Top 10 NFL Back-to-School Gear for Kids

It’s that time of year again — the time of year when back-to-school sales hit every store. New school year commercials are airing on every channel, and grocery store kiosks are fully stocked with pencils, markers, folders, and notebooks. While back-to-school shopping is always exciting, it can also be a bit overwhelming. But don’t freak out. There’s still plenty of time to grab everything kids need.

After stocking up on all the necessities from the school-issued supplies list, the real fun can begin. Not to say that buying folders that don’t bend or break isn’t fun, but it pales in comparison to shopping for backpacks and hoodies. Since shopping for new clothes, shoes, and lunch bags can seem like a massive undertaking, Fanatics is here to help you tackle everything on your football-loving kid’s must-have list. New kicks, lunch bags, and everything they’ll need to start the year off right is just one click away.

Dallas Cowboys MOJO Premium Laptop Backpack - Pink

1. Backpacks

Now that your youngster’s wardrobe is set for the year, it’s time to accessorize, starting with backpacks. Essential to their everyday routine, a backpack can be hard to choose since so many different styles are available on the market. But one thing is certain — getting them a backpack that keeps them organized while guaranteeing their fandom is on full display is a must.

A MOJO Premium Laptop Backpack is perfect for keeping a computer safe and showcasing your favorite team. MOJO backpacks are made with multiple pockets to organize all your needs for school, sports, or outdoor activities. These sweet bags are perfect for any fan that’s on the go.

For the ultimate Packers fan, the do-it-all bungee backpack from FOCO has everything they could want for their gear. It’s no secret how heavy backpacks can get, but with the added padding in the straps, kids will be able to carry it around more comfortably. Additionally, this cool design offers multiple pockets, giving them all the space they’ll ever need.

If your youngster happens to be a massive Patriots fan, the Mitchell & Ness backpack will showcase their team spirit while protecting their electronics. Smart, hip, and featuring bold graphics and team colors, this backpack can keep all essentials organized and separated with its built-in laptop sleeve.

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2. Shoes

Kids are on their feet for a good part of the day, meaning that they’re going to need a cool pair of shoes to keep up with all their activities. If they’re looking for a sportier shoe, they’ll love these low-top light-up sneakers. When they want to run drills like Davante Adams or throw the ball like Justin Herbert, they’ll love how cool and comfortable these shoes are. And every time they walk onto the playground or step into the classroom, their team spirit will shine through the flashy LED lights.

For something less sporty, these FOCO clogs are perfect for school. One of the most popular styles among kids, they’re comfortable, durable, and easy to clean. No matter where they’re wearing them, they’ll love showing off the 49ers colors and logo as they walk through the halls.

Josh Allen Buffalo Bills Nike Game Player Jersey - Royal

3. Jerseys

Jerseys aren’t just for game days anymore. They’re perfect to wear any day of the week, and kids will love sporting one to show off their fandom this year. Whether they’re cheering on a seasoned veteran or rooting for a rookie, they can throw on their favorite team’s jersey before heading out the door.

If your kiddo gets hyped whenever they see Tom Brady taking the field, grab any of the officially licensed Bucs jerseys, so they’ll feel like the GOAT. Or, if it’s their name they want to see in lights, surprise them with their very own customized Bucs jersey. They’ll feel like the MVP every time they wear it.

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4. T-shirts

Nothing says effortlessly cool like an official NFL tee. Easy to wear with shorts or jeans, a variety of T-shirts with a favorite NFL team will make getting dressed in the morning a breeze.

If your youngster likes the idea of a jersey but wants something a little more low-key, they’ll love the player name and number T-shirts from Mitchell & Ness, and Nike. The bold team graphics and colors won’t have anyone questioning their allegiance to Joey B. or the Bengals. Or, if they’re wanting to keep things simple while they rep the Rams in style, grabbing them a graphic T-shirt will show everyone that they’re a member of the Super Bowl-winning mob squad.

New York Giants Youth Fan Flare Pullover Hoodie & Pants Set - Royal/Heathered Gray

5. Pants

It’s a good rule of thumb to have enough bottoms for an entire week, and since variety is nice, mix up the monotony of jeans with a pair of performance pants or shorts. These pants are the ultimate style to match any kid’s favorite NFL tees and jersey. Just be careful because the second they pull them on, they’ll transform into Saquon Barkley and start to run 21 mph.

For those days when it’s too hot to commit to pants, grab a pair of Nike core shorts. Sleek, stylish, and great for an active lifestyle, these shorts are just the thing if your young one hopes to break Micah Parsons’ rookie year sack record. They’ll love looking like the pros while lounging on the couch to study.

Patrick Mahomes Kansas City Chiefs Youth Tie-Dye Name & Number Pullover Hoodie - Red

6. Layers

Fall is right around the corner, and with the start of the football season, cooler days are coming, so it’s best to ensure kids have some layers on hand. If they love making a statement, this tie-dye hoodie will be an instant winner. It’s a great way for any kid to stand out from the crowd, and they’ll be embracing their inner Patrick Mahomes in no time. Super soft, this hoodie with its trendy pattern will instantly brighten their day, while the eye-catching graphics make it undeniable that they’re a member of Chiefs Nation.

But if they’re hoping for something as soft and cuddly as their favorite blanket, then grab the full-zip jacket or let them pick their own jacket. It keeps young fans warm while adding team spirit to any outfit. It’ll make everyone will wish they were flying with the Eagles this season.

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7. Socks

Does your child think life is too short to wear boring socks? Do they love stepping out of the box with their sock game? If the answer is yes, then look no further.

To make a cool outfit even cooler, kids need socks in bright colors and fun designs that will showcase their personality and make getting dressed in the morning hassle-free. So, keep things exciting, and bold with the NFL team, player and wacky socks – perfect for crazy sock day. They’ll want to wear these breathable and unique socks every day of the week. A funky complement to any outfit, these socks can easily match their favorite tee or jersey, and they’ll love repping their team from head to toe.

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8. Lunch Boxes

Lunch is one of the most anticipated times of the day. And let’s be honest, no one wants to walk into the lunchroom carrying a boring brown bag. Why? Because lunch is the perfect time for kids to show off their love for their favorite team. Too cool to hide in their locker, this Seattle Seahawks lunch box will make your sports fan feel like the 12th Man whenever they go to open itIt’s the perfect size to hold their lunch and snacks, so they’ll have no reason to complain when carrying this around. See other cooler bags here.

Or, if your kiddo is looking for something that’s a little more compact, try the space-saving FOCO lunch bag. The insulated interior will keep their food at the perfect temperature, while the soft shell folds up for easy storage in their backpack. They’ll love eating in style and showing everyone that their commitment to defend the Lions’ den is real.

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9. Hats

While kids may not be able to wear hats in class, it’s nice to have one on hand to protect your their faces from the sun.

Whether it’s for working or playing hard, these New Era hats are just as cool as your little one. With an adjustable closure that creates the perfect fit, this hat will make a kid feel just like Josh Allen on the sidelines every time they wear it. And who said hats were just for the boys? If your little girl loves wearing hats like Lori Locust and Sarah Hogan, she’ll find her favorite team represented in a variety of styles and colors, including pink!

Tennessee Titans Youth All Over Print Long Sleeve T-Shirt & Pants Sleep Set - Navy

10. Pajamas

A bedtime routine is an essential part of getting back to school. We all need our bodies and minds to rest, recover and retain for the day ahead. So, a new pair of officially licensed team pajamas is the way to go. The kids will be excited to put them on and dream about watching their favorite team and player on the field—a win-win for kids and parents. There is only one problem-they might not want to take them off for school. But you can always remind them pajama day will be here soon enough to show off their team PJs.

With the school year quickly approaching, it’s never too early to start your shopping. Use this list of gear to find everything you need for your little NFL fan to go back to school in style. They can show off as they rock their favorite NFL team in their official gear.

And remember, if they have a growth spurt or wear out the soles of their shoes, you can always replenish their gear at Fanatics. This one-stop shop has the best variety of officially licensed sports apparel, sports collectibles, and memorabilia — and not just for the NFL, but across all leagues!



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