Showing Your Spirit Builds Sense of Belonging

We talk about teamwork all the time -- at work, in sports, at home. What Mom hasn’t used the “teamwork” pitch to goad her teen into helping do the dishes or mow the lawn? Teamwork enables us to do more, and do it better. In most sports and the...

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Rio Hondo Receives $2,500 In SquadLocker Gear

A quick search on GoFundMe – the world’s biggest crowdfunding website – yields nearly 3,000 campaigns related to high school sports. One such fundraiser was for a severely underfunded team on the border close to McAllen, Texas. The goal was...

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Top 10 NCAA Men's Basketball Uniforms of March Madness 2017

Every year I find myself saying 'those jerseys are sweet' in reference to teams competing in the NCAA March Madness tournament. Although uniforms like UCLA are a classic and will always be among the most visually-appealing, there are some teams...

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Baseball Gear Care: How To Make It Last

Keeping a baseball team fully outfitted can be a challenging task. While there’s less equipment involved than sports like football or hockey, a baseball team is going to still have a substantial amount of gear that needs to well-kept. The longer...

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Simplify Sports Gear Orders For Your Entire School With SquadLocker

SquadLocker isn’t only for private teams and parent-led initiatives. SquadLocker can also be the “secret weapon” for Athletic Directors looking for a sourcing solution to keep all their school’s teams outfitted throughout the year. After all,...

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Athletic Gear Sizing Guides (By Brand)

It should be easy to determine which sizes of sportswear are right for you and your team, seeing as there are measurements to make our lives easier. Unfortunately, that’s rarely the case. Brands’ sizing can vary quite a bit, and those...

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When Should You Purchase New Gear?

Nothing lasts forever, and that’s doubly true when talking about youth sports. Children and teens can be incredibly hard on their equipment and clothing to the point that replacements are needed on an almost annual basis.

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It's Football Season – Time to get Your Coach On

It's that time of year again for football season, and it's time to get your coach on. Time to start thinking about teaching, motivating, drills, practice and best of all, making sure they all have the right equipment. But there is a method to all...

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SquadLocker Team Gear: Not Just For The Big Leagues Any More

Maybe it sounds over-ambitious, but at SquadLocker, we're not simply trying to build a good -or even great- team gear store. We believe we could change how custom apparel is ordered everywhere, in every field. Right now, we offer a truly...

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We Tried It Product Review: Under Armour Highlight MC Football Cleat

When you partner with SquadLocker, you're getting branded team gear backed by the best names in sports equipment today. We're not selling cheap knockoffs; we've got the exact same gear that the pros use - but ready for your team's branding.

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2016 First Quater Sports Science Report

The year has just begun, and there are already some great sport's science trends that are making headway in the training world. Some of them are useful, and some of them I am not so sure of. Anyway, hold on to your hats while I go over this with...

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Ranking the Last 10 Super Bowls by Uniform Matchup

The Super Bowl garners discussion on every topic imaginable, from the color of the post-game Gatorade bath to the dancing habits of the game's quarterbacks. Still, the on-field looks worn by the participating teams manage to go overlooked far too...

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The Importance of Brand in Your Team Gear

When choosing your team gear for the upcoming season, it is essential to think about not just the look, but also quality and durability. Your team members will spend countless hours in their uniforms this season, and they won’t be sitting around....

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Online vs Local: The Best Option for Ordering Team Uniforms?

As a busy soccer coach taking care of team management, game planning, player counseling and daily life, it can be a challenge to size, order, and hand out those custom soccer uniforms. 

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Custom Team Gear of Star Athletes: featuring Cam Newton, Curry, Harper

There's basic team gear, then there's customized team gear.

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College Football Under Armour Uniforms: A Year in Review

Let's take a look at the 5 most successful Under Armour football Uni's of 2015

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4 Ways Today’s Coaches, Athletes, and Retailers Are Driving the...

We know of your interest in the sportswear industry, so we wanted to ensure that you saw the recent article, “Nike vs. Under Armour, Which Is the Better Sportswear?”.   The article states that the “popularity of sportswear and apparel has reached...

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Why Athletes Dominate in Under Armour Team Uniforms and Apparel

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...

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Football Starts Now. Prebooking uniforms saves money, here's proof.

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Best Value Track Uniforms for High Schools and Middle Schools

The Spring Track & Field season starts up at the end of the month for high schools and middle schools across the country.  That means if you haven’t ordered your track team uniforms yet it’s time to make this a priority.  We get it – coaching is...

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Best of the Best: Under Armour, Adidas, and Champion Track Uniforms

March is here, and here in Rhode Island that means the last of the snow is starting to thaw and we’re finally starting to get a taste of warmer weather. It also means Track & Field season is fast approaching. By now many schools have already...

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Choosing the Best Lacrosse Uniform: Under Armour and Other Contenders

There are plenty of important issues that occupy the minds of lacrosse coaches and athletic directors at the outset of every season. Scheduling, travel accommodations, athletes’ academic performance, and, of course, the team’s prospects are...

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Stock Uniform Design 101

As young athletes progress through the youth and scholastic ranks, they expect to improve. Whether they want to perfect their jump shot, increase their bat speed, or lift more weights, kids believe that their work in practice and during the...

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SquadLocker Speaks: How a Team Dealer Can Help with Uniform Design

So you need new uniforms… or hats, or bags, or travel suits, or any gear for that matter. Who do you call? Your team dealer. I won't go on and on about how working with a team dealer will do everything from save you money to help you choose the...

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Sublimation 101: What is It and Why Lacrosse Teams Crave It

Perhaps more than any other sport, lacrosse has become something more than just a game. For many lacrosse players around the country, they look at lacrosse as a part of a distinct lifestyle associated with the sport. People may disagree about...

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Inexpensive (but Quality) Options for Baseball Uniforms

Last week we talked about some of the most popular baseball brands on the market. Those companies’ baseball uniforms are great options for leagues, schools, and teams that have the money to spend on high-quality, highly customized baseball...

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Top 4 Baseball Uniform Brands - The Best Sellers

In all sports, youth and scholastic leagues take their lead from the professionals. From league administrators to the players themselves, people involved in youth and scholastic sports model their behavior after those who do it at highest level....

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Where to Buy High School Fastpitch Uniforms on a Budget

It’s cold. Both your boys and girls basketball teams are having great seasons. Fan interest is high, which is great, but brings with it additional time commitments and responsibilities. People are constantly congratulating you and others on the...

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When Are Performance Enhancing Uniforms PEDs?

With all of the hype surrounding performance enhancing drugs in baseball, sometimes it makes you wonder about other performance enhancers. Companies like Under Armour and Nike have differentiated themselves on the basis of quality and...

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Better Than the Rest: What it Means to Retire an Athlete's Jersey

It doesn’t take long for most professional athletes to become a distant memory in the minds of even the most diehard fans. However, those who are blessed with the health and ability necessary for long, hall-of-fame-level careers have a way of...

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The New Tuck Rule and the NHL's Uniform Guidelines for 2014

Though team sports are often held up as an example of people working together to achieve a common goal, there is a certain element of individuality that pervades even the most collective-minded games. Hockey certainly qualifies as a sport that...

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How to Design One of the Best Team Uniforms of All Time

Choosing the “best” anything when it comes to sports is obviously a divisive issue.  Determining who has the best team uniforms has sparked many a feud amongst sports fans over the years. The mere attempt to rank jerseys might seem rather...

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Cost-Saving Tips to Make New Lacrosse Uniforms Fit in Your Budget

With the New Year approaching, high school athletic administrators need to start turning their attention to the spring sports season. This means answering the usual questions: Are all of the teams’ schedules set? Will they have buses to...

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What's in a Name? Avoiding Embarrassing Uniform Mistakes

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Custom Adidas and Under Armour Uniform Options

With the spring athletics season quickly approaching, many coaches and athletic directors will be looking to purchase new uniforms for their baseball, softball, lacrosse, and track & field teams. With so many options to choose from – where do...

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How to Use Color to Strike Fear into the Hearts of Your Enemies

In sports, the best teams often find small advantages in aspects of the game that other squads deem irrelevant. For example, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick focuses on the weather more than many of his peers, frequently allowing the...

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Dress to Win: Uniforms Make Your Team Look Organized & Competitive

I love to read the comments that come in from the visitors and customers that frequent our site. I try to read every one personally. If someone has taken the time to write us something, I feel the least I can do is to read what they have to say....

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Should the Washington Redskins Change their Name, Mascot and Uniforms?

The controversy isn't new. Simply stated, Native Americans are urging the owner of the Washington Redskins NFL team to change their name as the word Redskin is an offensive and derogatory word to most Native Americans. Daniel Snyder, the current...

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Why Youth Basketball Uniform Duty Doesn’t Have to Suck

Ugh, stuck with uniforms again. It’s a parent volunteer’s worst nightmare. Well, maybe that’s being a bit dramatic, but when you’re stuck with the job of outfitting your kid’s youth basketball team, you’ve really hit the bottom of the volunteer...

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Why Your Kids’ Youth Basketball Jerseys are Stuck in the 80s (or 90s)

Retro is cool. We’ve made note of this trend before on this blog. In professional sports, teams are going retro with their uniforms as a fun way to appeal to their die-hard fans and, yes, sell more merchandise. For teams that have been around...

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Learn These Important Tips About Laundering Your Team Uniforms

Nothing shows your team's pride like investing in a new set of team uniforms. With so many options available at many pricing and performance levels, your team apparel dealer can assist you in finding the right look that meets your specific...

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

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...

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I am not Impressed by the 2013 NFL Football Uniforms, are you?

I was and remained excited that the start to the 2013 NFL season has finally arrived. In fact, my two sons and I spent the better part of Sunday soaking in as much live action as we could considering it was a beautiful day here in the northeast....

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Key Takeaways from ESPN's NHL Uniform Power Rankings

Recently, ESPN.com uniform expert Paul Lukas has been running a feature on the website that ranks teams in each of the four major professional American sports based on their jerseys’ appeal. Lukas’ Uni Watch Power Rankings are debatable, and he...

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Top 3 Trends for Team Basketball Uniforms & Shoes You'll Want to Know

Finding basketball apparel that impresses your players is difficult. After all, basketball team uniforms and shoes change styles year after year. If you don’t keep track of the trends in basketball apparel, you will miss out on purchasing the...

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Everything Coaches Need to Know About Purchasing Team Basketball Gear

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...

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How to Find the Best Ice Hockey Team Uniforms for Less

Hockey is a difficult sport for athletic programs to fund for several reasons. First, facilities and ice time are expensive. Second, equipment is relatively more expensive than other sports, and each player comes with his or her own equipment...

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3 Practical Steps for Designing and Building a Custom Team Uniform

Your school’s uniforms are a platform for your sports program; a raggedy look can signify a lack of organization or funding, which isn’t the message that you want to send to players, parents, and opponents. At the same time, you’re likely...

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Hi-Tech Fabrics Will Revolutionize Football Team Uniforms and Gear

Conditions can vary wildly during the football season, even during the course of a single game. Practice starts with two-a-days late in the summer, which, especially in the hotter regions of the United States, can be grueling under sweltering...

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A Day in the Life of a School Team Sports Uniform

No matter what the sport, uniforms take a beating on and off the field. For school athletic programs looking to get the most out of their investment in uniforms and apparel, thinking about game day rigors from the perspective of a uniform or...

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How A Team Uniform and Apparel Dealer Can Help You Win Games

If you’re reading the title of this article, you might be thinking it’s a bit of stretch. Games aren’t won by uniforms; they’re won by hardworking, talented, and driven athletes and smart coaching (with an occasional assist by a lucky bounce or...

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How to Care for Team Uniforms to Make Them Last

School athletics and league budgets are limited, especially in today's challenging economic climate, so finding uniforms your team can enjoy for years is vital. Fortunately, team uniform care is easy and helps keep apparel fresh longer. If you...

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A Team Uniform Secret for Extended Wear Between Washes

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...

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5 Ways a Team Dealer Will Help Your Team, School, or League Cut Costs

Coaching a team of young athletes, administering a league, or overseeing a high school sports program can be very rewarding, but along with the excitement of game day and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of your players comes...

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Team Dealer Details That Will Save You Time and Money

What if I were to tell you that a simple thing like a team organizer form would be the key to your team having an enjoyable and successful experience, trusting you to buy their team uniforms? What if I also told you that the way in which your...

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What Does ‘On-Time Delivery’ Mean for Your Team Gear Provider?

With various player schedules and field assignments to keep track of, the last thing you and your coaching staff should be worrying about is on-time delivery of your uniforms. But buyer beware: Your purchasing behavior and your team dealer’s...

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Be a Campus Hero: How to Save Your School Money on Sports Uniforms

Since your earliest days on the Little League diamond or Pee Wee football field, your coaches drilled the value of teamwork deep into your soul.  Now you’re a coach yourself – or an athletic director – and you emphasize the same message to your...

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Everything ADs and Coaches Need to Know About Uniform Decoration

When purchasing team apparel and uniforms from your local team dealer, it is important that you understand the differences between the several decoration methods that are available to you today. Getting a better understanding of the variety of...

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How Winning Teams Cut Spending on Gear, Apparel, and Uniforms

As budgets remain tight, coaches, athletic directors, and league managers are under pressure to keep their teams' expenses to a minimum. Whether a team is supported by a school or is part of a youth league, the costs for new uniforms and other...

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4 Great Ways to Save Your Team Money on Gear, Apparel and Uniforms

Coaches, athletic directors, and league administrators understand there’s more pressure than ever on intelligent cost planning and getting the most out of an athletics budget. One of the most significant expenses for school and league athletics...

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