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Do high school football players wear jockstraps?

Curtis Rhodes

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Whitney Matthews on April 28, 2019

Absolutely. My coach sent kids home if you do not have one.
Unfortunately, not all high school football players wear a jockstrap. Keep in mind the difference between a jockstrap and a cup/cup supporter or a cup jock. As the players of the youth league into high school fewer of them wear a cup and supporter and more go to regularly use a jock strap. As a provider of performance and protective apparel to schools and leagues that I have seen an increase in the number of schools that offer, what it requires, or at least recommending that players wear a jockstrap in the last couple of years (that had been in a decline for 15 years). A jockstrap is the single most important piece of performance/protective clothing in a soccer player you can use. A jock strap will provide support and proper positioning of the testes. A jock strap is much cooler than the cotton underwear or even compression shorts and harbors much less bacteria than underwear. Although a regular jock strap will not prevent injury from a direct impact, it will reduce the damage done from an impact by the fact that it keeps the testicle in the correct position to retract in the abdoman minimize the damage. A jockstrap is going to increase the production of testosterone and thus the levels of adrenaline by maximizing blood flow and the efficiency in the testes. As far as the schools and leagues I am involved in I guestimate that about 30-35% of high school players wear a jock, 60-70% of the football players from the university and 80% of the professional players. The cup and the cup of the supporters are probably less than 5% of the high school football players, only 30-35% of high school players and close to 50% of the young people of the league (which is 50% of the teams require of them, not 50% on each team wear them-when required-those teams have better than 80% of the players use them).
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But I disagree, I play high school football and I am a student of second year.
Well I remember in middle school, the coach said: "I do not wear one we can't make you wear one"

So I never got one, but its at your own risk. To carry and feel uncomfortable and safe or not to wear one and be faster. I remember in pee wee we had to carry one, but the coaches did not do.


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