So your kid wants to get into soccer but you’re not so sure you want to spend the money to get them started with a hobby they just might not keep?
If you’re the type of mom who spends hours on just to save a few cents a therm we’ve got the lowdown on what you NEED to buy for the rising soccer star and what you can skip.
NEED: Soccer Ball – you can get one for less than twenty dollars at any neighborhood sporting goods store
SKIP: Multiple Balls – your kid gets one. That will encourage them not to lose it.
NEED: Shin Guards – soccer players notoriously get kicked in the shins during games and it’s great protection
SKIP: Other Padding – It’s not football. Your kid doesn’t need a cup, shoulder pads or a helmet if they’re under 14 years old.
NEED: Net – you can buy netting at your local hardware or fishing store to use in place of a backyard goal
SKIP: Actual Goal – String up the net between two trees and make it work. Goals are clunky, anyway.