All children are required to have age and size appropriate shin guards. A soccer ball and cleats are highly recommended. For U4 though U8 a size #3 soccer ball is needed, from U9 though U10 a size #4 soccer ball is needed and from U11 and up a size #5 soccer ball is needed.
Cleats must be soccer cleats. Football or baseball cleats are not allowed (baseball cleats have a front toe cleat that is dangerous if used in a soccer game and football cleats have a side flared cleats – the cleats flare out from the side beyond the sole construction) that are equally as dangerous. Also, cleats, due to their construction are generally easier to clean when they get muddy. Tennis shoes or sneakers have too much fabric thus making them harder to get clean.