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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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March / April 2020 Issue

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.


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.


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


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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Diamond Talk

Extra, Extra….Read All About It! For the first time in the history of Team Insight’s annual state of baseball feature, the Major League Baseball team based in Washington, D.C. is the reigning world champion of professional baseball. Read the full story.



Baseball caps roar into the new decade with updated comfort and performance features, styled looks and sleek online customization tools that reflect the times. Perennially popular and marvels of timeless style, caps are designed and constructed to be... Read the full story


Bank Shots

The news is positive for both girls’ and boys’ basketball as the sport continues to attract players of all ages and ability levels. The 2019 SFIA Basketball Single Sport Participation Report reveals that in 2018 a total of 24.2 million played the game...
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No Holds Barred

Wrestling’s governing bodies, product manufacturers and team dealers continue to go to the mat to help boost participation, awareness and, of course sales, and the efforts are paying off. Read the full story.


ABCs of the 2020s

With most publications offering their “20 for 20” lists to mark the start of the new decade, we decided to go in another direction and make our 2020 predictions from A to Z. Read the full story.


Pickleball 101

There’s an oddly named new sport in town and while today it is still mostly the realm of older folks looking for a lower impact version of tennis for a good workout...  
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On-Trend & In-Style

With a new year comes new sports uniform trends. From the big brands in the major leagues to what gets worn on schoolyard fields, new looks are coming. Apparel manufacturers are pushing the envelope with new blends... Read the full story.