Women in Sports - A Timeline

Women’s History Month: Women in Sports Timeline

There once was a time that women were not allowed to play team sports, officially anyway. After all, it wasn’t very ladylike. And, believe it or not, women were once considered “too fragile” to run the distance of a marathon.

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How to start a peer mentorship program

How to Start a Peer Mentorship Program in Your Organization

The more you think about all the benefits that can accrue from peer-to-peer mentorship, the more it makes sense to start a program of your own. One of the things kids have missed most during the pandemic is the close relationships they have with...

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Diversifying Lacrosse

Diversifying Lacrosse

Here we are celebrating Black History Month, which naturally gets us to thinking about diversity in sports. Not the biggies like baseball, basketball and football, but the myriad lesser-known (at least in some circles) sports. Take lacrosse, for...

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Top 10 Virtual School Fundraisers

Top 10 Virtual School Fundraisers

Halfway through the school year, many PTAs and PTOs are struggling with new fundraising ideas. Virtual events aren’t going away in 2021, but fortunately, there are many creative fundraisers that are working well for school communities today....

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Create a Custom Apparel Capsule for Black History Month

Create a Custom Apparel Capsule for Black History Month

Custom decorated apparel is the ultimate awareness-builder. It carries a special message for all to see, in words and/or images. What could be better than that? Apparel that not only bears a captivating design but comes with its own backstory.

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Customer Spotlight - Any Given U

Customer Spotlight: Any Given U

Created by fans, for fans who share a passion for the greatest sport in the world, Any Given U is dedicated to college football. The enterprise is for fanatics to casuals, arm chair quarterbacks to football geeks and everyone in-between.

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A Career Path Through Esports? | Young man playing professional esports with headset on

A Career Path Through Esports?

Hey, parents, is your kid so consumed with esports he (she) doesn’t want to play traditional sports? Well, consider the fact that Shaun White’s parents might have wished he would do something less “frivolous” than skateboarding and snowboarding....

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4 Ideas for Giving Back to Your Community with Spirit Wear

Community. It’s the reason we created SquadLocker – to help schools and youth sports organizations develop a stronger sense of community through easily accessible, custom decorated spirit wear, uniforms and gear. But sense of community goes...

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Customer Spotlight: Elite Force Performance

Customer Spotlight: Elite Force Performance

No matter the sport, becoming a great athlete takes great training and commitment, but what’s the best approach? Popular opinion points to personalized training yielding the best results.

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African American pioneers in sports

African American pioneers in sports

As we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January, we look back on the innumerable accomplishments of African Americans throughout our country’s history. Here at SquadLocker, we have a special affinity for sports, of course, so we thought...

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Hassle Free Spirit Wear for Fastpitch Softball

SquadLocker is happy to be outfitting California Raiders Fastpitch Softball with custom spirit wear and apparel!

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SquadLocker is School Approved [5 NEW REVIEWS]

SquadLocker is School Approved [5 NEW REVIEWS]

Department heads and directors at schools big and small have hectic and demanding schedules, and they are recommending SquadLocker custom online apparel stores to ease the pain of providing uniforms, athletic gear, and spirit wear for all school...

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Equality in Sports: Women in a Man's Game | happy young women smiling in a huddle

Equality in Sports: Women in a Man's Game

Will 2021 be the year? That is, the year that women finally achieve equality in team sports?

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Schools Love Having Their Own Online Apparel Stores

Schools Love Having Their Own Online Apparel Stores

SquadLocker allow schools to have their own custom online apparel stores so their students, families, staff, and alumni can directly purchase any spirit wear, team gear, PE kits, sports uniforms, and dress uniforms they need. Many schools using...

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12 Holiday Movies Students Can Enjoy During Winter Break

12 Holiday Movies Students Can Enjoy During Winter Break

I know, I know - many of us have been stuck at home for months and seen more movies than can be comprehended. If you’re looking for ways to keep kids active during this winter pandemic, we’ve got that covered too. That said, it’s still winter...

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What Customers Are Saying about Launching SquadLocker Stores for Online Custom Apparel

What Customers Are Saying about Launching SquadLocker Stores

Thinking about setting up a free online custom apparel store for your school community or sports league? It’s super simple to launch a SquadLocker store as is the process for everyone to select, purchase, and directly receive custom uniforms,...

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On The Whistle Podcast | Sports Journalism Lessons Learned From Growing Up Quaker

On The Whistle Podcast | Sports Journalism Lessons Learned From...

Growing up Quaker meant learning to sit still, be quiet, and surreptitiously practice sign language with your friends. Today though, silence, mindfulness, and living in the moment — all the things that happened in the Quaker meeting — have taken...

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Hip Hop Hockey: 7 Times Rappers Wore NHL Jerseys

Looking for a unique holiday gift for the hockey fan in your life? Last month, Adidas pulled on the nostalgic strings of hockey fans everywhere, releasing Reverse Retro, a collection of throwback jerseys from all 31 NHL teams - with modern twists.

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Do You Speak Millennial, Gen X, and iGen?

Do You Speak Millennial, Gen X, and iGen?

Five generations are active in today’s economy, and that has led to increasing complexity in communications among these cohorts, with particular challenges among the various generations of parents and caregivers in schools and PTAs.

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On The Whistle Podcast | The 3-Track Approach to Social Integration at Steel Sports

On The Whistle Podcast | The 3-Track Approach to Social Integration...

We aren't just playing games. Youth sports is also about social impact, character development, and growth into adult life.

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26 Stats That Answer: How Will the COVID Vaccine Change School and...

To vaccine or not vaccine, that is… one of many questions for the upcoming new year. And whether there is or isn’t, will kids return to school? Sports? Gatherings? Practices? What does or will return to play look like? The questions are endless....

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7 Ways to Keep Kids Active During a Winter Pandemic

We’ve heard all about the at-home exercises adults are investing in. Virtual yoga sessions, buying Pelotons, you name it. But what about kids? Our recent chats with coaches found one of their biggest concerns is how their athletes will progress...

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Can Fundraising Help Save Your Youth Sports Organization?

Can Fundraising Help Save Your Youth Sports Organization?

Fundraising. It’s not just for “extras” anymore.

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SquadLocker’s Top Notch Logo Design Service, and It’s Free

The look and quality of your logo plays a huge part in how satisfied customers are with their custom apparel items. Have you delayed getting new custom apparel for your team, school, or sports league because your logo needs updating? Or maybe you...

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23 Stats On How Our Neighborhoods Have Changed Before & After COVID

The glue that once held communities together — schools, festivals and events, parties and social gatherings, sports — have all been impacted by the pandemic and have shifted the way we look at and feel about our communities. But that community is...

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What Customers are Saying About Hassle-Free Custom Apparel Ordering

SquadLocker’s concept of providing online apparel stores for every school and sports community began with the desire to help teachers, coaches, and parents teach more, coach more, and live more.

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SquadLocker Joins MassTLC as New Member

SquadLocker to utilize MassTLC for talent recruitment and expanding collaboration and visibility with Massachusetts tech community

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What we're thankful for in 2020

What We're Thankful for in 2020: 5 Groups of People We Couldn't Do...

It has been a challenging year for all. Cancellations, disappointments, changes, and newfound fears have all been at the forefront. Today, we focus on what we are thankful for over the past year. At SquadLocker, we are grateful the company has...

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SquadLocker Reviews

What 5 Reviews Say about SquadLocker’s Quality

SquadLocker’s unique and proprietary world-class technology allows us to customize any one apparel item rather than print in bulk. Consumers, including coaches, teachers, athletes, students, parents, and fans, are able to select and purchase the...

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[NEW DATA] Building Communities Through Sports During COVID-19

[NEW DATA] Building Communities Through Sports During COVID-19

A look at how sports are shaping communities during COVID-19

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On The Whistle Podcast | Full Court Peace: Playing One Sport as One Team

On The Whistle Podcast | Full Court Peace: Playing One Sport as One...

In Northern Ireland, soccer led to rioting and violence between Protestant and Catholic boys. But could basketball be different? One man thought so, and he created a team of Catholics and Protestants together.

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Many Thanks to Our Customers

November is National Gratitude Month. Gratitude has amazing powers to shift our energy from any negativity around us to appreciating what is positive and uplifting in our lives. And with Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s the perfect time...

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Warwick PD Awareness Patch Apparel

Warwick PD Reaches Out with Awareness Store

Talk about impressive community engagement! Just two weeks after launch, the Warwick, RI Police Department’s SquadLocker awareness store brought in more than 30 orders! And the excitement continues.

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Sports Organizations Love SquadLocker

We love working with youth sports organizations to help them easily obtain all their custom and personalized apparel and gear for their entire community! For those who manage the process of selecting, purchasing, and delivering custom apparel for...

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SquadLocker Honored with 2020 Business Excellence Award by Providence...

SquadLocker selected in Entrepreneurship category for PBN Business Excellence Award

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SquadLocker and Augusta Sportswear Brands Host Webinar on Youth...

SquadLocker CEO Gary Goldberg and Augusta Sportswear VP of Strategy Mark Botterill discuss implications of returning to play this fall

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SquadLocker Honored with 2020 Manufacturing Award from Providence...

In PBN’s seventh annual manufacturing awards, SquadLocker recognized for emerging manufacturer in 2020

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Youth Sports Help Shape More Successful Adults

It is easy to make a list of benefits youngsters derive from playing sports. Or is it? You might be surprised to find that the list is quite a bit longer than you imagined. The topic has been studied over and over again, so there is plenty of...

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SquadLocker and 8to18 Digital Host Back-to-School Panel Discussion to...

Webinar on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 features digital tactics and tools to keep your school community engaged and safe in COVID-19 era while boosting spirit and funding 

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Staying Safe as We Return to Play

How are we to play it safe as we return to sports play? It’s the big question on everyone’s mind these days as we emerge from isolation and head back onto the field or court. It is so exciting to finally reconnect, but health officials are...

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Returning to Play – How Will It Feel? What Will It Mean?

We’re getting our lives back, bit by bit. For sports enthusiasts of all ages that means a return to play. This is exciting indeed, especially for youth that have been kept away from their friends and teammates as well as their favorite sports....

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SquadLocker Drafts Jeanne Hopkins as Chief Revenue Officer to...

Jeanne Hopkins brings 30 years of experience in data-driven metrics, team building, and customer experience to help coaches, athletes, and fans easily acquire custom apparel 

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10 Tips to Boost Engagement in Your SquadLocker Store

Now that you have set up your team’s store on Squad Locker and chosen your inventory of gear and spirit wear, you want to get the word out. Before you go live, though, double-check to be sure you’ve include all the inventory your players and...

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Athletic Face Masks - Fit, Moisture Wicking, and More

Sports enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels know one thing for sure: if the clothes you wear aren’t comfortable, you can’t perform at your best. Fabrics that are breathable keep you cool and comfortable no matter how hard you play or how much...

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Are Stylish Custom Face Masks Safe For Covid?

We used to think only the bad guys wore a mask, to hide their identity. But now, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, community masks and face coverings have become a sign of safety, caring, and concern. Family, friends, neighbors and co-workers,...

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Press Release - SquadLocker CEO: ‘We Aspire to Be the Brand Name of...

Originally published by AmericanInno

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SquadLocker Attracts $20 Million Investment To Support Continued...

ABS Capital Partners drawn to Company's unmatched customer experience, lucrative channel partners, and impressive management team. WARWICK, R.I., Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- SquadLocker, a leading provider of online tools and services for teams...

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Karen Silveira Joins SquadLocker to Lead School Uniform Initiative

Originally published on PRNewswire

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SquadLocker Coach Of The Year 2019 Finalist: Aaron Rouselle

We'd like to give a shout out to Squadlocker Coach of the year Finalist, Aaron Rouselle - Coach in Rising sun, MD  

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SquadLocker Coach Of The Year 2019 Finalist: Dan Duest

We'd like to give a shout out to Squadlocker Coach of the year Finalist, Dan Duest - Coach in Hopedale, MA  

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nation.academy Names SquadLocker Exclusive Adidas, Merchandise Partner

Charleston, SC – nation.academy today announced it has entered into an exclusive retail relationships with SquadLocker to provide its staff, players, parents and fans adidas equipment and merchandise for its multisport academy that includes...

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SquadLocker Coach Of The Year 2019 Finalist: Lauren Bouchard

We'd like to give a shout out to SquadLocker Coach of the year finalist, Lauren Bouchard - Coach in Hopedale, MA  

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SquadLocker Coach Of The Year 2019 Finalist: Walt Jackson

We'd like to give a shout out to Squadlocker Coach of the year Finalist, Walt Jackson - Coach in Springfield, MA  

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ECAC Hockey Announces Partnership with SquadLocker

Originally Published by ECAC Hockey

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SquadLocker and OSS Apparel Launch Sublimation Pilot

SquadLocker and OSS Apparel, two Rhode Island-based companies, are excited to announce they have launched a pilot program offering sublimated uniform solutions to programs and organizations nationwide. The addition of OSS Apparel to the...

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SquadLocker Welcomes Carmel Community Softball

SquadLocker is excited to announce that Carmel Community Girls Softball has selected us to be the provider for all of their custom team gear and fan spirit wear needs. A representative of Carmel Community Girls Softball made sure to mention they...

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Huskies’ Athletics Partners With SquadLocker

Originally published on Southern Maine Huskies

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SquadLocker CFO Frank Tillinghast Talks About Managing Growth

Originally published by GOLOCAL Prov

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America East Partners With SquadLocker to Launch New Conference Store

Originally published by American East BOSTON - The America East Conference announced today that it has entered into a multi-year partnership with SquadLocker as the exclusive online provider of decorated apparel for the conference.

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Warwick Sports Apparel Firm Expanding It's Workforce

Originally published on the Providence Journal   WARWICK — An e-commerce company that uses special software that allows customers to decorate sports apparel, uniforms, gear and other items with stitching, numbers and logos is expanding its...

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Fundraising and Sponsorship Tips, Tricks & Ideas

Your store at SquadLocker can be personalized in many different ways. Sure you can get logos created or modified, you can choose the colors you want, you can personalize all of the gear and you can even make sure certain mandatory safety items...

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The SquadLocker Vision Serving Volunteers and Mentors

When you visit your TeamLocker to pick out new gear for the upcoming season, you might not be thinking about SquadLocker’s “company vision” or the technology involved on the back-end. Actually, let’s hope you aren’t thinking about those things....

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SquadLocker Signs Deal with National Youth Football Group

Originally published by the Providence Journal   WARWICK, R.I. — A Warwick company that customizes athletic gear and imprints logos on uniforms has signed an agreement with USA Football, the national governing body of youth and high school...

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Warwick sports apparel company gets venture capital

Originally published by the Providence Journal

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Promoting Team Values through Community Partnerships

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 nonprofits, especially when...

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Why SquadLocker is Launching a Product Testing Program

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

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...

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SquadLocker™ Picks First Donation Recipient for US Lacrosse First...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 27, 2014

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SquadLocker Teams with Gloria Gemma Foundation’s Flames of Hope...

SquadLocker Becomes the Official Customized T-Shirt Sponsor for the Gloria Gemma Foundation Flames of Hope Run/Walk Series

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SquadLocker Partners with University of Oklahoma to Help Tornado...

Local Athletic Apparel Firm Partners with University of Oklahoma to Help Tornado Victims FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Adidas Selects SquadLocker™ to Become An Authorized Team Dealer for...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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