Monthly Archives: May 2018

Expensive Sports Equipment

The best athletes and sports teams will often spend a lot of time training and practicing before any major competitions, this could be to gain extra skills and improve or just to make sure that their skills they already have are kept to a good standard and are not likely to deteriorate for the competitions and games that they will come to rely upon them for.

As a sports coach you may have to make tough decisions over what aspects your team and individuals need to build upon and what equipment you can provide to help them develop these skills to a good standard. From general strength and conditioning to specific skills needed for your particular sport there are often items of exercise equipment and training aids that can help your athletes develop and it is up to you to choose which would be a worthy investment.

A lot of sports teams will have ties with local gyms and fitness centres so their equipment could be used, the problem with this is that you won’t have exclusive use of this equipment and could have to wait for other members of that facility to finish with them. Having your own equipment means that you will not have to worry about the availability of the equipment as well as the equipment being broken when your team or athletes come to use them.

The main problem with getting your own equipment is that if it breaks then you will obviously have to pay to replace or repair them. The core problem is that this equipment often costs a lot to buy in the first place and not all coaches will have the funds to buy them again, especially if the money for the equipment came from other sources such as grants or fundraising.

The best way to ensure that you can afford to replace any broken equipment, as well as any lost or stolen equipment is by making sure your equipment is covered by a relevant insurance policy. Some training items can be used at multiple locations and may not always be in one place so home insurance may not be applicable but sports coach insurance can help cover your equipment as well as any other related situations such as covering you as the coach with personal injury and professional liability coverage too.

So when choosing training equipment make sure you get the kind that will really help your sportsmen and women and make sure that they are covered by insurance to prevent any nasty expenses when things go wrong.

Sports Equipment and Gift Cards

Whether it’s the glimmer in Dad’s eye when he unwraps those golf clubs, or your teenager’s gaping grin when she gets her first iPhone, there’s nothing better than the smiles on loved ones’ faces when they open that special gift. Shop smart this season and save big on the kinds of gifts that bring out those smiles that special memories are made of. Penny auction sites offer large savings on purchases like electronics, sports equipment, and gift cards.

Penny auctions are also called “Entertainment Shopping” or “Competitive Shopping”. The concept is that items are put up for bid, and each time a user places a bid, the price is increased by one penny. At the same time the clock also increases with each bid. Different sites have different time settings. It various from 10 seconds to 45 seconds. If no new bids are received before time runs out, the last bidder wins the item. Bidders purchases bids in advance. Bids cost from $0.40 to $1.00.

Winning bidders could get top-quality, brand name products for a fraction of the retail value. No matter the product, bidding on even upscale plasma TVs, iPhones and digital cameras begins as low as one penny with now reserve. Some penny auction sites guarantee a win-win bargain, in addition to great discounts: even if you’re not the top bidder, you can still own the product for the same price you’d find on Amazon. What you’ve already bid on the product goes towards the retail price and you simply cover whatever’s left.

New Sports Equipment

I recently have gotten emails and calls from Technical Schools in CT, for various Sports Equipment.
This article will be short and sweet. The first school contacted me for a scoring table for the gym.
Once contracted, I had a sponsor for this school in less than 1 day. I was just contacted today to begin a new scoreboard for baseball at the school.

That school passed me on to another Vo Tech for a scoring table and again it was sponsored instantly. All in a days work. The schools get them for free- One sponsor on each table, totally exclusive!
I seem to be a “good” epidemic of Vo Techs.
School number #1 again passed my name to yet another school, and they too are going through the process for a new scoring table, as well as a scoreboard.

Today has been quite a day, I had gotten a “renewal for a public High School in Northeast CT earlier this year on a scoring table. The school got revenue on the renewal. The Athletic Director contacted me today and requested another table for the middle school.

I obtained 2 scoreboards for a youth league in Wrentham Mass, again rather quickly. The scoreboards were installed for this past baseball / softball season and look great! I was contacted, again today, to begin on one more scoreboard for their Babe Ruth League! WOW…
Its great that schools rcognize the impotance of athletics, and keeping the equipment they use up to the standards!, check it out!

Sports Equipment and More

If you have a hobby or if you are involved in sports, then you have probably noticed all of the gear and supplies taking over your garage! If you have a special hobby, such as scrapbooking, stamping or gardening, then you probably end up constantly adding items to your designated space and need help with organization and storage. Almost everyone has some complaint about storage, and versatility is a big problem.

Let’s say that you invest in making an area of your home or garage off limits to everything except your hobby supplies. You can spend a lot of money on shelves and cabinets for this area, and still end up with a lot on your desk or work area. Even worse, you end up adding to your collection of supplies. Then you are faced with the problem of again having no space. You need a solution. You need to find something that keeps everything stored in easy to access places. You need to have something that does not take up any of your work space. You need something versatile that can be easily changed to meet the needs of your interest. You need something that can easily and inexpensively accommodate new items coming in.

Slatwall is the most versatile solution on the market. It is very durable, can hold up tremendous weight and is easily cleaned. You can use slatwall in an entire room or in a small area designated for your hobby. Most importantly, the accessories are so varied and specialized, that you can always find something to accommodate awkward items, heavy equipment, just about anything from thumb tacks to boats. As you add to your collection, you can easily slide hooks, shelves and racks around to make room for just about anything. If you run out of room, you can add another section of slatwall as your needs change.

Sports equipment storage is a big challenge for sports enthusiasts. If your hobby is cycling, then you may have all sorts of equipment and tools that you need to store in your garage. Slatwall will provide a space for each item that you need to store. You will have easy access and visibility of all the things you need. Valuable items will be up off of the floor so that you do not accidentally damage something that you wanted to protect. Kayaking can involve the storage of multiple kayaks, paddles, helmets, spray skirts, life jackets and more. Slatwall can help keep all of these items together and up on the wall, out of the way of your car and yard tools.

Sports Equipment in Your Garage

When it comes storing items in your garage, sports equipment often proves the most difficult. This is mainly due to the fact that the items are generally oddly shaped and thus not suitable for standard shelving systems. Basketballs, baseballs, gloves, tennis racks and many other types of gear can be a downright hassle when it comes to storage. Fortunately, there plenty of products you can buy to make this job less stressful. In addition, they will allow you to keep everything organized and in place. Instead of cramming your various sports equipment into a box or tote where it can be lost or damaged, consider investing in specialized storage racks. This is just one of the many ways to safely store your gear. Here are some other quick tips as well as products to think about buying.

How to store sports equipment neatly

• Buy a ball rack; this is a worthwhile investment for families with members that play different sports. The racks are designed to fit any type of ball; feel free to make a designated space for each individual, as this will ensure the gear doesn’t get lost or mixed up.

• Build or buy a shoe rack; this is a no-brainer, but will help you save space and keep all your footwear tidy and together. Shoes are items which almost always get lost in disorganized garages, so having individual slots for each pair is a must-have. You will never have to worry about struggling to find that set of cleats before the big game.

• Clean your equipment before putting it away; after the season has ended, don’t rush to store the gear. Wash uniforms to get rid of stains. Keep in mind that this is not just for aesthetic purposes. It may come as a surprise, but dirt and grass can degrade fabric if it is left alone. Fading and overall wear and tear can be easily avoided by running soiled linens through the washing machine before they are stowed away.

• Use baking soda to make the uniforms smell fresh; laundry detergent may be effective at getting rid of visible stains, but acting alone will not eliminate the odors caused by sweat. A cheap yet effective trick is to pour baking soda into a large bowl. Place the bowl in a tied off garbage bag (make sure it’s airtight) with the washed linens. Let the bag sit for 5-7 days and you will be good to go.

Free Sports Equipment Transport

The national airline of Cyprus, Cyprus Airways, has dropped its previous EUR35 charge for carrying sports equipment under on flights. Following the change, any sports equipment under 15kg will be carried free of charge.

The move was welcomed by Cypriot Tourism organisations, and was hailed as a means to boost sports tourism in the region. One of the main beneficiaries of the change may be the golfing industry in Cyprus. Many tourists travel to the country on a golfing excursion already, and with the reduced costs of such a holiday, the numbers can only go up.

The routes affected by the fee removal are flights to and from Paphos and Larnaca International airport from London, Manchester, Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Milan, and Rome.

Cyprus has been steadily growing into one of the most popular golfing destinations in Europe. The climate and quality of golf courses has made for a very attractive prospect for golfing aficionados.

With flight prices from London to Paphos ranging from around £50 to £125 in May with Cyprus Airways, the EUR35 (approximately £30) is a relatively considerable discount.

The Cypriot government is the majoritative shareholder in the airline, with just under 70% of the shares. This has been the case since 2006, when the airline faced serious financial problems. As such, it makes sense for the owners to do all they can to promote increased tourism levels to the country, thus theoretically providing a boost to the economy, as well as helping to improve the profitability of the company.

Apart from the benefits felt within the golfing communities, other sports such as football and hockey could also benefit from the fee drop. Due to its attractive climate, Cyprus often finds itself as a Summer training base for Northern and central European football teams. As such, the absence of an equipment charge would appeal to teams looking to travel to the area, often with a load of training equipment.

Hockey is also a popular sport in Cyprus, with the Cyprus Hockey Association responsible for the organisation of all the major tournaments in the country. For any players overseas, travelling to Cyprus with hockey equipment would previously have incurred the EUR35 charge, and so the recent development will no doubt be welcomed by such travelling hockey players.