Each sport has its own equipment and much of it is not interchangeable between sports.  We’ve created this page to give you a good start on knowing what your child will need and how to go about ensuring the correct fit.

Each child will need cleats, a soccer ball, shin guards and a water bottle for every game and practice.  Micro players (U4-U8) you will be given a game t-shirt and socks at the first practice.  Classic players (U9+) will need to purchase a uniform soon after the season’s registration closes.

Cleats
Soccer cleats are not the same as baseball or football cleats.  When your child is older and has actually referees judging their games, they will check to make sure they are wearing the correct cleats.
Soccer Cleats Guide – https://www.soccer.com/guide/soccer-shoe-guide

Soccer Ball
Different size balls are needed depending on your child’s age:
U4 – U8 – size 3
U9 – U12 – size 4
U13 – U18 – size 5
Choosing a soccer ball – https://protips.dickssportinggoods.com/sports-and-activities/soccer/how-to-choose-a-soccer-ball

Shin Guards
According to Adidas:
As a shinguard increases in size, it becomes longer and wider to accommodate larger leg diameters. When choosing a size, height is most important.
1.  Without shoes, stand child with feet slightly apart and their backs to the wall.
2.  Measure from the floor to the top of their head for height.  Choose the right size

Choosing shin guards – https://protips.dickssportinggoods.com/sports-and-activities/soccer/choose-soccer-shin-guards
Shin guard Guide – https://www.soccer.com/guide/shin-guard-guide

NikeAdidasDick’s
 Youth XSmall3’11” – 4’6″
Age 6 – 9
 Youth Small 3’11” – 4’3″
Age 4 – 6
 4’7″ – 5’2″
Age 10 – 13
 Less than 3’6″
 Youth Medium 4’3″ – 4’7″
Age 7 – 9
 5’3″ – 5’9″
Age 14 – 17
 3’6″ – 3’11”
 Youth Large 4’7″ – 4’11”
Age 10 – 12
 3’11” – 4’7″
 Youth XLarge 4’7″ – 5’3″
 Adult XSmall4’7″ – 4’11”
 Adult Small 4’11” – 5’3″ 3’11” – 4’7″
Adult Medium 5’3″ – 5’7″ 4’7″ – 5’3″
 Adult Large5’7″ – 5’11” 5’3″ – 5’11”

Snack
https://www.realmomnutrition.com/healthy-team-snacks/

Enjoying the Game
NSC wants all are players and parents to enjoy their soccer experience.  Our Board of Directors have created a few documents to ensure everyone has a great experience
Sideline Etiquette  – Click here to download
Code of Conduct – Click here to download