How Do I Put Pads In 7 String Football Pants?
Ever wondered "how do I put pads in seven string football pants?" Putting pads in seven string football pants is relatively easy. The pants are designed to hold knee pads and in some cases the thigh, hip and tailbone pads. It is important that the pants fit well as the pads in them are designed to protect the player. Here are some simple rules to go by when placing pads in the pants.
- The first step is to locate the knee pad pockets. Normally it is easier to pull the pocket out of the football pants. From there the knee pad is placed into the pocket. It is important to have the curved side face out. After inserting the pad place the pocket back into the football pants.
- If the pant has thigh pads pockets they will be located inside pant legs. Find the pockets and insert the thigh pads so that the curved side is facing out of the football pants.
- The hip pad pockets will be on the left and right sides. Place the hip pads in the pockets with the curved side facing out.
- The tailbone pad pocket will be located on the back. Place the pad curved side out into the pocket.
- After inserting the pads it’s important that the player puts on the girdle then the pants to see how everything fits. A simple rule of thumb is the hip and tailbone pads shouldn’t rise past the waist, the thigh pads should cover the thighs only and the knee pads should be flushed against the knee.
- From there the player should test to make sure everything stays in place. If pads become loose it’s possible the pants are too loose. The player should try running, jumping, and tackling to make sure their actions aren’t inhibited by the football pants. Players should check their padding before each practice and game to make sure everything is correctly in place and fits.