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

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 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

Why Athletes Dominate in Under Armour Team Uniforms and Apparel

Posted by Brooke Tomasetti on Tue, Oct 13, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Under Armour consistently churns out new, impressive athletic apparel and uniforms.

In previous years, the brand added new functionality and design to their apparel. The ArmourVent patented mesh fabric that came out in 2013 enhanced their HeatGear® line that keeps athletes dry and cool in the heat.

More recently, Under Armour's ArmourGrid technology, used to create the new football jerseys for teams such as Notre Dame, Cincinnati, Maryland, and Auburn, is touted to be 'ungrabbable.' This 'toughest jersey ever made' is created with strong, super-durable fabric that has 4-way stretch in the side sections, sleeves, and shoulders. The material is designed to keep players cool, comfortable, and mobile. 

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Tags: Under Armour, team apparel performance

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

Can New and Improved Jerseys Motivate a Team to the Next Level?

Posted by Todd Grant on Tue, Sep 17, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

In sports, there are a variety of factors that contribute to winning more than a team’s uniforms, including the performance of coaches and players. However, team gear should not be ignored altogether. With leading brands making innovative additions and changes to sports apparel every year, schools should always be looking to update their uniforms in order to keep up with their competitors. After all, these new innovations could have an effect on teams’ play.

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Tags: team apparel performance, custom team uniforms, team sports apparel

Everything Coaches Need to Know About Purchasing Team Basketball Gear

Posted by Todd Grant on Tue, Aug 06, 2013 @ 03:40 PM

Purchasing team basketball jerseys and shoes can be a challenge for coaches. The sport’s biggest stars develop their own shoes and apparel, teaming up with leading brands to sell them at exorbitant prices. Yet, your players probably don’t care about the cost of these items; they simply want to look like the stars when they’re on the court. So, it is difficult for coaches to manage their players’ expectations about the gear that they will be receiving from their school teams. Some coaches can satisfy their players’ demands because they have large budgets to work with, but most coaches do not have this luxury. Most coaches need to find affordable jerseys and shoes that satisfy their players and allow them to perform at their best.

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Tags: Under Armour, team apparel performance, team sports apparel, Basketball

A Team Uniform Secret for Extended Wear Between Washes

Posted by Todd Grant on Tue, May 07, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

Do your team’s football uniforms leave a lingering stench in locker rooms, even after they've been washed? Do you wish you could save money your cross-country team equipment and apparel budget by not washing your uniforms as often? Antimicrobial fabric provides a solution to both these problems. Antimicrobials (agents that kill microorganisms or stunt their growth) are commonly used against bacteria or fungi. Their use to treat infections stretches back to Greek and Roman civilization. Today, antimicrobial medicines like penicillin are very common. But did you know fabric can have antimicrobial properties too?

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Tags: team apparel performance, Antimicrobial Team Apparel, team sports apparel

How High-Tech Fabrics Manage Moisture for Maximum Team Performance

Posted by Todd Grant on Thu, May 02, 2013 @ 04:38 PM

Moisture management (how well clothing can transfer moisture from a person's skin to the outside air) is not always considered when coaches and athletic directors make team gear purchasing decisions, but this factor is important. In fact, those who understand how high-tech fabrics control moisture could help their teams gain a competitive edge over rivals. We discussed in previous articles how heat or cold can alter a team’s performance. Managing moisture is a key strategy for counteracting the performance-limiting effect of extreme weather conditions.

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Tags: team apparel performance, training gear, moisture management

Waterproof vs. Resistant: How to Choose Team Gear to Keep Players Dry

Posted by Todd Grant on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 @ 04:30 PM

Team sports coaches, parents, and league administrators have plenty of options for athletic gear and apparel. One decision that buyers consistently face for team gear is whether to purchase waterproof or water-resistant training apparel (or neither). What’s the difference and why would you need them?

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Tags: team apparel performance, training gear, team sports apparel, waterproof gear

Why the Right Team Apparel and Gear Improves Cold Weather Training

Posted by Todd Grant on Thu, Apr 25, 2013 @ 04:20 PM

Early-morning practices and evening games in the fall and early spring can get pretty chilly. Your athletes will struggle if you ignore the effects of cold weather. You know what it’s like trying to perform your best in cold conditions. Bone-chilling temperatures are uncomfortable, even for the toughest athletes. Breathing in cold air requires more energy, which can make it difficult for athletes to stay active and focused during practices and games. Your team will struggle in cold weather if it lacks the proper athletic gear.

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Tags: temperature management, team apparel performance, training gear

3 Reasons Coaches Should Learn About Managing Heat with Team Apparel

Posted by Todd Grant on Wed, Apr 24, 2013 @ 07:00 PM

Coaches want their players performing their best no matter what the weather conditions are. Athletes will devote significant time to getting ready for game day, but extreme temperatures can set them back. Extreme heat is always a challenge in hot climates like in the South and Southwest, but it can cause problems almost anywhere in the U.S. during early-fall practices or late-spring championships. Athletes at all levels, from Little Leaguers and youth football players to college and high school athletes, can struggle in hot, muggy weather if they lack apparel designed to keep them cool and comfortable. Fortunately, coaches who understand heat's effects on athletes can take steps to improve team performance in hot conditions.

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Tags: team apparel performance, training gear, team sports apparel