10 Things You Must Pack for the Paralympics

By Becky Murdy | Aug. 26, 2012, 12 a.m. (ET)

The 2012 U.S. Women's Sitting Volleyball Team is off to London today and we asked the athletes, "What are the 10 things you MUST bring to the Paralympics?"! 

1. Snacks: Long travel days are only possible thanks to the wide variety of snacks supplied. 

2. War Paint: Sometimes a little foundation can give that small bit of extra confidence on the court. 

3. Luggage: Self explanatory. 

4. Body Parts: Can't leave behind an arm or a leg. 

5. Stress Relief Body Wash: The Paralympics is the biggest stage for sitting volleyball and sometimes a little stress reliever makes that stage fright disappear. 

6. Head Bands: To keep hair from being a distraction. Color-specific, obviously. 

7. Red, White & Blue Detailing: It's all in the details. 

8. Brian Choate (Athletic Trainer): Again... self explanatory. 

9. USA Volleyball Swag: No other colors are allowed. 

10. Smart Phone: Facebook, Twitter and Email to keep everyone at home up-to-date with our progress!