Okay as a parent you may not consider this a “win”, but if you have been in my shoes and have had to consistently turn down snacks at my child’s athletic events, you might consider this a “win”.

Emma just recently started back up on her volley ball team this spring.  She has a new coach who asked if there were any food allergies or food-related issues with any of the players.  I mentioned Emma being on a gluten-free diet.  As soon as I did the coach said they would only have parents contribute drinks after a game instead of both drinks and snacks (which often end up being cookies, crackers and such).

In my mind I was delighted, yet I questioned whether this would work.  Would the kids complain and miss the fact that they didn’t get a snack along with their drinks?  Well the first few games have been played and I have not heard any complaining about not having a snack.

As a result, so far, this agreement with the coach seems to be a win-win!  I was just truly excited that for once, I didn’t have to ask for anyone to make accommodations.  The coach made the decision and I totally supported it.

Maybe it is something you can consider the next time you coach a team or the next time you talk about your child’s diet with their coach.  Who knows it’s an idea that just might work!

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