When it comes to sports, a number of items are considered very important. First of all, there must be players who will participate in the game and who are the reason as to why the game is even to happen in the first place. Then there is the sports equipment which is the necessary sports necessities for each game and comprise of the instruments used to play such as a ball, rackets or sticks. Then finally there is the attire worn while playing the game. The sports uniform is a very important feature for each team as it differentiates teams and also unifies people within the same team.
When it comes to netball, the same applies only that the details may be different such as what they wear and what is used during games. The players have a specific netball uniform which they have to wear always when they are in they are in the field. The uniform is different for the boys and the girls as even though the play the same game. The uniform comprises of shoes, socks, strappings and shorts or dresses or skirts and womens bamboo singlets. The training shoes for the netball players are just simple trainers with laces and are usually the same for all the players unless they are buying their own. In cases where the team sponsors buy the entire uniform, the shoes must also be the same. For the players to play well, it is important for them to be comfortable in their shoes so the shoes have to be fitting and light enough to allow fast movement around the field. When the shoes are not comfortable, the player is likely to fall and get hurt or hurt another player in the process. During games, it is important that the shoelaces are properly tied so that the player does not trip and fall while running.
High quality socks are important for the players because while playing the player can fall and get bruised and also the soles of the feet may get blisters. Socks are supposed to offer padding to the feet so that the feet do not get blisters or if they happen, they are not as severe. For better cushioning of the feet, the player could have two pair of socks on, ankle socks and sport socks. The only problem resulting from this is that it could cause excessive sweating inside the shoes and make the socks wet. This will only end up causing discomfort to the player as it the wetness gives a very annoying feeling. In addition to the socks, the player could also have strappings on. Both knee and ankle strappings are worn for the same purpose which is to reduce the number of knee and ankle injuries though they are worn on different parts of the legs. The strappings are not a must and sometimes the umpire of the game may refuse to allow players into the field with them on. So in lieu of strappings, the players may just have to wear very long socks that cover the knees.
The difference that exists between the male and female netball players is on the outfits they take to field. While men will put on shorts women will put on netball dresses which are usually made from Lycra which allows flexibility. The dresses are expected to be of appropriate length and decent enough for the players to go for competitions in and also to allow the players to play comfortably. Therefore, each player should have a fitting first to get the length estimates so that the uniform fits properly. Though everything is important for the game to happen properly, the outfits worn by the players have a great impact on how the players carry out the game. They have to be flexible and free so as to move easily and so that is the most important thing to keep in mind.