In a previous blog, we covered the 4 biggest benefits for fantastic team apparel, but not only is high quality "team wear" highly beneficial to your team's success - it's also quite versatile in regard to the variety of ways in which it can be put to good use.
Here are 5 key examples of how you can utilize your screen printed or custom embroidered team wear and accessories for the biggest overall impact:
1. Game Day Wear
Above all, team apparel is needed to outfit the whole team in a coordinated, impressive manner come game day. Jerseys with team name and logo, team colors, and player name and number on them are a must. Add custom designed pants, socks, gloves, jackets, hats, duffel bags, and more to make the statement complete.
Reserving your game day wear for game day alone will help keep it always looking its best and ensure it lasts for multiple seasons. To save money, just avoid printing names on the jerseys and re-use your game-day only team apparel from year to year.
2. Practice Wear
Even if on a little more scaled down level, it helps team spirit to have at least some T shirts and windbreakers with your team's signature style on it for players to wear to practice sessions.
This line of team apparel is going to take the brunt of the wear and tear and probably can only be expected to last one season, depending on how "rough and tumble" of a sport you are using it for.
3. Fan & Casual Team Wear
A great idea for keeping team members focused all week long even between games and practice times is to let them have some casual team apparel pieces to wear at home. You could possibly have player pay for their home wear to keep your team budget in line.
Plus, you can offer extra team apparel for sale to fans and to friends and family members of team members. You could sell screen printed team Ts at every game, for example. It boosts the team budget and fills the stands with fans who "dress the part"!
4. For Coaches & Staff
Coaches and team staff need to look and function like a true part of the team, but they also have distinctive roles. In case of coaches, that's an authority role - and a "same but different" coach wear style can send all the right messages to the players.
Coaches could, for example, wear hats that are white with blue letters instead of blue with white letters. Or, they could have personal names and the term "coach" or "head coach" printed on their T shirts while players just have numbers.
5. Souvenirs & Mementos
Team apparel often finds a place in a display cabinet, hanging on the wall, or at least reserved in storage (for occasional perusal) long after team members have ceased to be on the team. It stays for years, sometimes decades, as a memento of the "good old days".
Additionally, memories and reminders of the team can be carried on by giving away or selling items like custom printed water bottles, pens, or refrigerator magnets. Custom embroidered sweaters, umbrellas, and towels are additional souvenir ideas.
For further inspiration on how to get the most out of your team apparel, contact Sportsanity Custom today!