The Prepared Sports Mom

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So , my husband, (aka the PE coach) has decided that 4 of our 5 children will participate in the city soccer league. This is our 3rd year playing soccer in the city league. So here are some things that I do to prepare our family for the next sport’s season.

Prepare for Sports Season’s Extra Equipment Expenses

Look folks, kids do not co-operate every year they outgrow their clothing and shoes!  You will want to check on this early because it you have a lot of kids you may be able to shift gear around and can avoid having to buy anything.

  1. cleats/footwear
  2. protective gear (shin guards, pads, cup etc…)
  3. Random Sports related clothing such as socks or shorts or practice pants etc…

For us this can cost us from $20-30 new which this year would be a total of $80-120, that is not chump change!

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 Buying Used for Sport’s Seasons

First I get out all of the stuff we cannot use that year and I try to sell on a Facebook Mom’s Buy Sell Group.  Then I start scouring the buy sell lists for what I need. I post my need on my personal Facebook wall and I post what I am selling and what I am looking for on the local homeschoolers buy/sell loop & Mom Groups.  You just never know what someone is about to get rid of or wants to sell.

Prepare for Sports Season’s  Pictures

They will take pictures you need to decide if you are going to buy them and if so you should budget for them. They cost us about $17-22 per kid so this year it will be $68-88 for everyone to get a picture. Also you’ll want to get it on your calendar as soon as possible so you can get hair cuts and they look their best before you fork over the big bucks! Don’t forget you don’t have to buy pictures you can always snap a few with your camera or phone before or after a game.Photo

Prepare for Sports Season’s  Dinners

Don’t fall into the fast food trap… you’ll need a menu plan that takes into account how tired you are going to be after you’ve spent all day cheering for your little sports stars. I find it’s best for me to use a crock pot or frozen meal on days I’m going to be in the Texas heat from 8-1…just sayin’.

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Prepare a for Sport’s Season with a Sport’s Bag & cooler

I keep the following items in my sports bag you may need to keep other things in your sports bag according to your family.

  1. Emergency Asthma Inhaler
  2. Sunscreen
  3. blanket
  4. coloring books
  5. non-perishable snacks
  6. water
  7. tea/soda/gatorade

Prepare your vehicle for Sports Seasons Comfort

We keep the following items in our car at all times during a sports season so I never have to wonder if I am prepared:

  1. Our Folding chairs
  2. Our Folding Wagon
  3. Umbrellas
  4. A Pack of Water & a Pack of Gatorade (my car& the husbands car) – You can pay a lot of money for drinks at the closest gas station if your kiddo forgets their water bottle or they run out of water during practice or a game.
  5. Enough drinks & snacks to cover our turn to bring them for all the kids. Yep, I’ll have like 40+ juices & non-perishable snacks in the back of my car so I DO NOT HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IT! 
  6. We always have a first aid kit in our car.
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So y’all prepare for your children’s sports seasons? What else do you do to make the weeks flow more smoothly?

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayneand Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayne and Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

9 thoughts on “The Prepared Sports Mom

  1. We have a dad on our soccer team with a great camera who enjoys taking pictures & he started taking our girls’ pictures for us. We got a team photo, a single posed shot & one action shot each. All 8x10s. Developed at Sam’s for around $7-10 per child. Much better. Much cheaper. But for the team shot, the team has to be willing & ready to pose for you. One year we got 2 5x7s & I think we paid only $6.

    1. Lisa Smith my friend, I miss you!! That is a great idea we have several Mom’s with cameras that make a rebel look pitiful. I may try to rally one of them this year, thanks for the great advice!

  2. Great advice – really need to get one of those wagons! We’re just getting started in our sports lives, but my 4yr old is a sports fanatic so I know we have lots of busy weekends in our future 🙂 I’m the mom who’s always scrambling on those crazy weekends when the Texas weather goes from 100 to 50 in two days – and I haven’t dug out the cool weather clothes yet, much less checked if they fit. ha!

  3. Love these tips! We have soccer season and dance classes going on right now, so it is best to be organized. Thanks for linking up with us at Mommy Needs a Timeout Thursday. See you again this week. Party starts at 8pm EST on Wednesday!
    Lauren,
    Twin Tested, Pin Approved

  4. What fabulous suggestions! This would have come in handy when my hubby was coaching soccer.

    Thanks for sharing and linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

  5. Helped a friend hesravt some Frontenac Gris grapes and shipping to a local winery. He was kind enough to give me about 60 pounds so I can make some wine. Frontenac Gris I believe makes a nice pink wine, darker if the skins are left in a bit longer.I’d like a recipe for a simple country wine, like a ‘Dago Red’, but more attentive processing cleanliness than most I’ve read.I’m not a “purist” wine maker…just like a good table red that was aged about a year after racking/bottling…I need to get going soon as the grapes await me on the kitchen counter (and my wife will quickly lose some patience having to cook around them..Bless you all…for any suggestions.George

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