Caring For The Pads
When in-season, take shoulder pads out of your bag after every game and practice. Place them in a cool place and allow them to dry. This helps keep microbes from growing and prevents the odors that occur if they’re stored while damp. If dirt or stains must be removed from the pads, wipe them with a wet rag and then use a dry rag to clean the pads off. Deeper stains can be treated with a disinfectant, but the product used must be safe for plastic to avoid damaging the pads. Abrasive cleaners, for example, should be avoided.