To begin to understand how important team apparel are in the realm of sports, just think for a moment of what it would be like if your favorite team didn’t wear uniforms. What if everyone just showed up in random clothing that had no connection with what teammates were wearing?
Well, that's how the very first baseball games were played in the mid-1800's, but within a few years, the whole league was donning uniforms. And that's been the rule in professional, college, high school, and little league sports ever since.
Here are 4 good reasons why every sports team member should be wearing customized jerseys, hats, helmets, sweatshirts, and socks and even carrying tote bags and water bottles with the team name/logo on them:
1. Expressing Team Identity
To help form and express a team "identity", nothing could be more important than a sharp, uniquely designed uniform. High quality sports apparel that is custom embroidered or screen printed will engender team pride and send a message to the opposing team come game day as well.
When team apparel bears the school colors, the team logo and name, stripes and geometric patterns, and other distinctive features, it creates a brand identity for the team. And if players are allowed some input on how to design the apparel at the beginning of each season, their sense of ownership of the team will be enhanced that much more.
2. Team Unity & Equality
Everyone on the team wears the same clothes. They may differ in many other ways, from position played to skills set to height and build to personality - but team apparel bespeaks unity.
And when the team looks like one, they often tend to feel like one and play the same way.
Plus, when everyone from new recruits to old pros to coaches and managers all wear the same sports apparel, then a kind of equality is betokened by the wearing of the uniform. Teams with a sense of unity and equality are going to have better moral, or "team spirit”.
3. Practical Benefits For Fans
Team apparel takes on a very practical usefulness for fans watching the game. They need to be able to quickly identify who's on which team and follow the game with relative ease. That's going to help them to root for their favorite team more responsively - and that, in turn, can encourage the players on the field.
Plus, numbers and names on the backs of jerseys allow particular players to be noted for their accomplishments and parents to find their son or daughter.
4. A Symbol Of Memories Made
Many people keep their old sports jerseys and other apparel for years or even for life. They hold onto it as a memento of their time spent on the team. It becomes a symbol of past memories.
High quality, durable sports apparel that will last long and not have the team name/logo fade off is ideal for those who are going to hold onto their old uniforms for the long term.
Sports teams have good reason to seek out the best possible custom printed or embroidered jerseys and other apparel for their players. It boosts team cohesiveness, helps out fans, and remains as a keepsake for past players.
If you need team apparel for your team, contact SportSanity Custom today to get started on the process!