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10 Items That Should Always Be In Your Coach’s Bag

Jan 5, 2018
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PNW
I check ours in addition to the 10 Ken had
Screwdriver
Extra Screws for helmets
Athletic tape- great for bat grip emergency repair
Lizard Tape bat grip for longer term replacement
Female hygiene products (for emergency)
Hand Sanitizer
Hand Warmers
Towel
Gorilla Towel for pitchers
Sunscreen
Lip Balm
Hair ties
Catchers straps
Snack bag (granola bars etc)
 
Jun 6, 2016
1,076
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Chicago
I was going to suggest feminine hygiene products but didn't want to cause a commotion. But you WILL need them at some point for someone (and almost always on a "white pants" day). And the parks never seem to have those machines in the bathrooms.
This is one of many good reasons to have a woman on the coaching staff. Not a lot of teenage girls are going to feel comfortable asking a male coach for a tampon.
 

Vertigo

Jersey Girl
May 27, 2013
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When I coached I also brought a cleat cleaner for the muddier field days - or in a pinch, popsicle sticks or wooden tongue depressors. The latter also work for splinting broken fingers.
 
Oct 26, 2019
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In addition to the measure tape, bring a rule book or a page that shows where / how to measure...90% of the time the pitchers plate (or base) is the correct distance away from the wrong starting place.
Most people don’t know where the bases are measured to either. They aren’t all measured to the same place either which makes it confusing. I won’t give away the answer in case DFP’ers don’t know either.
 
Jun 6, 2016
1,076
83
Chicago
Most people don’t know where the bases are measured to either. They aren’t all measured to the same place either which makes it confusing. I won’t give away the answer in case DFP’ers don’t know either.
I think most people would be surprised to learn the space between the bases is not actually 60 feet.
 

NBECoach

Learning everyday
Aug 9, 2018
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SE Wisconsin
We always brought along an extra uniform top - without a name,

Sometimes the player shows up in the wrong jersey.

Seriously, this does happen,
 
Jul 15, 2016
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Shoelaces! I always keep a few extra shoelaces in my bucket. Mostly from cleats that have worn out before the laces. Dont want a broken lace mid tourney
 
Aug 19, 2015
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Atlanta, GA
This is one of many good reasons to have a woman on the coaching staff. Not a lot of teenage girls are going to feel comfortable asking a male coach for a tampon.
At some point, Coaches should just say "Feminine products are in the ___ pocket of so-and-so's bag. Take one if you're ever in dire need." Or leave them with the Team Mom.
 
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