How to Deal with Difficult Parents as a Coach: The Complete Guide

Posted by Brooke Tomasetti on Tue, Dec 15, 2015 @ 07:30 AM

In every coach's career, it is inevitable that they will at some point be faced with the wrath of an angry or overly aggressive parent. You might be faced with that parent who is convinced that their eleven-year-old son or daughter is cut out for the pros. Or maybe you have a belligerent parent terrorizing the other team's players from the sidelines.

Whatever the case, fear not, as we have gathered up the most helpful tips for sports coaches to deal with difficult parents.

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Tags: Advice, Basketball, Guides, Coaching

The Single Greatest Piece of Advice for New Sports Coaches: 13 Coaches Share Their Wisdom

Posted by Brooke Tomasetti on Wed, Dec 09, 2015 @ 07:30 AM

Being a coach is an incredibly rewarding experience that comes with its own unique challenges.

We asked a wide variety of sports coaches with different backgrounds and years of experience the same question:

What is the single greatest piece of advice you would give to a new sports coach?

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Tags: Advice, Lacrosse, Basketball, Football, Guides, Baseball, Little Leage, Coaching

Youth Basketball Tournaments: Tips for Coaches

Posted by Brooke Tomasetti on Tue, Dec 01, 2015 @ 07:30 AM

Teaching children how to play a sport is an effective tool that can not only teach the fundamentals of the game, but can also instill discipline, work ethic, and several other skills that can be used in everyday life.

While playing basketball is a fun activity for kids of any age, there are many who play in an organized league where competition is at the forefront. We've pulled a wealth of tips and strategies for coaches coaching in youth basketball tournaments.

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Tags: Advice, Basketball, Coaching

Looking to Buy Team Gear? 15 Questions to Ask Before Your Next Order

Posted by Todd Grant on Thu, Nov 12, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

SquadLocker’s innovative TeamLocker™ platform is seeing a surge in interest from coaches, league managers, youth league management software company executives, major brands such as Under Armour and Nike, as well as local mom and pop sports retailers. Why?

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Tags: Advice, TeamLocker, training gear, team sports apparel, Team Purchases, uniforms, Guides

Take-Aways from Start-up CEOs: 4 Core Values for Coaches & Athletes

Posted by Todd Grant on Thu, Nov 05, 2015 @ 07:30 AM

In August, 2015, SquadLocker, the nation’s leading provider of technology-enabled athletic apparel solutions for teams, announced that it had recently closed A-round financing securing $2.25 million in equity capital which the company will invest in software development and growth initiatives. SquadLocker is achieving breakthroughs in a stagnant industry by defining, developing and launching the easiest-to-use online experience for selecting, managing and purchasing custom decorated athletic apparel.

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Tags: Company, Team Values, Advice, Coaching

Why Warm Up Suits Are Necessary for Your Athletes

Posted by Brooke Tomasetti on Thu, Oct 29, 2015 @ 07:30 AM

Terry is the best player in the club. With his quick responses and ability to sense the moves of the opposing team, he has an innate feel for winning the next goal. However, because of the physical demands of the game, even he requires an occasional rest. During this time, he maintains readiness for the next session of play.

In order for him to be at his best, his muscles must remain limber. His best ally is warmth, in the form of warm up suits.

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Tags: Advice, Team Gear Packages, Travel Suits, training gear, athletic apparel, team sports apparel, Team Purchases

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

Preparing an All-School RFP for Athletic Apparel: 10 Guidelines

Posted by Todd Grant on Sun, Jun 01, 2014 @ 02:15 PM

Some schools are ahead of the game.  They are taking advantage of the myriad benefits for making a "vendor of record" commitment to a Team Dealer for all of their athletic apparel and team gear purchases.

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Tags: Advice, We Tried It, all school program, athletic apparel, uniforms

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