Basketball, Softball, Soccer and Track Uniforms are Designed to Enhance Performance

Playing casual sports don’t require you to have a uniform. You can play a casual game of basketball without basketball uniforms. However, if you want to be on a professional team then a uniform is necessary as it is part of a team’s identity and it is what separates them from other teams.

Most sports teams have uniforms, but not just because it looks nice, but these uniforms are made so that the players will be able to perform well. For example, track uniforms are designed to be lightweight and tight fitting  usually made of spandex material so that the runners will be able to run faster without their uniforms hindering any of their movements. The same is true with softball uniforms. They are designed to help players move better and play the game better. A team’s uniform can also hep a team intimidate the other teams with their colors and logos.

People engage in sports to improve their health and over all physical well being, but did you know that today, according to statistics, there are less people who do sports. Since the invention of video games and the internet, more kids are drawn indoors and play games rather than spend a sunny day outside playing a game of basketball, football, soccer or any other sport there is. This is why majority of the kids today are obese and are unhealthy because they don’t get the proper exercise that sports can give them. This is why people should encourage the youth into leaving the house and engaging in sports activities.

Tips for the beginner goalkeeper

Written by Soccer Garage

Here are some tips and tricks for the beginner goalkeeper:

Tip 1 – Close the gap in one on one situations. For example, an opposing player gets a breakaway and is heading towards you, what do you do? One of the three things: close the gap, or narrow the angle down, or come out of the box and smother the ball. Most experienced goalkeepers will tell you to get big on your opponent.

Tip 2 – Make a W with your fingers when making a save. You do this by making two V’s with your two index fingers and your thumbs. The time and shot will determine if you can do this, though it is not possible in all scenarios. You will be doing this with your goalkeeping gear.

Tip 3 – Communication is one of the most important things a goalkeeper can do. He is one of the few players that can see the whole field and is not always in play. Organize and communicate with the defense.

Tip 4 – Once you smother the ball and take possession, the next step is to send the ball back down the field. The main thing to remember is to kick the ball towards the side of the field and not the middle.

Tip 5 – Even in pickup games, always make sure to get a goalkeeper jersey that is distinct from the rest of the team.


Soccer Garage is a supplier of kids goalkeeper gloves and other soccer apparel, for both boys and girls.