Now that classes are back in session, sports have made a triumphant return to schools across the world.
Every school and region has their favourite sport. In the States, football and baseball are the most played team sports. They’re popular in Canada, too — although somewhat predictably, hockey and field hockey also make it to the top of the list in the north.
Whether your school is the reigning regional hockey champion, or you focus on ranking high in track and field, you need to invest in quality-made, custom athletic wear. With the right custom clothing, your students will perform better, feel connected, and stand out from their rivals.
Here are three reasons why you should invest in custom clothing this year.
1. Team Spirit
Wearing the same colours goes a long way to bolstering team spirit. Everyone wearing the same custom clothing is a visual reminder that they’re all playing for the same thing. Everyone has a part to play on the team, whether they’re a rookie or the star player.
You can even tap into this morale with teachers, parents, and the community at large. Plenty of people are willing to support their local team, especially if they’re doing well against their rivals.
This is a great opportunity to fundraise money for your team or athletics department. If you silk screen shirts, you can sell them to fans willing to show off your school colours around town.
Don’t worry if your art department isn’t equipped to silk screen a bulk order of tees for the public. You can find out how other schools bulk order custom t-shirts in Canada and other countries by heading online to look for silk screen printing companies.
Although a custom t-shirt is a great option for parents who want to show their support for the team, most athletes need a uniform designed to help them move with agility. If you aren’t silk screen printing on site, make sure you compare companies that offer a wide variety of clothing, from sweat-wicking long sleeves and jerseys to shorts and sweatpants.
2. Team Identity
When it comes to team sports, players need to wear the same uniform to form a cohesive visual against the other school. With a quick glance, they can spot a team member by looking for your school colours, and they’ll know if it’s safe to pass the ball or puck.
Having a team in custom clothing also helps them stand out on the field for any spectators in the stands. They’ll be able to keep the players separate, even during tight scrimmages where it’s not always obvious who’s doing what.
3. Team Performance
Supplying your students with athletic wear is a fantastic equalizer for students who can’t afford to update their sneakers or gym clothes as often as they need.
By providing your teams with custom active wear, you can ensure everyone is equipped with what they need to excel on the field, rink, or track. Every child will wear the same clothes, so they have the same opportunities regardless of their financial situation at home.
Will You Silk Screen Uniforms This Fall?
Your sports teams stand to gain a lot by having custom clothing, so consider adding this expense to the budget this year.