My kiddos are headed back to school next week, and although I am busy checking off their school supplies lists, I am also gearing up for all the fall sports and activities that come with the back-to-school season.
Listen up friends, Academy Sports + Outdoors is the place to shop for your back to school AND back to sports needs. This fall my daughter is doing dance, gymnastics and soccer, and my son is playing football and baseball. I’ve been busy signing them up for all these activities, and now it’s time to get some new gear!
First on our list: new shoes—tennis shoes for school and cleats for soccer, football and baseball. I don’t know how it happens, but it seems like all of a sudden nothing fits!
Here are a few of their favorites from the shoe aisles of Academy. I think Brooklyn tried on just about every pair!
Academy also has a great selection of backpacks and lunch boxes. My son will now only wear “sporty clothes,” so this meant he also needed a Nike backpack and lunch box for school this year. I can’t lie, I really wanted a backpack for myself. They have so many stylish options (check out this cheetah print Nike backpack).
We also shopped for baseball bats, since my son is ready to move up a size. I had a friend of mine tell me about the great selection of bats at Academy, and she was right! We haven’t purchased one yet, but I’ll be back with my husband to make a final decision before fall ball starts. Those bats are an investment! We also needed a new mouth guard for football, and my son used his own money to buy a new pair of football gloves.
My daughter snagged a new soccer ball, water bottle and found a gymnastics leotard she apparently could not live without. This girl and her shopping!! (I just don’t know where she gets it….) To be honest, I had no idea that Academy carried both dance and gymnastics gear. Serious one-stop shopping!
The kids had a blast checking out everything in the store. I could barely pull them out of there! I normally prefer NOT to bring them on shopping trips, but this one was fun for all of us!