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Female Hockey Players MUST HAVES (part 1)
As a female hockey player, there are some essentials that you MUST have to avoid difficult situations.
Here is a list of things that a female hockey player must have on her at all times, to avoid embarrassment, discomfort and awkward situations.
- Hair ties/headbands:
These are an absolute essential for every female hockey player. Hair ties/Headbands are very important because sometimes hair gets easily snagged by the helmet or flies around and gets in your eyes during a game or practice.
- Deodorant/ body spray:
We cannot emphasize enough the importance of having body spray in your hockey bag. After a long game, it’s only normal that you’ll be drenched in sweat. In order to not end up with that horrible sweaty smell that sticks to you and your equipment, it’s advisable that you have some deodorant and body spray on hand to reduce the odour. No one wants a smelly teammate, girls :)
- Resistance/Stretch bands:
Resistance bands are good to have on you for pregame/pre-practice warmups. It is very important to stretch before a game to avoid injuries.
- Tampons/Sanitary pads:
Have you ever been in a situation where you’re in the middle of a game and you suddenly realise that you’re on your period and have to start running around looking for tampons or sanitary pads? If you haven’t, lucky you. In order to avoid a potentially embarrassing situation like this, it is IMPERATIVE that you have your own sanitary pads and/or tampons in your bag.
- Hair brush:
It is important to have a hair brush in your hockey bag. After 2+ hours of skating around in a helmet, your hair is bound to be all over the place. It is therefore necessary to have a hair brush on hand so that you can put things back in place after your game.
- Light snacks:
Snacks are ESSENTIAL. To keep you fueled up for your games you should have some light snacks on you. Such include; an energy bar or granola bars (makes sure they’re in a bag to avoid sticky situations), and a banana or orange (anything that has potassium). This will help prevent muscle cramps.
- Extra Sports bra:
After a long game, it's expected that you’ll be sweaty! Having an extra sports bra to change into, will be great to avoid having to wear your smelly one for longer than necessary.
- Sports bag:
Having an extra sports bag is essential. This will be important because it will keep your used clothes from getting your clean clothes dirty. If you don’t want to have to carry two bags, you can simply get a bag with separate compartments. That way, your clean and dirty clothes will be separated.
- KT tape:
KT (Kinesiology tape) is an elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive that is used with the intent of treating pain and disability from athletic injuries. KT tape is a must have in case of injury during a game or practice.
- Golf balls:
This is great to have in your bag for quick puck handling drills (warm ups) before your game/practice.
Having scissors on you will make you a locker room queen. Everyone always seems to be looking for scissors.