It appears that the de-cursing ritual is legitimate. After not having lost a game since my U11 son\’s soccer team started having their shoes and gloves de-cursed. Get this … for their last game, their shoes and gloves were not de-cursed … strange.
One of the most important pieces of soccer equipment players should have at all times are flip-flops, or appropriate footwear to wear before practice and to change into when practice is over. There should be no better feeling that taking your cleats off at the end practice and rewarding yourself for a job well done.