football towelsFootball, in its purest form, is a beautiful game. As a parent, it can be scary to watch your kids play any sport, especially football, but it’s often just as scary watching them take their first steps, drive for the first time, or simply leave the house in the morning. If your child wants to play football, you might as well start getting excited about watching, because that’s exactly what you’ll be doing. 

You’re going to need to buy a few items, however, before your child is ready to start playing football. If you’re a parent and your child is playing football for the first time, here are a few things you’ll need to purchase for them: 

    • Extra pads -- The team should be supplying pads and helmets to each player, but it won't hurt to purchase some extra pads in order to keep your child as safe as possible during play. Make sure you're not overdoing it with pads because that can hinder mobility and cause even more on-field problems, but having a few extra pads is never a bad thing.

    • Mouth guards -- Make sure your child has a quality mouth guard before they start playing in order to protect their jaw, mouth, and teeth. You should purchase a few just in case one gets lost or broken. It's best to mold each mouth guard specifically to your child's bite by placing it in boiling water and having them bite down for a few seconds.

    • Football towels -- Since football is so physically taxing, there is going to be a lot of sweat involved. These football towels are great for wiping away any sweat and drying off.

    • Gloves and cleats -- If you want your child to stand out on the field, sticky gloves and quality cleats are essential. These items will help your child run and catch better, and they'll look like a pro too!

    • Plenty of water -- Football games were originally about 70 minutes long. However, new rules made during President Theodore Roosevelt's time in office shortened the game by 10 minutes. Even so, football games can be quite tiring, so your child will need plenty of water in order to stay hydrated. Though it’s impossible to completely prevent injury during this contact sport, drinking a lot of water and staying hydrated can at least help.

If your child is about to start playing football and you want to get some awesome football gloves, quality football towels, and other essential products, give Grip Boost a call right away.