Top 10 Items to Pack In Your Car for Athletic Events

Posted on: February 5th, 2013 by Laura No Comments

checklistI know this may seem like a crazy article to write, but I can’t tell you how many trips I’ve had to take back and forth to the house and athletic events because I’ve forgotten something. Of course, packing your car can vary from sport to sport… but here is a general checklist for you.

1. Athletic gear- yes, I’ve forgotten my son’s baseball bag MANY times 🙂
2. Back up gloves, googles, swimsuits, shorts, extra clothes, tennis racket, etc,- you never know when something is going to break or your kid decides to spill his smoothie down his pants. Both of these have happened to us, so always have back-up gear and clothes.
3. Chairs or seats
4. Blankets
5. Jackets, umbrella’s, gloves, hats- you never know when Mother Nature can strike
6. First Aid Kit- go here for a full list of what you need in your first aid kit
7. Cooler with plenty of water and snacks
8. Toys, games, iPad, activities to keep the little ones busy- I always have sidewalk chalk and balls, frisbees handy as well for other kids to play with especially if we are at tournaments
9. Sunscreen, hats and lip balm- hours out in the sun can be hard on the skin
10. Ice- it’s our best friend, from keeping us cool to icing sore arms

Again, this is just a small list, but a start to get your prepared for your sporting event! Feel free to leave a comment on any other necessary items you need in the car!

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