What can I use if I don’t have shin guards?

Are shin guards really necessary?

It is a requirement that you use shin guards when playing a match, and the referee can actually refuse you to play if you are not wearing shin guards. … You may well risk that a refereee does not approve your shin guards up to the start of a match if he considers that they do not provide adequate protection.

Do pro footballers wear shin pads?

Pro players wear such small shinguards because they have acquired a BAD HABIT. Also, because FIFA doesn’t regulate the size of shinguards. I think there should be stricter rules on the size of shinguards worn, even though some will say more protection can result in more rough dangerous play.

What happens if you dont wear shin pads?

Without ample protection for your shins, you may not be able to play. The worst part is that if you do, you may end up with several cuts, abrasions or even a broken shin bone.

How do you keep shin guards from sliding down?

Use an old pair of shin guard sleeves (at least a size smaller) and slip it on over your socks. This will make the bottom of your shin guards, as well as your socks snug, but not constricting. It’s worked perfectly for me so far. No more readjusting after every hard run.

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Are slip-in shin guards better?

Slip-in shin guards are often preferred by more advanced players because they allow for more freedom of movement. However, they are not recommended for younger players, because they don’t provide the same level of protection that that full length shin guards with ankle guards can provide.