Updated: Jan 8
I have three boys between the ages 3 and 8. I am destined to be a sports mom for a while, and I am embracing it. Right now, my oldest is in his soccer season, and all three of my dragons are about to begin t-ball/baseball season. (They also do Judo, take swimming lessons in the summers and play tennis and golf with their dad.) It is a lot of work keeping up with their schedules, making sure their gear is always ready for them, entertaining the little one during practices/games etc. Having the right materials helps everything go smoother, adds comfort, and some add a little fun too!
*This article contains affiliate links. Dragon Mama may earn a small commission from purchases at no cost to the reader. Thank you for your support.
**I am not a medical professional. Always consult with health professionals about products for your kids like sunblock and bug spray.
A shady spot to sit. I usually bring a chair with the umbrella linked below. My husband coaches or assistant coaches all the teams we are on right now, so I'm pretty much on my own. But, if it was my husband and I sitting at the games, I really like the double chair with the umbrella linked below. Although my kids have their own chairs, they have been preferring to sit on the ground and play on blankets during soccer games; I linked one below. The main things I was looking for in a blanket is a waterproof bottom in case the ground is wet, and one that easily folds up and I don't have to try and stuff in a bag. If it hot, towards the end of baseball season, we bring a canopy. If you don't have one check out the one below. We have had a great experience with it and it is reasonably priced. And, of course we use at much more than just sporting events. If you are going to be on bleachers, save your back and your butt with these portable cushion seats.
2. A good bag for your essentials, and the essentials - sunblock, water, snacks, sunglasses etc. (Note- snacking is such a big topic that I will have an entire article on that.) I just came across the first bag and I thought it was funny because its true, but I also linked some others you might like. I also added the sunblock brand we use, (for more on sunblock read here,) and the stainless steel water bottles I bought my sons. There is a similar mom tumbler too! I used my Cricut to put my boys names on their bottles, and they came out super cute! (If you don't have a Cricut yet, I highly recommend it. I am having so much fun personalizing everything, and I think their coaches appreciate their names on their helmets too!) Finally, a little first aid kit and what I carry everywhere - Wet Ones! I probably don't have to explain this but just in case, the kids are playing in the dirt and they want snacks...just grab a wet one!
3. Wardrobe and accessories. I love showing my boys support in all the ways I can so cute shirts and donning their number is a must for me! I cut vinyl for the other soccer moms so we can match haha.
4. Things you might need. If you have sporting events that are all day or all weather, you might need some of these items.
Have fun cheering on your sports players!