Tips for Sports Moms to Survive the Sidelines

posted: 08/26/16
by: Amanda Mushro
sports mom

If back to school for your kids means back to the sidelines for you as a sports mom, it's time to get your game face one. While you're shuffle your kids to after school practices, games, and traveling teams, you know that just showing up and spending hours cheering on your athletes is no easy task. So during this sports seasons, here are a few helpful tips to make your job a little easier and to be prepared for just about anything.

  • Get to work- As any multi-tasking-Mamma knows, when you're racking up time on the sidelines during team practice, it's also a great time to get some work done. But come prepared! Bring chargers for your phone and tablet that you can plug into your car or purchase adapters so you can charge up your laptop even if there isn't an outlet around.
  • Invest in a comfortable chair- Bleachers are never comfortable and no one wants to sit on the ground. So get yourself a comfy chair that you can store in the back of your car.
  • Come Prepared with Snacks- To make sure you aren't searching down a vending machine, put a small plastic container in the trunk of your car and fill it with snacks and drinks for you, any siblings that will be hanging out on the sidelines with you, and your athlete. Just be sure to replenish when you snack stash gets low.
  • Prepare for all four seasons- Don't get caught in the rain, a buggy field, or chilly weather and not be prepared. Keep rain gear, blankets, sunscreen, bug spray, and a jacket or hoodie in the back of your car so that no matter what the weather brings, you'll always be prepared. You can store all of these items in a reusable grocery bag or plastic container in your trunk.
  • Create a "Mom I forgot" pile- If you have extra pieces of uniforms or gear, toss it into your car just in case your athlete or a team member forgets something at an away game.