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5 (More) of the Best Fitness Drills For Soccer We Love to Hate

5 (More) of the Best Fitness Drills For Soccer We Love to Hate

If you’re gearing up for a new soccer season, tired of the same old fitness drills, but ready to get back into shape… we’ve got you covered with 5 more fitness drills we love and love to hate.

What is the FIFA 11+ Warm Up and why is it important for soccer players?

What is the FIFA 11+ Warm Up and why is it important for soccer players?

One of the most commonly used and standardized warmups for soccer players is the FIFA 11+ which, according to the FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre (F-MARC), has been proven in multiple research studies to reduce injuries and enhance performance. It is especially relevant for female athletes age 13-18 who are at greater risk of major injury such as ACL tears.

#AskIDA: Female Athlete Physiology and Injuries

#AskIDA: Female Athlete Physiology and Injuries

We believe that knowledge is power when it comes to footwear, comfort, and performance on the field, so we were delighted to host Dr. Karli Richards, DPM, FACFAS to share her insights around female physiology and injuries.

Teenage girl smiles and holds a pair of white IDA Centra women's soccer cleats up in front of the camera with black studs facing up.

How to find the best soccer cleats for kids: A Shopping Guide for Parents

Finding the best soccer cleats for teenagers is something most parents of budding soccer stars all battle with, especially ahead of a new school year or sports season.

Why do you need women’s specific soccer cleats?

Why do you need women’s specific soccer cleats?

The industry has long sold us on the idea of “unisex” cleats, or even worse, they simply “shrink it and pink it” to avoid educating people about the differences in their feet and actually designing for those differences. So what are the main differences? 

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Is There a Difference Between Men's and Women's Soccer Cleats?

We have boiled it down to the four main differences you need to know if you’re a soccer player. The differences may be subtle but the impact is huge.
IDA women's specific soccer cleats in a circle on grass. Black IDA Rise, White IDA Rise, Red IDA Rise, White IDA Centra

How to Choose the Right Soccer Cleats

While it may be tempting to buy a pair of soccer cleats purely based on color and aesthetic, it is important to find the right fit for your foot, playing style, field type, and budget. 
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What's a Boot Bag and Why Do I Need One?

Our boots are more than just an accessory. Protecting them from the outdoor elements is crucial and will ultimately extend the life of them. 

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How to find the best soccer socks for you

Believe it or not, sock choice matters! Here's the lowdown on everything you need to know before buying your next pair.
Close up of players feet dribbling a soccer ball on grass wearing IDA Centra women's white soccer cleats

What Size Soccer Ball Do I Need?

The circumference and weight of a soccer ball varies depending on the age of the players. There are technically five sizes available, though the most commonly used sizes are...
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How to Choose Soccer Shin Guards

Shin guards are required if you’re planning to play in any organized league and highly recommended even if you’re just playing pickup with friends in the park.

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