All players must bring the following to each game and practice:
· Soccer Ball
· Plenty of drinking water
· Shin Guards
· Soccer Socks
· Soccer Cleats
· Comfortable Shirt and Shorts for practices (uniform for games)
ALL jewelry must be removed during practices and games. This includes fitness trackers, watches, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, etc. Earrings must be completely removed and may not be worn on the field at any time – no exceptions.
Specific equipment requirements are outlined below. Please ask your coach or a club official if you have any questions.
Soccer balls come in different sizes, based upon the age division of the player. Size requirements are as follows:
· Grades 3/4 and 5/6: Size 4
· Grades 7/8 and up: Size 5
The entire official team uniform must be worn at all games (no substitutions). The official uniform consists of a green Bolton Soccer jersey, black shorts, and solid black socks. There must be no colored logos or stripes on the socks or shorts. Travel uniforms are to be ordered a few weeks prior to the start of the season at the time of player registration.
Shin Guards / Socks
Shin guards are a vital component of the soccer uniform and protect (as the name implies) a player’s shins from being repeatedly kicked during games. These are required and a player may not participate without them. A player’s socks must completely cover the shin guards during play.
Proper soccer cleats are a requirement for all Bolton Soccer players. Below is some information on how to select and care for soccer cleats.
Buy cleats specifically made for soccer:
· NO metal studs
· NO studs at the front toe of the shoe
This is safety concern for the player and for other on the field. Cleats made for other sports (ex. Football, Baseball and Lacrosse) may have a stud at the front toe of the cleat which can injury other players on the field. Dick’s Sporting Goods has a wide selection of youth soccer cleats.