Top Sports Essentials For Your Little Athlete

With 5 kids who all play sports and a husband who is a world champion power lifter, it goes without saying we are an active family. We love that our kids are not couch potatoes. They literally spend every waking moment in some type of action. Our sons Ethan and Luke are finishing the baseball season and living on a lake we are always swimming during the summer as well as biking and hiking. My oldest is training for the New York Marathon!

As we wind down baseball season I thought I would talk about some essential things to help kids get the most they can out of the sport and also be safe.

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Top Little League Baseball Essentials:

Glove- A good baseball glove is essential. I know as the mom of 3 left-handed kids how hard it can be to find mitts for them. Start early in the season when you are buying one or you might be running everywhere trying to find one. Take your child with you and let them try it on. You never want to buy a glove that is too big. If the glove is too big it will make trying to catch balls awkward and will discourage them. The glove should fit snug without feeling tight. Remember too, gloves will loosen up naturally so size it carefully.

Batting gloves are also nice to have and help your child with gripping the bat. Again choose batting gloves that are sized correctly and are made well.

Batting Helmet- We buy our own batting helmets for our kids because we don’t like kids sharing helmets. First off by buying our own we know our kids have helmets that fit them properly and are offering them the best protection. Second sharing hats or helmets could put your child at risk in contracting head lice, no one wants that. Make sure the batting helmet meets the industry standards and is accepted by your child’s league.

Bat- Choose a bat that fits your child, nothing is worse than having your child get up to bat and hastily choosing a bat that is too big, too heavy or uncomfortable and trying to make the best of it. Your child will not do well and get discouraged. They should also be practicing between games with the bat so they are confident when they are up at the plate.

Take your child with you and choose a bat that is correct for their age and height. This list of the best baseball bats can help in your decision making process. Some kids like heavier bats and some lighter, if you let your child try a few, they can see which they prefer.

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Baseball Cleats-It goes without saying that proper footwear is necessary to play any sport but with baseball you want cleats that fit well and will increase their performance and traction during the game and during drills at practice.

There are many other things you can get like a bat bag, special eye wear, jock straps, baseball socks and so much more! However, I think one of the most important things and one not to be overlooked is something to keep your child hydrated. A good sports drink is absolutely essential! As a mom I don’t like giving my kids sports drinks that are full of sugar, artificial flavors and colors. I want a healthier sports drink for my kids. I found it in BODYARMOR, the #1 Natural Sports Drink!

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Many of the top professional athletes have chosen BODYARMOR over all other sports drinks, including Andrew Luck, Richard Sherman, Mike Trout and James Harden. BODYARMOR is a  GREAT choice for young athletes who don’t need all the extra sodium in their diets or the artificial ingredients that come from drinking other sports drinks on the market.

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Fruit Punch

Orange Mango

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BODYARMOR is available at Stop & Shop, Target, 7-Eleven and WaWa among others. You can visit the BODYARMOR website to learn more and stay in the loop with them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  If you think you would like to give BODYARMOR a try, I have good news! Now you can save when you try it with this downloadable coupon. Click HERE to get your coupon. Please let me know if the comments what you think after you try it.

This post was sponsored by BODYARMOR. As always my words and opinions are my own.

8 Comments

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8 Responses to Top Sports Essentials For Your Little Athlete

  1. Janet W.

    The BODYARMOR flavors sound delicious! We’ll have to try them!

  2. Those flavours all sound delicious! It’s wonderful that your whole family are nuts about sports. They’ll live long, happy lives! Best of luck to the kids.
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  3. Dandi D

    My husband really likes sport drinks so I think he would really like these.

  4. Tamra Phelps

    My niece & my nephews all live for baseball or softball (2 are off at all day tourneys right now), so they love their sports drinks. I haven’t tried Body Armour but I’m sure we’ll find it!

  5. Elena

    The flavors sound delicious! I would like to try these

  6. Hi Carolyn,
    I am preparing for the new baseball season for my kids. Reading through your post I know what is needed for them and how to do it. Thanks for your post Carolyn.

  7. ellen beck

    Sounds like some great flavors. I like how they are good for the kids and yours look to be enjoying them a lot! I havent seen this product yet but will have to look for it and give it a try.

  8. It’s awesome you have such an active family! This is a great list. You covered all the essentials – especially batting helmets!

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