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New Playbook

Over the past two years, the pandemic left the entire team sports industry reeling, but now that the virus is finally (hopefully) entering the endemic phase, football is ready to reassert its dominance and many dealers are experiencing a welcome surge in sales.

Seeing the Light

Light Helmets, first established in 2018 as SG Helmets, was the brainchild of former racecar driver Bill Simpson, who also founded Simpson Racing and Impact. After meeting Simpson, current Light Helmets CEO Nick Esayian and a group of partners and investors purchased the assets of SG Helmets and...

Right On Time

With few exceptions, 2020 and 2021 were not banner years for team sports participation or sales, female or male, but as the pandemic enters the endemic phase and spring arrives, renewed hope and fresh opportunities for the team market are blossoming.

Lighten up: A Conversation with Light Helmet’s CEO Nick Esayian

Light Helmets, first established in 2018 as SG Helmets, was the brainchild of former racecar driver Bill Simpson, who also founded Simpson Racing and Impact. After meeting Simpson, current Light Helmets CEO Nick Esayian and a group of partners and investors...

Labor Pains

Americans are quitting work in record numbers and many economists expect the “Great Resignation” to extend well into 2022. While some people (primarily Baby Boomers) are opting to retire or start their own businesses, others are remaining on the sidelines due to COVID fears or childcare issues.

Right On Time

With few exceptions, 2020 and 2021 were not banner years for team sports participation or sales, female or male, but as the pandemic enters the endemic phase and spring arrives, renewed hope and fresh opportunities for the team market are blossoming.

Broken Chain

A slow boat to China used to conjure images of the longest trip imaginable, but these days the idiom can be reversed, referring to extensive delays of container ships that are traveling from Asia to U.S. ports, arriving only to sit at anchor sometimes for weeks waiting to be unloaded.

Broken Chain

A slow boat to China used to conjure images of the longest trip imaginable, but these days the idiom can be reversed, referring to extensive delays of container ships that are traveling from Asia to U.S. ports, arriving only to sit at anchor sometimes for weeks waiting to be unloaded.

Tech & the Team Dealer

The usual methods of doing business have been upended since the start of the pandemic in early 2020 and the old ways of doing things are long gone. The “way-we-always-did-it” strategy no longer works, even in traditional bastions such as the team market.

Connecting The Dots

For decades team dealers have focused on developing and maintaining personal relationships with their customers, perhaps more so than in any other segment within the sporting goods industry.

Retaking the Field

The summer of 2021 is a time of rebirth and re-opening for America and, thankfully, for the team sports business as well. As more state and local governments and agencies give the go-ahead for a full reopening, the team market is enthusiastically ramping back up to full strength.

Retaking the Field

The summer of 2021 is a time of rebirth and re-opening for America and, thankfully, for the team sports business as well. As more state and local governments and agencies give the go-ahead for a full reopening, the team market is enthusiastically ramping back up to full strength.