Baseball and softball dugouts can get pretty messy. Kids throw their bats, helmets and gloves around–and sometimes panic to find their equipment when they need it. Would you like to keep a clean dugout?
Here’s the problem
Many dugout organizers that exist are easily damaged or just hold one type of equipment, such as bats. There often is no place for the players to put their equipment. Many young players carry bat bags to their games and hang them on the fence, but once they take their stuff out of the bag it doesn’t go back in until the end of the game.
Instead, players usually toss their gloves, bats, and hats around the dugout and equipment often ends up on the ground where it can get stepped on.
Here’s a great solution
The Bench Coach was made to help you get your team’s dugout in order. It is a team-centered system that gives your dugout the same look, feel and organization of a major league dugout. As a mom who hates clutter and loves to be orderly, I thought The Bench Coach was a great idea.
How it works
- The Bench Coach travels in a large bag that can easily be carried.
- It attaches to the fence and has compartments for each player to store his helmet, hat, glove, water bottle and other small items like batting gloves, sunglasses and protective equipment.
- The website for The Bench Coach provides templates for player name tags which each player can put on his compartment.
- Choose from two sizes: one for up to 12 players and one for up to 18 players.
- Two shelves for the catcher’s shin guards and chest protector or other items.
- Hook for the catcher’s mask.
- Rigid bat holder frame for either 12 or 18 bats.
- Four accessory pockets for coach’s items, game balls, sunflower seeds, gum, etc.
Why I like The Bench Coach
- It is lightweight, portable, and easy to use.
- It makes it easy for your kids to keep track of their equipment. (How many times has your little leaguer lost a piece of equipment or taken someone else’s by accident? )
- It keeps it all equipment off the ground in the dugout, therefore it is treated better.
One user of The Bench Coach says:
“I love this thing and the kids love it. Almost every slot is full – less clutter in the dugout – more organization – easy up and down. Took some time to get it in the bag last night after the game but I’ll get the hang of it.”
John Lawless (9&U)
Learn more about The Bench Coach for yourself.
This is a paid review. But I stand by my promise to only review products that I believe would truly be helpful to sports parents and their young athletes.
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