SquadLocker Releases Return to Play e-Book to Help Get Youth Back to Sports Safely

July 23, 2020

Tracy Wemett

Compilation of tools and resources aims to help athletic directors and coaches create their own Return to Play plan


WARWICK, R.I. – July 23, 2020 – SquadLocker, a leading provider of online tools and services for teams and organizations to manage custom apparel and equipment purchasing, released the new e-book, “Building Your Return to Play Plan,” to help keep teams safe and supported as they get back into the season. The e-book is a compilation of tools and resources to aid athletic directors and coaches in building their playbook for returning to play as safely and as seamlessly as possible.


WHAT: New SquadLocker e-Book, “Building Your Return to Play Plan”

WHERE: https://www.squadlocker.com/squad-blog/staying-safe-as-we-return-to-play


“Sports, recreation, and active lifestyles are integral to helping youth reach their full potential,” said Gary Goldberg, CEO of SquadLocker. “We created this e-book to help youth sports organizations create their own ‘Return to Play’ playbook that is right for their geography, sport, and circumstances. We expect the tools and resources compiled here, developed by sports and health experts at all levels of competition and government, to lessen the burden in the process of getting youth athletes back to what they love to do.”

The e-book contains a Return to Play checklist, when to return considerations, liability and operating considerations, templates for letters and communications, and helpful links to government agencies, healthcare, media and research, and other organizations. It also includes a template to build your own Return to Play plan, which includes the basic elements: when to return, restrictions, operating adjustments, communication plan, a point person or team responsible for the Return to Play plan, and the ability to monitor outcomes so adjustments can be made.

This e-book was assembled in collaboration with various experts, including Luke Zaientz, CEO of Reigning Champs; Jon Butler, Executive Director, Pop Warner Little Scholars; Keri King, CEO of Triple Play Sports; Brian Litvack, CEO and co-founder of LeagueApps; and Derek Ernst, Chief Commercial Officer at Augusta Sportswear Brands.

To download the e-book, go to:



About SquadLocker

SquadLocker and its innovative suite of disruptive technologies are changing the way leagues and teams design and purchase customized team gear and apparel. Offering the market's leading brands, SquadLocker manages the entire process from instant online store creation to free graphic artwork assistance as well as decoration and production and fulfillment, all from its wholly-owned facility. As a result, SquadLocker makes it easier for league organizers to manage youth programs and for coaches to spend more time mentoring and inspiring young athletes. For more information, visit: www.squadlocker.com and connect on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.



Tracy Wemett




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