Club Soccer Mom Travel Tips for Tournaments

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Having your child be a part of a traveling women's soccer club can be one of the most enriching experiences. Club teams bring your daughter’s playing capabilities to the next level because of the caliber of competition they will face. As a parent, you want to do everything within your power to make sure your child is playing at their very best every game. To do this, you must be adequately prepared for a number of situations. Luckily, you have us to help check off another item off of your ever-growing to-do list with these club travel tips for tournaments.

First and foremost, make sure your child has the proper equipment and attire for the games ahead.

  • Are their uniforms cleaned?

  • Did you pack the correct uniform?

  • Is their gear packed?

    • Soccer Ball

    • Soccer Bag

    • Shin Guards

    • Shin Guard Sleeves/Tape/Straps/Laces

    • Mouth guard(s)

    • Hair Bands/Wrap

    • Kinesiology Tape

    • Cleats

    • Warm Up Outfit

    • Rain Jacket

    • Sliders or Compression Shorts

    • Cold Weather Attire

    • Indoor Soccer Shoes or Athletic Shoes (in case of indoor training)

    • Slides/Flip Flops

    • Soccer Socks (Pack at least one pair a day. May need to include more if the weather calls for possible rain)

    • Keepers: Goalie Gloves

While on the field or between games you need to make sure your child has the essentials to power through the day and weekend. Consider packing these nourishment items:

  • Water Bottle(s)

  • Electrolyte Rich Fluids

  • Protein-Rich Snacks

Don’t forget the everyday items that will make the tournament more enjoyable!

  • Sunscreen

  • Cooling Towel(s)

  • Battery-Operated Fan

  • Bug Spray

  • Cooler with Ice

  • Hat/Visor

  • Sunglasses

  • Blanket

  • First Aid Kit

  • Instant Cold Pack

  • Cell Phone Power Bank

  • Games/Books For Downtime

  • Wet Wipes

  • Tissues

  • Umbrella or Canopy Tent

  • Pain/Allergy Medicine

  • Foldable Chairs/Bench Cushions with Back Support

  • Cow Bell or Air Horn (Because you need something to embarrass your child when they do something great!)

  • Collapsible Wagon

Lastly, make sure you are taking care yourself by remembering to include a little extra of the items listed above for yourself so you can sit back and watch your child dominate on women's soccer field because you made sure they were gameday ready!