The sun is hot and blazing, you can hear ice clinking in glasses of lemonade. There is the sound of a sprinkler and kids laughing. And you are sitting back thinking how you should start preparing for fall baseball. What a minute what? Fall baseball in the middle of summer? Yes, it is certainly true. Most seasoned baseball Moms know that the baseball season doesn’t end in June. Fall baseball sign-ups generally start in July already.
Believe it or not, fall baseball is the easiest season to prepare for. You should have most of your equipment clean and ready to go since Spring baseball ended. All your paperwork is current or should be if your organization can carry over the information from the Spring.
So what else do you need? Some snacks, updating your wardrobe, and having some fun!
Snack ideas for Fall baseball:
- Similar to Spring, have some granola bars or dried fruit mixes.
- For fun, go with a fall theme and have apple slices with caramel dip. Here is a great recipe your can make for caramel apple dip. Just add a bit to a container, and you can grab and go!
- Hot chocolate in a thermos. It cools down pretty quick some evenings, so it is great to have a warm drink.
- Have a hot dog from the snack bar. It supports the baseball program and tastes great during a baseball game.
Wardrobe tips for Fall baseball:
- Just like Spring, you need to be prepared for any kind of weather. Best advice? Dress in layers.
- Have a fairly warm blanket ready to go, along with a sweatshirt.
- Put a winter hat and a pair of gloves in your emergency clothing bag.
- A good pair of sunglasses. The sun sets at a whole different angle during late summer and early fall. You will thank me for this tip later.
Fun tips for Fall baseball:
- Have your camera! Fall baseball brings change for the next Spring. Most often, players have to move up to the next level. Make sure you snap lots of pictures to remember your season.
- Make sure you “do your homework”. The rules for fall ball often change, so make sure you keep up-to-date so you know what is going on.
- Bring a book. There tends to be more arguing in fall ball because of the above tip(coaches and umps, mainly), so having a book will help pass the time.
So those are my tried and true tips for what you need to have a great season of fall baseball. There really isn’t anything like sitting on a crisp, fall day, watching your son(or daughter) playing a game they truly love!