February 5th, 2014
Ohio State University Gaga Pit
Custom Color Gaga Pit
The hottest trend in college and university summer camps and intramurals is now the SRG ProWall Gaga Pit – in custom colors! Universities around the country have been purchasing gaga pits primarily for four reasons – as a new intramural sport, for recreation within housing facilities, orientation with new and existing students and for summer camps with younger children. SRG ProWall Gaga Pits can be set up in a variety of layouts and used for many different sports – soccer, hockey, wiffle ball and more! Call or email Sport Resource Group today and let us know how we can help you turn a Gaga Pit into a destination on campus!
January 28th, 2014
Not very many kids can shoot a basket on a 10 ft high basketball hoop nor ride a full two wheel bike the first time they try, but that is exactly what is happening on indoor soccer pitches around North America. Think of the wisdom of having 4, 5 and 6 year olds trying to run up and down a 60 yard, 80 yard or 100 yard soccer pitch. What do you get? Satisfied parents thinking their kids are playing on the same size field as their heroes? If that is your goal as a facility owner or program manager, you are in the wrong business. You are also getting tired, bored kids. Increasingly (and thankfully) more and more youth soccer programs are turning to smaller play areas for kids under the age of 10. As an added benefit, many of these smaller areas are also being used to increase the skills of older kids and adults in 2 v 2 and 3 v 3 formats. Sport Resource Group Portable Field Dividers are the perfect fit for organizations that want to temporarily (AND SAFELY) divide up fields for these uses. Portable field dividers can then be removed for full size field activities. To learn more about Sport Resource Group’s open-cell, high density field dividers or plastic ProWall field dividers, call us at (612) 584-3030 (direct) or (888) 808-7465 (toll-free) or send an email to email@example.com. Dividers are offered in 12″, 22″ and 442″ high sizes and can be custom-cut for your field size. See below for some great photos from past customers.
- Silver Creek Sports Complex uses SRG Field Dividers to split up their fields
- Flowood YMCA (MS) uses SRG Portable Field Dividers to split up their fields
January 27th, 2014
Sport Resource Group is excited to announce two new soft foam gaga pit alternatives for camps, schools, JCCs, churches and others. The SRG Portable Boundary System (PBS) Standard Gaga Pit is 12″ high and the SRG Portable Boundary System (PBS) Major Gaga Pit is 22″ high. Each is made of open-cell, high-density foam and covered with a thick, tear-resistant vinyl. These gaga pits are made up of eight (8) 10 ft long panels – enough to form either a 25 ft x 25 ft gaga pit or an 80 ft straight wall (for floor hockey, indoor soccer or other sports).
To check out video of how much fun your kids can have in such a small space, click here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onDDa_43Z_Q
Prices range from $1,495 (Standard Gaga Pit) up to $2,995 (Major Gaga Pit) + shipping.
Call or email Sport Resource Group at 612-584-3030 (direct) or 888-808-RINK (toll-free) for more details.
January 3rd, 2014
Come see Sport Resource Group at the 2014 USA Lacrosse Expo in Philadelphia on January 10th and 11th, 2014. The US Lacrosse National Convention is for people, organizers and fans of all ages. The expo will bring together the world of box lacrosse and hopefully help increase awareness as well as the popularity of the sport.
Sport Resource Group will be talking to people about how easy it would be to start a Box Lacrosse league using Sport Resource Group’s ProWall Boards. Sport Resource Group will be in booth #229. the 2014 US Lacrosse National Convention will be held at the Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA from 1 PM – 6:30 PM on Friday and 10 AM – 5 PM on Saturday.
December 24th, 2013
Some people think that soccer is not a rough game but without proper precautions it can be quite dangerous. We found a great article that discusses some important points in soccer safety! Millions of American kids have taken up soccer. Because there is not as much physical contact as in other sports, children can begin play at very young ages and on co-ed as well as single-sex teams. It’s also a sport that children of all body sizes can learn to play. And the constant running provides an excellent cardiovascular workout.
All players should wear shin guards that cover the leg from below the knee to just above the foot. Knee-high socks are worn over the shin guards. Avoid shoes with screw-in metal cleats; molded plastic cleats are softer and therefore less likely to cause injury.
As children become more experienced and skilled at the game, they will want to learn about headers (bouncing the ball off their heads). They should be taught to hit the ball only with the forehead and not the temple.
Balls come in various sizes for players of different age groups. Check with your coach to make sure your child practices with the right size ball.
Read the full story here.