Recently, the New England weather has many people thinking of Spring. No, not because we are experiencing beautifully and unseasonably warm conditions. Quite the opposite, really. With the frigid, arctic air outdoors, many of us cannot WAIT for the warm air to return! And, with Spring comes a whole new round of outdoor sports. Exciting, we agree.
Here at Tri-Valley Sports, our team is stepping outside of the winter season for a moment to present you with four reasons to consider custom uniforms in Massachusetts this Spring!
Baseball and Softball
Dating back to the 18th century, baseball is an American pastime beloved by many. Here in Massachusetts, our state takes credit for one of the earliest baseball references in the country. Alongside a diary entry in 1786, a city ordinance was documented in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The ordinance of 1791 barred the playing of baseball within 80 yards of the town meeting house due to the glass windows.
As one of the oldest sports in history, soccer dates all the way back to 206 B.C.! However, it wasn’t until 1863 that official rules were drawn up for a game held in England. Today, soccer is played by over 250 million athletes globally, with Brazil taking the lead on player numbers.
Older than baseball, but not as old as soccer, lacrosse dates back to Mesoamerica in the early 17th century. Originally referred to as ‘stickball,’ the game was played by indigenous tribes over the course of several days. With no boundaries and rules beyond not touching the ball with your hands, one can imagine how interesting these matches became.
As one of the newer games to arrive, field hockey, roots itself into the world of sports during the mid-1800s. In 1901 the sport traveled to the United States, and the United States Field Hockey Association was founded in 1922. Since, both men and women have represented the country in several Olympic Games.
Your team works hard. Make them stand out.
Now that you’re filled with knowledge on a few of the most popular Spring sports, let’s focus back on your team! At Tri-Valley Sports, our experienced and talented professionals want to help your hard-working athletes stand out with the best custom uniforms in Massachusetts!
For information, pricing, and to discuss the endless options, please contact us today at (508) 533-5050. We look forward to bringing your game to the next level!