With soccer seasons on hold and every required to shelter in place at home, staying it soccer shape is going to become increasingly difficult. It is an unprecedented time that we are all tackling together.
With that in mind, we wanted to put together a list of random soccer equipment and products we feel will prove beneficial for players looking to continue working out at home.
If you have any other suggestions to add leave them in the comments below with any insight you can provide for others.
A Kick Wall
This one is absolutely free and one that is worth spending an afternoon putting together. A simple, very effective wooden kick wall that kids can spend hours passing and taking rebounds from. Perfect for working with while alone, and it will last well past the lockdown.
Find the plans to create them at kickwalls.com and then give @24x7soccerus a high five for sharing!
Nike React Gato IN
It is likely that a new pair of versatile soccer shoes will be needed at this point, a pair that you can wear on hard court/street or on grass. Your best bet is to go with something flat, that can easily transition as an everyday shoe. Normally, we wouldn’t recommend flat on grass, but since they won’t be worn in games or situations where super quick turns and acceleration are vitally important, flat will provide the perfect balance.
Our recommendation is the recently released Nike React Gato. It is a shoe that features a Flyknit upper with Kevlar yarns woven the material to help prevent the knit from stretching. This also helps with durability. React foam cushioning in the midsole also ensures that your feet stay comfortable playing for extended periods!
Find the React Gato in 2 colorways available for $139.99.
Senda Street Soccer Ball
If your player ends up playing more on cement or street surfaces than grass while at home, this is a ball well worth checking out. It is designed with a super-grippy and tire-like rubber cover for superior control and durability.
Find them available for $39.99.
SKLZ Quickster Rebounder
Perfect if you have two players and want an option that they can use together. Provides a true-roll that helps master passing and receiving on the ground via the back rebounder, while the primary rebounder allows you to control balls out of the air pending how you strike the ball. I’ve had mine since testing it back in 2015, and my kids now use it all the time!
Find them on sale at Amazon for $116.99.
SKLZ Star Kick Touch Trainer
A very simple and affordable product that can help players work on developing their first touch, pending they use it over time. This is one that I’ve found kids get board with pretty easily. But then again, these are unusual times when something simple might just prove to be a game changer!
Find the Star Kick Touch available for $24.99.
Champro 3-In-1 Soccer Training Goals
Want to work on some target practice or shooting? At 6′ x 4′, this goals isn’t very big, but it provides enough size and spaces for you to be able to work on accuracy. In fact, it triples up as a functioning practice goal, rebounder, and target trainer.
Available at Epic Sports for $87.
“Practice At Home” Goalkeeper Pack
Goalkeepers – we have one just for you! Aviata Sports has put together an incredible “Practice at Home” pack that gives you products to train with at home, at a very affordable price. It features a Mannequin, hand rebounder, ball, cones and a pair of new gloves. A specially selected pack to help you get your daily grind on at home. Even if you only have a small space to work, everything included can help you get all important agility and reaction drills in.
Available directly from Aviata Sports for $129.99.
Dribble Up! Smart Soccer Ball
This is one I haven’t tested or seen being used in person. So, I am going to refer to other reviews in offering it as a recommendation. Earlier today in an excellent facebook group. someone asked what the Smart Soccer Ball was like. Below are some of the responses shared, and all make it seem like a valuable soccer product.
It can be used indoors, with every workout with Smart Soccer Ball being a unique experience. Your smart ball comes with hundreds of workouts for endless hours of training and programs for players at every level.
Get your Smart Soccer Ball for $89.99.
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