6 Ways to Personalize Baseball Uniforms

You custom-decorate your baseball uniforms so that your team is instantly recognizable. Your colors and your logo give your players a professional look and distinguish your team from all others. Make no mistake about it, this is our team, and...

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6 Ways to Personalize Softball Uniforms

Girls just want to have fun. (So sang Madonna.) And from the time they are little, girls have the most fun when they are doing something together. What better way than softball? Girls (and ladies) can have a great time together and show off their...

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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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5 Ingredients for a Profitable Holiday Cookbook School Fundraiser

5 Ingredients for a Profitable Holiday Cookbook School Fundraiser

Do you have family recipes and favorite dishes to turn to this holiday season? It’s the perfect time of year to plan for special meals and cooking with family.

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SquadLocker Earns Business Excellence Award from PBN

SquadLocker Earns 2020 Business Excellence Award from PBN amidst...

Despite pandemic, SquadLocker sees growth with producing 250,000+ masks, easing arduous process of acquiring custom uniforms and apparel including no contact delivery

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11 Amazing Black Friday Statistics [New 2020 Data]

The biggest shopping weekend of the year is almost here. Is your SquadLocker online custom apparel store ready?

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Top 5 Items for Team Swag

Top 5 Items for Team Swag [HOLIDAY EDITION]

Who isn’t more than ready for the holidays?! This has been the year from – well, you know – and we all need a big dose of good cheer. A really big dose. And what scores better than anything else when it comes to lifting our spirits?

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Catch Up On What You Missed: School Fundraising Webinar with K-12 &...

Panelists, Debora Jones of K-12 Clothing alongside Rebecca Yaffa & Joe Denomme of GooseChase take you through how to plan your school fundraising event, get maximum attendees, create fun and interesting missions, and the many ways you can...

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Our Top Picks for New Track and Field Uniforms

Running, jumping, throwing – whatever their personal event, every member of your track and field team needs apparel that works as hard and performs as well as they do. But that’s not enough, because all that work deserves a uniform that looks...

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The Multipurpose Room: Tips for Hosting a Trivia Night School Fundraiser

School Trivia Night: It’s All about the Questions

School trivia nights can be a great fundraiser, but how can it be easily done in today’s virtual world? How do you make it fun for all while raising money for your school? It’s all about the questions.

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Our Top Picks for New Lacrosse Uniforms

Lacrosse has been coming on strong in recent years, for women and girls as well as men and boys. It’s easy to understand why. With all the action, it’s fun to play and fun to watch.

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Our Top Picks for New Softball Uniforms

Softball may be the girls’ version of America’s pastime, but anyone who has ever watched a softball game knows there’s nothing “girlie” about this sport. Players are skilled, smart, and tough. But ladies appreciate style, too, and uniforms make...

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15 Inspiring Sports Quotes for Athletes and Coaches Alike

As a high school track runner, my coach always prepped me to greet my opponents and “kill them with kindness.” His words have always stuck with me, as he taught me how important it is to be kind to everyone you come across, whether a competitor...

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Our Top Picks for New Baseball Uniforms

Take me out to the ball game . . . pleeeease!

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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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Win Money for School in Live Interactive Webinar on Successfully...

K-12 Clothing webinar hosts GooseChase Adventures to outline how to execute a successful digital scavenger hunt school fundraiser on Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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Analytics Strategies Are Changing High School Football

You gotta have heart. We always say that about aspiring athletes, because self-motivation and willingness to give your all are fundamental to sports success. Especially in a tough game like football. That’s why the best, most successful coaches...

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Tip Fairchild and Dan Koppen - Past Our Prime Show - Guest Killy Pickard and the World Series

Past Our Prime Show: The World Series with Kelly Pickard

Join Tip and Dan in a recent episode of the Past Our Prime Show as they talk World Series with Kelly Pickard of Augusta Sportswear Brands.

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The Multipurpose Room - Creative Ideas for Your Next Fundraiser

Put the Fun in Fundraising

Coming up with creative school fundraising ideas when the majority of today’s activities occur online is a challenge. In a recent episode of the Multipurpose Room podcast, “Creative Event Ideas for Your Next School Fundraiser,” guest Ryann...

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Return to Play: Rhode Island Updates for Youth Sports

Return to Play: New Requirements for Youth Sports in Rhode Island [+...

We all knew as we started to venture out from pandemic-inspired quarantine that we were heading into unknown territory. Among other things, schools, youth sports organizations and parents wanted to know how they could help kids return to play...

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Team and League Leaders Are Saying...

We love hearing feedback from coaches like you! Here's what some of our coaches are saying about SquadLocker, custom team apparel, and online stores:

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Past Our Prime show - Tip and Dan talk with Drew Omicioli and Tim Kelleher

The Past Our Prime Show: Drew Omicioli and Tim Kelleher

Join Tip Fairchild and Dan Koppen in their latest edition of The Past Our Prime Show. Tip and Dan talk with special guests Drew Omicioli and Tim Kelleher about their careers playing national and international Hockey, and Drew's career as an...

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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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Do you own the rights to your school or league logo?

Your logo is your logo, right? Well, maybe not.

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Virtual Spirit Week

How To Hold Virtual Spirit Awards At Your School

We’ve talked a lot over the summer and into this fall about how to keep school spirit high when we can’t get together to literally cheer each other on. In some ways, that’s even harder now that many sports teams – the backbone of much of our most...

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COVID-19 Has Changed Coaching The Admin Side of Coaching, Here's How...

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all facets of our daily lives, from how we work and learn, to how we communicate and interact with one another. Culturally, for many Americans, sports were one of the main ways people came together -- by...

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SquadLocker Simplifies Checkout, Shipping as Buying from Multiple...

As digital transformation speeds up, schools and sports leagues build multiple online SquadLocker stores for communities to easily purchase custom apparel

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11 Must-Read Books for School Leaders

With so much focus lately on remote classrooms, everyone is well aware just how complex and tough a teacher’s job really is. But what about those who drive the school bus from behind the scenes? We’re talking about principals, presidents,...

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Return to Play Webinar - Part 4 : Health & Welfare for Athletes and Parents

Catch up on What You Missed: Return to Play - Part 4

Catch up on what you missed from our 4th webinar in our Return to Play series. Part 4 was hosted by Traci Fairchild, Director of Counseling & Wellness for Rocky Hill Country Day School in East Greenwich, RI, and Gary Goldberg, co-founder, and CEO...

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53 Stats About Coaching to Know in 2021 [SlideShare]

We recently spoke with over 600 coaches about their role, motivations, and how coaching has changed in 2020. As we get closer to a new year, we wanted to reflect together on what we’ve learned. The coaches we interviewed had an average tenure of...

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11 books that will change your coaching game

Coaches expect their players to be constantly improving. The best coaches expect the same of themselves, constantly sharpening their skills and mindset so they can be great leaders and examples as well as teachers.

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Best practices for managing your school or PTA social media account

5 Top Social Media Tips for Schools

Social media is playing a larger role as a means of communications while schools are either completely or partially remote. What are best practices when it comes to social media? What’s the right platform to use? Should you use multiple...

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Dan Koppen AMA

Former Patriot Dan Koppen Returns as Guest on Ask Me Anything Webinar...

Ask any question of 2-time Super Bowl champion Dan Koppen on Thursday, October 29, 2020

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Custom Apparel, T Shirts

Immortalizing the best moments of 2020 in custom apparel form

We keep hearing people say 2020 is a year they’d like to forget. We get it, but our SquadLocker team says, forget that!

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Live Webinar by SquadLocker Addresses Health and Wellness of Athletes...

SquadLocker CEO Gary Goldberg talks with school counselor Traci Fairchild about health and wellness strategies on Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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Building Lacrosse Champions Through Team Culture

We’ve all heard the expression the whole is better than the sum of its parts. Coaches especially understand the truth in this; an impressive player can shoot a back breaker with ease, another may be able to block a lazer with their eyes closed,...

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Schools Are Talking About SquadLocker

Seven months into the pandemic, school communities have faced enormous challenges with online learning and social distancing. SquadLocker is happy to be supporting school communities, helping to foster inclusion and comradery by providing custom...

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On The Whistle Podcast | Mentorship: How To Coach The Right Way

On The Whistle Podcast | Mentorship: How To Coach The Right Way

On this episode of the On the Whistle podcast, I, Gary Goldberg, talk about mentorship with Dan Koppen, two-time Super Bowl champion for the New England Patriots.

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On The Whistle, Youth Leadership Podcast

SquadLocker Launches New Podcast Showcasing School and Sports Mentors...

CEO Gary Goldberg hosts new On the Whistle podcast spotlighting players, teachers, and coaches and their resilience, leadership, and influence in the lives of youth

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Dan Koppen Ask Me Anything

Ask Me Anything: Fun Facts and Sage Insights from Dan Koppen

It’s always fun to find out you have things in common with your favorite pros besides love of the sport itself. Now that former Super Bowl-winning NFL pro Dan Koppen has joined our SquadLocker team as Enterprise Brand Advocate, we wanted to know...

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On The Whistle Podcast | Great Kids, Great Cops: How Sports Can...

If it don't bleed, it don't lead. Media outlets depict the worst of modern society. They can find the time to cover riots, but they ignore all the positive things taking place. Like the great work of the Police Athletic Leagues. In this first...

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New UA Bags for Lacrosse and Baseball

We Tried It: New UA LAX and Baseball Bags

A bag is a bag. You can call it a tote or a backpack or duffel or whatever, but it’s just a sack to carry around your apparel and gear, right?

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NHL On Track for Jan 1 Start

What would winter be without ice hockey! If your team hasn’t geared up yet for this season -- perhaps waiting to see what might happen with COVID-19 Return to Play guidelines -- now’s the time to get that going. For practice or play, teams with...

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Holiday Gift Guide - Gifts for Him

Top Holiday Gifts for the Guys

Yikes! In case you haven’t noticed, the holidays are right around the corner! Is your SquadLocker store all decked out and ready to sell the hottest gifts? Everyone wants to shop your store, because it’s so darned easy, so be sure you’re giving...

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Virtual Learning Calls Attention to Student Privacy Laws

With millions of students now relying on online tools for virtual education, we need to be extra diligent in maintaining students’ data privacy, and PTA and PTO leaders play a large role.

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SquadLocker and Pro Logo Shop Enter Partnership to Deliver Custom...

Pro Logo Shop fraternity, sorority, and alumni customers get access to large selection of brand named custom apparel affordably and faster with SquadLocker stores

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Coaches Answer: What matters most in your role?

We recently spoke with over 600 coaches about the impact COVID has had on return to play and their roles. Through these conversations, we learned more about what coaches care about and what motivates them to do their job. We heard a number of...

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7 Great Ideas for School Tees

You can’t have too many tee shirts. They’re such a versatile essential for all seasons, with short or long sleeves. The more decorated tees you offer in your school’s online store, the easier it is for your staff, families and community...

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Why You Should Absolutely Add Baby Apparel to Your Store (And Not...

Why do schools and sports teams put their logos on infant and toddler apparel? It’s not because these tiny garments will fit any of their students or athletes, let alone teachers, coaches, or parents. It’s because baby apparel is CUTE! There’s...

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5 Stores We're Loving Lately and What You Can Learn from Them

We know that you established your SquadLocker store for a specific reason – for example, you wanted a faster, easier, reliable way for your students to get required dress uniforms. Or your athletes to get their sports uniforms and team gear. Or...

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Our Top 8 Holiday Gifts For Kids (Even the Picky Ones!)

The holidays are coming, faster than you think. That means it’s already time to deck the halls – digitally speaking – by stocking your SquadLocker store with tempting gift ideas. From proven-popular essentials to fun new apparel and accessories,...

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Youth Sports Organization Fundraising

9 Ways to Engage Supporters in Your YSO Fundraiser

Fundraising is a way of life for most youth sports organizations. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, or burned out, but you can avoid all that by getting more people involved! Spread the wealth of opportunities to lighten the load and allow as many...

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Ask Me Anything with Dan Koppen

AMA with Dan Koppen - Catch Up on What You Missed

Meet Dan Koppen in his first Ask Me Anything (AMA) with SquadLocker. Dan talks about the mentality and preparation needed to succeed as a professional athlete plus answers need-to-know questions like: Ranch or Blue Cheese? in this lighthearted...

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Businesses Love SquadLocker for Logo’ed Apparel

SquadLocker has long supported sports organizations and schools with all they need in the way of custom uniforms, gear, and apparel. Businesses also love to use online SquadLocker stores to easily outfit employees with custom apparel as well as...

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3 Ted Talks That Anyone in Youth Athletics Leadership Should Watch

Every coach knows that each year is different and each athlete is different. The one thing that stays the same for coaches and league leadership is that it's important to be an inspiring and knowledgeable resource for your players. Catch up on...

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Social Media 101 for Schools

Social media is a powerful tool in education, but it can be overwhelming trying to figure out where your school or group should start. Should you manage accounts for all major tools or just one? If just one, which one? How do you get your...

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Breast Cancer Awareness - Custom Apparel

You, Too, Can Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Across the country sports teams are doing their part to promote October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. They’re spreading the word and raising money to right this deadly disease, and they doing it style. Pink style.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Coaching during COVID

COVID-19 has definitely changed a lot of the way we do things, especially when it comes to playing sports. But are there any real numbers behind what we're hearing and seeing? SquadLocker is here to tell you - YES! We conducted a survey of over...

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Dan Koppen Joins SquadLocker

Former Patriot Dan Koppen Joins SquadLocker Team as Enterprise Brand...

Meet 2-time Super Bowl winner in SquadLocker Ask Me Anything (AMA) webinar on Wednesday, October 14, 2020

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How PTAs Are Using Fundraising to Promote Inclusion

Did you catch the recent webinar we co-hosted on how PTAs are fundraising during the pandemic? What a lively and amazingly informative session! It was filled with advice from someone who knows well what she is talking about, Alicia Whitaker Pace...

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Wrestling Uniforms

Top Picks for Wrestling Uniforms

What does it take to be a successful wrestler? Agility, flexibility, great technique, mental and physical toughness. In other words, lots of practice and a determination. But you can’t hit the mat without a uniform. Uniforms distinguish your team...

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Hockey uniforms

Top Picks for Hockey Uniforms

Swift skating, precise puck control, split-second timing and goal-defying defense. It takes determination and many hours of rink time to become a skilled hockey player. But when teams hit the ice, they need uniforms, too. Uniforms make a...

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Top Picks for Basketball Uniforms

Nifty ball handling, fancy footwork, full-court awareness and defense that just says no to the opposing team. It takes practice to develop basketball skills, but teams need uniforms, too. Uniforms distinguish your team from all others. But which...

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Return to Play: 5 Tips For Coaches

As a coach you are both a teacher and a role model. And through these roles, you are in a unique position to provide players, fellow staff/volunteers, and parents with information and support tailored to meet new expectations and requirements...

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9 Things You Learned in Kindergarten That'll Help You Pick Your School's Apparel

9 Things You Learned in Kindergarten That'll Help You Pick Your...

During our recent webinar on How PTAs Are Beating Fundraising Goals, author and PTA past-president Alecia Whitaker Pace handed out a multitude of tips on putting the fun back in fundraising, even now during the COVID-19 pandemic. She laughingly...

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The Adidas Sneaker Collections Giving Us All The Nostalgia

What’s better than sneakers? Sneakers that give us that wonderful nostalgic feeling for adults and kids alike. Many sneaker brands have been creating movie and TV-inspired collections to tug out our nostalgic shoe strings, with Adidas most...

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Tips on Fundraising in your PTA

Webinar: How PTAs Are Beating Fundraising Goals - Full Recap

SquadLocker is a proud supporter of the live webinar, “Tips to Boost Your School Organization's Fundraising in a Virtual World”. Hosted by SquadLocker strategic partner, K-12 Clothing, the webinar provides tips on how to fundraise in today’s...

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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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New Feature Sneak Peek! Multi-Store Checkout with Shared Cart

New features set to launch! We're deploying an update this week that we're really excited about, and we know you will be too! You asked us to update our shopping cart features - and we heard you loud and clear! The update we're releasing allows...

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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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PTA name tag

Modernizing Your PTA for Virtual World

Parent-teacher organizations have historically been an in-person organization, but this isn’t always feasible now with many schools being 100% online, or a hybrid situation. How does a PTA adapt? And, what about fundraising?

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PE Clothes for online group sessions

“Nearly 60% of kids in America lack cardiorespiratory fitness.” That’s the alarming warning issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) in July. It underscores why PE remains a critical component of childhood education despite the COVID-19...

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5 Ways Your School Can Use Live Streaming Beyond the Classroom

We’ve seen all the commotions and memes around Zoom-hosted classes, but how do we make digital tools work for extracurricular activities, clubs, and sports? We look to live streaming. Live streaming has already been a popular tool for tuning into...

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Deck Your SquadLocker Store for the Holidays

This holiday season will break all online buying records, however the pandemic is causing a shift toward earlier shopping. Instead of Cyber Week in November, consumers are expected to shop big during Amazon Prime Day on October 13-14.

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Live Webinar on How Parent-Teacher Associations Are Beating...

Debora Jones of K-12 Clothing and PTA fundraising expert Alecia Whitaker share tips on how schools are reaching high fundraising targets on Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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Coach and Players in a Huddle

Confidence Up Among Youth Sports Orgs

We are being very cautious as our youth return to playing sports, but we are also feeling more optimistic about that. Back in April, we had little to cheer about. According to a LeagueSide study:

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6 Apparel Picks for Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraisers

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We love hearing from you!

Customers are sharing on Trustpilot about working with SquadLocker, and we love what we’re seeing! Our customer service team goes above and beyond to help lift the burden of managing, ordering, and distributing custom school and team uniforms and...

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7 Must-Have Tech Tools for Teachers

  If you sat in on our recent webinar on Building a Sense of Belonging Online, you heard Deb Jones, Co-Founder of K-12 Clothing, and SquadLocker account executive Karen Silveira praising teachers for transforming themselves to meet the heady...

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Military Discounts Offered by SquadLocker

At SquadLocker, we pride ourselves on being military-friendly. That’s why we offer an exclusive military discount to service members, veterans, and their families.

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Foggy No More: Tips for Wearing Glasses with Your Mask

If you wear glasses, all the time or only for certain activities, you know the frustration of mask-fogging. You can see just fine until you put on your face mask, then the lenses fog up and you’re instantly blinded. It’s annoying and...

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5 Top Virtual Teaching Tips

SquadLocker loves the new podcast, the Multipurpose Room, hosted by strategic partner K-12 Clothing! Hosts Wesley Jones and Debora Jones discuss real-life issues that PTAs, PTOs, and school staff are dealing with today and offer practical tips.

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Why face masks should part of school uniforms

Face masks have become a tremendous source of personal expression. Their surface may be smaller than a T-shirt, but nothing says “front and center” like your face. From the simple to the high-tech, colorful patterns or commentary, many people are...

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Spotlight on Central Baldwin Youth Soccer

With school in session and players back on the field, SquadLocker is working hard to pivot and make any changes, if necessary, to any custom apparel orders. We love allowing teams and sport leagues to set up their own custom online stores to...

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The Multipurpose Room Podcast

K-12 Clothing Launches New Podcast for PTAs, PTOs, and School Staff

SquadLocker’s strategic partner, K-12 Clothing has launched their own podcast!

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How school uniforms drive sense of community, even online

Last spring, most of us thought this “COVID thing” would be over by now. Back-to-school would signal back to normal, as kids and teachers returned to their classrooms. Parents (who by now really get what it takes to be a teacher) could get back...

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5 unbelieveable face masks

5 face masks you'll have to see to believe (and a few standard ones)

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Return To Play Discussion with Industry Experts Part 3 - Innovation &...

Watch the full webinar, Return To Play Discussion with Industry Experts - Part 3 - Innovation & Tech. Hosts Gary Goldberg, SquadLocker CEO and Augusta Sportswear VP of Strategy Mark Botterill discuss the important role of innovation and...

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team roster on a clip board

Team Rosters: What to Include, Surprising Benefits, and Free Template

Team rosters can quickly become an afterthought. I mean, it’s just a piece of paper on a clipboard right? It can be. But it can also be an invaluable resource for managing teams in a covid-world and preparing your players for life beyond high...

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11 Sports Movies To Inspire Your Youth Teams

Planning safe and fun programming during the year of quarantine can be tricky to manage. While movie nights can sound less engaging than other ideas, there’s multiple ways to make them interactive and exciting. You could consider: Shipping treat...

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Sublimated Apparel Is Winning Big

As soon as your custom shirt, jacket, or uniform arrives in the mail with your team’s logo, it’s a must to put it right on to see what you think. Immediately, you determine it’s comfortable, fits like a glove, and you love the way it looks. It...

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Jeanne Hopkins, CRO of SquadLocker

Jeanne Hopkins of SquadLocker: 5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before...

As part of our series about powerful women, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jeanne Hopkins, Chief Revenue Officer at SquadLocker, and has 30 years of experience in data-driven metrics, team building, and customer experience across various...

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Lack of Fans in the Stands

Most stands in arenas and stadiums across the country are void of fans, as teams and leagues follow suggested practices in their unique Return to Play plans. From cheering on your kid on the soccer field via streaming video to scrapping season...

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Brands for basketball - Augusta, Under Armour, Holloway

3 Top Selling Uniform Brands For Your Youth Basketball Team

Purchasing team basketball jerseys and shoes can be a challenge for coaches. The coach wants to be cost efficient while getting a reliable product, while players care less about cost and more about what they’ll look like on court. Naturally, it’s...

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Back to School Check-In: How’s It Going So Far?

A new school year is underway for most students – in some form, anyway. While some schools have opted to re-open their doors, most are sticking with online learning, at least for now, with an eye toward returning to the classroom later in the...

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Under Armour Sportsmask and Carry Pouch

We Tried It . . . and We’re All Smiles Under This Mask

Here at SquadLocker, we can't stop talking about the UA Sportsmask. And we’re smiling because this mask scores in so many ways. It’s got you covered at every position:

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Return to Play Webinar Hosted by SquadLocker and Augusta Sportswear...

SquadLocker’s Gary Goldberg and Augusta Sportswear’s Mark Botterill discuss increasing role of innovation and tech in safe return to play – Thursday, September 24, 2020

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5 custom decorated items to add to your store in 2020 (other than...

One of the greatest benefits of your SquadLocker store is that it serves as a one-stop shopping “mall” for all your apparel essentials from school dress uniforms to sports uniforms and practice gear. But why stop there? Parents, kids, and...

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Get Personal with Apparel - The Difference Personalized Custom...

Research shows that when school spirit wear associated with a club, band, or sports team is worn, morale, along with the sense of belonging, is boosted. Personalization only adds to that sense of pride and comradery.

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How To Start Your School's eSports Team

We all know that an ideal school environment is one where the interests, opportunities, and activities available reflect the needs of the entire student body. The latest way to accomplish this and be inclusive to even more students? The world of...

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Chatting with Andrea and Dez - August Product Update

Join in the conversation with SquadLocker's Andrea Martone, Product Management Director, and Matt Desilet, SquadLocker's Director of Marketing as they chat about the past few weeks of exciting new features, company values, and more.

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The ultra-creative sublimated face mask that has adobe's seal of...

Looking for a little light-hearted mask fun with some serious impact? Check out this Adobe-approved mask, created by Designers Jose Miguel Ramirez and Michael Kleinman.

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5 Best Selling Baseball Uniform Brands to Outfit Your Youth Team

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 the highest...

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What we can learn from the Charlotte 49ers football uniform snafu

Pity the poor Charlotte 49ers. Anyone who has ever had to order uniforms for a sports team knows that snafus are to be expected. But what could be worse than having your team’s uniform snafus make the headlines and overshadow the entire game? The...

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Big Ten College Football Is Kicking Off!

Today, the decision made on Aug. 11 to cancel Big Ten college football for the fall season has been reversed. Get ready for kickoff on October 24!

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Our top 3 mask picks for any activity

Whether you're running around town, running around the field, or running around the classroom, it's important to stay protected this year. But, with all the different kinds of masks out there, how do you know which one is best for you? Below are...

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The School Community: Building a Sense of (Remote) Belonging Online,...

K-12 Clothing’s co-founder, PTA-mom, and frequent speaker in this area, Debora Jones, and SquadLocker’s K-12 Account Executive with 25 years experience in supporting schools, Karen Silveira, gave valuable insights on the subject of building...

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Full Webinar: Building a Sense of (Remote) Belonging - School...

   

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SquadLocker Strategic Partner K-12 Clothing Launches 5 Episodes of...

Wesley and Debora Jones of K-12 Clothing host new podcast that offers practical tips and best practices to help PTAs, PTOs, and school staff in changing times

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Hey Quarantine, Checkmate! How To Continue Your School Chess Club...

Even if your school isn’t in session in-person, doesn’t mean spirit teams or school clubs should come to a halt. When it comes to chess, there are many ways to keep the club alive and well while keeping students engaged and connected. Here are...

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“Make yourself irreplaceable”, With Tip Fairchild and Parveen Panwar,...

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Why Flag Football is all the rage

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5 Ways to Make Masks Cool for School

Have you seen the clever Wear a Mask posters from Israeli graphic artist Noma Bar? He brings fun to the otherwise pretty boring, yet important medical message that it’s the responsibility of each of us to wear a mask. We could all certainly use...

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Fundraising

Fundraising Made Easy via Your SquadLocker Store

Eliminating the chore of fundraising for sports organizations and schools is in SquadLocker’s DNA. We don’t charge fees. We make it easy for store admins to add a markup of 5%, 10% or 15% to all store items, and that markup gets mailed directly...

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Uniforms

What's holding back School Dress Uniforms from being awesome?

Branding is a key reason many schools require students to wear dress uniforms, so it stands to reason that you want your uniforms to look awesome. They should inspire confidence in the quality of your educational program. They should inspire...

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What Really Matters to Youth Sports Coaches

Coaches serve the needs of their players – skill-building, strategy, etc. They also serve their organization, giving it a winning name even when it’s not a winning season. To accomplish all that, coaches need some things from their players in...

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No 2 Logos Are Created Equal

Every logo is different – and that’s the point actually. Your logo is unique to your team, school, business or organization, identifying your brand among the crowd. When it comes to custom printing your logo on uniforms, gear, and other apparel,...

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The Casted Podcast Welcomes SquadLocker’s CRO to Discuss the Power of...

Jeanne Hopkins shares how she has used podcasting to promote company expertise and humanize brands throughout her career

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Booster Clubs Give Funds and Morale a Boost With an Easy Update

With many high school and college sports programs cancelled this fall, booster clubs across the country fear long-term financial setbacks for years to come. But, cutting other activities due to funding is not an option as students need social...

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Lower risk sports may be allowed to play amid COVID concerns, but...

We are all doing the best we can to get our kids back into sports this fall – while doing everything we can to protect our players and staff from COVID-19. It’s now September, a month in which practice and play are usually in full swing. But what...

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Live Webinar on Building Online School Community Hosted by...

Debora Jones of K-12 Clothing and Karen Silveira of SquadLocker discuss how to engage students and teachers with remote learning on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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Modernizing Custom Apparel: Out of Bulk and into ECommerce

Data just released by IBM in their latest U.S. Retail Index reveals that ecommerce growth is now five years ahead of expectations, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic pushing so many shoppers online. IBM predicts that for the year 2020, ecommerce...

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5 Creative Design Ideas From Space Jam Jerseys

With the new Space Jam movie inching closer to its 2021 debut, lead Lebron James has revealed the new Tune Squad jersey designs and fans are mixed with emotions.  While in a school environment, we have brand guidelines and color swatches to stay...

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Spirit Wear as A School Dress Uniform? Yes!

Schools adopt uniforms to increase public awareness and branding, ensure a coordinated appearance, support discipline and reduce distractions and bullying related to inequities in personal clothing. Uniforms are far easier and less stressful to...

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Return to Play: Tips for Communicating with Players, Parents, and...

One of the biggest challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic has been ongoing confusion. Not knowing what the future will bring builds anxiety, virus or no virus. While kids are anxious to return to play (and, boy do we understand that!), parents are...

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Easily Boost Engagement in Your SquadLocker Store with This Updated...

Want to boost the selling of your gear in your SquadLocker store? Our popular Roster feature – recently updated and renamed “Email List” on the dashboard – allows SquadLocker admins to easily announce a new store to their community. Admins love...

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Need a new logo for your sports organization? Here's how to pick a...

Every youth sports organization and team needs a logo (or two or twenty, depending!). But not just any logo will do. You need a visual symbol that people can instantly recognize. A design that looks appealing and has the power to show your...

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Orange Blossom Baseball Scores a New Logo and a New Store

When you have the right players on your team, you can score big wins. This is a story about one of our great teammates – graphic designer Katie Murray – and how she hit a home run for Orange Blossom Baseball.  

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Full Transcript: Return to Play Webinar - Part 2 - Guidelines

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Return to Play Webinar - Part 2 - Guidelines

Watch part 2 of our webinar series on Return to Play. In part 2 of the Return to Play webinar series, SquadLocker CEO Gary Goldberg and Augusta Sportswear VP of Strategy Mark Botterill discuss guidelines for returning to play this fall. Read the...

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Responsible for an Organization's Apparel Budget? Here's 10 Terrible...

If you’re spending organization money, your organization expects you to spend wisely, especially if you’re buying something like branded apparel. If you make decisions that are, shall we say, imprudent, there will be costs. Not only will you have...

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Return to Play: Operating Considerations

We’re still all in this together. Good thing, because dealing with COVID-19 is definitely a team sport.

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Guidelines for Youth Athletes Returning to Play Focus of Webinar by...

In part 2 of the Return to Play webinar series, SquadLocker CEO Gary Goldberg and Augusta Sportswear VP of Strategy Mark Botterill discuss guidelines for returning to play this fall

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The next big thing in practice gear

We get it. You’re on the fence about the season. You aren’t sure if you’ll even have one. Whatever the schedule looks like, you know darn well that procedures on and off the field, court or rink will be very different than in the past. But the...

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SquadLocker Lands Jim Day as VP of Operations

Operations and supply chain veteran Jim Day joins the company as it expands operations and inventory supporting demand for affordable custom apparel and masks

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Return to Play: The Risks and Legalities

Youth sports isn’t all fun and games. Anyone who manages a youth sports organization knows that there are potential liability issues that must be addressed. Plus you have to comply with federal, state, and local regulations. Risk management is...

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Return to play: When is the right time to return?

When? That’s the big question, isn’t it? We all want to return to play – boy, do we miss our teams! But should we? As much as we want our kids to get back to all the benefits of team sports, and as much as we miss cheering them on, their health...

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The best social media platforms for promoting your team's spirit wear

You’ve put a lot of thought into stocking your online store with fabulous spirit wear. You don’t want it gathering dust on your virtual shelves, you want it out there in public where it can do its magic – showing off your team’s brand and helping...

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Managing your Brand through Custom Apparel

You could simply order a big inventory of uniforms or various types of spirit wear, then hand them out with colored markers and let your community custom-decorate their own. You might get some pretty amusing results. But branding for schools and...

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How Color Affects the Look of Your Logo

Your team colors are official. They are the foundation of your logo. You’re not going to wake up one morning and decide your logo should be orange and gray if it’s always navy and gold. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make minor adjustments to...

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Order Delivery: Our Favorite No-Contact Sport

No touching, please keep your distance. As most of us headed home to self-quarantine for the COVID-19 pandemic, stores closed. Online shopping, already popular, surged. Stuck-at-home purchasers were thrilled to have an easy-access outlet for...

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Most Common Issue with Ordering School Uniforms - And How to Avoid It

Ordering school uniforms to outfit your students is no easy feat – for you or the parents you serve. The biggest issue is the sheer inconvenience.

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Team Fundraising: Expectations vs. Reality

Team fundraising. You can’t escape it. Teams always need money, whether we’re talking school sports, the robotics club, or an entire youth sports organization. New equipment, travel, scholarships and the like all require resources that often just...

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The Biggest Problem with Sports Uniforms (And How You Can Fix It)

If you’re in charge of uniforms for a youth sports organization or school, you know how important it is to get everything right. Exactly right. After all, uniforms don’t just identify players during the game, they are the very symbol of who you...

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3 Main Types of Apparel Decoration & How They Affect Your Gear

Without custom decoration, sports apparel is just clothing. Generic. Uninteresting. Not exactly the image you want to project on or off the field. So, one of the most important decisions you’ll need to make as you select uniforms and spirit wear...

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7 Tips for Picking the Perfect Spirit Wear

No one knows yet what the coming school year and sports seasons will look like, but one thing’s for sure: they will be way better and a lot more exciting if everyone is outfitted in exceptional spirit wear. After all, we’re all in this together,...

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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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Full Transcript: SquadLocker and Augusta Sportswear Brands Host...

 

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Tip Fairchild: From Sports Pro to Sports Apparel Coach

We’re pretty proud of all our team members here at SquadLocker – we know we’ve put together a winning combination. But we’re extra proud when one of our teammates is singled out for their special accomplishments. Take Tip Fairchild, for example. ...

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

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

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Return to Play: What’s Your Plan?

We are all eager to return to sports play, but nobody wants to jump the gun or set a schedule that could worsen the spread of COVID-19. Health and safety precautions must be top of mind so players, parents, and coaches all feel comfortable moving...

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What Makes a Great Logo for Decorating Sports Gear?

It’s your logo – known to everyone associated with your school or team. That instant recognition is good, because it sparks team pride and a sense of unity among players, coaches and fans. So it makes perfect sense to use your logo to decorate...

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SquadLocker CRO Joins Top Marketing and Sales Leaders at Revenue...

SquadLocker’s Jeanne Hopkins is presenting on importance of customer success particularly as businesses adapt to a new world

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Creating A Logo From Scratch for Your Team

Designing a Logo You’ll Love from Scratch

Most of the time, our SquadLocker customers have an existing logo they want to use to decorate their sports gear. But, what if you don’t? No sweat. Our crackerjack graphic design team is here to help you create a snappy custom logo from scratch....

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You Go, Girl!

A uniform is a powerful thing. Last yearGlamour magazine published a look back at early women’s sports uniforms, describing styles that were initially uncomfortable and outright sexist and noting that women’s sports gear has finally become more...

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SLMA Radio Welcomes SquadLocker CEO as Special Guest

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How to Be a Hit with Your New Team

Every year, returning to play as school gets underway again is exciting. Especially this year. You’ve been separated from teammates, at least in an up-close physical sense, and the rules relating to contact and health safety will make this...

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Team Fundraising the Hands-Free Way

What a relief to know that teams from the pros to youth sports will be back in action soon – even if play does look a bit different thanks to COVID-19 precautions. But here’s the thing. Your team (or organization, or school) needs money to return...

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Taking Your Logo from Poor to Score!

Decorated uniforms and spirit wear are a sign that you mean business when it comes to team sports. You’re playing to win, and cheering on your players. You love your team, whatever the age or level of play, and you’re proud to show it. You need a...

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Athletes. Listen Up! Academics Are Important.

This is a guest post written by Zack McGee of Grant-Tutoring.com.  You can follow @GrantTutoring on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Millions of kids across the United States dream of becoming a college athlete. When you get to high school, you...

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SquadLocker Now Collecting State Sales Tax for Orders

SquadLocker is responsible for collecting all applicable sales taxes from customers and remitting such sales taxes to the appropriate taxing authorities in each state. Beginning July 1, 2020, SquadLocker will begin collecting sales tax for orders...

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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’s Gary Goldberg Featured Guest on CEO Crossing Podcast

SquadLocker’s co-founder talks about hurdles and lessons as SquadLocker disrupts team uniforms and gear market to make life easier for athletic directors, coaches

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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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Volleyball Uniforms: What’s Hot for 2020?

A new volleyball season calls for new uniforms. Uniforms do more than display your team identity, they show team pride and make a statement – you’ve chosen a winning look because you’re here to win.

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Field Hockey Uniforms: What’s Hot for 2020?

A new field hockey season definitely calls for new uniforms. It’s a matter of team pride to take the field in a winning style that says your team is serious about playing to win.

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Soccer Uniforms: What’s Hot for 2020?

A new soccer season calls for new uniforms. It’s all about identity – looking your best while playing your best to outscore the opposing team.

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Football Uniforms: What’s Hot for 2020?

A new football season calls for new uniforms. It’s a matter of team pride to look your best while playing your best to vanquish the opposing team.

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The Perfect Uniform, One at a Time

Here at SquadLocker we love to talk about how sports uniforms build team and individual pride, because it’s true. But what if your uniform is a hand-me-down or a leftover, “decorated” with duct tape? We’re not talking about sand lot ball here,...

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Are you missing out on convenient sport uniforms?

We are all accustomed to one-stop shopping these days, and we love the convenience. The fewer places we have to go -- or online sites we have to visit -- to get what we need, the better. Is your SquadLocker store as convenient as it should be for...

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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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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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Pajama Party!

From Walmart to Nordstrom, online retailers say pants are out but tops are hot. You had to know this would happen. Stuck at home, everyone turned to video conferencing with friends, family, and co-workers and quickly realized that no one could...

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Choose Polyester for the Most Comfortable Community Mask

Polyester fabric for face masks? Yes, and here’s why. When choosing a mask that is right for you and your team it’s important to consider several different characteristics that can affect the way your choice will feel and perform. One key...

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Face Masks: Material Matters, for Safety and Comfort

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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Community Face Masks: Staying Safe the Stylish Way

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 caring and concern. Family, friends, neighbors and co-workers, we truly...

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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

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SquadLocker Adds Uniforms To Online Stores Just In Time For Hoops...

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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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The Industry's Fastest Single-Unit Custom Gear Delivery Service

Originally published on PRNewswire

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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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SquadLocker is Excited to Announce Our Coach of the Year 2019!

Tim Perry Head Football Coach and AD | Wetumpka, Alabama "Tim Perry is the Head Football and Athletic Director at Wetumpka High School in Wetumpka Alabama. Coach Perry has been the coach at Wetumpka since 2012 and has done a great job. In 2017 he...

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SquadLocker Announces 2019 Fall Sports Survey Results

Thanks to all our Fall Sports store admins who participated in our recent end-of-season survey. Customer input is invaluable to letting us know how we're doing, and what we can do to improve in the coming year!

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SquadLocker Makes Americaninno's Top 12 Watch-list

Americaninno names SquadLocker in the top 12 tech startups to watch

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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 Teams Up with Blast Motion

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SquadLocker CFO Frank Tillinghast Talks About Managing Growth

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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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LaxRecords.com now features SquadLocker's one-stop shop for team...

LaxRecords.com’s Thousands of Daily Visitors to Now Experience One-Stop Shopping for Lacrosse Gear and Apparel WARWICK, RI – September 13, 2017 – LaxRecords.com high school lacrosse athletes, coaches and fans alike now have access to customized...

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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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TeamRunner Names SquadLocker as Exclusive One-Stop-Shop for Team...

WARWICK, RI  – August 21, 2017 – SquadLocker, the leading provider of apparel management solutions for youth sports, announced today that it has signed an integration deal with TeamRunner, the first truly integrated web-based solution that...

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Spotlight on the Squad:  Kayla Vallone, Art Services

A native Rhode Islander, Kayla Vallone brings a fun-loving attitude, hard work, and amazing artistic abilites to SquadLocker everyday. Her knowledge and experience with art, design, and crafts has assisted our office beautification project. After...

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Spotlight on the Squad: Alyson Sheehan, Purchasing Assistant

Alyson is part of the mass-hiring process SquadLocker has experienced since our 800% growth during the fall of 2016. She's been with the Squad since March 2017, as the Purchasing Assistant. She is part of a two-woman show in the purchasing...

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Spotlight on the Squad: Alexandra Garbatini, Sr. Product Marketing...

Alexandra 'Alex' Garbatini joined SquadLocker in the early stages of our growth, back in May 2016. Alex was recently promoted to Sr. Product Marketing Specialist from her previous role as Channel Support Coordinator where she did just that -...

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SquadLocker Secures B Round Financing Led by Causeway Media Partners

Originally published by Athletic Business

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Hyper Growth Drives Appointment of Amazon/Vistaprint Veteran to VP,...

As the nation’s leading developer of innovative technology and best-in-class apparel decorating solutions, we are excited to announce that computer integrated manufacturing veteran Jonathan Styles has been named to the newly-created position of...

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5 Fun Ways to Excite Your Child To Stay Hydrated This Summer

The last day of school is almost a month away, which means your child is getting excited for all the adventures the summer season brings, from sports camps to backyard activities. This is your child's time to have fun while playing with friends....

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SquadLocker Continues Expansion Transforming $8 Billion Decorated...

As the nation’s leading developer of innovative technology and best-in-class apparel decorating solutions, we are excited to announce the promotion of Alexandra Garbatini to a newly-created position, Director of Builder Engagement, and the...

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Guest Post: How To Choose The Perfect Running Shoe

5 Tips For Picking The Perfect Running Shoe created by Virginia Spine Institute

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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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Why Losers Win

If winning is the only option, why do we compete? Losing is essential. Losing is an everyday experience, whether it's racing to make a traffic light or missing the game-winning shot. So why don't we focus on losing?After all, losing makes winning...

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Want an Island? Adidas Will Give You One

NFL Draft prospects will try to run faster than ever this year, not just for their careers.

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Participation Trophies: Yay or Nay?

Participation trophies have been around for a short period of time, and they tend to be a controversial topic. Some argue that the point isn’t to win or lose, it’s a celebration of your efforts and the work you put into the game. Others point out...

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SquadLocker Could Be Your Single Source For All Your Sports Equipment...

If you’re the athletic director for a school system, or otherwise responsible for the logistics of your school’s sports initiatives, you’re undoubtedly aware of just how much of a hassle sourcing gear and merchandise can be. The more teams your...

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Guest Blog: Adam Rosenbaum from Pro Stock Hockey

Eating the proper meals and choosing the right snacks can be a challenge for hockey teams. It is important that players band together and commit to a nutrition regimen so that they refuel their bodies and gain strength. A lot of energy is lost...

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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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Tips to Recognize and Treat Common Sports Injuries

We know you care about your young athletes’ well-being. You want them to succeed, have fun but also play safe. We want to help you be well informed to help guide the young athletes in your life in having a successful youth sports season. Below,...

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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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Common Sports Injuries: Soccer

There is no denying that soccer is a fun sport. It is taking on new life in the United States as more and more people are becoming interested in it. America's newfound love for the soccer is mostly due to the national team is growing into a...

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Team Parent Do's and Don'ts

A great Team Parent can be an amazing resource for coaches, players and families on a team. This officially unofficial position is somewhere between an administrative assistant and an assistant coach, and largely involves taking responsibility...

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Strategies for Stress-Free Coaching

Coaching can be a lot of fun, but there’s also plenty of responsibility and stress that comes along with it. In order to operate effectively, a good coach focuses on their own needs in addition to the needs of the team. A great coach is also a...

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Not All Players Need the Same Coach

Sometimes one of the hardest things for a coach to understand is that different players respond better to different approaches. There are too many personality types on the field for a “one-size-fits-all” coaching style to be effective. A serious...

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Fundraising Through SquadLocker

  SquadLocker isn’t just the best source for high-quality, branded gear from leading professional manufacturers. It’s also provides a really easy way to make some extra money for your team by explicitly selling items for the sake of fundraising....

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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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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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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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6 Tools for a Stress-Free Registration Season

It’s that time again. Spring is rapidly approaching so it’s time that you start planning for your team’s preseason, and ordering your custom team gear should definitely make that list.

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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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Seven Types Of Little League Coaches (And How To Deal With Them)

A great little league  coach truly is a treasure, mostly because of how rare they seem to be. If your kids have been involved in little leagues for a while, you may have noticed that certain “types” of coaches seem to appear fairly often. We’re...

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SquadLocker® Expansion Includes Adding More Than 80 Employees

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Due to Overwhelming Adoption, SquadLocker Announces 2017 Expansion...

DUE TO OVERWHELMING ADOPTION, SQUADLOCKER ANNOUNCES 2017 EXPANSION PLANS

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Gifts for the Fantasy Football Players in Your Life

As anyone who’s ever lived with a fantasy football player (or who just watches The League) knows, they can get very, very into their fantasy league. It’s the sort of hobby that can become the center of a person’s life. With the holidays coming...

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We Tried It Product Review: Under Armour Team Rival Hoodies

Hoodies are one of the most versatile and multi-purpose pieces of sports clothing available. Is it any wonder so many people love them? Whether keeping one warm and dry during outdoor practice, or acting as sweat-gear during intensive activities,...

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Tips for Staying in Shape over the Holiday Season

The holiday season can be brutal on your body due to the amount of goodies that are readily available to you. Getting out of shape over the holiday season is something that most people just accept. However, this doesn't have to be normal for you....

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Reducing Game Penalties

It’s rare that any sporting game be completely void of penalties or infractions of the rules. While it may be different to completely eliminate game penalties, there are ways to minimize game-day penalties. Let’s take a look at some tactics that...

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Coaching Tips To Motivate Your Basketball Team

There are many different ways to motivate your basketball team. While some methods may work better than others, finding the best way to motivate your unique team may take some time. Every team is different, there are some tried-and-true methods...

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Getting The Most Out of Your Reserve Players

 

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Holiday Nutrition Tips For Young Athletes

The holiday season is almost in full swing, and that means food, food and more food! With Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas ham, cookies, cakes and pies, it doesn't get more tasty than that!

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Open Your Holiday Stores Now to Ensure Delivery by Christmas

Creating a “Holiday Store” for your sports team is the perfect way to spread holiday cheer with your teammates, parents and friends! With Holiday Stores, you can easily gift customized team gear, equipment and apparel without any fuss or...

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Being Mentally Prepared For Sports

  For every sport, regardless of what it is, you have to be mentally prepared for the game. You can't just decide to try out for a sport one day and expect to succeed—that’s not how it works for the majority of people at least. As much as sports...

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Volleyball — Hitting and Blocking

The most dynamic aspects of volleyball play are hitting and blocking.

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Basketball Nutrition Fundamentals

At times, playing basketball is akin to running a marathon—running up and down the court. All of that running back and forth expends huge amounts of energy and calories, and if you aren't taking in the right nutrition, you're liable to flag in...

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Volleyball — Passing and Setting

The majority of every volleyball game is passing and setting. Although they are two different disciplines, they are directly related, meaning one happens as a result of the other. The success of every game lies on the ability of team members to...

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Basketball Sports Science – The Three-Point Shot

You may think that when taking a three-point shot that it's just a matter of stepping up to the line and firing the ball. If it goes in, then it goes in, and if it doesn't, you hope for an offensive rebound so that you get another chance.

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Volleyball Serving 101

Everything in volleyball begins with the serve, and since everyone on the team is going to have to do it, proper serving technique needs to be a proficient skill for each member of the team.

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The Basics of Youth Basketball Coaching

It all starts on the court in youth basketball for a lot of players. The lessons they learn here will stay with them throughout their entire basketball career, whether it is just on the street, in school or in the pros.

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How to be a Better Volleyball Coach

As a coach for a volleyball team, hopefully you'll never be set in your ways. Granted, there are some things that you don't want to change, but there are other aspects that need to be re-evaluated and changed from year to year. In some cases you,...

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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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We Tried It Product Review: Mizuno Wave Lightning Z2

There's no shortage of high-tech sports shoes on the market which claim to improve an athlete's performance. So why are we so excited to be adding the Mizuno Wave Lightning Z2 to our lineup?

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4 Day Football Training Guide Bonus  - Cool Down

The cool down is just as important as the workout, and just like the exercises, it must be done correctly for maximum benefit. There is nothing difficult or earth shattering here, and optimally you should spend about 20 minutes total in the...

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Volleyball Drills

The basics in volleyball drills need to concentrate on 5 separate skills. Serving, passing, setting, hitting and blocking. Of course depending on the age group of your volleyball team, hitting and blocking might be difficult, if not impossible to...

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Young Football Players: Choose What to Control

When you start out onto that field during your first football practice, it’s good to focus on your main goals for joining the team. Most likely, you love the game, you love team sports and you’re excited for the challenge that waits in the season...

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SquadLocker® Gears Up With Mizuno USA, INC.

WARWICK, RHODE ISLAND – August, 2016 – SquadLocker®, the nation’s leading developer of innovative technology and best-in-class apparel decorating solutions, is proud to announce Mizuno USA, Inc. has joined their growing list of premier vendors....

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4 Day Football Training Guide - Day 4

This is the last installment in our 4 Day Football Training Guide. Welcome to Day 4. If you missed them and need to catch up, read Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 first.

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4 Day Football Training Guide - Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of our 4 Day Football Training Guide. Designed to bring you maximum impact in the least time in the safest manner possible. If you missed them, catch up on Day 1 and Day 2 first.

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4 Day Football Training Guide - Day 2

This training guide maximizes the area of muscles that are most used during football games, and there will be a specific structure to you'll follow each day. Every day will feature 4 distinct disciplines to concentrate on. Welcome to Day 2, if...

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Spirit Wear & The 6 Pillars of League Fundraising

This is a guest post from Jay Whitehead of LeagueNetwork Magazine.   Here are two facts that are always front and center in conversations with youth team or league managers. First, 80% of youth league managers tell us at LeagueNetwork Magazine...

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We Tried It Product Review: Mizuno Dynamic Cover Up Short

Making the right choice in even seemingly minor pieces of sports clothing is vital to great practice and great play. Shorts might not seem like the most important piece of sports gear, yet players will definitely notice when their shorts aren't...

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The SquadLocker Onboarding Team Makes Your Life As Easy As Possible

Meet Charlie, CJ, and Max. They're the SquadLocker Onboarding Team, and their job is to ensure you have the smoothest possible experience when building your own branded TeamLocker team store!

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4 Day Football Training Guide – Day 1

Introduction

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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 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: The UA Deception Low DiamondTips Cleat

Let's take a look at the best performance cleats on the market, from the official performance footwear supplier for the MLB: The low-top Under Armour Deception DiamondTips Cleat.

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Todd Grant Discusses Everything SquadLocker.com-Related: Five...

On May 25, 2016 the Providence Businesses News (PBN) interviewed SquadLocker President Todd Grant, asking him five questions about the company’s history, funding, partnerships and the future of SquadLocker. Explaining the company’s focus on team...

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Video: How SquadLocker has made things easier for coaches and...

How SquadLocker has made things easier for coaches and administrators.

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Softball Drills: 10U Defense Fundamentals

The beginning of competitive softball begins in the 10U leagues, where winning and losing starts to make a difference. Lower league ages are more for fun than anything else, where as the higher youth ages signal the start where competition takes...

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A Day in the Life of a Youth League Administrator

Although it may be listed as a part-time opportunity, being the league administrator for a youth sports team is a full-time job. From scheduling practices to ordering uniforms and communicating all that information with team members, coaches and...

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2016 2nd Quarter Sports Science News

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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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Sports Conditioning for the Heat

Conditioning for the heat of the summer means being in the heat. Tests prove that conditioning in the heat makes you not only a better-conditioned athlete in the heated summer months, but you'll also get a significant jump in performance when the...

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SquadLocker: Customer Service Means Human Service

At SquadLocker, we've put customer service at the forefront of our business model. We're growing rapidly because we're constantly exploring ways to give you what you want. This isn't just a talking point for us. We're legitimately proud of our...

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Football Training: Is It All About The Lifting?

In football, you want to be a strong, powerful player, and the best way to achieve that persona is to get in the gym and lift weights. Build your body up, take no prisoners on game day and you'll rule the field. Right?

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Baseball Surviving the Final Inning

The final inning. You and the team have made it, and you are either going to have to score, if you are behind, or hang on for the win, if you are ahead. It doesn't matter whether it's softball, hardball, pee-wee, high school, college or pro,...

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A Football Parent's Guide

Whether you’re a new football parent or a seasoned sports mom/dad – a little advice never hurt anyone. So before you polish the pigskin for your child's upcoming summer training camp, check out this guide for a few pointers on how to maximize...

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SportTechie Startup Profile Series: SquadLocker

SquadLocker Is Changing The Purchase Process Of Gear And Apparel For Youth Sports Company: SportTechie Founders: Gary Goldberg, CEO | Todd Grant, President | Frank Tillinghast, CFO Headquarters: Warwick, Rhode Island

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Sports Nutrition Trends of 2016: Feeding Your Body to Fuel Your Sport

With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration rolling out new food label standards in 2016, nutrition is bound to be a top-priority topic in America. As more of the general public becomes aware of added sugars in foods and actual amounts of vitamins...

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Sleep and the Trained Athlete: A Vicious Circle

Workout, eat, sleep – workout, eat, sleep – workout, and eat, then sleep… The cycle goes on and on. If you’re a trained athlete, you are probably more than familiar with the vicious circle that involves training to improve your game, eating a...

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Spend more time Coaching, SquadLocker Partners with SportsPilot

Spend more time coaching, less time on administration

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SquadLocker® Signs Joint Marketing Agreement with USA Football

Originally Published on PRLOG

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Organizing Sports' 4th Dimension-Youth Leagues

  Sure, our kids are overweight. And they have ever-declining hours of daily physical activity. But America leads the planet in organized sports. We are the only country in the world with a sports economy that represents a gigantic 2% of GDP and...

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Football: Surviving Spring Training

You've got to make it out of spring training before you can play real football, but you don't want to beat yourself down to the point that you won't be any good for the regular season. So here is the way to survive spring training and be ready...

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Softball Drills to Train the Eye

Unlike hardball, softball is really a different game altogether. The ball is bigger, the game plays out a bit slower, and fielding is easier. That said, it is still a very competitive sport, and it is one of the more popular types of baseball...

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The 5 Qualities that Create a Championship Football Team

A championship football team is like a well oiled machine. Every player, every coach and every play must all be synchronized for maximum effect. If there is a letdown at any position, forget about it. The called play can fold up and there will...

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SquadLocker, USA Football and Your Team ~ Now One Team Together

Being involved in managing and coaching youth sports may be one of the most time consuming things to be associated with, yet it can be one of the most rewarding situations you'll ever experience. For the most part, you'll want to do the 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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Disruptive Catalyst in Athletic Apparel

Q & A with SquadLocker President Todd Grant covering all of the recent company news and partnerships.

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The Challenges of Managing a Youth Sports Team

As a coach, manager or administrator of a youth sports team, the challenges can be many. From purchasing custom team gear, fan apparel, and organizing the distribution of sizes, numbers and names – the checklist as a coach may seem endless. There...

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Coaching In the Present

It's difficult telling a coach how to coach. What works for one coach may not work for another coach, and then we can have an argument about which coach is better. And, even with that, does a winning or losing record even count here? Some of the...

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Sports Illustrated Unveils New Digital Platform

Originally published by Business Wire

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How Star Lacrosse Players are Training

If you are heading into the Lacrosse season and looking to step-up your game, try training like the pros. Star Lacrosse players are stepping outside of the “traditional” training box and exploring new ways to up their stamina and increase their...

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Soccer Speed Training Tips

Getting your speed up for the soccer season is key for having success both during practice and during a match. Soccer speed training is important for improving your overall endurance and pace, as well as conditioning your body for a hard practice...

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Sports Nutrition For The Youth Athlete

Nutrition is important for any athlete – especially the young athlete. But, are sports nutrition requirements different for children? “Largely no,” say the experts. Adult athletes and children athletes need the same basic sports nutrition:...

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Baseball Conditioning Drills From Speed to Confidence

Conditioning drills for baseball should focus on strength, agility, speed, and of course – baseball skills. Most great baseball players know that their conditioning training should never take a break, no matter if it's the off-season or on. For a...

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Baseball: Coming Back From the Loss

Going into every season, we all like to believe that our baseball team is invincible. No one thinks their team is going to lose, yet losing is as much a part of the game as winning is.

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Which Lacrosse Position is Better For You

Okay, let's cut to the chase here. You are just starting Lacrosse, you are looking at all of the positions on the field, and you are wondering where you are going to fit in. Attacker, middie, defender or goalie, you may think you are right for a...

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Coach: Inspiring and Motivating Your Youth Sports Team

Coaching youth sports is a far different animal than coaching any other type of sports program. And do you want the basics here? OK, then swearing is out. Complicated plays are out. Yelling when someone makes a mistake is out. Picking favorites...

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Individual Soccer Training Drills

If you are looking for some great individual soccer training drills for yourself or your team to practice at home, the main goal is to focus on spending as much time with the soccer ball as possible. Learning to control the ball completely and...

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