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    Hello all, Hoping to get some suggestions for a coaching bag. I usually carry a 3 or 4 inch binder, 1 inch binder, magnetic clipboard, score book, spray chart book, link spider (mount for go pro), go pro in small case, hydroflask, glove, 20 pack of disc cones, small towel or two and some smaller misc. items (clicker, pitch counter, card for signals, etc.). I find that the normal backpack is getting full and is not very organized. Anybody found something they like that would work for this gear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunw09 View Post
    Hello all, Hoping to get some suggestions for a coaching bag. I usually carry a 3 or 4 inch binder, 1 inch binder, magnetic clipboard, score book, spray chart book, link spider (mount for go pro), go pro in small case, hydroflask, glove, 20 pack of disc cones, small towel or two and some smaller misc. items (clicker, pitch counter, card for signals, etc.). I find that the normal backpack is getting full and is not very organized. Anybody found something they like that would work for this gear?

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    Some help from your assistant coaches would be the thing you most need. Stop doing it all yourself :-)


    Since that probably wont happen, I like the No Errors Coaches Bucket Sleeve. You put in a nice empty bucket and you can bring as much stuff as you want. Should fit everything above no problem. Even has a 'cooler' pocket on the side.

    https://www.amazon.com/Coaches-Ball-...rs+coaches+bag



    I used to bring that sort of stuff - now I am down to my glove, two bownets, buckets of balls, a tee and a smallish cooler for game days - which all go into my wagon:
    https://www.amazon.com/WonderFold-Ou...eb_17524407011
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    no real ideas, but you should also carry first aid kit, and when I coached, I also carried a "port o pot" drawstring bag with wipes, hand sanitizer.

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    Haven't really addressed this in a while, but here's a blog post I did a while back that lists some of the things I've found valuable over the years.

    To this list i would add hair ties. You would think the girls would always have their own, but you would be wrong. Also a spare pair of sunglasses for the same reason.

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    The first aid kit is usually kept in the car. Hopefully it stays there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marriard View Post
    Some help from your assistant coaches would be the thing you most need. Stop doing it all yourself :-)


    Since that probably wont happen, I like the No Errors Coaches Bucket Sleeve. You put in a nice empty bucket and you can bring as much stuff as you want. Should fit everything above no problem. Even has a 'cooler' pocket on the side.

    https://www.amazon.com/Coaches-Ball-...rs+coaches+bag



    I used to bring that sort of stuff - now I am down to my glove, two bownets, buckets of balls, a tee and a smallish cooler for game days - which all go into my wagon:
    https://www.amazon.com/WonderFold-Ou...eb_17524407011
    I agree about the assistant coach statement, but when i have it in my bag i know it will get where it needs to get. I was just looking at the No Errors bags today. The bucket bag did seem like a good solution. This is all in addition to the 2 nets, 2 buckets of balls, 1 bucket of wiffles (sometimes), tee and radio that goes in the wagon. I tend to over pack. LOL.

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    I typically use a combination of things. I have a backpack that stores all of the team info such as rosters, score book, score cards, and other misc. paperwork and supplies, including the first aid kit. I have a bucket with a sleeve (as marriard suggested) that stores a dozen balls, some wiffles, and my glove. I then also carry a bownet. Works good... Pack on my back, bucket in one hand, and bownet in the other hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Krause View Post
    Haven't really addressed this in a while, but here's a blog post I did a while back that lists some of the things I've found valuable over the years.

    To this list i would add hair ties. You would think the girls would always have their own, but you would be wrong. Also a spare pair of sunglasses for the same reason.

    https://fastpitchlane.softballsucces...ur-coachs-bag/
    Thank you good read.

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    Look for a "tactical backpack" on Amazon.

    Here's the one I have - Love it!...
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072LNHKDK..._znNnCbWNFWQGH
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
    Look for a "tactical backpack" on Amazon.

    Here's the one I have - Love it!...
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072LNHKDK..._znNnCbWNFWQGH
    WOW!!! That is what I am talking about. Thank you. seems like its a little small. Does a 3 or 4 inch binder fit in the big compartment?

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