Basic protective equipment worn by most football players include helmet, shoulder pads, gloves, shoes, and thigh and knee pads, a mouthguard, and a jockstrap or compression shorts with or without a protective cup.
List Of 5 Protective Equipment in Football
The professional football helmet consists of several distinct parts: the shell, jaw pads and abdomen bladders, face mask, chin strap, and mouth guard. The shell is constructed of hard plastic with thick padding on the inside, a face mask made of two or more metal bars (usually two spaced far apart and a third close to the middle), and a chinstrap used to secure the helmet.
The shoulder pads consists of a hard plastic outer shell with shock-absorbing foam padding underneath. These pads fit over the shoulders and the chest and rib area, and are secured with various snaps and buckles.
Gloves protect the hands of the footballers from being cut or rashes.
A typical jockstrap used in football is constructed of a wide elastic waistband with a support pouch of cotton/elastic to contain the genitals.
Similar to soccer cleats, gridiron football shoewear have soles that consist of spikes called “cleats” purposefully designed for games on grass.