For sports teams of all ages, there’s nothing like having custom apparel. Take swimming for example, it’s the fourth most popular recreational activity in the United States and nearly 100 million Americans swim every year. Whether you’re talking about jerseys, sweatshirts, warm-up apparel or even swim event credentials for a big meet, custom apparel can be very beneficial and is well-received by everyone.
Some of the benefits of custom apparel include:
- Being seen: For high school teams, especially those with storied traditions, there’s nothing like putting on your school colors and representing your school with the school’s name on your jersey. It gives you a sense of importance and a sense of pride. The same goes for an opponent they play, who might be a little intimidated by those colors. That may sound farfetched, but think about iconic professional sports logos. There’s a reason they’re iconic and they get into opponents’ heads.
Custom uniforms or other apparel like swim event credentials make the members of a team more visible. If teams have unique uniforms with a custom logo and a unique color scheme, they are very easy for everyone to distinguish.
- Togetherness: Sports apparel can help breed camaraderie among team members, especially if a coach is trying to get those players to think and act as a single unit. Brand new team jerseys with a team name, a school name and logo and each player’s name and number gives teams a sense of togetherness they’ll need as they work toward setting and accomplishing goals.
Think back to when you were in high school. Whether you’re on a wrestling team with custom headgear or a swim team with custom swim caps and swim event credentials, everything is about uniqueness. Swim team shirts with a team motto remind swimmers what they’re participating for and a team motto gives the team something to rally around. The same can be said for other sports and custom shirts with mottos make for great warm-up gear in sports like basketball.
- Comfort and style: Sports uniforms aren’t always the most comfortable of clothing. What is comfortable is custom apparel like hoodies and T-shirts. These items allow teams to be creative and allow athletes to be comfortable and represent their school away from the court or diamond or ice rink.
- Simplicity: As fun as it can be to create custom swim event credentials and other apparel like caps and shirts, keeping things simple is an easy way to get things down. Going wild with different color combinations and patterns and fonts is fun, but it’s also very time consuming and it can make for a lot of clutter. Keeping things simple saves a lot of time and money and ultimately you still get something that has meaning for the players, coaches, fans and others who will be wearing it..
- A sense of community: Another way to show school spirit and get the community involved in your local teams is with items like personalized car stickers. Let’s say for example that you’ve got a youth basketball team. Local fans can show their support and personalized car stickers can be ordered with the number of every player and parents can stick the stickers on their cars to show support for their children.
Most car stickers are weather-resistant, so you can show support without worrying about whether or not the stickers are going to fall off your rear window. Much like billboards catch the eye of a driver, car stickers can do the same. Showing off your schools colors on the back of your car will catch peoples’ attention, whether you’re driving a big SUV or cruising in the family mini-van. They can also be a great giveaway for area businesses to give to fans who want to show their support for the home team.
Whether you’re creating, custom clothing or custom designed medals or swim event credentials, there are many benefits to creating custom items for your local team, no matter what sport you play. It fosters a sense of togetherness and community and gives teams and players a chance to be creative while giving them something they can all rally around.