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Playing Hard Ball.
The future of America’s Pastime is
driven by core players, but dealers, vendors and organizations are looking for ways to increase participation
by getting more casual players in
TEAM TRENDS: TAG is No Longer It; Ripken,
Feherty To Headline NSGA Conference;
Adams Schutts Up; The Concussion Discussion Continues
Football’s Balanced Attack.
Lower participation numbers, especially in youth football, are being offset by increased purchasing of protective equipment. So where does the
football business go from here?
TECHNOLOGY: Building Blocks
Technology that barely existed a decade ago is changing the way team dealers sell their most profitable product category. Uniform builders are the future of uniform sales and dealers are taking
the next step to partner with their key vendors.
Football Gets Tough
With football under increased scrutiny due to safety and concussion issues, every aspect of the business has responded to keep it as the Big Dog
of team sports.
The LOW DOWN. Team Insight convenes its first Hosiery Vendor Roundtable to find out where the
sock is headed and what is driving the business
for team dealers … and why no one wears plain
old white socks any more.
Softball's Extra Bases
With unique demands for uniforms and an increased emphasis on safety and protectives, fast-pitch softball can be a hit for dealers willing to play the game.
What Moms Want. A roundtable discussion among mothers of young female athletes reveals some very strong opinions on the products they buy and the companies that make them. Manufacturers and team dealers would be wise to pay attention to what they have to say when it comes to spending their dollars
Baseball Swings Away.
With its rich tradition working for it as
it battles for the attention of today’s athletes, baseball retains its position
as a key player for team dealers.
PIN-TEREST. The ultimate niche sport, wrestling continues to be a strong performer for team dealers willing to go to the mat in their territories. Here are some new products we like for 2014.
The World’s Game.
But is it America’s game?
dealers and soccer retailers
debate how to get the most out of
the soccer’s huge participation base
in a year when the world’s attention
will turn to the sport.
Football's Safety Blitz: with concussions front and center in the football world, dealers and their
vendors are responding to a new opportunity
sell more product even as these same safety
issues negatively impact participation.
The Team Dealer’s
A complete primer on the
hottest decorating technology
in the team business.
• Sublimation Technology Explained
• Advice from Dealers and Vendors
• Pros and Cons for The Team Business
• Vendor Brand Book
A Re-LAXed State of Mind.
Lacrosse has a language all its own: Baltimore Crab, Carry the Pizza, Lay Some Lumber, Seal the Corner, and
Walk the Dog. Team dealers would do well to learn these terms to score in a very special specialty sport.
Changing Times: School Security Means No More Business As Usual; Cramer Acquired By
Performance Health; STX Skates Into Hockey;
Schutt Unveils Helmet Warning Label; Nike
Re-Inventing Team Technology.
Strong Safety. The football business
is focusing on safety at all levels, but
the challenge for dealers is explaining
to schools, coaches, players and parents that the additional protection comes with a cost.
Gotta Glove It: Gloves are now part of a player’s equipment. Team Insight convenes its Vendor Roundtable to offer advice on selling gloves.
Team Trends. Girls Definitely Got
Game in 2013; Olympic Wrestling
Goes Overtime In Its Fight for Survival.
Female Sales (Fast) Pitch: Softball players are
unique customers. They are demanding their
own looks in uniforms and are willing to pay
for female-specific gear. Are dealers and vendors listening to them?
Ten Hot Topics for 2013.
Need to look smart in your next staff meeting? Drop any of these 10 topics into your next staff meeting and you'll
get nods of approval and smiles of recognition in the coffee room.
A soccer strategy. Traditional team dealers are still battling soccer specialty and online retailers for their piece of the soccer pie, with opportunities in the school and recreation levels.