College Football Recruiting Tips – Coach Turnover Rate, a Vital Consideration for Recruits

Because of the high turnover rate among college football coaches, high school football recruits should base their commitment decisions on more than how much they like those coaches personally.

In fact, at the top-level college football programs, chances are only about 50-50 that a player’s head coach as a freshman will be the same person when he is a senior.

Recruits should also seek other information – such as whether the college itself is a good fit for them academically, socially, and geographically – when making a decision.

Head coach turnover averaged 17 percent annually over the past three years (2008-2010) at Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) programs, which represent the highest level of competition, according to NCAA statistics. Turnover averaged 14 percent annually over the last three years at Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) programs, which represent the next level of competition. No data is available for lower-division programs.

This suggests that over the most recent three-year period (2008-2010) in total, there were head coaching changes at nearly one-half of NCAA Division I football programs.

The NCAA turnover statistics don’t include offensive coordinators, defensive coordinators, and other assistant coaches, but many of them leave college programs each year too.

When a college hires a new head coach, it usually allows him to hire the assistant coaches he wants. Relatively few assistant coaches who worked for the former head coach are retained.”

Turnover among these assistant coaches is high as well, even when the head coach doesn’t change.

Assistant coaches usually are the primary points of contact for individual players, so a player’s college football experience can be even more directly affected when those assistants leave.

Coaching changes often begin in late November and December, soon after the end of a football season in which a college team fails to meet the expectations of fans, alumni, and other supporters.



Source by R. Grasshoff

Why Men Love Football

Football is one of the largest and perhaps the only love that keeps men alert and stays alive as years go by! The truth is that men don’t just watch football. They live it. They spend hours every week to become a part of the action. If they can’t be on the field playing or coaching, the second-best thing is to be in the stands or on the couch, watching. Why? Psychological explanations, sociological analysis, inquiries attempted to explain this global phenomenon and now it’s my turn to try to explore the labyrinth of the male brain overwhelmed by an untreated football mania!

Football is the definition of masculinity based on force and domination. It portrays the way they are. Aggressive and action-oriented. Men love football because it’s an aggressive sport that stirs their competitive nature while it is associated with a dream that let them reach out and touch a venue they would have liked to have participated in.

Football is one of the last great hide-outs for men, an escape into a less responsible mode, a pleasant diversion and distraction from their dull routines that provides excitement. A stimulating amusement that gives precious, uninterrupted hours away from the females in their lives. Yet there remains an underlying truth that they don’t want to explain the sport to women, even to those who might be actually learn it. They believe that it’s the last thing on this planet that’s still exclusively them.

Football is a unique source of bonding between men. Every father dreams the moment his son shows an interest in football, and they get to kick a ball about together. It gives men something to talk about, to be social, to communicate, to hang out with friends.

Football is a war between two opposing teams defending their honor. Two opponents that they want to accomplish a common goal. To fight and win. A military game full of strategy. With war like tactics and terms that invokes the warrior spirit. The football field, is a miniature battlefield, a chessboard with real life movable objects.

Football is a 60-minute metaphor for life with rules, good guys and bad guys, drama, penalties, consequences, blood, broken bones and R-rated language that is venting male aggressiveness. It’s an inexpensive form of psychotherapy.

In conclusion, football is and will be a steadfast leader in the psyche of men, a characteristic of their existence that offers them the magical feeling of freedom of expression and behavior and probably nothing can compare with it.



Source by Notis Koulalis

How American Football Got Started

Football points can be scored in many different ways, including catching a pass over the goal line, carrying the ball over the goal line, tackling a football player in his own end zone, or a kicker kicking the football through the goal posts on the opposing side. The football team with the highest score when the game is over is the team that wins the game. American football is also played in other countries outside the United States. Their are National football leagues that are in Sweden, Isreal, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom as well as Mexico, and a few that are in Pacific Island nations. The NFL had a developmental league in Europe from 91-92 and 95-06.

American football history can be found in the early versions of soccer and rugby. Both types of games have origins in different types of football that was played in the UK from the mid 19th century, in which the ball was run over a line or the ball was kicked at the goal. American football as well as soccer is played with 22 players on the field that they play on. Some terms from player positions from soccer are used today in American football such as fullback and halfback.

Rugby and American football do have a few major differences, some of the rule changes were started by Walter Camp who people would call the Father of American Football. Some of the Major changes that Walter Camp made were down and distance and line of scrimmage as well as the rule of down and distance. College coaches like Glen Pop Warner, Amos Alonzo Stagg and Knute Rockne in the late 19th and 20th centuries changed the gameplay by intoducing the forward pass. College football grew in popularity and was the dominant version of football for the first part of the 20th century. College football had a huge national audiences with the football Bowl games. College football had big rivalries as it does today in the United States.

From the year 1892 the origin of professional football can be traced back to, with a $500 contract to play football William “Pudge Heffelfinger played football for the Allegheny Athletic Association playing against the Pittsburgh Athletic Club. The american Professional Football started in 1920. The first football game was played in 1920 in Dayton, Ohio on the 3rd of October with the Triangles winning the game by a score of 14-10 against the Columbus Panhandles. Two years later the football league changed the name to National Football League which is known as the NFL and would become the major league of American football. Professional football eventually became a national phenomenon after starting out the sport in the US industrial towns and Midwestern towns. Football after it’s NFL Championship Game in 1958 grew in popularity, the game that was known as the “Greatest Game Ever Played. The American Football League also known as the AFL started in 1960 a rival football league to the National Football League, with the pressure it put between the two football leagues before the merger of the two leagues is how the start of the Super Bowl game began. The Super Bowl turned out to be the most watched television event each and every year in the United States.



Source by Rich Stephenson

High School Football – The Basics and Some Do’s and Don’ts

Well first off – this is just my opinion but here are some of the basics that I try to follow as a high school football official:

Player safety – the one thing I consider THE most important.   Always keep an eye out for player safety:

  • Clipping
  • Illegal blocks – chop blocks, block in the back, etc.
  • Face masks/pulling of the helmet openings/or chin strap – with twisting of the helmet
  • Unnecessary roughness – yeah it’s football – but an unnecessary hit to a player totally away from a play or a hit with intent to harm needs to be controlled

Slow down the game – make sure you see what you call.  It’s better to get the call right than to rush it.

Position, position, position – coaches and fans hate when a call is made 30 yards away from a play; and you know what – so do good officials.  Be in the correct position to make a call or to observe the play.   This is easier said than done and takes practice and good field mechanics.  KNOW WHERE YOU BELONG – AND BE THERE.

Communication – solid communication with your other officials is extremely important.  This starts with a pre-game dialogue. Talk about key aspects of the game, kicking game – position duties during kickoff and scrimmage kicks, measurements,etc.  just to name a few.

Whistle in Your Mouth? Do not officiate with a whistle in your mouth – chances are this is going to get you into trouble sooner or later by blowing an inadvertent whistle and if you do – own it, get over it, and learn from it.   It happens at all levels!

Read and study the rules – just about every chance you get.  It’s every official’s job to know the rules – not just the referee or umpire.   Sooner or later when communicating a call with the other officials you may be asked for clarification.  And sooner or later if you do this long enough your position is going to change – you may find yourself as the referee (white hat) one day.  Know the rules and learn them.  I will start covering some of the key rules in a future posting.

Lastly – have fun, an open mind, and always learn from what  you did during the game.  Keep a journal of what happened during each game, and set goals for yourself!



Source by Patrick Blanchard

Why Core Training for Football Is a Must If You Want to Dominate

I’ve found that the core muscle group is one of the most under-developed and overlooked muscle groups for football players today.

If you haven’t been deliberately training your core, I’m hoping that will change after you read this today.

Before I get into the benefits of core training, I want to first clarify a common piece of misinformation out there.

A lot of people think that your core is made up of only your abs, obliques, and lower back. This is not true.

Your core also includes the muscles that run up and down your back, along your spine, in as well as your hip flexors and glutes.

So without further a-do, here are the ways a stronger core can help you become more dominant on the football field:

1. Change of Direction Skills – You know those clips that make the Sportscenter Top 10 where a defender gets juked-out and looks silly?

Would you like to be able to do that? Of course you would.

The ability to change directions on a dime plays a major part in being elusive and shifty on the football field.

Strengthening your core can help you with your change of direction abilities.

2. Explosion – Who doesn’t want be more explosive? The more explosive you are, the faster your 40 time, and if you’re a football player, you know how important the 40 yard dash is.

3. Power – It’s believed that a stronger core will improve your overall power. Power is what will help you win more of those one-on-one collisions you’re sure to face on the football field.

Before your extremities begin to move, your central nervous system stabilizes your spine in anticipation for the movement.

It’s believed that the rate at which the core muscles stabilize the spine may have a direct effect on the power of limb movement.

Regardless of whether you’re a running back who wants to become more of a “power back”, or if you’re a defensive player looking to make more big hits, a stronger core can help you get where you want to be.

4. Improved strength in the weight room – Strength plays a major part in the amount of power you can generate on the field.

The stronger your core, the more weight you’re going to be able to lift.

Do you want to be known as one of the strongest players on your team? If you do, yet you’ve been neglecting your core muscles, you’re probably not lifting as much weight as you could with a stronger core.

5. Endurance – The stronger core helps improve the endurance of your core, which means that the stronger your core gets, the longer you’ll be able to maintain high levels of performance for all of the other attributes you read about in this article.

For example, you don’t want to just be powerful and explosive in the first quarter, you want to maintain that ability late into the fourth quarter too.

Since your core plays such an important role in these abilities, you want your core to retain that high level of strength for as long as you can.

6. Decreased Risk of Injury – You can’t make plays on the sidelines, so you should do everything you can to reduce your risk of getting hurt on the field.

While having a strong core won’t make you immune to getting injured, having a strong core can help reduce your risk to suffering lower-back pain and injuries.

As a former collegiate player that still experiences lower-back issues from time to time, trust me when I tell you that you want to take every precaution you can to prevent going through lower back issues.

7. Balance – You can’t make plays laying on the ground, so it’s in your best interest to work on your balance.

There’s not a place on the field where balance isn’t important, but it’s absolutely crucial for running backs and players along the line of scrimmage that experience contact nearly every play.

If you’re a running back or receiver, you know how important it is to be able to gain yards after contact.

If you want to improve your ability to gain yards after getting hit, you definitely want to improve your balance.

Although your equilibrium plays a huge part in your balance, staying up after contact relies on hip, ankle, and knee stability, along with strong core muscles.

8. Decreased risk of muscle imbalances – In a nutshell, muscle imbalances occur when muscles that work together are imbalanced in regards to size, strength, and/or flexibility.

These imbalances cause muscles to become overused as they try to compensate for the imbalances.

A very well-known and highly respected sports trainer said that he believed that nearly 65% of all human injuries are related to muscle imbalances.

9. Improved posture/overall athletic performance – Now with the other benefits mentioned in this article, like better change of direction abilities and power, it’s pretty obvious that having a strong core can help you become a better football player on the field.

But there’s another reason why a strong core can help you on the field, and that’s because of the benefits of having better posture.

Yep, posture.

Believe it or not, having better posture can improve your performance on the field.

The American Medical Athletic Association conducted a study and concluded that when you have improper amounts of pressure on your joints, spine, muscles, and/or nerves, your athletic performance will drop.

And as you guessed, a stronger core can prevent these “improper” amounts of pressure from being placed on these body parts.

So there you have nine ways working on your core can improve your performance on the field.

What’s next, is that you find a core workout, and get to work. It’s time to dominate!

Good luck.



Source by Alvin Grier

2015 All Under-Valued Fantasy Football Starters

QB Ryan Tannehill (Miami) – Tannehill lived up to expectations in 2014 and delivered for over 4,000 yards and 27 TDs against only 12 INTs. He was second to Lamar Miller in rushing and he now has three fine young receivers in Jarvis Landry, Ken Stills and DeVante Parker who will mesh with the talented quarterback. Additionally, the Dolphins added the veteran presences of Greg Jennings and new TE Jordan Cameron, so the Dolphins have plenty of weapons. Tannehill is in line for a 4,500 yard season, and considering you can get him in the ninth round; those are good dividends.

Also consider: Philip Rivers (San Diego), Carson Palmer (Arizona)

RB Latavius Murray (Oakland) – Murray was finally given an opportunity late last season and shined. He has great speed and vision to go along with a solid 6’3″ 230lb frame. The only threat he has to his Touches is Roy Helu catching passes out of the backfield, but Murray projects to be a workhorse this season and should put up nice numbers, especially if QB David Carr continues to improve with each game.

Also consider: Carlos Hyde (San Francisco), Rashard Jennings (New York Giants)

WR Charles Johnson (Minnesota) – Johnson really gelled with QB Teddy Bridgewater last year as Teddy became more comfortable as the starting QB. In the Vikings last 7 games; CJ tallied 25 catches for 415 yards and 2 TDs. With the addition of RB Adrian Peterson and WR Mike Wallace, I expect Johnson to have more room to run his routes and make many more plays than last year and many more big plays. Johnson has great size and an existing rapport with Bridgewater. Wallace is a bigger name but Johnson will have a bigger impact as is a steal in round 9 and beyond.

Also consider: John Brown (Arizona), Marques Colston (New Orleans)

TE Richard Rodgers (Green Bay) – Actually, Rodgers qualifies as more of a true Sleeper than merely under-valued. Earlier this summer, the concern about Rodgers was how often QB Rodgers would look his way, but, since the season-ending injury to WR Jordy Nelson, Rodgers becomes more of a factor in the offense as defenses key on WR Randall Cobb and Rodgers looks to a group of relatively unfamiliar targets in Davante Adams, Ty Montgomery and Richard Rodgers. He is definitely worth a late pick in deeper leagues.

Also consider: Jordan Cameron (Miami), Charles Clay (Buffalo)

D Minnesota Vikings – the Vikings defense played very well last season, especially after the offense began to perform better. The entire unit is young especially as the offense matured and stayed on the field longer each game. This unit is young and fast. The front four are not household names, at least not outside of the state, but Brian Robinson, Shariff Floyd, Linval Joseph, and Everson Griffen are collectively more talented than 75% of the defensive front four units in the league. They were weak in the secondary last season but the addition of rookie Trae Waynes will help motivate the unit into playing better or losing their spot to him.

There are plenty of Cash Fantasy Football Leagues open that will be drafting in the next 2 weeks at MFS. You can check the list of Open Fantasy Football Leagues and find one or more than suit your needs and put this advice to use! This list varies a bit from a list of Fantasy Football Sleepers as these players are expected to have a good season, but their Average Draft Position does not reflect how good of a season they will have compared to others at their position.



Source by Bill E Parsons

Football Betting Superstitions

Superstitions are part of most people life from ancient times. In moderns times the belief that a specific action determines the positive or negative outcome of a future event is more popular than ever.

When looking for a job, when taking an exam, on your wedding day, when moving to a new house and why not when playing an important football match and placing a bet.

Before talking about football betting superstitions you should know by now that even the football players have weird game day superstitions. Here are some 2012 football team captains that follow strange rituals and hope for good luck protection:

Steven Gerrard (born 1980) and the Liverpool players like to touch the, ‘This is Anfield’ sign in the tunnel on their way to the pitch. Steven Gerrard is captain of English team Liverpool and the England national team.

Iker Casillas Fern├índez (born 1981), most known as Iker Casillas, Spain’s football team captain and Real Madrid goalkeeper observes a ritual in which he touches his own crossbar whenever his team scores a goal.

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (born 1985) or just Cristiano Ronaldo, the captain of the Portuguese national team and striker for Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid, keeps a pre-match ritual of getting his hair cut for fear of jinxing his scoring run.

Like all people, football betting fans also have their own rituals and look for good luck signs before placing a bet.

When people get some money from a bet, they say that it was because the palm of their hand started itching or because they wear the favorite colored t-shirt on the betting event.

Some people believe they should step the right foot forward or to fill the betting ticket with the left hand. As regards good luck charms, silver is used by some people for sports bets.

Television is a major supernatural superstition element. There are some people that believe that they will not win a bet if they don’t watch the game, some of them turn the TV off momentarily and then turn it on, move to other channels, stop watching the game for a moment, all this for the hope that good things will happen for the team they bet on.

There a lot of more superstition that I could tell about, but I don’t want to jinx my bet on tonight game by telling you about my lucky red pijamas.



Source by Avidal Moreno

How Your Business Can Work Like a Football Team

Crisp fall days, the roar of the crowd, the aroma of the tailgate barbeques in the parking lot. If you can’t tell already, I am a football fanatic. I love the game, from my days playing in high school, to watching my favorite teams, to coaching and watching my two sons, I love everything about football.

So it’s little wonder that I see so many similarities between the way a great football team runs, and a great business. Football is the greatest team game, and successful businesses aren’t successful without great teamwork. Let’s look at five ways you can get your business working like the most successful football teams.

No football team, whether college or professional, gets anywhere on the field without first assembling a roster of top talent. Isaac Cheifetz, in “Hiring Secrets of the NFL”, points out that on every NFL football team, management has to know what the “true musts” of each position are. These are usually a variety of skills and behaviors. For instance, a quarterback must have great composure, awareness, and be calm under pressure. Likewise in the business world, an all-star salesperson must have great tenacity, communication skill, and professionalism.

Let’s compare the way top college and pro football teams select the talent for their roster with how your business select its talent. Professional football teams especially, put their prospective employees through exhaustive analysis and measurement in every way. They don’t just measure physical attributes, or experience but spend hours and hours interviewing candidates, their former coaches, teammates and other people with relevant input on their past behavior and performance.

How much time do you put into selecting new employees for your business? I’m sure you’re interviewing, and checking qualifications. But are you really going deep into what makes them any better or worse than other candidates. How extensive are your interviews? What assessment tools do you use to confirm your interview findings? How do you measure fit with your culture and environment?

Several years ago, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) conducted a study on the habits of most hiring managers. They found that in large majority, over 65%, hiring decisions happened in the first 4.3 minutes of an interview. They also found that only 11% of these hires ever lasted more than 6 months with the company. Not a great track record.

Football is the greatest teamwork game. No other game that I’ve played before has been so dependent on every single player on the field. Each has to do their role exceptionally to have success. Not even the most physically gifted running back or quarterback can do well with an offensive line that takes too many plays off, or just doesn’t feel like working today.

I’ve had the good fortune of being able to coach youth football for many years, starting with kids as young as eight years old. It never fails that after the first game, the two or three players that actually moved the ball into the end zone for a touchdown immediately feel they suddenly did it all themselves. That doesn’t fly to well on my teams and they soon realize that they didn’t get there alone. Touchdowns happen because of all eleven men on the field (twelve if you play Canadian football).

How similar are our businesses? Do the salespeople who close the big sales really get there all by themselves? What about the great work being done by marketing, or the outstanding customer service representatives. And don’t forget about the production departments or engineers that create and produce the quality materials that generate great word of mouth for the sales team.

The very best football teams are those that have a lot of depth at their key positions. When a star player gets hurt, or traded, they have top quality talent all ready to step-up and take their turn being the hero.

A great example of this is the NFL’s Houston Texans. During the 2011 season, they had to cope with a season ending injury to their All-Pro quarterback. This was bad but they were fortunate to have an extremely capable second-string quarterback with lots of talent and great command of their offense. Three quarters of the way through the next game, the second-string quarterback was also lost to a season ending injury. However due to tremendous for-sight by team management, the Texans had drafted a rookie quarterback who was ideally suited to run the teams offense and they were able to not only make the playoffs for the first time, but also win the franchises first playoff game.

Your business also needs to expect who will be able to step up and fill key roles within your organization. Hopefully you won’t lose anyone to injury, but what about retirement, health issues, turnover and other changes? You can do a better job of determining what talents and skill your current employees have and how they are used in the future. Set up mentoring programs that will transfer the knowledge and experience of your key players to those who have the raw material for future success.

Strong leadership is a vital part of any successful football team. Every successful team has several key “field generals” that keep the team moving in the right direction. In fact, football teams always have a half-dozen or more captains that act as leaders on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball. When I think of leaders on the football field, I think of Peyton Manning, Ray Lewis, Dan Marino, Mike Singletary and Warren Moon. Each of these players not only led during games but were notorious for inspiring their teammates to practice harder, study more and give their all in every situation. But never, did anyone ever outwork them. They always led by example.

Your managers and supervisors are the captains in your business. How engaged are they in the success and long-term future of your business? In fact, there are no other positions in your business that will more greatly affect the retention and development of high performing employees than managers and supervisors. People leave people not companies and your internal leaders are key to attracting and retaining the type of employees you need. As we talked earlier about recruiting, even the best recruitment efforts will be destroyed by poor leadership.

Which leads us to our last point. Outstanding football teams have powerful coaches and are constantly teaching and learning. The unexpected success of this years Super Bowl champion New York Giants shouldn’t come as much of a surprise as it seems. The Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is one of the game’s consummate teachers. He is known as someone who is completely dedicated to his players, helping them learn and develop their skill to their best ability.

How interested in our employees are we as a business owner or executive? Are we consumed with trying to help them improve their skill and ability or just going through the motions? Our key players will know. They’ll know if we are truly committed to helping them learn and develop their talents for their good, and the good of the business. Great coaches understand that it has to contain elements of both. Great leaders and managers seek a win/win approach to learning and development.

Like football, business is a team sport. The goal is to do more together than we ever could on our own and leverage the talents of employees for the benefit of customers, owners, and shareholders alike. And like football, when a team comes together in the boardroom everything becomes more fun. Hard work, long hours, pain and suffering all become an enjoyable experience out on the field with a group that you have bonded with and enjoy being with. Wouldn’t it be great if every day at work were like that too?



Source by Jim Joseph Brown

Good Things About Playing Football

Almost all people are fond of playing football. Needless to say, it is one of the most popular and widespread games of the youth. Sports specialists acclaimed that football players are the ones with the strongest extremities and very sound intellectual thinking. These may be some of the good things about football. After reading this article, you will certainly open your heart and mind to football and if you are already into this game, there is no doubt you will love it even more.

For you to standout in the game, a good player needs to execute and comply with the sets of standard routines. This necessitates you to have discipline, passion, and commitment in every thing you do. Bear in mind that workout is considered as one of the highly essential element as you get to start every game. After all, if you aspire for stardom and reach the peak of success being a football player then you must take into account many things, all at the same time. The good thing is, football can help you develop personally, and even assist you learn discipline and commitment.

When you are a football player, you need to develop endurance. Among other things to master, concentration is the topmost vital element. This is so because even a bit of alteration in your focus can eventually lead to failure in the game. Apparently, players develop and even increase their time of concentration especially when competitive game is on.

As of this time, the most popular football players around the globe have become the root of encouragement and motivation among the youth. When you get to play football, it will not just help you learn how to be competitive and efficient as a player, it even remarkably teach you the right and appropriate attitude to employ. Since the mechanics of the game include participation of teams, this game inculcates participation, unity and teamwork of the players in order to win any game. There is a need to communicate well with other members to come up with a better game plan and execute it right as planned.

While the game is going on, observing the right attitude is too imperative. As you play each and every game, you can work with the emotions which arise when you encounter the different faces of the match. It has been proven that players who carry wrong attitude and principle during his play consequently lose the game. Much more, even outside the game, having the right attitude towards things is something that everyone needs to bring with them. There is no doubt that football can also help you teach myriads of life lessons you that you certainly need.

In addition, not only that football can help you with the needed attitude to utilize. This game can actually aide you to achieve success in the real world since playing football teaches you sportsmanship where you rejoice for every win and genuinely accept every defeat and loss. Football then can help you condition yourself for any triumph and failure that you might encounter in your professional career and personal life.



Source by Karl Real

Points To Note While Choosing Affordable Football Shoes

Irrespective of whether you are a professional soccer player or one who is just a newbie in the game, it is important to choose the right pair of soccer cleats. These cleats are very important for you to play your natural game on the field without having to worry about problems like pain in your leg, blisters, soreness, ill-fitting shoes, lack of grip and more. These problems are downright silly to mention; however, they can create a huge negative impact on your game and speed. Therefore, you need to spend enough time to choose the right pair of cheap football boots, especially if you have a tight budget. There are huge brands that cost a bomb but look closely, and you will be able to find some good deals on your favourite brands. Here are some points that you need to remember while choosing your sports shoes.

1. Playing position

The common mistake that most soccer players make is not choosing their shoes according to their playing positions. Linemen require shoes with tall tops; quarterbacks require shoes with a medium cut; skill players require shoes with a low cut and so on. When you have a budget in mind, you can narrow your choices further by choosing the shoes according to your playing position and then choose the ones that give you a good deal.

2. Ground changing frequency

As a soccer player are you required to travel to various cities and play on different grounds or do you play regularly in the same type of ground every day? This is one of the most important questions that you must ask yourself before choosing your soccer shoes. If you are required to play in different kinds of fields, you need to buy shoes that have removable rubber cleats. This gives you the flexibility to choose the cleats that suit various grounds. You can use a cleat wrench to add cleats and customise them according to your standards. On the other hand, if you play on the same ground, choose shoes that have embedded or moulded cleats.

3. Synthetic or leather?

When you go to buy football shoes, one important question might prevail in your mind. Should you buy leather or synthetic shoes? You are not alone if this question crosses your mind more than once in your shopping expedition. Leather shoes are costlier than synthetic shoes. Having said this, you have to note that material of leather is not suitable for playing on wet grounds. If you are choosing cheap football boots like the synthetic ones, you should brace yourselves for a slight level of discomfort because synthetic doesn’t provide you with the same breathability levels as leather.

These are only the most basic points that you should remember before buying your soccer cleats. Have a clear plan in mind and make sure that you try different models so that you can buy the one that is most comfortable for you. Materials like leather will stretch with time; therefore, don’t be too concerned if they are very tight when you try them on while purchasing.



Source by Satvik Mittal