Goalkeeper pants for children & adults
To perform to the best of their abilities, goalkeepers choose pants that protect their hips and knees, give them flexibility and match the color of the jersey – or all together. Goalkeeper pants for men and women are often based on the jersey. Black, white, red, blue, neon yellow – nowadays everything is imaginable and possible. The all-time classic for children are the black goalkeeper pants, as with kids, safety is usually more important than the looks. To give young and aspiring goalkeepers the courage to throw themselves in front of a ball it is mandatory that their first saves are fun and not painful. Padded goalkeeper pants for kids can be of great help. A dauntless and fearless goalkeeper grows from good technique and good protection. Plus, parents worry a lot less if they can be sure that their kids are safe. We at uhlsport know about this and feel obliged as a goalkeeper professional to offer a wide range of long and short goalkeeper pants, goalkeeper pants with padding and normal sports pants for goalkeepers – and you can find them all in our uhlsport online store.
Short goalkeeper pants or long goalkeeper pants?
If you look at the professional goalkeepers in the Bundesliga, there is a clear trend towards the combination of short goalkeeper pants and socks. Looking at the majority of football players at a whole, from the district league to the regional league and from children to adults, our experience shows: In summer, goalkeeper pants should be short – at least in the opinion of many goalkeepers. This allows more air to circulate around the legs and the high temperatures can be endured better. In winter, most goalkeepers opt for long goalkeeper pants. On the one hand, long padded goalkeeper pants protect against impact on hard, frozen soccer fields, and on the other hand, they keep the legs (and their muscles) warm. In the transitional period (spring and fall) it is purely a matter of taste and depends on the weather conditions. And for those who can't decide at all or are looking for something half-length, we also have hybrid solutions like the BIONIKFRAME 3/4 TIGHT BLACK EDITION.
Padded goalkeeper pants vs. no padding
Whether short or long – padded goalkeeper pants offer more protection for the hips and knees. These are the body parts that goalkeepers strain the most during saves and defensive actions. With foam pads in the right places, any impact is cushioned. Whether you choose uhlsport goalkeeper pants with padding (for yourself or your child) or go for ultimate flexibility with normal sports pants is up to you, of course. By the way: even though many uhlsquad goalkeepers play with non-padded sports pants, they often opt for protective clothing under the pants.
For grass, artificial grass, clay and indoor use
In most cases, it makes sense to buy several different models of goalkeeping pants. Especially in the amateur range, you play on different turfs or sometimes have a tournament on an indoor floor in the winter. In addition, there are changing weather conditions. We recommend that you have at least one pair of short goalkeeper pants with padding for grass and one pair of long padded goalkeeper pants for artificial grass and hard surfaces in your sports bag. Depending on the number of training sessions, it is also worth having several pants available for training and matches. Order your set of uhlsport goalkeeper pants now – here in the uhlsport shop.