Having Drip in Soccer: A Lame Parent’s Guide
The other day, my son said, “That soccer player has no drip”. Drip? Is he not dripping from a faucet or something? Well, come to find out it means fashion and style…you know, like their swag.
Of course! That makes sense 😕
In this article, I’ll explain what it means to have drip in soccer. This is based on a 30-minute thorough conversation with my teenage son.
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Soccer Player Drip On Field
When playing, there’s a style that is considered ‘drippy’. These styles include:
- Boys: Shaggy hair (with a tab bit of hair paste to keep it afloat). Also, shaved hair is getting more drip appeal recently.
- Girls: headband
- Short shorts (both genders)
- Wrist tape
- Small shin guards
- Low soccer socks (and no soccer socks during training)
- Grip socks with team socks over them
- Nike or Adidas cleats
Off-Field Drip as a Soccer Player
When it comes to soccer, having “drip” refers to having a certain style or flair on and off the field. It’s about looking good, feeling confident, and expressing yourself through your clothing and accessories.
Here are some factors affecting your drip.
Your clothing is a big part of your drip. You want to wear clothes that fit well, are comfortable, and express your personal style. Some popular clothing items for soccer players include:
- Jerseys with bold colors or designs
- Track pants or joggers
- Hoodies or sweatshirts
- Snapback hats or beanies
Accessories can add the finishing touch to your drip. Some popular accessories for soccer players include:
- Multiple bracelets
- iPhone with a cool case
Importance of Having Drip in Soccer
So, as a coach and parent, I think of having drip not in the physical appearance but more mental. I translate drip with confidence.
It’s the way you carry yourself, your confidence, and your unique flair. Having drip can give you an edge over your opponents and make you stand out as a player.
When you look good, you feel good, you play good.
Also in a world of transparency, having drip can also make you more marketable as a player. In today’s social media-driven world, having a strong personal brand can make you stand out to coaches and scouts. You may not like this as a parent but this can lead to more opportunities and exposure.
In my humble opinion, I say let your kids have drip. Allow them to feel more confident. Support them throughout their different phases in life. Who knows, you may become more drippy in the process.