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Prepping Your Family for Fall School Sports

Posted on Blogs, Tips September 15, 2017 by Terry Jones

Fall is a busy time for families with children. You have to make sure the kids have good school clothes, put together a schedule so everyone gets to school on time, and start preparing for winter festivities. You also have to make sure your kids are prepared to participate in sports. Whether you have a boy who is playing football or a girl who is joining the cross-country team, you want to make sure your family is ready for the events ahead.

Buy the Right Equipment

back to school sports all year coolingYour kids’ school might provide some of the basic equipment they need, but it might be up to you to purchase other items. For example, you’ll need to make sure your kids have comfortable and durable shoes that are appropriate for the sports they’re playing.

You might also need to buy protective gear, like compression sleeves, padding, or other items. To give your kids the best chance of success, you could even buy them sports equipment to use at home, like balls, targets, and nets.

Be sure to shop around for the best deals on sports equipment. For shoes, check out end-of-summer sales from your favorite retailers. For other items, try to find lightly used second-hand gear.

Coordinate Schedules

If your kids are too young to drive, or if they don’t have their own vehicles, you’ll need to make sure that everyone has a way to get where they need to be. You might need to take the following steps to keep everyone on track:

  • Ask about adjusting your work schedule so you can pick up the kids from practice.
  • Contact other parents whose kids are involved in sports to ask if they can help with transportation needs.
  • If you have multiple children and their game times conflict with one another, talk to them so they’ll understand that you can’t always attend everyone’s games.
  • If some of your children’s games are a significant distance away from your home town, try to clear your schedule so you can attend to support their efforts.

To make sure everyone in your family is on the same page, create a family calendar and put it in a place where everyone can access it easily. You could also use a collaboration tool like Google and keep track of your family schedule online.

Create a Comfortable Environment for Your Student Athletes

If your children are in high school, they might have a heavy homework load in addition to a rigorous sports schedule. For them to succeed, you want to create a comfortable home environment that lets them concentrate on their responsibilities. If your kids have their own desks and a study space that is free of distractions, they’ll have an easier time keeping their grades up despite spending a lot of time at practice.

You should also make sure that the temperature in your home is comfortable. The weather is likely to stay warm throughout autumn in Florida, so you want to make sure your AC is functioning well. Schedule an appointment with All Year Cooling so an expert can come check on your system.

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