ankle is vulnerable to the full force of a scything tackle. This is the most natural way to wear a shinpad, which is why it’s the chosen pad of most pros, but with just two straps to keep it in place it can you leave you exposed.
Do you wear shin pads in 5 a side?
If you’re playing with friends or colleagues, you’re under no obligation to wear shin pads. That said, if you’re planning on joining one of our ultimate 5 a side football leagues in London and playing in official fixtures, the organizers may insist that everyone wears them so you should double-check before your match.
Can you wear shin guards without sleeves?
Shin Guards without Ankle Guards
Adult soccer players typically use shin guards that do not contain ankle guards. This type of shin guard generally has simple plastic inserts that slide beneath socks or into fabric sleeves, or secure around your calf with a Velcro strap.