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Five Tips for Playing in Wet Weather

Five Tips for Playing in Wet Weather

POSTED ON JUNE 10, 2018

BY SOCCER.COM


 

 


When the thunder clouds open up and it starts to rain, it can change how you train and what you need to wear during training. If you have the proper gear and cleats, even training sessions in the worst weather conditions can be fun and productive. Check out our five tips for training in the wet weather.

Studs

If it rains a fair amount and the field is soaking wet, the most important item you’ll need is the proper footwear. Having the improper footwear can result in slipping and falling all over the pitch when trying to cut or change directions.

Players looking for the most support and traction during wet weather should try out soft ground cleats. Soft ground cleats have long, often metal, studs that are made for traction on wet, muddy grass fields.

Waterproof Jacket

Obviously, you’ll want to stay as dry as possible during those rainy training sessions. Find a light jacket to wear that’s waterproof. While you might want a heavier jacket to keep warm, it will only slow you down and restrict mobility, especially if it’s starts take on a lot of water.

Rain jackets like the adidas Tiro 17 or the Nike Found 12, both offer a lightweight fit, waterproof fit to maximize your training during wet weather. 

Running Tights

Even during the summer, a light rain can turn a hot day into a chilly one. To keep, warm put on some running tights and pull your socks up high. We suggest the Nike Pro Hypercool for guys and the adidas Womens Techfit for girls.  Sometimes in wet or cold weather, the hardest part is just getting out there and warming up, but once you get the blood flowing you’ll feel fine. And yes, that’s when you might be a bit more ambitious in your slide tackles - if the field gets that slip in slide feel.

Layer up

Wear a long sleeve shirt or jersey and then a light jacket over the top. If it’s really cold and wet put on two long sleeve shirts and a light jacket and then just take one shirt off as you get warmer. Gloves can help too. Diego Costa famously wore gloves no matter the conditions when he played for Chelsea. And don’t hesitate to wear a snow hat or beanie, as they say heat leaves the body at the top of the head. Again, just take layers and hats off as you get warmed up.

Stay healthy

During the winter months or rainy time of year, it’s even more crucial to eat right and get plenty of fluids before and after training. Cold and wet weather can take a lot out of you and you’ll end up getting sick if you’re not taking care of your overall health. Eating right and getting enough sleep are key throughout the year but more so during the winter. After training have a cup of hot tea to warm up your body. And make sure to get out of any wet gear as soon as training is over. Lastly, put newspapers inside your cleats to soak up any excess water.

Let us know your tips for playing in the wet weather below?

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