Sometimes being the Mrs. Coach makes it tough to get players to open up. Maybe they think they have to be “on” or coach will get on to them. Maybe trusting women or people in general is difficult.
We have been a part of some teams where I think all of the above affected the players’ willingness to approach me. BUT if I am on the field at the end of the game and have something sweet, all of sudden I’m not big and bad and scary.
Many more of you will have better tips than this, but here is an opportunity to share the successes. Here are five tasty treats to give to players after a game.
Vanilla Dipped Oreos
These are my GO-TO! I work full time and they are easily done the night before a game.
1 package Oreos (can be other brands too, but if you can have Oreos why wouldn’t you?) Party Size
1 package of Vanilla Candy Coating
Melt vanilla candy coating according to package instructions. Dip Oreo half-way into candy coating. Lay the cookie on a cookie sheet. When you have filled your cookie sheet or made enough for your players, put the Oreos in the freezer until the candy coating hardens. I have put these in individual bags and I have let players grab from a container. Either way they are always a hit.
These are AMAZING for when you want to put in more effort. Regardless of the team, when I make these, they become a request. The recipe is from Six Sisters Stuff and you know they know their stuff! The recipe fills a 13×9 pan. I have cut the blondies to feed up to 15. These boys don’t want a tiny treat after a game.
No Bake Reese’s Fudge Bars
Chocolate and peanut butter were made for one another, just like Friday nights and football. This recipe does not make a large batch so I have used this when only making treats for a position group. The bar may look small but it packs a very rich treat.
Sugar Cookie Bars
Soft and chewy sugar cookies are kryptonite to me. You know those ones that melt in your mouth. Yeah, those. Give me a minute. Ok, well this recipe is close! You bake these in a cookie sheet so it feeds a good amount! I do not make my own icing; I don’t have that kind of time. Using canned icing works just fine.
Snowy Day Snack Mix
While this is specific to the Christmas holiday, M&M’s are year-round blessings. We have used this as an individual treat and for team meals. One handful is not enough.
Do you have “wins” you can share for love of everything sweet and good in this world?