It’s so important to have the best rugby kit for youngsters. People argue that a bad workman (or rugby playing schoolchild) blames their tools. For some old school die-hards, there is a prevailing opinion that youngsters should be able to play to high standards and continue to improve without a high standard of kit and equipment. While this may be true in some cases, poor kit can be demotivating and hinder talented players. Here are the main reasons your children should have quality rugby teamwear…
In the famous words of Deion Sanders, “if you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good. If you play good, they pay good.” This is true not just of professional sport, but also at amateur and grassroots levels (although the pay may not materialise…). Buying quality rugby teamwear can help give children the confidence to go onto the pitch and to training with a winning attitude – as a knock-on effect it may also help them develop their skills faster. The opposite of this is also true, if the kits are old, ugly and outdated then the kids won’t feel good which will affect the way they play.
Emulate the stars
Professional rugby players are an inspiration to the younger generation who try their hardest to replicate their performance. One of the ways this is achieved is by wearing the team kit, which can let them embrace the persona of their favourite player or make them feel like a part of the local team. Allowing your child to dream that they are a professional rugby player can inspire them to really work hard to achieve their goal (or try and conversion).
Rugby kit is constantly changing, and over the last decade the standard rugby shirt has gone from being a baggy, thick cotton jumper to being sleek, skin-tight Lycra item. This hasn’t just been done to look better, it also has many practical benefits which create a vast improvement on the old kit. One of the more important benefits is that it is safer as the new style shirts prevent scrag-tackling, which can be very dangerous and cause injury – ideal for keeping enthusiastic youngsters safe on the pitch.
Professional level rugby kit may be more expensive, however it is built to withstand hard wear meaning that you’re less likely to need to frequently buy replacements. The top notch teamwear is designed to endure the toughest of tackles, being stretched, grabbed and twisted without sustaining damage. You can see the quality of this kit in almost every professional game, as with cheaper kit you would see ripped shirts and shorts in every game. Spending a little bit more on tougher wearing kit for your kids could save you a bundle in the long run.
During rugby season in the UK it rains, a lot! There is no point in trying to avoid playing in the wet as nobody would ever never get a game. Some rugby kit isn’t very waterproof and as a result can leave your children feeling like they’re running around in a wet towel. Modern rugby teamwear is designed to be water resistant, making playing in the rain more enjoyable and less soggy!
Rugby Clearance is a South Wales company who specialise in retail of rugby essentials, from rugby shirts to boots, Rugby training equipment to balls. Whatever your level of experience, Rugby Clearance have a range of products to suit your style.