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Performance gear includes all types of products and services aimed at helping athletes improve their performance. Performance gear is constantly evolving, and it's a hot area for innovation. A steady stream of new products flows to the market, all promising to help athletes get better. Apparel [e.g., sweat-wicking fabrics, compression shorts]; shoes [e.g., basketball sneakers, baseball cleats]; training tools [e.g., speed ladders, hurdles]; and accessories [e.g., heart rate monitors, mouth guards] are just a few of the categories of gear intended to help athletes train and compete at peak levels.

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Consider Lighter Baseballs for Young Pitchers: A Study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Practicing with lighter baseballs may help teen pitchers improve their throwing speeds while also reducing the risk of o...

Training Equipment Every Baseball Athlete Needs

Looking for that extra edge this upcoming baseball season? Training aids are a great way to gain a competitive advantage and avoid slumps. To really...

2 Game-Changing Protective Football Gear Products

From the tragic headlines about Junior Seau to President Obama's recent statements, this past football season has left many of us questioning the sa...

Basketball Equipment: SKLZ D-Man

Basketball players are familiar with the phrase "hand down, man down," meaning that if the defender closes out with his hands down the shooter is go...

Training Equipment Needed to Run an Efficient Soccer Practice

The goal of any soccer coach is to run an efficient practice. Since there are usually 30 to 40 athletes practicing together, a huge challenge for ev...

Positive Coaching Alliance Comes to STACK's Home Town

This week I had the privilege to attend a kickoff luncheon for the Cleveland Chapter of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) in the "Heavy Hitters Ro...

adidas to Launch In-Game MLS miCoach Technology

Major League Soccer and adidas have announced that adidas's groundbreaking miCoach technology will be used in MLS games during the 2013 season. A ...

Rawlings' NRG Quantum Plus Football Helmet Gets Five Stars

Football may be in its off-season, but it's never too early to plan for next year. And with a new season comes new gear—including the best in protec...

BBCOR-Certified Bat Reviews

If you play high school baseball, listen up. New rules for the 2012 season require high school baseball players to use BBCOR-certified bats when they ...

BBCOR-Certified Bats for the 2012 Baseball Season

New rules for the 2012 season will require high school baseball players to use BBCOR-certified equipment when they step up to the plate. As usual, S...

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