Soccer moms know the feeling. A mix of fear and excitement as a ball is kicked through the air, and then the all out mad dash to get a goal. And while soccer moms can only anguish from the stands, soccer players know the pain first hand. It’s rough out there.
The game of soccer, which you might not think would be as dangerous as other sports, actually has the highest injury rate. It’s the dark side of a beautiful, fun game. In fact, 56% of all injuries in soccer are skin abrasion related. Turf Burn being the most common of these injuries. But I know a secret weapon.
Storelli Sports is the only brand dedicated to creating innovative injury-preventing performance gear for soccer players of all ages, genders and positions.
For kids, their aim is to keep them fearless on the field and to continue safely playing the game they love. With a wide range of low profile, high performance protective gear to choose from, we were sent their BodyShield Leg Sleeves as well as their BodyShield Field Player Sliders to try out for my own soccer players.
The BodyShield Field Player Sliders are perfect for avoiding abrasion related injuries on a number of surfaces, from the best kept grass fields in the world, to lush artificial turf, to some of the hardest soccer conditions out there. The sliders are designed for protection and lightweight mobility while incorporating innovative foam technology that protects during tackles or slides without hindering movement. Storelli also carries sliders specifically for women.
As the first and only armored shin pad sleeve, the BodyShield Leg Sleeves protects the area on the side of the leg not covered by the shin guards, while holding the shin guards comfortably in place without the need for constant manual adjustment or tape. The shin guard pocket also prevents constant rubbing of the shin guard against the skin.
Storelli Sports has now teamed up with professional soccer players Oscar and Casillus to further the discussion of on-field injury prevention.