Tired of throwing half your
gear on the locker room floor just to find your shin guards? To make dressing
easier and to help avoid forgetting equipment, the following should help
-- a simple, ordered list to help you pack your bag. (Photos courtesy
Helmet: This should be the first item placed in the bottom corner
of the bag.
Gloves: Gloves come next, but tuck one of them into your helmet to save
Mouth guard: If not attached to your helmet, place it inside one of
Neck guard: Place this inside the other glove.
Shoulder pads: Place flat on the bottom of the bag, opposite your helmet
Elbow pads: Connect them together with their own straps Place them on
the side next to your helmet.
Skates: If your bag doesn't have a special outside compartment, place
these on their sides, on top of your shoulder pads.
Jersey: Roll up nicely and place on top of your skates.
Pants: Also place on top of your skates.
Shin guards: Hold these together with your garter belt. Stuff your
socks in between.