Tips To Be A Sideline Hero: Save, Snack, Score!

Tips To Be A Sideline Hero: Save, Snack, Score!

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We have been a baseball, softball loving family for years. My middle daughter is completely taken with softball. She has made her way through mini minors and is now onto minors softball. I am continually impressed with the skills these girls pick up over the course of a season. It’s an intense game and softball players know that just because the balls are called softballs does NOT mean they are soft, instead they just leave a bigger bruise than a baseball does.

Tips To Be A Sideline Hero: Save, Snack, Score!

Over the last few years my husband and I have also learned a thing or two as we have cheered our children on from the sidelines. Lessons every sideline hero needs to know. Here are a few of the most important ones:

Tips To Be A Sideline Hero: Save, Snack, Score!

Show Support To Volunteer Coaches

My husband and I have both volunteered as coaches in the past and it is a very rewarding experience. Of course, there is work involved. Lots of it, but when I haven’t been a coach, I am so very grateful for the coaches my children have had over the years who have supported and taught them how to take their skills to the next level.

Tips To Be A Sideline Hero: Save, Snack, Score!

It’s Not Just About Winning

If as parents and players all we care about is winning, then we are totally over looking the good that can come during those “losing” games. I have seen incredible plays, team work, skills and growth happen during games where my child’s team didn’t end up being the winner. I once saw the smallest girl on a team close her eyes and reach her hand up in the air and catch a pop fly off a really good hitter that absolutely no one thought that girl would have any chance of catching, but she did. They lost the game, but her teammates cheered her, that moment and their team like they had won the championships. It was pretty fantastic!

Tips To Be A Sideline Hero: Save, Snack, Score!

Come To The Field Prepared

My preparation makes games and practice time run so much smoother. That includes bringing sunscreen, chairs, blankets and snacks!

Tips To Be A Sideline Hero: Save, Snack, Score!

Sometimes the bleachers will be in the sun, so having a chair or blanket you can move to the shade is going to make all of the difference. It’s like your own little portable cheering section.

Tips To Be A Sideline Hero: Save, Snack, Score!

During the game, having snacks like POWERADE® and NABISCO Multipacks to share with my fellow teammate parents and  A+ cheer squad if I do say so myself, makes the sidelines a whole lot more fun!

Tips To Be A Sideline Hero: Save, Snack, Score!

Since it feels like we live at the field during softball season, saving on these snacks is important to me. Right now at Walmart, you will find POWERADE® 8pk 20oz is on rollback at Walmart. Make sure to keep an eye out for the coupon neck hanger on POWERADE® (8pk 20oz), you can save up to $1.50 on NABISCO 20-pack Multipack. And save an additional .75 with the coupon sticker on boxes of 12-pack or larger NABISCO Multipack.

Tips To Be A Sideline Hero: Save, Snack, Score!

Alright, fellow side line hero parents, I think you now have all you need to Save, Snack and Score, so let’s Play ball!

Tips To Be A Sideline Hero: Save, Snack, Score!

 For even more ways and ideas on how to rule the sidelines, check out these ideas here.

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  1. My husband coaches our older daughter’s soccer team and has for the last few years. So, couldn’t agree more with your tips here for on the sideline, too :)
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  2. Definitely some good tips! I’d also suggest – to go along with not worrying about winning every game – that parents let their kids have fun. I always hated hearing the parents screaming at their kids – when I was playing and even now watching younger kids play.
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  3. Great tips! I totally agree with you that it isn’t about winning or losing but embracing all the moments of the game, lessons to be learned on both sides for sure. And yes, everything is so much more fun when you come prepared!

  4. I can get down with this! My husband coached Scarlet’s soccer and there was a lot to learn. It was our first attempt at organized sports, and hopefully not our last!
    Des was ALL about the snacks.

  5. Thanks for the great ideas. We no longer have kids in summer sports but come football season I am going to implement these tips.

  6. Hi Jen, I have wondered whether a soft ball is really soft and I now know the answer! It’s wonderful when children are happy not to win, I was taught that it’s more important to learn to lose than to win and I taught my two the same. It sounds as if you are going to be prepared for those softball games! Any room on your blanket?

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      My daughter got hit by one last night at her game. Her entire ankle is bruised! Not soft at all….

      That is such an important lesson. We lost last night at our game and it was hard for the girls, but they handled the loss well. That was probably the best lesson they could have learned.

      Come join me! Although it is 100 here now :)
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