Are you ready for some football? Here are some great tips for football moms that you need to save. They will make your life much easier.
If you are a mom of a youth football player you know that it’s about time to get crazy around your house (or already is)! My two boys have been practicing for a month already and the jamboree is this weekend. I wish I had read these tips for football moms before my kids started playing!
I’ve always had my kids take responsibility for their own sports equipment since they started playing any sport and now that they are getting older they have more and it costs more. My son that plays baseball has three different kinds of cleats this year!
Tips for Football Moms to make your life easier
Update: I have two sons. My older son stopped playing football after 8th grade. My youngest son is playing school football now on the JV team! I was looking back over this list and I wouldn’t have changed a thing! These tips help so much.
I just found this and it’s AWESOME! I thought I would add it in first so you wouldn’t scan over it. It’s a rechargeable heated blanket to take to games! Why hadn’t I ever seen this before? Don’t forget to buy a portable charger.
Check out these other football articles I have.
- How to Clean Football Equipment
- Fun Stuff for Football Moms– This list has some great football shirts and other great gear.
- Football Subway Art– This is free you can print it out and is so cute!
- Why you should encourage your kids to play sports– My husband wrote this!
- Helping your child through a sports tryout
Help your kids keep their football gear organized
Do your kids play tackle football? If they do, then you have all that football gear now.
My husband and I teach both my boys that it’s their responsibility to keep up with their equipment: practice jerseys, water bottles, gloves, etc. They each have a duffle bag to store all their stuff in and this helps a lot!
Last year the team required everyone to have a matching bag. I complained about it at first, but I understand why now. It is so nice to keep everything together.
One of my boys takes his down to the field so when he’s done, he just puts his stuff in. The other keeps his in the car so he can take his gear off there.
We also have a place for them to store their cleats. It’s really easy and they aren’t laying on the floor. I got it at Amazon and it hangs in our garage (see photo below). It’s a closet organizer.
Keep football uniforms and practice clothes in one area.
I keep a box in my laundry room that is full of their gear and when I say it’s time to get ready they don’t have to search all over for their stuff. We pull the box down and their socks, pants and shirts are ready to go.
This also helps when doing laundry. I just pull the bin down and then when I’m getting clothes out of the dryer I put them directly into the football bin.
I think I got the bin in the photo at Ikea, but here’s a storage bin from Amazon that’s super cute!
Clean their gear
This is so important but so easy to forget until you smell them. Football pads and helmets can get disgusting and fast with dirt, sweat and water. My younger son loves to squeeze water all over him and the pads get a horrible mildew smell if I don’t clean them off. Don’t forget the chin strap! I wrote an entire post on this subject. Read it here. It has instructions on how to clean everything related to football.
Keep kids hydrated
I make sure they get a lot of water and since school has started I load them up on water when they get home before practice. Playing football in August in the south is HOT! I also make sure they drink plenty at dinner afterward too. You need to stock up on these for sure! You can make your own electrolyte water for them to take too. It’s really simple.
Electrolyte Water Recipe
- 1 liter of water
- 1/2 t. sea salt
- 1/4 cup juice (grape, apple, orange)
- A squirt of honey (optional)
Football Mom Easy to Make Meals
I love the crockpot this time of year. I will be posting a lot of them this month so check back often. Here are some of our favorite easy to make meals.
- Slow Cooker Pork and Apples
- Slow Cooker Pork Salsa Verde– This is a family favorite and I make this at least once a week. The leftovers are even good.
- South Carolina Bird Dog– You have to try this recipe. It’s so good and easy. My kids love it.
Hope you have a great football season!