Baseball Travel Tips for Your Kid

Now that summer is here, you may be spending more time traveling with your little baseball star. The first few travel games can be fun and exciting, but over time, it can get tiring. Thankfully, there are things you can do to make traveling with the whole family a bit more interesting. After all, these are the good days, so now is the perfect time to squeeze in family bonding time.

Here’s a few pointers for upcoming travel games.

Plan an Itinerary

If you know where the next game is going to be, sit down with the family and take a look at what types of activities or landmarks are around the area. Instead of making the trip all about baseball, let each family member choose something special to do. This will put a spin on the trip, give everyone something to look forward to and prevent boredom. Plus, this will keep you organized and on track.

Eat Healthy Foods

It’s especially hard to eat right when you’re on the road, but if you plan accordingly, you can make it happen. Your kid needs their strength on the field after all, especially if it’s a long tournament or they have more than one game in a day. Instead of relying on ballpark food – nachos, cheese fries, hot dogs – pack high-fiber, high-protein snacks like trail mix, protein bars or a piece of fruit.

If you’re staying in a hotel, take advantage of the free breakfast (if they have one) and have your child fuel up with a bagel, toast or cereal. If your child must grab a snack at the concessions, pretzels and popcorn are the better options.

Enjoy the Time

Baseball tournaments are competitive, and of course you want to win, but don’t let that overtake the fun that you could be having with your family. Someone is going to win, and someone is going to lose, but the memories that you build will be about the fun that was had. There are plenty of travel apps that the family can use to record their adventures using pictures, maps and even the night sky.