Erin Philbrick

Recent Posts

Promoting Team Values through Community Partnerships

Posted by Erin Philbrick on Wed, Jul 09, 2014 @ 03:09 PM

There are a lot of teams and athletes who put time and effort into community outreach, that's not always recognized by the public.  At SquadLocker, we are dedicated to forming partnerships with local organizations and non-profits, especially when it comes to our relationship with the J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center.  

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Tags: Company, Team Values, Community Impact, Community Involvement, In the News

The 4 Major Benefits of Switching to Online, Team Sports Fundraising

Posted by Erin Philbrick on Wed, Jul 02, 2014 @ 09:33 AM

No matter the size of your team, team sports fundraising has become a crucial component to many teams' yearly budgets.  While bake sales and raffles may build camaraderie, teams cannot rely on the amount of money generated through this type of fundraising for new uniforms or team gear.  Technology is replacing these traditional methods in the form of online fan shops, which can generate significant income for a team or organization looking for ways to offset decreasing budgets.  Are you looking for a new way to raise money for your school sports program?  Let's look at the 4 major benefits of fundraising through an online fan shop.  

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Tags: Advice

Why SquadLocker is Launching a Product Testing Program

Posted by Erin Philbrick on Thu, Jun 12, 2014 @ 02:04 PM

Last week, I checked in with SquadLocker CEO Gary Goldberg to talk about our newest undertaking: the SquadLocker GearGuru challenge.  Let's take a deeper look into Gary's newest idea, and see what the new program is all about.

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Tags: Uniform Performance, Gary's Corner, Company, training gear, Team uniform care

3 Moisture Management Options at a Glance

Posted by Erin Philbrick on Fri, Jun 06, 2014 @ 10:25 AM

Have you ever found yourself standing in the middle of a retail store with a name brand performance shirt in one hand, and a generic brand in the other?  At first glance, it can be challenging to determine the difference between different moisture management brands and materials.  By default, consumers often associate a higher price with better quality or durability, but that's not always true for the sport's apparel industry.  Let's take a minute to look at three moisture management tee shirts-- with different price points-- that you can confidently consider for your team or sports club.  

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Tags: Under Armour, Badger, Apparel & Design, moisture management, Sport-Tek

Under Armour Sports Apparel that's Fit for a Super Hero

Posted by Erin Philbrick on Wed, Jun 04, 2014 @ 09:27 AM

Team dealers nationwide have many things in common, but there is an underlying commonality among us that is oftentimes forgotten: our unrelenting passion for teams and sports apparel.  From new product releases to learning more about compression fitting garments, those of us who work in the industry are constantly trying to learn and keep up with an ever growing market.  

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Tags: Under Armour, team apparel performance, moisture management, In the News, athletic apparel

The Top 10 Things Your Team Dealer Should Practice Everytime

Posted by Erin Philbrick on Thu, May 22, 2014 @ 08:48 AM

Have you ever wanted to purchase top brand gear for your team, but can't seem to find it for a good price from a local vendor?  Perhaps you aren't happy with the service that your current dealer provides, or want to create a new logo and aren't sure where to start.  There are many reasons to switch to a team dealer, but those reasons aren't always clearly defined.  Let's focus on the top 10 things your team dealer should nail every time, and discuss the benefits of these best practices.

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Tags: Online Fan Shops, Fundraising, Team Values, Advice, team sports fundraising, team sports fundraising, Cost-Saving Tips, Choosing a Team Dealer, custom team uniforms, team sports apparel, team gear delivery time, Uniform Design

3 Ways to Simplify Buying Team Gear and Apparel

Posted by Erin Philbrick on Tue, May 13, 2014 @ 08:27 AM

Whether it's for your sports team or campus club, organizing and financing a team gear package almost always results in a headache. 

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Tags: Advice, team sports fundraising, Choosing a Team Dealer, custom team uniforms, team sports apparel

Team Gear Guide for Summer Camp Success

Posted by Erin Philbrick on Wed, May 07, 2014 @ 01:24 PM

Summer camps are quickly approaching, and team gear packages are one of many items on your end of school year agenda.  As your students prepare for pool parties and summer vacation, you struggle with grading report cards, finishing lesson plans, and signing your team members up for summer sports camp.  Many coaches wear the hats of teacher, coach, and mentor, which means that preparing for summer camp may be the last thing you're ready to tackle this spring.    

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Tags: Under Armour, moisture management, Cost-Saving Tips, Choosing a Team Dealer, Sport-Tek, Lacrosse, team sports apparel, team gear delivery time, Track & Field, Basketball, Adidas, Football