Sports season is here! That means lots of exercise, lots of time running to and from practices and games, lots of cheering and encouraging and lots and lots of team colors and team spirit.

Make this action-packed season easier on yourself with some of these Tricks to Be the Best Team Mom.

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Sport Season Tricks and Tips

Sport Equipment can get stinky, very stinky. Use these tricks to wash your kiddos sport gear and make it fresh in no time!

Tape it up!  This fun sport-themed tape is great for decorating lockers, notebooks and more!

If you are living in your car between practices, games, and fast-food runs you will love these car organization ideas to help keep you just a touch more sane.

Encourage your athlete!  Drop a sweet pack of tic-tacs with encouraging messages on them into their gym bag.  You can print the labels for free.

Do you have a ton of gear to carry hither and yon, even in rain, even through a muddy football field?  You’ll love having a waterproof bag to carry your gear.

Make Team Themed ties

Do your kids have to dress-up on game days?  Mine did!  Create team-themed ties for your kids.  All you need is iron-on felt and your teams colors!

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How to Celebrate your Team

Throw a football party!  Here are 100 free printables related to football.

Make it easy to roll sleeves up and keep them out of the way, allowing your kids to focus on the game!  These T-shirt Snaps are brilliant.

Start now, collect all your kids jerseys from the teams they play in, before your kids leave for college have them sewn into a quilt full of memories!

This is a game-changer!  Seriously, if your kids are in more than one sport consider making a game or sport “packing list”.   Laminate them, before you head out the door do a bag check to make sure you aren’t missing anything.

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Encourage your Athlete

Keep cramps at bay AND cheer your kids on with some fun bananas.  Write messages on the banana peels with either a pen, or even a toothpick for a quick pick-me-up.

Commemorate your kids favorite sport, or team by decorating a snack pack.  These are fun for any lunch bag!

Did your kids make it to the team championships?  Encourage them to keep doing their best with a commemorative “You can Do It” ball filled with messages cheering them on!

At the end of the year, take one of your kids old jerseys and stuff it – making the sport shirt into a pillow!  Your kids will have sweet dreams with it of a future filled with wins!

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Get cute and sweet!  As your kids head off on the bus for an away-game, give them a bag of goodies pushing them on!

How to make a dress from a jersey

Transform an oversized jersey into a dress.  Check out this sports-themed tutorial to learn how.
motivational sports quote

Keeping on when the going is rough, is often the hardest thing!  Make a motivational poster for your kids room.  This one was made by a kid!

Keep shoes tied longer and tighter with this sneaker hack.  Now you know why shoes have that extra lace hole!

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How to be the Best Team Mom

Are your kids looking forward to each game and tracking the score?  Join them with a DIY wall-scoreboard.

Did your kids make it to the state championships?  What a great way to commemorate their big win than with a frame for their room, a new home for their jersey to rest!

Sports Caps get gross, fast!  Here is a way to wash your kids favorite cap without ruining it’s shape.

Grab a tube of gel food coloring next time you get donuts for the team.  Decorate the donuts with ball-lines.


Cheer your child on while wearing their team colors and jersey number!  Make your own crazy fan shirts!

Is it cold where you are, bone chilling cold?  And your kids don’t feel it as they are running and playing, but during games you are freezing?  Get one of these Under the Weather Pop-ups.  They will help.

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