Arm Protection

There is a large variety of arm protection in the market. Each is designed to balance protection and mobility. Some players want a lot of protection and are wiling to have a bit less comfort and mobility. Others want to have minimal protection so they can have maximum mobility and comfort.

There are four basic designs listed below:

Arm Guard

Arm Guard Features

  • Elbow cap is usually external to the pad for more protection
  • Longer upper arm protection than pads
  • All-around pad for ANY position

Arm Pad

Arm Pad Features

  • Easy slide on and off
  • Minimal size and protection
  • Popular with beginners

Elbow Guard

Elbow Guard Features

  • Full enclosure (often called three-piece barrel design)
  • The MOST protection for arm and elbow
  • For attack and aggressive midfielders

Elbow Pad

Elbow Pad Features

  • Easy slide on and off
  • Minimal size and protection
  • Popular with defensemen who like minimal coverage