Inside: What to pack in a soccer first aid kit. This post has been sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
How to Make a First Aid Kit for Your Soccer Team
We created our soccer first aid kit with kids in mind, so we included items specifically formulated for kids, such as Children’s Benadryl and Children’s Zyrtec.
However, this first aid kit for sports teams can be tailored for teens and adults too.
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As with any sport, it’s inevitable that kids will get bumps and bruises. That’s why it’s important to always keep a team first aid kit close at hand.
Keep reading to see how to make a first aid kit for soccer and some of our favorite items from Johnson & Johnson!
What’s Inside Our Soccer First Aid Kit
This isn’t necessarily an all-inclusive list, but it will give you a good start on creating a useful youth sports first aid kit. The following are our go-to items:
- Children’s Benadryl — Temporarily relieves these symptoms due to hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies. We’ve also found it to be helpful for relieving symptoms of allergic skin reactions.
- Children’s Zyrtec — Relieves kids’ allergy symptoms for a full 24 hours. Children’s Zyrtec has a different active ingredient than Children’s Benadryl, so we keep one of each in our first aid kit.
- BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages — We make sure to get assorted sizes to fit just about any boo-boo. I like the flexible fabric because they stay in place.
- NEOSPORIN® Original Antibiotic Ointment— Before covering a wound with a BAND-AID®, we always apply NEOSPORIN® to protect against infection.
- Neutrogena® Ultra Sheer Sunscreen — I love the non-greasy feel of Neutrogena® sun products! They offer a variety of SPF protection, though I stick to 50 and up with my girls. You definitely want to remember to apply sunscreen before the game, as well as re-apply at halftime.
- COACH® Sports Wrap — Wrap bandages are helpful for stabilizing minor injuries until you can get to the doctor. COACH® self-adhering sports wraps are great because they don’t require any fasteners or clips! (I always seem to lose those!)
- Scissors — It’s always handy to keep a pair of scissors in your soccer first aid kit. You never know what you might need them for!
- Hand sanitizer — There’s not always a bathroom at the soccer field, so we use sanitizer to clean hands as needed.
- Bug repellant — Mosquitoes are a major annoyance here in Texas, so bug spray is a must in your youth sports first aid kit.
- Tissues or paper towels — I keep tissues and paper towels everywhere, from my car to my purse. There’s always some kind of mess to clean up, runny noses, etc.
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Here’s a closer look inside our first aid kit for soccer players:
You can use any type of bag or box, but I like this hard-shell makeup kit because it has compartments and protects all of our first aid supplies inside.
Do you have anything else you’d add to a first aid kit for soccer players? Share your tips in the comments below!