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How To Promote Your Sports Club 0

Posted on December 18, 2019 by John Harris

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Looking to recruit new members for your sports club? By investing in some marketing, you can spread awareness of your club and get more people to come along. Here are just a few different ways to promote your sports club.

Get on social media

Social media is one of the best tools for connecting with people in your community. Start by setting up pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can then posting updates and news to get people interested in your club. This could include pictures and videos (with the permission of your club). Promoted posts and ads are a great way of connecting with strangers – Facebook is ideal for this as you can target your ads at people local to you. Make sure to also invite all your friends, family and current club members to join your page so that you’ve got a sizeable following.

Print flyers

You can also try posting flyers through people’s doors as a way of recruiting new members. It’s best to hire a professional company to design and print off your flyers. You should then plan out the best neighbourhoods to post your flyers (if you run a kids sports club, it may be beneficial to target areas where there are lots of families living). You can also pin up flyers on public noticeboards and hand them out to passers-by in strategic places.

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For Volleyball Players Wearing The Right Gear Is Key 2

Posted on March 01, 2016 by Daniel Bailey

Olympic volleyballVolleyball is a high-level, intense game that demands swift decisions and frequently requires players to jump, dive and bend in a variety of complex manners. Along with other protective and practical clothing, volleyball players regularly wear specialty spandex shorts to reduce friction between the floor and their bodies. In fact, wearing spandex shorts enhances comfort and increases security on the court. The material allows a player to move with the flow of the game without needing to adjust their clothing. It also provides more freedom of motion without the concern of loss of integrity around the waist.

Many times, a volleyball player will dive for the ball. Form-fitting spandex permits sliding and offers protection from the hardwood floor. Traditional shorts could conceivably ride up and result in painful burns from the court.

Top of the Line Spandex Material

Spandex is an ideal material for volleyball players because it allows freedom of movement without restricting the player. Spandex shorts provide better movement on the floor and give you the ability to get up quickly off the ground and continue playing. They also make sprinting, jumping, lunging, and diving all around the court effortless.

Other highlights and benefits of specialty spandex volleyball shorts include:

  • Soft, durable, lightweight and comfortable material
  • Stretch up to 600 percent and return to original shape
  • Form-fitting quality
  • Does not break down from exposure to perspiration, body oils or sunscreen
  • Wicks away moisture and sweat from skin
  • Keeps players cool, dry and reduces the risk of chafing
  • Spandex shorts come in an array of colors and patterns so can be matched with team colors easily

As with any sport, it’s important to wear clothing that will allow you to play the game without having to worry about comfort or injuries. Specialty clothing can help players to look stylish while remaining practical and reducing the risk of injury.

  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Larry “The Zonk” Csonka
      January 29, 2022 | 4:43 pm
      Larry Csonka

      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month was the leader of a running attack that was the cornerstone of two Super Bowl Championship teams, including the only undefeated squad in NFL history.

      With his distinctive headgear and a body suited for punishing contact, Larry Csonka looked the part of a fullback and for 11 NFL seasons delivered and took regular punishment on his way to the Hall of Fame.

      Following in the great tradition of Jim Brown, Ernie Davis, Jim Nance and Floyd Little, Csonka earned All-American honors at Syracuse while rushing for 2,934 yards.  He began earning a name for himself as the Most Valuable Player of the East–West Shrine Game, the Hula Bowl, and the College All-Star Game.

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