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08/10/18

Volleyball Practice Outfit Essentials

Going into the volleyball season, it’s important that what your kids wear are comfortable, cute, and durable for their practice and workouts. After all, they’ll be wearing these pieces for an entire season. Make sure you help them choose practice clothes that are appropriate for their sport and will keep them supported and comfortable.

The Basics

A good sports bra makes all the difference in the world. The last thing you want your athlete to worry about is adjusting straps or feeling uncomfortable because of a bra situation. Invest in a high-quality sports bra that fits properly. Have her measured to get an accurate size so that when it’s time for practice or a game, she’s focused and ready to play.

Likewise, she needs a good pair of shoes. There’s nothing more frustrating than having shoes that are too loose, too heavy and bulky, or old and falling apart. Get a good pair of lightweight shoes so she can spike easily without being dragged down by her shoes. Make sure the shoes are lace ups, don’t leave black marks on the floor, and have really good arch support.

Knee pads. Your player probably already has a favorite pair, but if not, you’ll need to purchase some asap. Any sporting goods store should have plenty of options. You can have her knees measured and fitted for the perfect pair.

The Outfit

Having the right outfit provides comfort and confidence so your athlete can practice hard and feel good doing it.

A good volleyball shirt needs to be form-fitting. It doesn’t have to be skin-tight, but it can’t be baggy or it will become a hindrance. It also needs to be long enough to cover the stomach. Avoid long-sleeved shirts so the sleeves don’t get in the way of bumping the ball. Because your athlete will be raising her arms to set, spike, and serve, you’ll want the tummy covered. A good material to practice in is nylon or spandex. These materials wick moisture away from the skin, keeping your athlete dry.

Just like the shirt, your volleyball player will need spandex shorts. This material is form fitting giving the most freedom of movement. When trying on different shorts, have her do some squats or lunges to make sure the shorts don’t ride up.

With the right apparel your volleyball player will practice with ease and confidence.