What do I wear down there for soccer?

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  1. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    Um OK,

    Awkward questions here, but what do I wear to play soccer? More specifically, do I need to wear a jock and cup, or will boxers suffice?

    I've never played soccer before, or for that mater any sport. Me an a few friends started a soccer team that will compete in an indoor soccer league.

    Can someone tell me what I need? I really don't like the sound of the phrase "burst testicle" but I don't want to have to wear a jock unless it is necessary.

    Thanks,

    Don
     
  2. redmeister macrumors 6502

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    whitey tighteys or sliders is the typical choice, thats it
     
  3. 7254278 macrumors 68020

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    I was a goalie for an indoor 5 aside team for many years. A cup is typically not needed for a cup but since the indoor balls tend to have a metal core(to stop them from bouncing excessively) which makes them harder I have had a couple of pretty hard hits in that region, nothing serious though. So no I dont think you need a cup. I actually have never seen a cup being worn in europe to play soccer. But hey, its your call.
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    haha definately wear jocks but you dont need to wear a box. indoor shoes and shin guards are all you need along with your team's uniform. you could also wear a mouth guard if your concerned about your teef… i know i am!
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I can't express how necessary shin guards are.
     
  6. 7254278 macrumors 68020

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    DITTO, probably the most painful injury I have ever gotten from playing soccer is knocking shins.
     
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    I've only sustained one hit from a soccer ball "down there" and although slightly painful i feel that it is a rare occurrence.
     
  8. Samarium macrumors 6502a

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    Try not to stand exactly in front of the ball when someone is going to kick. Try to be by your side.
     
  9. Dmac77 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So from what I can tell, the general consensus is to wear a jock minus the cup. I know that I'm going to need shin guards. Thanks for your help so far. more answers are appreciated though.

    Don
     
  10. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    soccer is a non tackling (hitting, checking) sport (i was going to say non contact but probably wouldve got beaten) so you dont need a box (cup). however in Australian Rules Football we tackle and only wear a mouthguard (some players even wear nothing). but its a multi-directional gaming with more running so its easier to dodge the opponent. Rugby is even more hard than Footy and they only wear mouthguards too.
     
  11. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I saw a goalkeeper on the telly a few months back, sharing his pre-match preparations (it may have been Brad Friedel, but I'm not certain) and he wore a box to prevent any damage in his *ahem* penalty area. Of course, goalkeepers are a bit of a special case as they're more likely to be struck by a fast moving ball.
     
  12. Samarium macrumors 6502a

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    You should wear one if you use braces. :)
     
  13. Chundles macrumors G4

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    We just used to wear two pairs of Reg Grundies and a box when playing cricket.

    One guy mentioned that he was only wearing boxers whilst walking out to bat and I put him in hospital with one delivery into his bollocks and the next one into his head that split him open across the eyebrow. Should've been wearing a helmet... there was blood everywhere and he spewed from the pain in his nuts.

    Wear adequate protection for your boys.
     
  14. Samarium macrumors 6502a

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    As someone suggested before, soccer isn't so much of a physical game. I should recommend too that you should have a knee band or something since the knees are the ones who suffer the most.
     
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    Keeping away from the likes of Vinnie is a good idea.
     

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  16. Stepper macrumors regular

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    No need for a cup, just wear some cycling shorts or some tighy whiteys
     
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    Bloomin heck. Remind me not to play cricket with you bowling!
     
  18. 7254278 macrumors 68020

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    Amazing:D
     
  19. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    under armour or boxers, you'll be fine, especially if no one in that league has ever played before :eek:
     
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    Indeed. I hearby nominate Chundles for the 'MacRumors Sports Personality of the Year' award. :D
     
  21. iShater macrumors 604

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    If you are going to be the goalie, you might want a cup.

    And as someone suggested, turn your side when in the line of fire. :eek:
     
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    A cup is definitely not necessary. Under Armour or some other spandex-type stuff though is very nice for any sport where you'll be sweating a fair amount... boxers can get extremely unpleasant when wet.
     
  23. Prof. macrumors 601

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    My old HS friend plays soccer and he wears these... not CK per se but you get the gist of it.
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    Some other guys just free-balled it.
     
  24. redmeister macrumors 6502

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    yea no joke! that guy was a menace out there
     

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