WHAT TO BRING?
Congratulations for registering for a WABA session.
Please read the following information about what to bring to your session.
1. Shoes - Clean Indoor Flats
2. Hydration - Water Only
3. Uniform - White Shirt, Black Shorts/Socks
4. Recovery Nutrition
SHOES & PITCH SURFACE
Players must bring non-outside worn indoor flats to change into, our pitch is designed for futsal shoes. They are then require to clean the bottoms in our boot cleaning area before entry using Windex & paper towels. Outside worn shoes will not be allowed on the pitch as they create a safety, performance & maintenance issues.
Indoor turf sessions at remote locations will require indoor turf shoes.
Outdoor grass/turf sessions require cleats for maximum performance and safety.
Outdoor sand/beach sessions are barefoot but outdoor shoes & cleats are required as the session often includes hill running & tennis court work.
The WABA Pitch is high quality shock absorbent futsal tile. This surface produces 18% faster play than turf & 24% faster play than 2" grass fields. On WABA's pitch athletes have to think faster, react faster, move faster & play faster. WABA supplies high end equipment & balls for elite play & performance.
Indoor Flats - notice the bottom is flat and does not have any major ridges or spikes. Keep the surface clean for top performance.
Indoor Turf Shoes - notice the bottom has major ridges to grip indoor turf without tearing it apart.
Outdoor Turf & Grass Cleats - notice the bottom has major protruding spikes to help with traction & grip.
HYDRATION & NUTRITION
Players should bring a large water bottle (32oz or 1000ml)
to last a full 120-minute session. Due to safety & sanitation concerns we discourage refilling bottles, though available.
Hydration - at WABA we recommend water. This starts the night before an event & may need supplementing with electrolytes if cramping occurs.
Please bring a recovery drink & snack to be consumed within, the optimal, 15-mintute time after practice. This recovery snack should have 15-25 grams of protein and three times the amount of carbs. Chocolate milk & a piece of fruit or a protein bar would be excellent recovery snack.
Chocolate Milk - many athletes recovery beverage of choice.