If you are a parent of a child just starting or growing the beautiful game lately, we are sure you have had these type of questions pop up in your head.
- What type of cleats do I buy my child?
- Should I even bother getting a nice one since they will just grow out of it?
- Are all youth cleats the same?
It’s very important to consider what position your child is playing and their style. A winger that goes back and forth on the pitch will have different needs than that of a defender who might need firmer cleats and more protection.
If your child is a goalie, odds are they will need a cleat that had great traction for quick movements, but also a strong strike zone for those long, powerful goal kicks. Defenders need more protection when it comes to cleats, try getting stepped on by one of those swift forwards, no thank you.
We get it, getting cleats for your kids can be tricky. But here’s an Ultimate Soccer Store tip! You need to find the “sweet spot”. The Sweet spot is the balance between a boot that fits and feels comfortable, but also has room for growth and won’t need to be replaced too soon. Make sure there is a bit of extra space in the cleat, and you can always add extra insole layers if it’s a little loose.
It’s been our observation that many kids who are starting the beautiful game tend to go for the artificial multi-studded cleats because of the support it gives.
Of course though, talking to your child’s coach will always be helpful in picking out a cleat as well. Coaches tend to do a great job in helping parents narrow down parent’s search for new cleats. Fellow parents can also help, let’s be honest, they probably have gone through the same thing you are going through right now.
We at Ultimate Soccer Store have a great variety of junior cleats, stop by our store in Boca Raton today, or visit our website www.ultimatesoccerstore.com to see all the latest cleat releases!