Posted on May 16, 2013 by Amy Forsell
I have not one, but two kids, who play for travel soccer teams, so not only do I spend a lot of time behind the wheel of my minivan (I used to be cool), I spend a lot of time on the sidelines of soccer fields, usually languishing in one of Chicago’s various weather extremes. These weather extremes have necessitated the purchase of a whole lot of gear for the kids as well as for the rest of us cheering from the sidelines. What I’m thinking is that soccer clubs might as well profit from all this soccer-related-gear-shopping with some custom printed items that brand and market the club.
I’ve seen some clever vendors selling custom sweatshirts, t-shirts, and other soccer-related gear with great success at many a tournament. In fact, I’ve plunked down plenty of cash and plastic so the kids can sport the latest and greatest tournament-marketing gear.
This season of soccer is winding down, which means that travel soccer tryouts are almost upon us. It’s the perfect time for soccer clubs to print up some promotional products to set up for sale to new and returning members. Putting promotional, soccer-related gear up for sale at tryouts, tournaments, and other club related events is not only good marketing, it’s a great way to raise some needed funds for the club to purchase expensive new club items like soccer goals.
Check out some of the products the Show Your Logo sales team and I recommend that clubs offer up for sale to players, families, and fans.
These drawstring backpacks are an affordable way for kids to tote their soccer balls, water bottles, and other soccer gear to and from practice and games. The addition of the club’s name and logo make these bags a great gift to hand out to new players. They’d also be great for little kids who don’t necessarily need to tote as much gear as the big kids do.
My soccer playing kids have their own durable, custom printed backpacks showing off their club’s name and logo. With a pocket to hold their soccer balls, their water bottles, and plenty of space inside for necessities like sunscreen, lip balm, and soccer jerseys. All the kids on travel soccer have them and use them at practices and at games.
Soccer Ball Water Bottles
With the addition of the team name and logo on these fun, soccer-themed water bottles, players, parents, and fans alike can show their support for the team while staying hydrated.
What’s not to like about these affordable water bottles? I like that you can see how much water is left in the bottle. I like that they have a generous 32 oz capacity. I like the simple push/pull lid. And they’re BPA free. With the addition of the club’s name and logo, they’re a winner.
Print the club’s name and logo on these 64 oz capacity water jugs. Don’t let those water bottles go dry on the hottest of days. These jugs will provide your players with a refill or two out on the field.
Soccer Sports Schedule Magnets
Kids and parents lead busy lives these days! Print the team schedule for the season on these sports schedule magnets and make the soccer schedule a little easier for everyone to manage.
Custom Car Magnets
Speaking of magnets, wouldn’t this custom magnet look fantastic riding on the back of my minivan? I like that it’s not a sticker. Some of us are fussy about not messing up our rides. My minivan travels to a whole lot of soccer events. Those are some seriously great locations to do some marketing for the team.
What are you practically guaranteed to see on the sidelines at every outdoor soccer game? A line up of folding bag chairs. Supportive parents would delight in cheering from custom chairs depicting their child’s team name and logo.
What else do you see all over the soccer sidelines in chilly (or freezing) weather? Blankets, of course. These blankets can be customized to your specifications. A handy carrying handle makes toting this blanket between the field and the car a cinch.
I highly recommend nabbing a spot in the shade of one of these easy-to-set-up shade canopies when you have to attend a child’s 2:00 PM soccer game in the dog days of August.
Benched players and fans alike will appreciate the gentle breeze created by these personal mini fans under the sweltering sun.
A little spritz from one of these personal water misters can do wonders to cool you down.
Custom Head Scarf
These wicking head scarves keep sweat and hair under control. Super important in the middle of big game! Customize them with your team name and logo.
It’s hard to imagine wanting to pull these on now that’s it’s getting seasonably HOT in Chicagoland, but these athletic sleeves may be just the thing to warm up those soccer players on the coldest of days. A variety of colors helps you customize these athletic sleeves to meet your team’s needs.
Custom Soccer Stress Ball Keychains
Everyone has keys. Let players, parents, coaches, and fans alike show their team spirit when they tote their keys on these fun soccer ball keychains. Printed with the team’s name and logo, everyone will know who you’re rooting for.
Custom Print Soccer Pens
Stock the team store with affordable items like these custom soccer ball pens. Of course they also make great gifts and give aways, and with the addition of the club’s name, logo, and contact information, these pens will complete some serious marketing duties.
Players, friends, family, and fans can show their support for the team in most affordable way. These custom bracelets are fun and affordable for all.
With 750,000 promotional products available for customization, we have a product for every kind of customer on every kind of budget. Let us know what you’re looking for to brand and market your club. We’ll help you find the right products at the right price.