When game day arrives, it’s easy to forget something in the excitement. Here are some things to double check you have before you leave.
Cleats- you can’t play without them. At all. Bring extras if you have them just in case. Break in new cleats before game day for better movement. Rugby or soccer cleats are best. But if you have softball or baseball cleats, removing the toe spikes can work in a pinch.
Water- while there are usually a set of team water bottles, you will be exerting a lot of energy and having water for after the game is better than not. Sports drinks help with electrolytes, but water is best.
Mouth guard- keep your teeth in your mouth. There are special mouth guards for braces as well.
A snack- nice to have for between or after games. Fruit and protein bars work best.
Cash- sometimes they will have snacks and tournament tee shirts for sale.
Cellphone- not only are they good for emergencies, road trip music and post game selfies are fun as well.
Blanket- to sit on if it’s warm and to huddle inside if it’s not.
Plastic shopping bag- keep the field that sticks to your cleats from getting to everything else in your bag.
Extra set of clothes- spandex is only comfortable for so long
Hand sanitizer- if the port a potty runs out
Bandaids- for turf burns
Pads or tampons- just in case
Pain killers- this is a contact sport
Feel free to add what you like to bring with you to games in the comments section below!