Thursday, June 08, 2017

Soccer Bag Checklist for Teens


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My daughter, Chloe, isn't a little girl running around on the soccer field anymore. She is a teenager who is super serious about playing soccer and maybe even a little obsessed with it. In the last 10 months she has played on 3 different teams and is becoming incredibly self-sufficient when it comes to her soccer bag and whatever's inside it.

It's really important for me to know that she has what she needs in that bag, though! I can't always be to all of her games—the high school team she played for this spring had away games that were several hours away, and I even have to miss home games here and there. I want to be sure that when she grabs her soccer bag that she is totally prepared for any eventuality at the field.

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Chloe and I have created a list of the things that are in her bag—some of them are things she feels are very important as a soccer player, and some of them are things I feel are very important as a soccer player's mom.

Soccer Bag Checklist for Teens


Essential gear—includes all the obvious things like shin guards, goalie gear, cleats, socks, etc.

Soccer Ball

Mouth guards

Hair ties and headbands to keep hair out of the way

Hairbrush



Small first aid kit—include bandaids, antibiotic ointment, disinfectant wipes, ibuprofen/Tylenol, an instant cold pack, and a few large bandages for bigger scrapes

Sunscreen/lip balm

Bug spray

Plastic bag for wet uniforms and stinky socks

Warm-up pants

Long-sleeved sports shirts and sports leggings for cold weather games



Beanie or winter headband

Soccer sandals or other slip on shoes for after the game

Phone—especially important when parents can't attend the games

Snacks—healthy, high protein snacks and fruit are best

Water bottle

Sports drink

In the past, I have not been a fan of the popular sugary sports drinks—I feel they defeat their purpose with all of the sugar and added dyes.



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Chloe is excited about them because they come in several different flavors: fruit punch, strawberry-banana, tropical punch, orange-mango, mixed berry, blackout berry, grape, strawberry, and lemonade. I have to admit, they are pretty fun flavors!



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Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.

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