Some may say the only things needed is a soccer ball in some form a some space to play with friends, family, or just by yourself. One can play on nearly any type of surface, not just grass. As shown below, a beach can be a great place to place soccer. You can have a great time and get a great workout running in the sand. In general, for soccer players, the equipment required are shin pads or guards, long socks to cover those shin pads/guards, soccer cleats, shorts and a shirt. This seems all very simplistic, but there are many who do not know where to go for many of these items. As soccer is primarily played with your feet, this piece of equipment is the most important and a player should be diligent in seeking out good quality soccer cleats at a good price.