Soccer Basics

The sport of soccer has experienced a rise in popularity among players, parents and sports fan in recent years and this trajectory shows no signs of slowing down.  If you are new to the sport or know little or nothing about the sport, our club has compiled some information and resources to help you get started on your soccer journey.

Soccer is not a difficult sport to learn for beginners.  The nature of the game allows for players to compete and quickly learn the game.  Check out these great resources that will help you and your player familiarize yourself with the sport.

Standard Equipment for Players
  • Soccer ball
    • Each child should have an age appropriate ball that they bring to practice.
  • Shin Guards
    • Required for all practices and games and should protect the shin and ankle.
  • Soccer Shoes(cleats):
    • The studs or cleats must be rubber or molded plastic and they must be round.
  • Shirts, Shorts, and Socks: 
  • Water Bottle
    • It is important to have fresh water available.
Basic Soccer Gear for parents:
  • A comfortable lawn chair for games and practices
  • Comfortable clothing for all weather conditions
  • Umbrella in case of rain
  • Many parents go in on a tent for shade during the warmer months
  • An enthusiastic and positive attitude.
  • A sense of humor.
Soccer Equipment Providers
When you purchase through the Amazon Smile program a portion of each purchase is donated to GulfSouth.  Consider using the link below for your equipment needs.  Click the link below to login and enter GulfSouth.
There are hundreds of stores, retailers and online resources to get soccer equipment.  Here are a few of the most popular resources

Local Area High School Soccer Schedules

SchoolLocationSchedule Link
South Walton High SchoolSanta Rosa Beachhttps://swh.walton.k12.fl.us/sports
Freeport High SchoolFreeporthttps://fhs.walton.k12.fl.us/soccer
Destin High SchoolDestinhttps://godestinsharks.com/winter-sports/
Niceville High SchoolNicevillehttps://www2.okaloosaschools.com/o/niceville/page/athletics