The players should be provided with proper clothing for the game. Special padding is often necessary for some men. This is especially true when there is a liability to injury in a weak knee or a weak collar bone. The wearing of clothes padded in a proper manner will prevent many injuries which, while they may be trivial, would nevertheless retard the work of the player.

The shoes must be kept well cleated, as the player should have a good footing. Nose guards are a source of annoyance and should not be worn.