|Soccer Season 2011-Don't mess with the Dangerous Daisies!|
We have a backpack that contains all my daughter's soccer stuff. It's always packed with her ball, shoes, and shin guards. It goes in the same place in the garage after every practice. When I'm getting my daughter ready to go to a practice or game, I just pull out the bag, add some snacks and water and she's good to go. No searching for shoes etc.
I also have a designated drawer in her dresser for her soccer uniform, socks, and practice wear. She always knows where to find her clothes when she's getting ready for a game.
This year, I've started to take my daughter's athletic nutrition seriously. An hour before her game or practice, she gets a snack with a protein and some carbs. Think an apple with natural peanut butter or cheese and crackers. I also make sure she's hydrated BEFORE she starts running. Right now, we're requiring that she drink a full glass of water an hour before practice. I've also heard that using sports drinks beforehand will help them process their water intake better during the game. I'm not too thrilled with all the sugar in most sport drinks, so I'm thinking of adding a glass of coconut water to her pre-game/practice snack. It has the electrolytes her body needs to get properly hydrated.
|Soccer Season 2010|
How about you? What do you do to survive your children's sports seasons?