It's the fourth quarter. Your team is down six points and you're running a streak down the field. You're wide open. The QB tosses a perfect ball that hits you right in the hands. Do you drop it or do you make the catch and win the game? That part is entirely up to you.
The summer is finally here and it's time to get ready for Friday Night Football games. If you want to be the star of your football team and make those game winning catches, not only are you going to have to work extremely hard to improve your talents (constantly working on your catching skills, hitting the weight room as much as you can, studying your playbook, etc.), you're going to have to acquire all the necessary equipment in order to stand out on the field.
Here are some things you should consider purchasing this summer that will help strengthen your on-the-field football performance:
Official game footballs -- The only way to get comfortable catching game balls is to practice throwing and catching game balls. Keep in mind that any official game football must be deflated or inflated to 13.0 PSI in order to meet NFL standards. Get plenty of footballs and start practicing all kinds of catches to improve your receiver skills.
Quality football gloves -- Football grip gloves can take you from an average wide receiver or tight end to an all-star caliber player. Football gloves are so much better nowadays than they were in the past, so every player who is serious about improving their catching skills should consider buying a few pairs this summer.
- Brand new cleats -- You're never going to burn the defensive back with your old broken down cleats that you've used for years. Head to your sporting goods store and check out a few pairs of high-quality cleats that feel comfortable. You'll not only be able to run much faster on the field, you'll be able to make those ankle-breaking cuts that will undoubtedly lead to more touchdowns.