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Riddell Wins $5 Million Helmet Patent Suit Against Schutt Sports

As if the football helmet business didn’t have enough challenges, a jury recently awarded a major win to Riddell over rival Schutt Sports for patent infringement.
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SFIA, Footwear Companies Object to Tariffs

With the U.S. trade war against China seeming headed into the summer, SFIA is brining the sports and fitness industry together in an effort to fight against tariffs on their products; program set-up to file List 4 tariff exemption petitions.
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Report from NSGA Management Conference and Team Dealer Summit

The NSGA Management Conference and Team Dealer Summit, held May 21-23 in Braselton, GA, can more accurately be called the Team Dealer Summit and Management Conference... 
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Basketball Uniform Changes

Numbers on basketball jerseys can no longer be the same color as the jerseys, effective with the 2024-25 season...
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On My Mind...

Having just returned from the NSGA Management Conference and Team Dealer Summit in the sort-of-out-of-the-way Braselton, GA...
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Two-Minute Drill…

Shock Doctor has entered into a partnership with Odell Beckham Jr. for the launch of the new Interchange Lip Guard.
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MAY/JUNE 2020 Issue
Feature

The cancellation of the spring sports season was a catastrophe for team dealers, but they dealt with it and have moved on. Summer camps remain a question in many parts of the country as well, but most dealers are positioned to react as needed to what happens in their territories. Read the full story.

APPAREL

After a tough couple of months – to say the least – the team business wants to get back to normal — or something close to it. The best we can do right now is take it one day at a time, to put our best foot forward as it were.  Read the full story.

Equipment

Setting Goals

The importance of having goals has taken on a whole new meaning in the time of COVID-19. Stay-at-home has meant an uptick in sales of backyard goals and nets, but with distribution turned upside down and entire seasons cancelled, vendors and dealers are looking ahead to a time when players return to the fields. Read the full story

TECHNOLOGY

Uniform Builders

The proliferation of  online Uniform Builders being offered by almost all of the major apparel, sock and headwear vendors is perhaps the most effective use of technology for team dealers. When combined with online team stores, dealers can offer their customers services unheard of even a few years ago.  Read the full story

Virtual

Business Advice

As the team sports world finds itself rapidly adopting virtual meetings, many people struggle while attempting to translate the in-person experience to an online format. That can be particularly difficult and challenging in a ”people” business such as team sports. Read the full story

TRENDS

Pandemic Responses

With much of the team sports business grinding to a halt over the past two months, Team Insight and TeamInsightExtra, our digital newsletter, have been busy chronicling the myriad efforts being made by suppliers to the team industry in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full story.

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE March/April 2020 Issue
Feature

Learning New Skill Sets

Since the passage of Title IX in 1972, girls’ and women’s sports have been gradually and continuously changing the team business — for the better. It’s now gotten to the point that in a few sports, such as the traditionally male bastion of wrestling, girls are now outpacing boys in annual participation growth.

SOFTBALL

Fast-Pitching In

Go ahead, name the 10 most influential people in women’s fast-pitch softball in the U.S. When Team Insight posed that question to USA Softball CEO Craig Cress, he was left somewhat speechless.

TEAM TRENDS

The World's Game

Since it last appeared in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in China, fast-pitch softball has yearned to return to the global stage and its dream is finally being realized with its inclusion – along with baseball – at the Tokyo Summer Olympics..Read the full story

INTERVIEWS

What Girls Want

Team Insight went around the country to ask eight female athletes, ranging in age from 12 to 20-years old, to tell us in their own words how they feel about their sports gear and apparel, where they shop and if they have seen a difference in the quality and quality of female-specific apparel and equipment.
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