When our oldest has away games, we end up packing what amounts to an additional meal in her lunchbox.
Yup, we are so uncool as to require a lunchbox.

The coat issue is one I struggle with, but generally give in about at least when they’re in town. Out of town, here’s your parka.

The long trips are a challenge for certain, but while they have to ride up on the bus, they can ride home with parents.

The bonus to the bus, there’s lots of room, small teams and extra bags are fine. Next year, high school, we shall see.