New Orleans Metro Stars Track Club

The Well-Prepared Track & Field Family


No one wants to be a part of the family that is stuck out because they were not prepared for practices and meets. Listed are a few items that you and your family may find necessary to survive the summer.


Parent Equipment: Listed are items that parents may want to invest in for themselves.

  • Golf size umbrella (for rain and sun)
  • Rain ponchos
  • Comfortable tennis shoes
  • Bright colored clothing (reflects instead of absorbs sun rays)
  • Stadium seats/folding chairs
  • Medium sized towels
  • Light blanket
  • Sunblock (NOT sun tan lotion)
  • Bug Spray
  • Small first-aid kit  (also keep plenty of headache medicine handy)
  • Small Portable Ice Chest


Small Portable Ice Chest: Listed are Items you may want to stock to bring in your portable ice chest.

  • Orange slices
  • Grapes
  • Bananas
  • Thirst quenchers
  • Frozen bottles of water
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Sandwiches (no mayo for athletes)
  • Large and small plastic baggies
  • Ice pack


Athlete Booksack:  Listed are items you want to make sure your athlete has with them when they come to meets or practice.

  • Spikes
  • Towel
  • Warm-up clothes
  • Frozen bottle of water
  • Rain Poncho
  • Extra socks
  • Extra undies


Also, never bring a child under the age of three to a meet.