Anyone who has been around baseball games knows how crazy and messy it can get in the dugouts. First off, there’s usually not a lot of room in there and the kids have their ball bags with all of their stuff, and it usually all gets taken out and thrown all over the place. This is especially true for the younger kids. It can be really frustrating for coaches when the dugout is a mess and can make it hard for players to find their own gear when it’s all mixed up.
I have some ideas for how to organize a dugout and keep it clean and tidy. I tried to keep these dugout accessories inexpensive and to recommend things that are easy to carry and travel with. There are tons of baseball dugout organizer ideas and DIY dugout organizer projects out there.
PowerNet Hanging Bat Bag Caddy
Sometimes there is no permanent bat rack in the dugout so this folding, easy-to-carry bag organizer is a perfect addition to keep the bats from rolling around. It also makes it easy for the players to find their bats.
I like this one because the bottom is see-through mesh and allows the players to see the bat information more easily.
Easton Coach's 2-in-1 Bucket Cover and Organizer
This is a great thing for a coach to have in the dugout because not only can they sit on it while they’re coaching the game, but it holds balls and has an organizer for score cards, score books, and pencils. There’s also a place to put a drink, a convenient carry handle, and a couple of extra storage pockets.
Easton Magnetic Line-Up Board
Another must-have item is a line up board and this one is nice because you can have the players’ names pre-printed and re-order them as needed by just moving the magnets. Comes with a hook to hang it up and extra magnets are available as well.
Do-it-yourself Helmet Rack
If you like projects, this is a great one. Take two closet organizers from Target and some stickers. These organizers are also available in darker colors if you are worried about them getting dirty. Voila! A helmet rack.
Please comment below if you have some other ideas for organizing the dugout. I would love to share them.