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BSN Sports and Under Armour Partner With Delmarva Aces Baseball

BSN Sports has signed an agreement with the Delmarva Aces baseball organization, with over 40 youth and high school traveling teams in Maryland, Virginia and Delaware, to outfit its athletes and coaches in Under Armour gear beginning this summer, with access to custom fanwear and...

Wilson Enters Into Partnership With CIF-SS

Wilson Sporting Goods has entered into a five-year partnership to become the Official Championship Ball in the CIF Southern Section (CIF-SS) sports of football, boys’ and girls’ basketball and boys’ and girls’ soccer beginning with the 2021/22 school year.

Dr. Fauci Points To Team Sports As a Driver of COVID-19 Spread

Just as the world of youth sports began to see the light at the end of the dugout in emerging from COVID-mandated isolation, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, threw a little cold water on any optimism.

Shiny Baseball Shoes a No-No For Pitchers, Says NFHS

Sometimes style gets in the way of safety — in this case, it is the reflective spikes pitchers are using to look good, but which are potentially distracting and dangerous to batters.

Dick’s Making Stronger Move Into Soccer, Team Sports With New Stores

As if it didn’t pose enough of a challenge to smaller, independent team dealers and specialty soccer shops, Dick’s Sporting Goods is now opening what it is calling experiential Soccer Shops in select locations this month. This comes at the same time the full-line retailer is expanding its...

Team Sports Concepts Among 10 Finalists Selected to Compete at SFIA Start-Up Challenge

Ten finalists, including a couple that offer innovative ideas for team sports, have been selected by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) selection committee to present their start-up at the 2021 SFIA Start-Up Challenge.

High School Spirit Rules Changes Focused On Safety of Participants

Team dealers who sell into the cheer business will want to take notice of a number of rules changes instituted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Spirit Rules Committee for the 2021-22 season.

Franklin Sports Partners With Professional Pickleball Association

In a sign of the growth of the oddly-named sport of pickleball at both the professional and youth level, Franklin Sports has partnered with the Professional Pickleball Association (PPA) to unveil what will be known as the Franklin Cup, an award that will go to the top players across...

They’re Back! Both Sports Inc. and NBS Planning In-Person Shows in June

After a year of pandemic-mandated virtual gatherings, the two major team sports buying groups plan to return to in-person shows in June in a welcome sign that the industry is returning to a sense of post-COVID normalcy. Sports Inc. will hold a physical show June 10-12...

Baseball Strikes Out In A COVID Year

One year ago, the wonderful sounds of baseball such as the crack of the bat or the pop of a fastball into the catcher’s mitt were effectively silenced by COVID-19. Major League Baseball did not return to action until late July, youth and travel leagues had delayed starts...