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Protective gear in sports

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A maximum-safety protective gear for multiple sports training
Soft-type equipment for family sports and weekend activities
A full-body protective gear variant

Personal protective equipment serves an integral role in maintaining the safety of an athlete participating in a sport. The usage and development of protective gear in sports has evolved through time, and continues to advance over time. Many sports league or professional sports mandate the provision and usage of protective gear for athletes in the sport. Usage of protective gear is also mandated in college athletics and occasionally in amateur sports.[1]

American football[edit]

Association football[edit]

jock strap

Auto racing[edit]



  • Protective sports glasses or sports goggles, which are also available with prescription lenses.
  • jockstrap (optional)


  • Bowling Gloves optional



Extreme sports[edit]


Figure skating[edit]


  • Clothes
  • Club(s)
  • Glove(s) (Not necessary and usually only worn on the opposite to dominant hand)


Field hockey[edit]

Horse racing[edit]

  • Hat
  • Body Protector
  • Boots
  • Gloves
  • Breeches
  • jockstrap
  • Goggles

Ice hockey[edit]

National Hockey League goaltender wearing the required PPE to play.
  • Shin guards
  • Mouthguard
  • Helmet
  • Shoulder pads
  • Elbow pads
  • Jock (males) or jill (females)
  • Ice pants or protective girdle
  • Neck guard
  • Gloves
  • Specialized protective equipment for goalkeepers (Mask, pants, chest protector, leg pads, skates with toe protection, blocker, catcher, hockey jock or jill)


Martial arts[edit]

Racquet sports[edit]

In Squash: Goggles to protect the eyes from the ball

Rugby union[edit]

All Optional:

  • Mouthguard
  • Underguards (pads)
  • Headguard

Underwater Hockey[edit]



  1. ^ "Protective Wear during Sport - Sports Injury Prevention | Sports Medicine Information".
  2. ^ "Top 10 Best Football Gloves for Wide Receivers in 2021 -". 13 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Ice Warehouse - Package Deals". www.icewarehouse.com. Archived from the original on 2015-02-17.