Fall Sports Gear for Kids

Here it comes! The favorite time of year! Hurray for fall sports!

Fall season will never let you down. If you have an athletic kid, the back-to-school period is also the time when fall sports start. We should help them prepare and have fun. Continue reading to know more.

When do fall sports start?

Fall sports begin even before the first official day of school. Football players usually take the field first. That is why as a parent we need to make sure that our kids are ready not only in academics but also in sports.

How to prepare?

Ask your kid what kind of sport or sport he/she wants to try. Then once a decision has been made, list all the gears and supplies needed. Be meticulous when looking for different equipment. Checking the quality and fitness is the key. See your child’s coach and ask for recommendations.

Here are the lists of gear for the different fall sports:

Since most children play multiple sports across seasons, look for the perfect place to buy a variety of types of sports equipment. Stock up on extras just in case and buy the sturdiest and comfiest gear you can.

Football:

  • Football Cleats
  • Mouthguard
  • Custom Socks (for additional fun)
  • Practice jersey
  • Helmet (ask the school/organizers if provided)
  • Pads (ask the school/ organizers if provided)

Volleyball:

Baseball:

  • Baseball Cleats
  • Baseball Pants
  • Practice Jersey
  • Custom socks (for additional fun)
  • Batting Helmet (ask the school/organizers if provided)
  • Bat (ask the coach for features)

Swimming

  • Practice Suit
  • Cap
  • Goggles
  • Kick Board
  • Fins
  • Pull Buoy
  • Paddles
  • Mesh Gear Bag

Cross Country

  • Proper running clothes/athletic wear
  • Durable pair of running shoes

Cheerleading

Soccer

What kind of sports gear should I buy for my kid?

Online shopping shouldn’t be a hassle. One of the great advantages of shopping online is the ability to compare prices and items easily. Buy comfortable sports clothes that are perfect for daytime straight up to noontime practice. Dry fit shirts and shorts are also good choices. The right clothes will help your child exercise freely and easily.

Don’t just look at the price. Sometimes expensive stuff do not guaranty the quality. Search through some reviews if buying online and let your kid try on the clothes or shoes if buying in person.

Gear! Equipment! Just don’t forget the water bottle, mommy or daddy.  It is a must. Their body needs to stay hydrated.

What’s next?

When you are a parent with an athletic kid, your car is like an extension of the home. Turn your trunk into a portable locker on wheels. Bring extra water, for you, your kid and friends. Extra balls are also important, especially when their sport is soccer, baseball, and football. These can be lost frequently. Bring a portable cushioned chair for your athlete to let them relax during break times.

Make your fall season full of adventure. Be active and healthy with your young athlete. Enjoy and have fun!

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