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emma'smom
09-12-2008, 09:26 PM
Our dd6's first soccer game is tomorrow. My dh volunteered us to be the first snack parents. What does this mean? We have to bring snack for the team to have after the game. Any ideas?

debster812
09-12-2008, 09:31 PM
Quintessential Pee Wee soccer snack:

ORANGE SLICES!!!! DS is 11 now, and I could not tell you how many orange slices he's eaten in his 6 years playing.

Cheese and cracker packages. Grapes. Apples. Pretzels.

Anything semi-healthy.

SnoWhiteRabbit
09-12-2008, 09:32 PM
The only snack we ever bring -- and the only snack I ate as a soccer player years ago -- is cut up oranges. Cut them in quarters or eights if the children are smaller.

Hope that helps!

Luv Bunnies
09-12-2008, 10:01 PM
Our coach likes us to bring oranges slices for halftime to give the kids a boost. Then we bring a different snack for after the game. It's usually a juice bag or bottle of Gatorade and individually packaged snacks like crackers, pretzels, cereal bars, etc. When we bring the oranges, we also bring a large ziplock bag for the kids to drop the peels into and we bring handwipes in case anyone doesn't like being sticky.

roliepolieoliefan
09-12-2008, 10:04 PM
Our coach likes us to bring oranges slices for halftime to give the kids a boost. Then we bring a different snack for after the game. It's usually a juice bag or bottle of Gatorade and individually packaged snacks like crackers, pretzels, cereal bars, etc. When we bring the oranges, we also bring a large ziplock bag for the kids to drop the peels into and we bring handwipes in case anyone doesn't like being sticky.

This is a complete ditto of what DD's coach suggests. She's a grasshopper (under 6)

But in 2 weeks is DD's birthday so I'm breaking the rules and bringing cupcakes. Oh the shame! :guilty:

cruise cruise cruise
09-12-2008, 10:17 PM
Oranges for half time-- cut into quarter or eights, or even sliced thickly with a slice into the peel so they can be opened.

End of game-
Capri Sun Roaring Waters Juice pouch (mostly water, not just sugary juice)

and some sort of prepackaged snack-- we usually do granola bars (the chewy kind with lots of unhealthy chocolate chips and marshmallows :lmao: )

*BTMRR*
09-13-2008, 12:41 AM
For that age we've always brought string cheese, little individual baggies of grapes, and Capri Sun or juice boxes.

The Disney Bunch
09-13-2008, 07:07 AM
oranges! that is all my girls have ever had - the coach makes an orange schedule & each parent has a time that they have to bring the oranges. It is healthy!

ChristusG
09-13-2008, 08:00 AM
We just brought snack to my daughters soccer game last night. I cut up grapes and put them into ziploc baggies....and I brought Capri Suns as well. I was in charge of halftime snack. Another parent was in charge of the after game snack.....and they also brought Capri Suns, as well as Rice Krispy Treats.

Mostly the parents seem to bring sliced up apples for halftime. I'm soooooo glad they do not bring oranges. Much to sticky and messy for 4 and 5 year olds!

mjkacmom
09-13-2008, 09:39 AM
Oranges are for the 1/2 time snack, and usually juice boxes and a prepackaged snack for after the game. Ds had been on 2 soccer teams for the past 5 years, and this has been my experience - lots of times, someone other than the person scheduled to bring the snack brings the oranges.

Not so Dumbo
09-13-2008, 09:49 AM
I've never heard of oranges being such a big snack. In 5 years of DS playing soccer, no one has ever brought oranges.
Snack is given out at the end of the game and we usually bring juice boxes and a prepackaged snack- ie cookies, cheese and crackers, fruit roll-ups.

Jennyvelaz
09-13-2008, 09:50 AM
Oranges, bagged popcorn with decorated bag after. In October I do Caramel apples for fun! I also did Jello Jigglers but those went real fast!!

MSSANDRA
09-13-2008, 11:00 AM
Don't forget that many children will have sibblings standing there looking pitiful. while you of course do not have to provide for the sibs, it is nice to have to a few extras if you can afford it.

Stephres
09-13-2008, 11:14 AM
Wow, we live in Florida and have never done oranges! That seems so silly of us. :)

We do the prepackages snacks; pretzels, crackers or cookies. And I do always bring extras for the pitiful siblings who have to be there too. If they have to suffer through a soccer game, they should at least get a snack!

amandaraye
09-13-2008, 11:56 AM
I always brought oranges and apples already cut up and apples seeded so they kids would have something healthy and quick to grab and eat. :)

amandaraye
09-13-2008, 11:59 AM
Wow, we live in Florida and have never done oranges! That seems so silly of us. :)

We do the prepackages snacks; pretzels, crackers or cookies. And I do always bring extras for the pitiful siblings who have to be there too. If they have to suffer through a soccer game, they should at least get a snack!

Tha equates to us in the Northeast not thinking of Sno-cones! :rotfl:

emma'smom
09-13-2008, 12:18 PM
So thanks for all of the ideas. We did goldfish crackers (individually packaged bags--my dd6's request), cheese sticks, and boxed raisins with Capri Sun Waters to drink. Then...it rained with thunder...so the game was called before it began. Luckily, this should all hold until next week.

I didn't get organized enough to cut up oranges (a good idea though) or apples in advance--thus going with all prepackaged items. I guess that worked out since we need to save them for next week.

Ephany
09-13-2008, 12:49 PM
We have snack duty next weekend. DD has decided that we'll do apple slices and go-gurt or string cheese plus a drink. The parents who had duty today got transferred to another team, so there were no snacks after the game this morning, a total travesty in my daughter's eyes. :lmao:

pooh4evr
09-13-2008, 01:48 PM
we used to have oranges during halftime when I play way back when.. but DDs play now but we have never in 4 yrs gotten or have had to take a snack- they do get a soda at the concession stand after games but no food.

blackforest
09-13-2008, 03:11 PM
Just did snack for DD6's team today. I did Mondos (25% less sugar) and pre-bagged of Teddy Grahams or Honey Maid Bees (100 calorie packs). We decided this year no half time snack. The halftime is only 5 minutes.

nikkers
09-13-2008, 04:17 PM
My DS (4) is playing for the first time. I love the idea of oranges. So, far everyone has brought juice boxes and a pre-packaged snack. It is our turn next week, I am going to try out the oranges!

Beehn
09-13-2008, 04:18 PM
OK, what's with the oranges? This is DD's first year of soccer and it's just been pre-packaged things around here....but it seems like we are missing something.

CandCMommy
09-13-2008, 04:44 PM
Quite honestly I'm surprised that "homemade" snacks from home are allowed. At DS's school and daycare when it's our turn to bring snacks they cannot be homemade such as oranges or apples. It has to be something store bought. I wonder if that's just here or if they don't consider those homemade. They sure are a good idea but I wouldn't want to show up with them on Tuesday and be told I couldn't give them out.

JimmyPicker
09-13-2008, 06:24 PM
OK, what's with the oranges? This is DD's first year of soccer and it's just been pre-packaged things around here....but it seems like we are missing something.

I don't know about soccer, but with football, we always have a parent assigned to orange duty. They cut the oranges up in quarters, and put them in ziploc bags in a cooler with some ice.

The orange slices are then handed out during halftime to the boys. This helps them maintain their energy for the second half.

This is my sons first year of football, and my husband volunteered me for the oranges (and also bananas cut in thirds with the peeling still on) for the very first game!

Unsure of how many I needed, I filled an entire cooler. I thought -- what if no one wants the oranges and everyone wants bananas? I better have enough bananas for everyone. And also -- what if no one wants bananas and everyone wants oranges? I better have enough of those for everyone also.

I cut up ten bunches of bananas and about 40 oranges. The coach opened the cooler and nearly fell over from shock! We left the cooler for the next team that was playing (older kids), who were very appreciative of their halftime snack too!

gigi1313
09-13-2008, 06:59 PM
oranges all the way here too :)

just a quick note for those bringing "baked" goods or granola bars, etc... please read the labels and maybe take the time to find out if there are any serious food allergies on your teams... ds has a peanut/tree nut allergy and used to get in the car crying because he could not have what the other kids brought (even though i *always* had a stash of "safe" food for him... he wanted to be like everyone else :( )... ergo, i volunteer for snack duty A LOT!

also, cut up oranges freeze beautifully and make a great icy cold snack after being taken out of the freezer for about 15-20 mins (if you cut up too many)... bananas can be frozen (remove peel) too and make great smoothies or banana bread :)

enjoy!

MickeyMomOfThree
09-13-2008, 07:03 PM
I am suprised they didn't tell you what they wanted, but for our kids' soccer games we do oranges cut up for half time, and popcicles for the end of the game. If you pack them in a small cooler with an ice block or two, they keep pleantly cold...

MommaSnowwhite
09-13-2008, 07:13 PM
Our coach says NO half time snacks. Actually we have no snacks at all. I am so glad!

melcan
09-13-2008, 07:29 PM
We usually don't do snacks either, but for the first early morning game we brought Krispy Kremes and OJ for after the game. We we popular THAT day.