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EQUIPMENT FIELD PLAYER MOUTHGUARD (REQUIRED)


• Variety of materials, sizes, colors & fi tting options • Must be visible color other than clear or white • Self-molding (from manufacturers) or custom-molded (from dentists) • Must cover the leading arch (NFHS requirement) • May not be altered to decrease protection; can cut if too large for athlete’s mouth


SHOULDER PADS (REQUIRED)


• Covers top of shoulder, collarbone & sternum • Shoulder caps must rest on top of shoulders • Collar should lie fl at on collarbone • Straps tightened - bicep pad sits high on arm so to not interfere with arm pads; sternum plate must cover sternum


• Should fi t comfortably; adjust by loosening/tightening straps • Too tight - may restrict movement; too loose - can move during play & expose player to injury


ARM PADS (REQUIRED)


• If included - straps secure comfortably for limited movement during play • Tight as to not slide down arm; loose as to not cause discomfort • Elbow should be properly & completely covered


GLOVES (REQUIRED)


• Hand must be fully inserted in glove • Includes additional thumb protection • Should cover 2”-3” above the wrist • Too short - cuff won’t protect wrist; too long - cuff will limit mobility


PROTECTIVE CUP (REQUIRED)


• Fitted for comfort & protection • Large enough to provide coverage but not cause discomfort while running • Garments to improve comfort include: supporters, all-in-one briefs & combinations of both


RIB PADS (RECOMMENDED)


• Must cover ribs and kidneys; adjust by loosening/tightening straps • Try on rib pads prior to adding shoulder pads to ensure proper fi t • Should fi t comfortably, not restricting breathing • Tight enough to so they do not move excessively during play


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