In Brief

A new wearable helps youth players improve their placement skills and technique

Contrary to popular belief, soccer balls should be kicked using the side of your foot not your toes, a fact that is lost on many of us, especially kids. A new wearable device called The Sockit, made from thermal plastic rubber, helps youth soccer players improve their skills through a rubber sleeve that fits over their shoes and cleats.

The idea for the device came from Joe Briganti, the now founder and CEO of the company behind the sleeve, who suffered through watching his young daughters and her youth soccer teammates kick the ball the wrong way. After searching for a product that could help his kids practice kicking properly, he decided to design a wearable that would help the situation.

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