Prep for the Season: Football equipment checklist for parents and coaches

By Brent Glasgow | Posted 5/16/2019

Whether you're a football coach or parent, don't wait until the last minute to get what you need for football season. If you purchase now, you'll already be set for the start of practice, while others scramble at the end.

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Equipment checklist for parents

  • Athletic bag
  • Cleats
  • Eye black
  • Gloves
  • Integrated football pants
  • Mouth guard
  • Practice jersey
  • Socks
  • Water bottle

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Equipment checklist for coaches

Riddell football helmets

Riddell US National Team football helmet

Make sure to get all your protective gear from Riddell. From the shoulder pads to the Riddell Victor youth football helmet to the SpeedFlex helmet worn by the U.S. National Team, the company's proud history in football is rooted in the quality and dependability of its products. Once the season is done, send your helmets to Riddell for full reconditioning, so they're ready for next year. Additionally, make sure to 

Shadowman Sports equipment

Shadowman Pro

Whether it's the Shadowman Pro (above), Shadowman Junior, Shadowblock or QB Arms, with Shadowman, you can reduce player-to-player contact in practice but still run the drills necessary for improvement and proper execution on game day.



Another effective method to train football players and trim in-practice contact, TackleTube lets athletes perfect tackling technique and timing on non-human targets. Defenders can track and tackle an in-motion tube from any angle, and increase agility in the process. 

Gilman Gear

Gilman Gear features an extensive selection of equipment for football drills, including sleds, dummies, shields, chutes, boards and arches, along with position-specific tools for quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers.