Do Soccer Players Wear Cups? Soccer players do not typically wear cups. This is made painfully obvious whenever a player goes down injured after receiving contact in the groin area, or a nefarious...
A protective cup is sometimes called a jockstrap, athletic cup, groin guard, supporter, or just a cup. A cup consists of a waistband that is fastened to a cup or pouch that encloses the genitalia snuggly. To put it simply, it’s a cup that you wear to protect your genitalia from any outside force.
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Soccer players may be more likely to wear a cup if it is comfortable and allows freedom of movement. Soft cups are better for lower-impact sports such as soccer, where contact is still part of the game. This type of cup is not as protective as the rigid plastic alternative, but it offers a measure of protection.
A true footballer never wears cups but it's up to each individual if he decides to wear one. I've been playing soccer for a decade and I've only been hit in the nuts a couple of times so for me to buy a cup would be a poor investment. If you are afraid to get hit in the nuts then you can buy a cup.
Slide the cup down into the opening in the middle of the strap or shorts. Locate the seam on the inside of your shorts or strap. It will be located on the front, near the top of the waist. Use 2 fingers on your nondominant hand to open the slot. Slide the cup down through the opening until it’s fitted in the bottom of the pocket.
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In soccer we only trained with he boys until the age of 12, so I don't know what happened after that, but until then they didn't wear cups. Sometimes a boy would get hit there, it happens, but they move on.
The cup is held in place by an athletic supporter or “jock strap.”. These are made from cloth, with an elastic waistband and straps around the legs. The supporter should have a pouch to hold the cup. As an alternative to an athletic supporter, compression shorts are often available with a pouch to fit the cup.
The cup is design to absorb and redistribute the shock of a blow away from the testicles. Cups are hard plastic shells with an oval or elongated shape and may or may not include ventilation holes.. The cup fits inside a sling or athletic supporter. The cup should fit tightly without pinching. Cups come in different sizes for both youth and adults.