November 17, 2017 - All the Momentum

If you want a professional-quality soccer ball without the FIFA price, look no further than the new Momentum from Soccer Innovations. As with everything Soccer Innovations puts out, you get much more than your value for the money. 

The Momentum is hand-stitched and top quality polyurethane, which is what the most expensive balls use. It's modern design and excellent response and feel mean it will be loved for match play or practice. 

A FIFA level match soccer ball and it's anti water absorption make the Momentum pro a long lasting quality soccer ball at a very affordable price. 

Soccer Innovations keeps churning out winner after winner, because that's what they do. And the more of their products you use in your training, the more winning you'll do as well. 

Source: Soccer Innovations

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November 3, 2017 - Air Bud

One of the toughest things to do during sports practice sessions is to simulate real game situations. The amount of time players can workout in live game mode must be limited due to fatigue and injury concerns. That is why baseball and softball teams use pitching machines. This is why football teams have tackling dummies. 

Soccer goalies must practice blocking and saving dangerous balls on goal. However, if you want that practice to be realistic and not just a came of catch, there have to be impediments in the box just as there would be in a game. That means putting players at risk for collision as they both aggressively move toward the ball. It is a concussion waiting to happen. 

Until now. Another innovation from Soccer Innovations allows for realistic keeper training with no worry about injury. The cleverly-named BUD, (Blow-up Dummy) will be your new best friend. He stands 6' 3" and while his leaping ability is minimal, he will get in the way...safely. 

Fill BUD's base with water then use the pump that comes with him to inflate with air. BUD will stand tall in the box just like an attacker so that your goalie can work on defending set pieces and oncoming shots as he would in a real game. When BUD has done his job he quickly and easily deflates for easy storage. 

We all have those friends we know we can rely on. Who knew we'd come to love a big, yellow teammate? If you're a soccer coach, this guy will be your best BUD.

Source: Soccer Innovations

October 20, 2017 - Smell it to Believe It

Do you believe in magic? The folks at PowerOE do and you may soon too. They call their odor eliminating sprays and cleanser "magic" and for good reason. 

First, no harsh chemicals. Their secret ingredient is thymol, nature’s defender and an environmentally safe alternative to bleach. Their sprays don't hide smells with strong perfumes and fragrances, rather they work like a magnet capturing and neutralizing the odor molecules, leaving the air and surfaces clean and clear.

Next, oh those wonderful scents. They scent, um, sent us a sample of Eucalyptus Mint, Lavender, Pine, Lemongrass Tea-Tree to try out and it was like Christmas morning for the olfactory senses. They work on anything you can think of that smells bad, but if you're like us, you'll like them so much you may just go around spraying them places that don't stink.

So what's the sports application? Smelly gear and bags, of course. My daughter, the soccer player, now has the best smelling bag and locker on the team. Only problem is she is going to need a refill soon because all of her teammates are borrowing it. She says the locker room doesn't smell like sweaty girls anymore. 

The cleanser can be used in lieu of any ordinary household cleanser. It does as good a job but leaves behind a sweet aroma instead of something caustic and offensive. 

So is PowerOE magic? We don't know. We only know it works. But don't take our word for it. Smelling is believing. 

Source: PowerOE 

Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 03:46PM by Registered CommenterSports Product Review in , , | CommentsPost a Comment | References3 References | EmailEmail

October 13, 2017 - Pole Position

The folks at Bison want you to play. Play soccer, basketball, volleyball...a host of sports. But they also want you to be safe. One of the products they offer that keep us out of harm's way is their Outdoor Safe Stuff Pole Padding. It's one of those things you don't see around that much, but once you know it exists you can't understand why they aren't everywhere. 

When I coached rec basketball we ran our practices outdoors at the typical school playground courts. I can't tell you how many times I cringed and held my breath as a kid drove to the lane, found contact with another player, and both hurtled toward the metal pole holding up the goal. Luckily I don't remember anyone ever really going hard into it. But how many times has it likely happened over the years? 

This soft, padded pole protector would definitely cushion that blow. Add to the fact that they'll make them up in your school colors and emboss a nickname or other verbiage and they elevate themselves to give the playground a "cool" factor that fosters school spirit. Concerned that you don't have a way to secure your playground at night? No problem. They easily install and uninstall with velcro so at the end of the school day it would take only a few minutes to remove them and store for the next morning. 

Aside from the potential liability issues these could head off, isn't it worth a few dollars and minutes each day to make sure that kids aren't injured while trying to have fun? Think about it. Because just like with all their products, Bison already has. 

Source: Bison

Posted on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 02:38PM by Registered CommenterSports Product Review in , , , | CommentsPost a Comment | References2 References | EmailEmail

October 6, 2017 - What's in the Cards?

You'll find out soon enough if you order a CoachDeck. Their handy, deck-of-card set of 52 color-coded drills come in five different sports: Baseball, basketball, soccer, softball and football and are perfect for volunteer coaches who either lack experience or time to prepare to run great practices. Below is some of the feedback from their Amazon reviews:

Excellent product. I have used many of the drills with my 9-10yo with great results. 

Great cards, very useful 

Started using these for my u8 soccer team on wensday and I love them. 

Great items, able to pull some cards our and keep in pocket throughout practice to reference if needed. 

This really helped with having new drills to keep the kids engaged. They really like when I let them pick from the deck. They feel like they are coaching themselves. 

I have played basketball my entire life but I am only on my second year coaching for my son and daughter's basketball team and these cards are very useful. Great ideas on drills to run to improve overall skills while keeping it fun. 

I use these cards all the time to come up with different drills for practices for both of my co-ed recreational soccer teams. They love the varying practices. 

Great holiday gift for my co-coach. He enjoyed using it to help arrange our practices. 

A perfect practice is in the cards with CoachDeck!

Source: CoachDeck