Originally Posted by Neera
What's spandex? I know it's a fabric but don't know what garment it is.
Kind of like baseball sliders, but shorter. Hers come to just above mid-thigh. She has UnderArmour ColdGear, but gets waaaaaay too hot if she wears it while playing. However, I have seen girls with the full leggings and long sleeved ColdGear, as well. So much depends both on the child and the level of activity on the field. My daughter is in college and has played at a competitive level for quite a few years - which is a very different place than I suspect you are in with your child, Neera.
A lot will depend on how much time s/he spends on the field vs on the sidelines, how active s/he is on the field, etc. *Personally*? I would not spend the money for ColdGear for a young child. It isn't inexpensive and will be outgrown quickly. I would go for regular leggings or thermals, or a plain old pair of sweatpants over shorts - the sweats can come off if the child gets overheated.. A sweatshirt or fleece. Whatever mittens or gloves you have, and a plain old pull-on hat. And don't freak if s/he wants to take off whatever after running around for a bit.