The SquadLocker Difference #3: Establishing a TeamLocker™ Close Date

Posted by Todd Grant on Thu, Dec 17, 2015 @ 02:30 PM

The SquadLocker Difference: 

 This 8 part series details the ways SquadLocker is the best online store for team gear and apparel. For part 3, we dive into the ability to set the launch and close date of your TeamLocker online store.

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Tags: Apparel & Design, team apparel performance, Coaching, League Management

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 SquadLocker Difference #2: Instant Stores for Athletes

Posted by Todd Grant on Thu, Dec 10, 2015 @ 07:30 AM

The SquadLocker Difference: 

Instantaneous TeamLocker Store Launch

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Tags: Apparel & Design, team apparel performance, Coaching, League Management

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

The SquadLocker Difference #1: Check Out the GearMatching Selector

Posted by Todd Grant on Tue, Nov 24, 2015 @ 07:30 AM

The SquadLocker Difference: 

World’s Best GearMatching Selector

Who Benefits?

Coaches, League Organizers, Parent Volunteers, and Athletes

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Tags: Apparel & Design, team apparel performance, Coaching, League Management

Top 5 Best Basketball Blogs for Coaches

Posted by Brooke Tomasetti on Thu, Nov 19, 2015 @ 07:30 AM

It's not always easy to find the information you're looking for among all of the videos, cat memes, GIFs, and other noise on social media and the rest of the web. Sometimes you just want to have a central place to go to for trustworthy, helpful information that you can apply to your practices, games, and life in general. 

Stop getting distracted by your out of hand newsfeed, and bookmark these awesome basketball blogs for coaches:

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Tags: Basketball, Coaching

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

The Most Common Mistakes Youth Football Coaches Make (And How to Avoid Them)

Posted by Brooke Tomasetti on Tue, Nov 03, 2015 @ 07:30 AM

Whether this is your first year coaching or you are a seasoned youth football coach, every coach is forever a student to the game. And every great coach knows that in order to improve their players, they must constantly be learning new coaching processes and techniques.

Many coaches, however, fall prey to the most common mistakes that youth football coaches make. Some of these can take the enjoyment out of coaching that season, or prevent your team from being as successful as it could have. 

We have compiled a must-read list of common mistakes coaches make when coaching youth football, and how to avoid them.

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Tags: Football, Coaching

Can I just be a Coach, not a customer service rep? A tale of 3 coaches

Posted by Todd Grant on Mon, Oct 19, 2015 @ 12:19 PM

“Can I just be the Coach, Not the customer service rep for all the issues with apparel and gear?”

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Tags: Apparel & Design, team sports apparel, Team Purchases, Coaching