How to Pack a Bag for out of Town Sports Games (Girls)

Nowadays, lots of girls are joining sports teams. If you are one of the (good for you!), read on for how to pack for those out-of-town trips.


  1. Image titled Duffel bag Step 1
    Get a good quality, good sized duffel bag to hold everything. Ones by Adidas are durable and come in cute colors.
  2. Image titled Shoes Step 2 1
    Pack your clothing. Start with your team uniform. This includes shorts/sweats, tank tops, Jersey, socks, padding, shoes, sports bras, and helmets/mouthguards. If you are a swimmer: swimsuit, swim cap, goggles, and nose plugs. You will also want an outfit for each day you will be there, clean underwear, and pajamas. You may also want to pack a couple nice outfits; if your team wins, you may go out to eat and you will want to look nice. Bring comfortable shoes, too.The amount of clothes depends on how long you are staying. Also, you may want to pack a small but strong umbrella and if you don't have one, then pack a waterproof. These are always needed during the day
  3. Image titled Smell good Step 3
    Smell good.If you smell really bad, no one will want to socialize with you! Bring two deodorants; one extra strength for when you're playing your sport, and a nice scented one for everyday use. Bring wipes and a small rag or towel. When you are about to play, wipe down any areas that are going to sweat (be discreet, please! Nobody wants to watch a girl wipe down her underarms!), and dry them off. Apply deodorant. During halftime or when you are on the bench, apply some more and, if possible, wipe down again. If you are playing more than one game, please bring more towels/rags or at least wash it between games! After the game or race or whatever, shower, wash your hair, put on some everyday deodorant, and (optional) spritz on some body spray or perfume.
  4. Image titled Pack technology Step 4
    Pack technology and entertainment. You can call or text important people or friends between games. Pack any chargers if they are portable, and an iPod if you have one. Also bring a book, some games to play with friends, and even some candy or gum or snacks. This will help you save money. Portable DVD players - and DVDs- are a good idea also, but can be rather cumbersome. Be extremely careful if you decide to take these items, there may be thieves around.
  5. Image titled Pack your bedding Step 5
    Pack your bedding This includes small pillow, sleeping bag, and extra blanket, and, if needed, stuffed animals.
  6. Image titled Pack toiletries Step 6
    Pack toiletries Carry some makeup essentials for sports player: pressed powder, cover up , chapstick and/or lip gloss, and some waterproof eyeliner. You don't have to bring makeup. Also bring a hairbrush, headbands, hair elastics, bobby pins, and hairspray (optional). Shower gel, shampoo/conditioner, and hand/body lotion are very handy, too. Deodorants (see ' smelling good' above), body spray, and wet wipes/towels/rags are essential for smelling good. If you are a swimmer- waterproof makeup, hair stuff are needed. For gymnasts, the stuff you spray to prevent wedgies (I forget what it's called). Also bring tampons, pantyliners, pads, and anything else you may need. Also, Ointment, bandages, etc.
  7. Image titled Have a good time Step 7
    Have a good time Do not ever worry about looking "butch", "lesbian" or anything stereotypical like that. Enjoy your sport! You are healthy and athletic. That's good. So get out there, enjoy your sport and win! (But don't become obsessed with winning).


  • If you've got your period, pack pads/tampons/liners. Even if you don't, use tissues.
  • If your jersey if way too big (mine always is), tie it in the back or tuck it in. There are lots of ways to do it.
  • Put valuables or private items in a secluded pocket-or make a secret one.
  • Focus on the game, but have fun during the breaks.
  • Touch up simple, natural makeup whenever you can or want to.
  • If your club or school has two different colors of jerseys, pack both just in case.
  • Pack everything in its own pocket, and keep valuables inside at all times unless you're using them. Don't lend your iPod to anyone unless you're watching or listening to it, also.
  • If you've got something to add, please do!


  • Don't get too competitive,a little competitiveness is good but not too much,it could ruin a fun game.

Things You'll Need

  • duffel bag
  • tank top/cami
  • jersey
  • shorts
  • socks and extra pair
  • athletic shoes
  • sweatpants/sweatshirt
  • deodorant
  • small hand towel
  • perfume(optional)
  • cell phone and iPod
  • small pillow
  • healthy snacks/water
  • extra money
  • makeup
  • 1st aid items (tape, bandages, pre-wrap, Neosporin, etc.)
  • lotion
  • hair products 9dry hair)
  • brush
  • ponytail holders
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof

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Categories: Beauty and Grooming for Girls