What’s in Your Game Day Sports Bag!

Posted on: March 24th, 2014 by Chris 1 Comment

Burnt Macaroni - Sports Bag 001aDo you have a  “Game Day” sports bag?  It never fails…you are at your daughter’s soccer game or son’s baseball game and you need a band-aid.  But you were rushing around to get your kiddos to the game and didn’t have one in your bag.  So why not create a “Game Day” sports bag?  After many days of forgetting the extra socks or the sunscreen, I created a bag I take to practice and games so I have everything covered.

Here’s what’s in my bag:

Sweatshirt, hat and gloves –  With the weather so unpredictable I needed to be prepared for the cooler temperatures.  So I added a sweatshirt, hat and gloves to my bag just in case my daughter is cold.

Just in case hair rubber bands and pins – You never know when a rubber band breaks or if the weather gets hot and we need to put our hair up.  Having extra hair “emergency” equipment can come in handy.

Extra Sports Gear – I have also learned to keep an extra pair of soccer socks or batting gloves on hand.  You just never know!

First Aid Kit – My first aid kit includes wipes, tissues, hand-sanitizer and band-aids.  I could probably add to this one but for now this is all I have needed.

Sunscreen and Sunglasses – Every parent needs to have sunscreen and sunglasses in their bag.  There is nothing worse than bringing home a sun-burned child from baseball.

Mosquito Bands – I am a mosquito magnet, so I tried these mosquito bands.  And it worked.  So now I keep these bands in my bag for those spring afternoon practices that turn into nights.

Water – I always have water on me.  My kids are fish and are always asking for water so I have learned to keep one in my bag at all times.

Entertainment – I have also learned when one child has a game and one is a spectator, I need to bring reinforcements.  So I keep a tablet and phone at the ready to bring with us.

Snacks – You never know when an “I’m hungry” will break out.  So I am always prepared.

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Blanket – If this winter taught us anything is that we need to be prepared for the cold weather.  So I have not put this blanket in my sports bag for every game!

I would imagine once the cooler weather is gone for good, I will replace this blanket with some cold towels and portable fans!

What’s in your “game day” sports bag?  I would love to know!



  • Janelle Butler

    I just saw your segment on Fox32 Chicago and thought it was great! I have 3 kids ages 17, 14, and 12 and always have a sports bag too! Your ideas were great and I’m going to use them in my Thirty-One business too. I’m always looking for ideas to show the women at my bag parties so I’m going to pass on you game day beg section of your website to them too! Thanks! janelle

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