There are certainly a lot of options out there when it comes to soccer gifts, and it’s not always easy to choose. We’re guessing that’s why you’re here, right? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. The experts at DICK’S Sporting Goods have put together this list of the very best soccer gifts you can buy. Learn more about our top picks for 2020, including:
Soccer Gifts for Kids
These affordable kids’ soccer packages from adidas and DSG are perfect for young players eager to take the field. The packages include a pair of cleats, a pair of shin guards and a soccer ball – everything a kid needs to feel like a real soccer star. The gear is available in a variety of sizes and colors to help ensure the perfect fit.
Allow your young player to experience the thrill of scoring goals with this top-rated set from Pugg. The set includes two collapsible goals that fold down into flat ovals for easy storage and comes with a carry bag for extra convenient transportation. From backyard practice to pick-up games at the park, your young player will get plenty of use out of the Pugg 6′ Soccer Goal Set.
The DSG Ocala Soccer Backpack will help ensure your young player is always prepared to play. The water-resistant interior offers plenty of space to store essentials like shin guards, cleats, a water bottle and more. The outside of the bag even features a mesh pocket to hold a soccer ball — we recommend including one to make the gift extra special! The bag is available in both black and pink styles.
The adidas Goletto VII Soccer Shoes are an awesome value for young players. The molded cleats give kids plenty of traction and stability on firm grass surfaces, while the lightweight synthetic upper will help them speed across the field as they go for the game-winning goal. Available in black/blue or black/pink, a pair of Goletto VII shoes will be a win-win gift for you and your young soccer star.
If you’re not sure what to get the soccer player on your list, you’ll rarely go wrong with a new ball. Discover an array of great options in our collection of soccer balls under $20, including offerings from top brands like adidas and Nike. For tips on choosing the right size, check out the Pro Tips soccer ball buying guide.
Soccer Training Gifts
This customer favorite allows players to practice a variety of ball skills on their own time. How does it work? The Star Kick Solo Trainer features an adjustable waistband that’s attached to an elastic cord. At the end of the cord there is a sleeve that can hold a size 3, 4 or 5 soccer ball. Once players strap on the waistband, they can practice skills like passing, receiving, shooting and juggling, and the ball will snap right back every time. Please note that the soccer ball is sold separately.
Any player can benefit from practicing with these passing gates from PRIMED. The set includes six plastic arches that can be set up for a variety of passing, dribbling and agility drills. Each arch features metal stakes for a secure hold in the ground, and the bright orange color gives players a clear target.
Training aids can be incredibly helpful, but if they don’t mimic real, on-field situations, the benefits may be limited. That’s why we highly recommend products like the SKLZ Golden Touch Trainer. This ball is a size 3, and the smaller size trains players to be precise with their ball handling, passing and receiving. However, the ball weighs the same as a size-5 regulation match ball so that players can replicate their training in games.
If you’re shopping for a player who’s serious about getting better, check out this collection of top-rated training cones from PRIMED. Cones play a key part in many popular soccer drills, like the dribbling maze and the slalom drill, which can help players fine tune key aspects of their on-field performance.
Gifts for Soccer Coaches
Help your favorite coach draw up the game-winning play with this magnetic dry-erase board from SKLZ. One side of the board features an illustrated soccer field to help players visualize the play, while the other side offers space to draw up strategies for set pieces. The board includes a dry-erase marker and 24 customizable magnets.
It can be tough to keep players focused during practices, but this set of soccer drill cards can help. Created by coaches for coaches, this set includes 52 cards with drills for dribbling, passing, defense and shooting. Each card contains a detailed explanation of the drill and also provides a suggestion on how to turn the drill into a game to keep players engaged.
Whether it’s holding coffee for an early-morning kickoff or ice water during a mid-day match, the YETI Rambler Tumbler will keep coach’s favorite beverage fresh until the final whistle. Boasting over 20,000 five-star customer reviews, the 20 oz. Rambler Tumbler features a durable, stainless-steel construction with YETI’s famous double-wall insulation to keep drinks at the ideal temperature. Plus, the magnetic MagSlider lid will help prevent splashing if coach needs to sprint down the sidelines.
Coaches are responsible for a lot of equipment, and lugging it around isn’t exactly the most glamorous part of the job. Make your coach’s life a little easier by gifting this soccer ball bag from DICK’S. The lightweight mesh design features a reinforced bottom to meet the demands of a long season. The adjustable carry strap will allow coaches to comfortably sling the bag over a shoulder, freeing their hands to carry, well, more equipment, we assume. Throw in a DICK’S Sporting Goods ball pump to keep your coach from feeling deflated.
Gifts for Soccer Moms & Dads
This top-rated chair is perfect for soccer parents who want to rock. The durable, powder-coated steel frame features Spring Action Rocking Technology to keep parents comfortable throughout long practices or all-day tournaments. The backrest is made with mesh to allow for much-needed airflow on hot days, and the built-in cupholder keeps refreshment close at hand. With over 100 five-star customer reviews, this is a chair that will make the other parents do a double take.
Snacks and soccer go hand in hand. Parents have to pack treats and drinks to keep their young player energized – and sometimes they’re even asked to provide enough for the whole team! Give them the best tool for the job with the YETI Hopper Flip 18. This leakproof, soft-sided cooler features a detachable shoulder strap that makes carrying the cooler as convenient as possible. To give you an idea of the size, the Hopper 18 can hold 20 12-oz. cans along with ice, so there’s plenty of room to pack all kinds of goodies. With 500+ five-star reviews , the Hopper Flip 18 is a worthwhile investment that should last for many seasons.
When there’s rain, wind or even the occasional snowfall on the soccer field, parents usually have two options: deal with it or head for the car. But thanks to the Under the Weather Pop-Up Tent, it doesn’t have to be this way. These innovative, single-person pods provide incredible protection from the elements, and the clear sides ensure parents won’t miss any of the action. The pod pops up quickly for easy set up, and it includes a backpack carrying case and ground stakes.
As kids get older, soccer moms and dads are often forced to leave their plush GCI rockers on the sidelines and move to cold steel or unforgiving wood in the bleachers. When that’s the case, the Big Comfort Stadium Chair can be a backside saver. The ergonomically designed seat and back rest provide plenty of support during long days in the stands, and the armrests offer additional comfort. The foldable, lightweight design is easy to carry to and from the field.
Need a gift for a soccer fan this holiday season? You’ll find plenty of great ideas in the DICK’S Soccer Fan Shop. DICK’S carries a huge selection of officially licensed gear from all of your favorite leagues.