Back on the Gridiron

Now that the darkest days of the pandemic are in the rearview mirror, tackle football, the bread and butter of team dealers for generations, is back with a full playbook. The proof is in the numbers: In the 2021-22 school year, 11-player football was the most popular boys’ high school sport...


Roaring Back

There is no denying that participation and sales for most team sports, male and female, experienced setbacks during the key pandemic years of 2020 and 2021 — but 2022 thankfully marked a bit of turnaround.

Fast Times Fast Pitch

As the team sports business transitions on the sports calendar away from winter to the spring season, the outlook for fast-pitch softball couldn’t be better, especially at the high school level.

What Moms Want For Their Daughters

Wash the kids’ uniforms — Check. Get all their equipment in the car — Check. Fill water bottles, pack snacks — Check. Amy’s practice starts at 9. Olivia has a game at 11.

One-on-One With Julia Sherman

Bashor’s Team Athletics, located in Portland, OR, and established in 1944, has been in Julia Sherman’s family since 1960, when her grandpa purchased it from the original owner’s widow.

Hot for 2023

The hottest, trend-right and technically advanced new products for girls’ and women’s sports as chosen by the editors of Team Insight. There is no shortage of new products being designed specifically for the female athlete as team sports return to a sense of normalcy.

The ‘Big Picture’ For Physical Activity

Baby boomers are getting more active. But too many Americans are still inactive. Yet overall, the outlook for sports participation and activity is good, with the silver linings darkened by a few storm clouds.

10 Really Good Reasons to Sell Girls' Sports

‍There are more girls playing sports in Texas and California than boys and girls total in 48 other states ... and other trivia.

A Sunshine State Story

With its abundant sunshine and warm weather even in January, in Florida baseball is played year round, especially in the central and southern sections of the Sunshine State.

Not Just For The Boys

If you look at the facial expressions and body language of baseball players, the most enthusiastic ones are not the players who are winning the Little League World Series in Williamsport every August or the triumphant teams at the NCAA’s Division I College World Series in Omaha in June.

Back on Top

Last year’s many headaches in the team headwear business were largely due to the residual effects of lockdowns and varying state mandates as a result of COVID-19. But one problem certainly reigned supreme, causing the biggest migraines for team dealers across the country — supply chain disruptions.

Back at Bat

With Major League Baseball pitchers and catchers set to report to Spring Training in warm locales from Florida to Arizona, can the youth, high school and college seasons be far behind?

Dick’s To Open 12 House of Sports

With the apparent success of its first three House of Sport stores in Rochester, NY, Knoxville, TN, and Minnetonka, MN, Dick’s Sporting Goods now plans to open at least 12 new Dick’s House of Sport stores in the next two years.

Rawlings Named Helmet Of WPF

Solidifying its position in the fast-pitch softball market, Rawlings recently entered into a multi-year agreement with the Women’s Professional Fastpitch (WPF) league to become the exclusive helmet brand worn in all games by WPF teams throughout the season.

Mizuno Partners With Volleyball World

Volleyball World has entered into a multi-year partnership extension with Mizuno that will aim to grow the global reach of both brands while further connecting and engaging fans worldwide.

Stahls’ Debuts Video Series with Kampus Klothes

Stahls’ recently debuted a new Heat Press Transformation video series featuring Marshall Atkinson that is designed to increase the efficiency of apparel decorators.

NFHS Issues New Basketball Uniform Rules

High school basketball player uniforms and apparel for boys and girls were among rules changes approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) for the 2023-24 season.

Sports Warehouse To Pay $300,000 For Data Breach

Readers can take this news however they want for the impact on their own operations or the business of team sports in general, but recently online competitor Sports Warehouse...

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