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    This is my first season as a travel softball parent. She is 9 on a first year 10u team. New York area. My daughter has played fall soccer in the past. The kids run a lot and we as parents are in and out in an hour. But double headers are 4 hours of cold! It is freezing out there sitting for 4 hours at a time.

    We are playing in the Spooky Nook Holloween Havoc tourney next weekend.
    https://www.spookynooksports.com/spo...ports/softball

    Weather.com has us at 45-48 degrees all weekend. I am cold already!

    On a side note, I don't know how you all do this. I have 4 children and it seems like the other 3 are getting a lot less attention. Juggling everything is hard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnardone View Post
    Weather.com has us at 45-48 degrees all weekend. I am cold already!
    That's not bad, especially if it's sunny and/or no wind. DD has seen some pretty cold March tournaments...some into the low 30s. Those were more something to be endured rather than enjoyed.

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    DD #1 (16U) had an 8:00 game yesterday in St. Louis -- 31 degrees at first pitch. It was a balmy 43 for DD#2's first game at 11:00.

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    I always kid the athletic director of our high school that it’s ok for 10u tb players to play in 40 degree weather with 40 mile per hour winds but they cancel hs games if it is below 50 degrees.

    The only sport that I know of that plays in worse weather than travel softball is soccer. It takes lightning bolts blasting holes in the field for them to cancel a game.
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    DD has played when it is snowing and it was OK.

    It is that freezing rain that is just brutal.

    Like strike2 posted sun and low/wind make a difference. If wind is up it can be cold.

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    Football is worse if you have boys. When I played hockey it was still outside and the limit was -20 real temp.

    I think wet and windy below 40 is too cold for softball. Sunny and no wind 30 is tolerable.
    Relax and enjoy the ride

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    "A sweater is what a child wears when her parent is cold."
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    Weather is so weird. There was a tournament in mid-March here in Atlanta last year where I was simultaneously cold because of the wind and hot because of the direct sunlight. I don't know how that can possibly happen, but it surely did!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMMom1740 View Post
    Weather is so weird. There was a tournament in mid-March here in Atlanta last year where I was simultaneously cold because of the wind and hot because of the direct sunlight. I don't know how that can possibly happen, but it surely did!
    In Chicagoland, I froze my rear end off for an entire game. I discovered later that I also had a sunburn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sluggers View Post
    In Chicagoland, I froze my rear end off for an entire game. I discovered later that I also had a sunburn.
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