Sports Equipment Journal

School PE Equipment, gym equipment and sports equipment of all types

  • Keep Warm for Outside Jobs

     School bus in the snow

    As we move deeper into fall and the days get shorter, it becomes increasingly important for outside workers to stay warm on the job. Whether you’re on a school safety squad, a construction worker or in law enforcement, working outside can be dangerous and uncomfortable as it gets colder. That means some early mornings and late nights, with less sunlight and dropping temperatures by the day. If you’re someone who has to work outside this fall and winter, make sure you’re prepared to work in these harsher conditions with Schoolmasters Safety’s must-have winter apparel items.

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  • Key Items You Need to Host a Cross Country Meet

     

    Cross Country Runners

    The fall can be a very busy time for Athletic Directors. Soccer, tennis and football are all sports that require a good deal of attention and coordination. If you are a cross country coach, that unfortunately leaves a lot of pressure on you to make the preparations for a meet or invitational. But don’t fear, Wolverine Sports is here to help with our list of essential items needed for any cross country meet! Continue reading

  • See And Be Seen with a Powerhat

    Person Running with powerhat lighted hat

    As the days continue to get shorter (and darker), it’s important to make sure you can see and be seen. While flashlights can help with your sight, they don’t really help others see you, and they also require the use of one of your hands. Reflective vests help others see you, but don’t help improve your sight in low light.

    When you need to both light your path and make sure others can see you, no product is better than the Powerhat Lighted Hat. It is made of ANSI rated material with trim that includes four LED lights attached to the brim. Two lights are angled downwards for up-close tasks and two are angled forward. This configuration provides up to forty-two feet of illumination in front of you, all while keeping your hands free for whatever task is at hand.

    Below are a couple of examples of situations where a Powerhat is the perfect tool you need!

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  • Drills to Improve Your Route Running

    Football Player Running

    As a wide receiver, it doesn’t matter how fast or big you are if you can’t run crisp routes—if you run sloppy routes, you likely won’t get open enough for your quarterback to give you looks. While speed and strength are important traits for a receiver, it is just as important to have clean footwork and the ability to accelerate and decelerate on a dime. Here are a couple of drills you can practice to work on those often-overlooked aspects of your game.

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  • Eye Protection in Schools

    Science Kid with Safety Goggles

     

     

    According to the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, over half (55 percent) of eye injuries that occur in the United States happen to those who are under the age of twenty-five.

    These injuries can be especially prevalent in schools, where students are sometimes required to handle dangerous materials and equipment. Students are often reluctant to wear any eye protection, but it is a crucial safety element. The same Kellogg Eye Center study found that ninety percent of eye-related injuries are preventable, and wearing proper protection vastly helps decrease the chances of injury.

    Chemistry is probably the first class that comes to mind when talking about eye protection. Any time a student is experimenting with any dangerous chemicals, eye protection should be used at all times, even during the cleaning process. Chemicals can be unpredictable, so it is important to maintain safety requirements as long as students are around them.

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  • 3 Ways to Make Your Football Practices More Efficient

    Coaching youth football practice

    Football season is here and each and every football practice is vitally important in making sure your team is as prepared as possible. Policies are changing across the country that decrease the amount of time teams can spend practicing, making each practice as efficient as possible is more important than ever. For example, in Michigan, a team can spend no more than 3 hours in a single practice, as well as only 90 minutes a week doing full-contact drills.

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  • Get Your Parking Lot Ready for the School Year

    Overhead view of parking lot

    Parking lots are amongst the most dangerous areas for any school or business. According to a AAA study, roughly twenty percent of accidents nationwide happen in parking lots. Schools are especially dangerous, with the high volume of traffic before and after class. With the beginning of school approaching, how can you make sure your school’s parking lot is as safe as possible? Continue reading

  • Pickleball: How to Play America’s Fastest Growing Sport

    Pickleball SetWhat is Pickleball?

    Pickleball is essentially an equal-parts combination of tennis, badminton and table tennis.

    Nowadays, it is one of the fastest-growing sports in the country.  As of last year, it was estimated that 2 million people play in the United States, with another million expected to pick it up by next year.  This past April, the Pickleball U.S. Open was televised on CBS Sports!

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  • Security Measures for Your School’s Safety

    elementary school building

    Not too long ago, schools had relatively few security measures in place. Visitors were able to come and go as they pleased, with no identification or check-ins required. Today, stricter measures are becoming necessary, and schools across America must adapt. Here are a few recommended practices your school can easily implement to increase the safety of students and staff. (All statistics are courtesy of the National Center for Education Statistics)

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  • Workouts to Increase Your Team’s Hitting Power

    Workouts to increase hitting power

    By now, every baseball fan has seen highlights from rookie sensation Aaron Judge’s debut in the Home Run Derby. The Yankee All-Star hit 4 of his 47 homeruns over 500 feet, becoming the first rookie ever to win the Derby. His performance dazzled and inspired every young baseball player in the country.

    Unfortunately, when most inexperienced players try to hit harder, they just think it’s just a matter of swinging harder. When people try to simply swing harder, they often lose their form and control, two key elements in a powerful swing. To get your players to hit harder, it all starts in the weight room during the offseason. Increasing lower body and core strength is essential in adding more “pop” to a swing. Check out our favorite workouts to target both of those areas!

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