Entries in Soccer (73)

July 1, 2016 - Viva Italia!

Imagine you are a young, North American soccer player, age 11-18, and you live and die with "The Beautiful Game". You watch all of the European teams play and love to pretend you're Messi, or Marta. Now, imagine you could go to Italy for a soccer camp coached by professionals. Wouldn't that be a dream come true?

That's exactly what you can do, with the help of Soccerkix. They offer full-immersion camps which provide a unique Italian language-soccer experience that combines international travel, daily Italian language instruction, high-level professional soccer training, and cultural excursions. What a tremendous opportunity for youngsters.

Campers enjoy full room and board in a top-quality hotel in Umbria, Italy. A private, air-conditioned bus is theirs for all travels. They receive daily Italian language instruction from a native speaking, certified Italian teacher and chaperoned excursions to places of cultural interest in and around the Umbria region. Each day their game will improve as they benefit from  technical soccer training at SCUOLA CALCIO training facilities. They'll also receive a complete SCUOLA CALCIO practice training Kit which will make them the envy of all their teammates when they get back home. Students are supervised by an experienced and qualified bilingual Soccerkix Director and social and ultural activities are shared with Italian kids. 

Surprisingly, all of this is available at an affordable price. We don't know if our youngsters are going to ever be good enough to play on the international level. In fact, the odds are pretty heavily stacked against it. But, thanks to Soccerkix, at least for a week, you can make this dream come true.

Source: Soccerkix

Posted on Friday, July 1, 2016 at 08:05AM by Registered CommenterSports Product Review in , , , | CommentsPost a Comment | References4 References | EmailEmail

June 11, 2016 - A Lasting Legacy

Want to hear about the biggest win-win-win we've ever found for you at SPR. It's the Upstart Sports Bleacher Seat program. This is a way for high schools and colleges to raise money while honoring current and former players and improving the quality and comfort of their facilities at the same time.

All a school has to do is send out an email, provided by Upstart Sports, to all current players and alumni as far back as they'd like, asking if the player (or player's parents) would like to purchase a beautiful stadium seat for the school's bleachers. The seats are made of a comfortable polypropylene material that will install on any surface easily. They are especially perfect as an upgrade to the typical aluminum bleachers you see at most high school and small college fields.

On each seat will be embossed the current or former player's name, years they played, and uniform number. A super cool tribute and way to honor a legacy for years to come. The best news of all? Through Upstart Sports' online platform this can all be done without anyone at the school having to collect money and keep track of sales. Orders come in and the seats go out, they come in school colors, are installed in a matter of minutes and turn an ordinary facility into a real stadium. Fans love the comfort they bring to the game-watching experience. Schools actually raise money as they profit from each seat sold, meaning the stadium upgrade is not only free...its a fundraiser. And opposing teams immediately know they're playing at a place where they take their athletics seriously, lending a terrific home field advantage.

We can't figure out why any school wouldn't take advantage of this opportunity, it's such a no-brainer. In fact, with as many benefits Upstart Sports Bleacher Seat program brings, its a win-win-win-win-win.

Source: Upstart Sports

March 12, 2016 - Just Me and My PK

Coaches, players and parents take note: There is a new way to practice your PK's and all you need is a ball and the PK Pro from Upstart Sports.

It is a detachable net that essentially fits on a standard goal in such a way that the only opportunity for the ball to score is if it is hit somewhere an actual goalie would not be able to reach. So if the ball goes in the net, you've made your penalty kick. But if the ball bounces off the PK Pro, you can assume the goalie would have stopped it.

Coaches can use this device as a non-supervised station to keep players busy during practice, without the need of a goalie. Parents will love how easily it stores and can bring it down to the field for weekend practice with their star player.

Practicing PK's into an empty net would be like practicing free-throws on a basket with a circumference of a manhole cover. Yes you're going throuh the same motion, but it wouldn't help you when it comes gametime. The PK Pro is designed to create the muscle memory needed so that when your team is counting on you, you'll deliver every time...into the back of the net.

Source: Upstart Sports

Posted on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 02:19PM by Registered CommenterSports Product Review in , , | CommentsPost a Comment | References5 References | EmailEmail

February 26, 2016 - Goal To Go To

For everything soccer there is only one source you need online and that is GoalNation.com. Formerly SoccerNation.com, GoalNation is the recognized place to go for whatever information you crave about the beautiful game.

GoalNation is geared toward the elite levels, from youth club to college to the pros. However, they are also in the midst of branching out into the youth recreational levels ensuring they leave no stone unturned. Offering product reviews, informative interviews with soccer legends, tournament news and training tips, there will always be something for everyone. Club officials, players, coaches, parents and even referees can enjoy a seemingly endless amount of valuable, fresh and constantly-updated content.

No matter who you are, at what level or where you play, GoalNation is the first and last stop you need to make to get your soccer fix. Be careful, you might find yourself passing hours on end lost in the site. But then again, maybe that's your goal.

Source: GoalNation

Posted on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 02:51PM by Registered CommenterSports Product Review in , , , | CommentsPost a Comment | References3 References | EmailEmail

October 12, 2015 - Roll the Goal

You may not have heard of Bison but athletic directors, coaches, facility administrators, and equipment managers have for over thirty years. And you or somone you know has likely played on a Bison soccer, football or basketball product without even knowing. Bison provides safe, durable, innovative and on-time products to fit unique sports equipment needs.

Their ShootOut No-Tip Portable soccer goals help are state-of-the-art safe. No-Tip Goals meet all ASTM F2056 standards for safety and performance without those loose ballast bags or undependable ground stakes that are often forgotten or improperly installed. With extra backstay depth, radii on all square post corners and net attachment that has no hardware you can feel secure when Bison is on your fields.

And while they won't tip when you don't want them to, they will tip when you do. Portable goals are meant to be just that. All Bison portable goals feature a unique torque tested backstay attachment design and rear backstay spreader bar. This means durability and an industry-leading warranty.

 

Bison's popular QwikTrack net attachment system allows net clips to stay connected securely to the net when when you need remove the net from goal. You'll have no loose fasteners, Velcro straps, welded hooks or screw-on net clips to contend with. An extra thick textured white powder coat finish and galvanized backstay adds a final, quality touch. But for even more saftey, Bison offers a post padding width compensating feature. This allows you to provide padded goal posts yet still maintain proper width between the posts.

 

Its easy to see why so many institutions choose Bison for their sports needs. Quality, durability, safety and mobility...if there's anything else you could ask for, we can't think of it.

 

Source: Bison

Posted on Monday, October 12, 2015 at 04:48PM by Registered CommenterSports Product Review in , , | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail