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Play Ball?

First, the good news: Baseball is played outdoors in the spring and summer and with built-in social distancing. But dealers should not go filling out their lineup cards just yet.Because now the not-so-good news: There’s still a pandemic raging across America, vaccinations are...

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Play Ball?

First, the good news: Baseball is played outdoors in the spring and summer and with built-in social distancing. But dealers should not go filling out their lineup cards just yet.Because now the not-so-good news: There’s still a pandemic raging across America, vaccinations are...

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Organized Ball

Like all team sports, baseball was certainly not spared the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic and as a result the main governing bodies of youth baseball had their collective hands full trying to bring a sense of structure to their turbulent world of recreation and...

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Field of Dreams

Despite the looming presence of COVID-19, baseball actually continued to be played in certain parts of the country in 2020 – with increased safety protocols – by local recreation leagues, travel teams and high schools. The impact on the team business was obvious.

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Hats Off

While the baseball-style cap is strongly linked to one sport, the cap is actually as popular with fans, parents, coaches and athletes in others as well. But the majority of caps are actually worn by those who play, coach and enjoy watching baseball. That’s where the business is for team dealers.

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Hot Hoops - New Basketball Products

New looks and technology take to the hardwood.

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The 1-On-1 Project

Team Insight has been the voice of America’s team dealers ever since our first issue 15 years ago. There have been some significant changes in the world of team sports since then – even before a pandemic changed the entire world – and we have always been there to document it in the words of...

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Diamond Gems - New Baseball Products

A lineup of new baseball products take the field for the upcoming season.

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Air Ball

Let’s put this in basketball terms that everyone can understand — for most team dealers the winter season for basketball has been an air ball. While the scorebook looks a little better in states that have been more liberal in allowing indoor sports in early 2021, most dealers are filling their...

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BSN Sports Acquires Shively Sporting Goods

BSN Sports last month acquired Shively Sporting Goods, based in Louisville, KY. Founded by Bob Flanders in 1968, Shively’s was the largest independent sporting goods dealer in Kentucky. Flanders’ children, Trisha Morrison and Mike Flanders, will join BSN Sports as part of this acquisition...

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Under Armour Exiting NFL Deal

With less than a week to go before the Super Bowl, the timing is a bit odd that, according a report in the Financial Times, Under Armour is ending its on-field licensing agreement with the National Football League.

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NFHS Revises Guidance on COVID Transmission in High School Sports

Keeping pace with changes in science and after evaluating experiences of schools participating in high school sports during the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Sports Medicine Advisory Commit-tee (SMAC) this week revised...

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Cap America Makes Premium Inroads Into Team Market

With the goal of becoming a one-stop-shop for team dealers, three years ago Cap America identified the blurred line between the team and promotional markets – and the fact that more team dealers were supplementing sales with corporate logoed products and, vice versa, traditional...

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Passino To Lead NFHS-NFL Partnership Aimed at Growing High School Football

Ed Passino, a former member of the USA Football staff for 16 years, has been selected to lead the new partnership between the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the National Football League (NFL), which was announced in September as a means to...

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NOCSAE Discusses Guidelines for Batting Helmets, Chest Protectors

The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) held its 2021 Winter Standards meeting virtually on January 29 and Marty Maciaszek, director of communications at the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA), provided this recap in the recent NSGA News.

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Hirings, Partnerships in Team Sports: Gill/Crown Sports, SanMar/WonderWink, Stahls/Graphic Solutions. Guardian/2nd Skull

The start of the new year has brought a flurry of activity in the business of team sports, with a number of companies making strategic moves to position themselves for a challenging 2021.

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NJCAA Adds Four More Emerging Sports

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Board of Regents has voted to formally recognize four sports – competitive cheer (co-ed), clay target shooting (co-ed), men's volleyball and women's wrestling – as emerging sports within the association...

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Nominations Still Open for Sporting Goods Hall of Fame

Do you know of any team dealer, retailer, vendor or contributor to the sporting goods industry who deserves consideration for inclusion in the Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame Class of 2022? If so, there is still time to nominate that person — deadline for nominations is February 19, 2021.

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PPP Is Back and Team Dealers Should Know What It Is All About

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the world of team sports – and as we all wait for the vaccine to make a difference – the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which allowed so many team dealers, vendors and other small businesses to remain open during...

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G-Form Names A.S.K. As Canadian Sports Distributor

Continuing its international expansion, G-Form has added A.S.K. Sports as its exclusive distributor for baseball, soccer and team sports products in Canada. Located in Montreal, A.S.K. Sports has been in the sporting goods business since 2013, supporting several leading brands...

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