5 Must-Haves for Football Moms

by - 7/11/2018 12:00:00 AM

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My son has been planning football for almost seven years now. As a football mom, I 've learned so much over the last couple of years. Seeing how we live in New England. Your must-haves may vary from mine. However, most of the items will apply to you. We've had games in every type of weather. I can't think of any games that were ever canceled. No matter what the temps were outside. Now that the kiddos are older, I typically do not carry as much stuff with me or in the event it's a home game. I typically won't carry as much stuff as well. When Michael played youth football. The times of day of his games would pretty much change every year based on his age. The last couple of years of him playing was really nice due to his games being not too early ( I'm all for if it's not freezing outside) and not the last game of the day. I remember his first year playing we had a snowstorm during a championship game. Let me just say that the drive home was really interesting seeing how I believe it was late October or November, and we typically do not get snow until December or January. So I've learned to try to be prepared as possible. If it's not too hot outside, you can keep a mom bag in your car or in a central location. I've also included a list of random items that I carry with me as well. A lot of these items you can carry in travel size bottles so they're not taking up too much space. 

5 Must-Haves for Football Moms

DSLR Camera
You will see that a lot of the sports moms/dads carry a DSLR camera with them to the games. No worries if you don't have a DSLR camera. A lot of the parents are really nice about sharing photos. A DSLR camera is one of the best investments I've made for my business and our family. Not all DSLR cameras are created equal and some do not have the best video quality. So make sure that you do your research. I have the canon t3 which I primarily use for photos ( this was my first DSLR camera ) and the Canon 80D. The 80D does an amazing job taking photos and video. Especially with the motion of football. 

Portable Chair
Purchase a good quality portable chair once. So you do not have to purchase a new one every year. There were times at some of the away games that they didn't have enough seating or any seating at all. Especially, when they would have scrimmages. A portable chair really came in handy and is a great investment.

Water Bottle/Thermos
Purchase a good quality water bottle that can take being thrown on the ground. Trust me, you'll possibly forget it's on your lap when your team makes a touchdown. I also suggest a thermos, especially during the cooler months. It's nice to be able to enjoy a warm cup of hot chocolate, coffee, and/ or tea. 

Bleacher seat
If your child is playing football no matter what time of the day it is. A bleacher seat is such a great investment. TRUST ME! It rains, snows, too hot, dirty. Plus, it's a lot more comfortable than a regular bleacher seat. 

I small portable cooler is perfect especially if you have kiddos and family with you. You can easily restock it the night before a game and it's perfect to just have all of your food items in one central area. 

Random Stuff I Carry with Me: 
  • Umbrella
  • Snacks/Water
  • Extra SD Card
  • Hand sanitizer/sanitizer Wipes
  • Cleansing Cloths
  • Benadryl
  • Bug Spray/ Wipes
  • Sunscreen 
  • Tripod 
  • Hand warmers
  • Blanket

Are you a sports mom? Any items I'm missing?

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  1. I always forget to bring a chair when I go to a game! This is a great list and I think I need to pin it so that I actually have a check list before I go to my next game.

  2. My son plays Soccer and these are the same items I need and one day he may venture into Football so I will keep the list for that day.

  3. A bleacher chair is a must for me as a football mom. And a water bottle. I also carry some of your other items, especially hand sanitizer.

  4. Good to know! My daughter is going into middle school and says she wants to play some sports. I'll have to carry some of these with me.

  5. All of these items are important. We also take along blankets and seat warmers. It can get darn cold when the wind starts to blow so we come prepared for all kind soft weather.

  6. My daughter runs track which is not a great spectator sport but these essential items are very helpful for watching an outdoor event. I don't know if my son will play ffotball but those kids work so hard.

  7. I'm a swim mom, and this look like a great list of stuff for swim meets, and most everything that we take with us.

  8. My son decided not to play this year which I am happy about. He got injured last season and scared me to death.

  9. It's nice to be comfy especially when you're watching a game in the middle of the summer! Love all the items that you listed here! They're all a must have for sure.

  10. Oh yeah, hand warmers in the late fall and winter can be really beneficial. I have some but I am so prone to forgetting things like that.

  11. My girls don't play any organized sports yet, but I think it's great when moms get involved and support their kids. I love that you come fully prepared!

  12. This list is so good! I know that I always have this stuff for when my boy goes and plays.

  13. Definitely must haves items! It would be so comfortable watching if we carry these things with us during practice or game.

  14. This is awesome. I doubt my daughters will ever play football, but who knows?!

  15. Yep I think those are all very accurate. Although I'm not a football mom I was a soccer mom and think I had about all these too! - Jeanine

  16. Very accurate list of essential must-haves for soccer moms and for anyone with kids that are big in sports.

  17. Such a well detailed must-haves. In the future I would want to be a supportive mom as well. Definitely one of the things I would not forget is the camera so I can document everything.


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