Countless young ladies are in a state of high excitement after having watched their heroes, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, bring home the World Cup. Now, they’re formulating dreams of athletic glory and are strengthening those kicking legs! We’ve picked out the best toys for future female athletes, in the hopes we can encourage young women to make those dreams come true.
The best tried and tested toys:
- Convertible Balance Bike
- Monster Bowling Set
- Musical Hop Skipper
- Dodgetag 2-Player Game
- Amazing Stikball and Mitts
- Just Kick It – Six Odd Socks
- Jazzminton Ultimate Paddle Game
- The Kicks – Under Pressure
- Ultra Glow Air Power Soccer Disc
She’s just learned to stand and now needs something to help learn how to ride. This durable, lightweight bike is fantastic for developing the balance and leg strength she’ll need as she’s tearing her way down the soccer field later on.
These goofy, colorful monsters are great for helping to develop her hand/eye coordination early. Carry the pins and furry ball in the handy zippered carry case so she can practice anywhere. A favorite with any young lady looking to practice her rolling skills.
A colorful, musical way to stay active and develop motor skills. Features three height modes and three speeds with musical accompaniment, so she’ll have fun and burn off some of that athletic energy.
Dodgetag is a great game for young players yearning for a little friendly—and soft—competition. The soft balls stick to the target bibs, so all you need is a friend and some arms and legs to run and fling with. Or buy several, put together teams and practice for the Dodgetag World Cup.
It’s always a good time for a catch, and now you can have one indoors or out. The ball is sticky and moldable—fun to play with all by itself. Pair it with the flat mitts for a fun game of catch perfect for beginners and advanced athletes alike. And you can play it in the house.
Just like the champions wear… we wish. While we can’t guarantee the USWNT wears these, your young lady will love the colorful, mismatched soccer patterns. Comfortable, fun, and great for keeping those kicking feet warm and highly tuned.
For the budding badminton or tennis champion, Jazzminton is the all-in-one, take anywhere solution. With two floating balls for water play, different weighted birdies for beginner or advanced badminton, and LED lit birdies for night play. This set is the beginners guide to Serena Williams-style glory.
If you need a solution to hauling your soccer ball everywhere you go, this is it. Put together the ten pieces to make a durable soccer ball, football, or frisbee that you can play anywhere. When you’re done, take them all apart and they pack flat to carry in your pocket. It’s soccer anywhere, anytime!
A fantastic book for early readers written by FIFA champion Alex Morgan herself! This fun story highlights the importance of practice, hard work, and team work in competition. Learn the keys of team sports from someone who knows.
Every young soccer player needs one of these to practice their moves. The disc glides across smooth surfaces on a cushion of air, and features a rubber bumper so that your budding Megan Rapinoe won’t bash up the baseboards in your house. Backlit LEDs make this perfect for those late-night practice sessions.
With the tremendous World Cup victory of the USWNT, it’s very clear that the path has been cleared for young female athletes. While not all of them may be World Cup bound, we hope we can encourage all of them to stand up and fight for their dreams!
That said, here’s a soccer joke that we hope will help us make up with our friends at Wicked Uncle UK headquarters:
Q: What’s the difference between England and a tea bag? A: The tea bag stays in the cup longer.
We love you, England. Please return our calls.