5 Things To Make Your Time in the Bleachers Better


If you're a sports parent, then you probably spend an insane amount of time sitting in the bleachers watching your kiddo. Don't get me wrong, we LOVE watching but the sitting part can start to get a little old...amIright?!?! As in all things, it's best to be prepared. So here are our top 5 things to make your time in the bleachers better!!

If you’re a sports parent, then you probably spend an insane amount of time sitting in the bleachers watching your kiddo.  Don’t get me wrong, we LOVE watching but the sitting part can start to get a little old…amIright?!?!  As in all things, it’s best to be prepared.  So here are our top 5 things to make your time in the bleachers better:

Smart phone

OK this isn’t earth shattering news but, none the less,  it’s #1 on a lot of parent’s list.  We took a quick a poll and smart phone was the ONE item to have with you…by far. I think we can all guess why this little mini computer (that’s really what they are these days) is such a must have.  Your phone is great for taking pictures or videos, weather reports, keeping track of your schedule…and let’s not forget about score keeping!

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The only drawback to your smart phone, is running out of battery.  Make sure you always have a backup!  There are so many options, from solar powered to battery powered, to choose from.

Seating

When you spend a lot of time sitting on those hard metal rows, you know the importance so a good bleacher seat!!  Not only does it need to be cousioned and with a back…it needs to stay in place.   When you jump up to cheer, you don’t want it flying off!  This stadium seat is a great option:

If you're a sports parent, then you probably spend an insane amount of time sitting in the bleachers watching your kiddo. Don't get me wrong, we LOVE watching but the sitting part can start to get a little old...amIright?!?! As in all things, it's best to be prepared. So here are our top 5 things to make your time in the bleachers better!!

Food Options

Spending a lot time at the ball fields or gym, means you need to be prepared with food!   Easy snacks like,  dried fruit, apple sauce, fruit cups, nuts, granola and granola bars are great to keep packed in your SPORTS SURVIVAL BAG.  (Get some more great ideas for Grab-N-Go Snacks, HERE.)

If you're a sports parent, then you probably spend an insane amount of time sitting in the bleachers watching your kiddo. Don't get me wrong, we LOVE watching but the sitting part can start to get a little old...amIright?!?! As in all things, it's best to be prepared. So here are our top 5 things to make your time in the bleachers better!!

AND don’t forget about dinner!  Just because you will be away from home around dinnertime, doesn’t mean you can’t bring it with you.  Pack your own hotdogs or these crunch taco wraps.  We even have a few suggestions for transporting your food, see it HERE.  Stop wasting your money and calories by eating at the concession stands every week! 😉

Weather Protection

If your child’s sport is outside, then chances are you have had to deal with inclement and hot weather.  An umbrella is always good to keep in your car and you can even get a handy dandy bench buddy umbrella holder to attach to the bleacher.  As you know, umbrellas can be annoying not only to you but also to the people sitting around you.  If you want another option, we suggest a folding chair and an Under the Weather tent .  They pop-up, are easy to store and GREAT for when weather conditions are the greatest.  You might also want to consider a blanket! 😉

If you're a sports parent, then you probably spend an insane amount of time sitting in the bleachers watching your kiddo. Don't get me wrong, we LOVE watching but the sitting part can start to get a little old...amIright?!?! As in all things, it's best to be prepared. So here are our top 5 things to make your time in the bleachers better!!

Sibling Entertainment

It you have more than one kid, then I’m sure you’ve had a time (or many) that a sibling is in the stands with you.  AND you’ve probably had the almost impossible task of keeping someone “happy” during a game or practice.  We have you covered with our lists of take-along activites from ages 1-12! (Click on each link for each age group:  {1 year-3 years},{ 4 years -6 years}, {7 years-12 years}

If you're a sports parent, then you probably spend an insane amount of time sitting in the bleachers watching your kiddo. Don't get me wrong, we LOVE watching but the sitting part can start to get a little old...amIright?!?! As in all things, it's best to be prepared. So here are our top 5 things to make your time in the bleachers better!!

Do you have anything you would add to the list??