Our baseball season is finally starting! We’ve had snow and rain and the warm weather is right around the corner. But, for now, there’s still a chill in the air. Early morning practices and evening games can make for some chilly weather conditions.
But us Baseball Moms (and Dads) don’t let a little cold weather deter us from sitting on the sidelines and watching our kids play! We all have our go-tos for keeping warm so we can watch every single game.
How to Stay Warm on the Baseball Field
For the Parents
Your first line of defense to cold weather is a good winter jacket. I like to pick a jacket this is not bulky but will keep me warm. I also look for a jacket that is windproof and waterproof. Our fields are really windy even on a warm day!
Winter boots aren’t just for the snow! They are perfect to keep your feet and toes warm on a chilly day! These boots are fully lined with a cozy layer of fluffy fleece. These lace up winter boots will keep your feet in style, warm and comfy.
If you don’t want to wear heavy winter boots to the field, keep your feet warm with thick wool socks. Womens winter socks made of warm wool. Soft, comfortable, breathable, wearable, moisture-wicking and odor-fighting.
If your fingers are the first thing to get chilled, hand warmers can make a huge difference in your ability to enjoy the big game. I always keep a few of these in my bag because you just never know when you are going to need them!
Keeping your head and ears warm are a priority, especially on a windy ball field. Soft, warm and cozy. Keep yourself warm by covering your ears. Covering your ears can do a lot of warm up the body.
I always keep a blanket or two in the car! You can use a blanket to keep your legs warm or put it down on the bleachers!
This Under the Weather Pod is on my Baseball Mom wish list! Perfect for moms, dads, sports parents, and friends who want to sit on the sidelines and enjoy the game in comfort.
Did you know you can get heated gloves? They are truly a game changer! Winter warm electric gloves promote blood circulation, relieve fingers caused by cold of stiffness, keep hands warm and cozy! You can even get a heated scarf.
For the Players
In cold weather baseball, long sleeves are a must. I have a few of these long-sleeve compression shirts for my boys. They can usually get away with just wearing these under their jerseys. These long sleeve shirts help keep their range of motion and doesn’t add any bulk.
If it’s really cold out, you may want to add compression leggings under their baseball pants. Just like with the long-sleeve shirts, these leggings help keep them work without adding extra weight and bulk to their legs. You don’t want anything to slow down their running!
When your hands get cold, throwing a baseball very difficult and errors happen more often. Keeping a hand warmer in your back pocket allows you to hold it between pitches in order to keep your throwing hand warm. This makes throwing easier, and helps you feel warmer in general.
Have your player keep a pair of gloves in their bag to keep their hands warm when they are in the dugout. When your hands and feet get cold, the rest of your body is sure to follow. If it’s really cold in your neck of the woods, invest in a pair of cold weather batting gloves.
Other things to keep in their bag: