Water is not provided by the coaches or at the fields. All players should bring a water bottle to games and practices.
Soccer cleats must not be metal and cannot have a center "toe" cleat commonly found in baseball and football cleats.
Not all balls are created equal. Please do your best to provide the appropriate size ball. Larger or smaller balls create bad habbits. We suggest that each player have a stitched ball (as opposed to a hard seamless ball) of proper size. Soccer balls come in 3 different sizes: 3, 4, & 5. The ball size is shown on the ball. Look for a stamp that says either "official size & weight" or "FIFA Approved". Even if a ball is the official weight, some balls are heavier & harder than others. Don't get a ball that is too heavy or hard (some seamless balls are especially hard). Some balls are so hard that it is painful to kick them. If you have a choice, a shiny, waterproof surface is best because it won't absorb water & will last longer. Test the ball to see if it's round & will fly straight by tossing it into the air with a lot of spin on it to see if it wobbles.
We live in New England and the weather can be harsh. Consider appropriate clothing for players to wear under uniforms for games and practices. Options include: cold weather base layers, sweatpants, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, neck warmers, and insulated headbands.