As spring and summer approaches, so does your child’s upcoming sports season. Whether it’s for club, travel, or just a recreational league, there is no doubt that you will want to be prepared. As the weather warms up and the days get longer and hotter, you will soon find yourself sitting out at the fields for hours on end. To avoid burnout or exhaustion, keep reading to find out the absolute essentials that you need for your child’s upcoming sports season!
Having a comfortable chair is an absolute must when it comes to sitting out at sports games. Making sure that you have the proper support throughout the day is the only sure way to make sure that you won’t get tired or sore from sitting too long! Invest in some high quality foldable chairs that you can easily bring along to each game. If you plan on sitting on bleachers, consider purchasing special padded bleacher seats that can be clipped to the stands. Each seat has a padded backrest so not only will it be comfortable, but it’ll also help you improve your posture, too!
Having a 10×10 canopy tent is a necessity for the sports season. Staying out of the sun and getting some much-needed shade is one of the biggest perks about popup tents. Tents also make a great nap place for your little athlete and family in between tournament games or after a match. Popup canopies can also be used for things other than sports which makes it super versatile and worth the money!
If you’re like most hardcore sports families, chances are that you’re at the field all day on gamedays. You and your family may feel like you’re starving in between meals, especially if you’ve been sitting out and sweating all day. If this is the case, make sure that you start packing a bag full of healthy snacks that you and your family can munch on throughout the day. This way, you’re able to stay involved in the game and won’t get too hangry!
Coolers, although sometimes a large investment, is the most important thing to own during sports season. Coolers allow you to store plenty of water and sports drinks so you and your athlete stay hydrated. In addition to this, having a cooler gives you the ability to pack lunch and not waste a lot of money on lunch at fast food restaurants or at the concession stand. Just make sure that you choose the best cooler for you and your family. Purchasing a cooler is a great investment and can make being at the field ten times better!
Packing a great lunch is key to making sure that you have enough energy to make it throughout the day. Find a quick and easy meal that your family loves like subs, peanut butter, and jelly sandwiches, or salads, and make that your go-to on the field. Try to find something that can be prepared beforehand and just put it in your cooler to stay fresh! And if you really want to be lazy, just eat leftovers or have a snack-filled lunch. There are so many options when packing lunch to eat on the field!
First Aid Kit and Other Supplies
Being prepared is one of the best things that you can do as a parent of a little athlete. Although you may hope to never use it, packing a first aid kit can help you be prepared for anything that may happen. Make sure that you pack bandaids, ointment, gauze tape, and other forms of first aid. Also, make sure that you pack sunscreen, bug spray, and aloe vera. By staying prepared, you’ll be ready for any situation that comes your way on the field!
After you’ve read all this, I’m sure you’re overwhelmed by the number of things that you need. You might be wondering how exactly you’re supposed to lug everything around from field to field and then back to your car. If you’re looking for an easy way to carry everything around the field, consider getting a wagon that can fit all of your supplies. They make some specifically for sports fields that are able to fit coolers, chairs, and tents all in one. This way, you’ll only have to make one trip from your car and you will be able to save a lot of time, not to mention the fact that you won’t have to carry anything!