When you think about a soccer match, you probably think about watching players on a large field outside. Indoor soccer is similar, but there are a few adjustments that are made to the equipment and the clothing that is worn. Players wear indoor soccer shoes that grip a little better since there isn’t grass that offers the grip that is needed to place the feet while kicking or quickly changing directions. This guide from Soccer Garage will look at some of the adjustments that need to be made for indoor soccer, and artificial turf.
The soccer balls that are used are slightly smaller and softer than the balls that are used outside. This is to decrease the risk of damage to the venue, or injury to spectators. The soccer goals, as a result, are also a bit smaller. The smaller pitch, smaller goals and ball means the game is faster paced, which is part of the draw for audiences.
When it comes to the clothing that is worn indoors, there isn’t a major difference in the soccer jerseys for indoor and outdoor players, except the material used. Players sometimes have thinner jerseys while outside since it’s often warmer playing in the sun than it is playing indoors. Indoors, players may have some padding built into the jersey for sliding purposes, but it’s not common. However, colors of the teams and basic designs of the jerseys and shorts are kept the same as they would be while playing on an outdoor field.