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10 Must-Haves for the Sidelines

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Hello there! Oh my goodness! We are right in the middle of sports season (again!). Annnnd I spend a lot of time on the sidelines….sometimes for hours and hours and hours. ;) Anyone else have a kiddo in track? ha! You know what I’m talking about! I also have two in soccer with back to back games every Saturday. So I’ve learned that I need to pack a few essentials to make sure I have what I need to power through the games & be that sideline hero my kiddos need me to be!  Today I’ve partnered with POWERADE® & RITZ Bits Cracker Sandwiches to bring you my 10 Must-Haves for the Sidelines. Let’s get started! :)

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To be the sideline hero this sports season, you need to do three things ~ save, snack, and score! You can save money by looking for the coupons on specially marked packages of POWERADE® & RITZ Bits Cracker Sandwiches at your local Walmart store. While you are at the game cheering on your kiddos, you will have plenty to snack on, & you can be sure to score extra points by sharing these snacks & drinks with the other parents watching the game! Alright, here are my top 10 things to have on the sidelines!

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1. First, of course, is plenty of snacks & drinks. I like to bring a small cooler with ice to keep my drinks nice & cool. I love the NABISCO multi-packs. There’s plenty for me & plenty to share with others. :)

2. Be sure to pack wipes &/or tissues. You never know when a bloody nose might happen. #truestory Soccer can be tough sometimes. Throw in some band aids & antiseptic spray, too.

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3. Bring an extra soccer ball. I love bringing an extra soccer ball on game days. My daughter’s game is first, so my younger son can grab his ball & pass the time playing a pick up game with some of the other kids. It’s a life savor!

4. Pack a light jacket. You never know what spring weather is going to do! You’ll be glad you have it if you need it. :)

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5. Always bring a chair! I know this sounds obvious, but I have shown up to soccer games without my chair! It makes for a long morning standing up. ha! Now during soccer season, I just keep our chairs in the back of my van. They are harder to forget that way! ;)

6. I always throw an umbrella in my bag. An umbrella comes in handy if a pop up shower rolls in or as a shade from the sun on those warm sunny days.

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7. Bring a book or a magazine. My 8th grader is running track this season. Have you ever been to a track meet? Oh my goodness! I might spend hours at a track meet before his event starts. So I try to pack a book or magazine to pass the time.

8. Sunglass &/or a hat come in super handy on those bright early mornings on the soccer field! Don’t forget those!

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9.  Homemade signs! Now this is totally optional. haha! Buuut I love to embarrass my kiddos by making signs to hold up & cheer them on. Secretly, I think they like it! haha! :)

10. Annnnd the most important thing you will need is your phone &/or camera! You’ll want to capture the action of your little superstar. Am I right? ;)

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Click the pictures below for some more fun sideline ideas! :)

DIY Pom Poms at #pompoms #schoolspirit_thumb

Snack & Beverage Station Tutorial at #DIY #soccer #snacks_thumb

POWERADE® 8pk 20oz size is on rollback at Walmart right now. Also, be sure to look for a coupon on the POWERADE® bottles to save $1.50 on NABISCO 20-pack Multipack. You can also find a coupon sticker on boxes of NABISCO snack packs with a savings of 75 cents when you purchase a 12-pack or larger NABISCO Multipack.


Be sure to check out other fun ideas for being a sideline hero right here!
What sports are your kiddos playing? Let me know in the comments below.

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This post was created for Ginger Snap Crafts by Ginger Bowie.



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