VOLLEYBALL | HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR KNEE PADS

Knee pads are an essential volleyball kit. At Decathlon we'll help you get the right pair.

Knee pads

WHY WE WEAR KNEE PADS?

Do we have to wear knee pads for volleyball? You must’ve been asking yourself if you want to start playing volleyball. For beginners or experienced players, knee pads are recommended at all levels.

The knee is a sensitive joint that comes under a lot of stress in volleyball. And where does the fun in playing when your knees are all bashed up or you injure yourself seriously? Choose the right knee pads, and you can quickly forget about all that and play the game with more confidence.

Beginners used to kneel down to pass the volleyball on the last minutes, caused bruises and hurts.

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Professional training requires faster reactions and higher techniques like dives and rolls, so side protection of knee pads is very important.

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There are 3 key criteria for choosing volleyball knee pads: the level of protection, durability, and breathability. If your knee pads meet these 3 criteria, then they should be right for you.

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE?

So you've chosen the right type of knee pad? Now you choose your size. You will want them comfortable but not slipping down your calf when playing.

Knee pads must not compress your knees and impede blood circulation in legs, but should still be close-fitting enough. Even when you have them on you should be able to flex your knee fully.

You usually forget you're wearing them after you've warmed up. Please note that some knee pads have a system (a silicone strip) to improve the grip on the skin and keep them in position.

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Franck - volleyball

Franck

My advice

"I've been wearing kneepads on the court for more than 20 years and I strongly recommend you use a pair. And be daring with colour!Kneepads are a key part of your identity as a volleyball player, so have fun with them!"