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  • Harrow Signs Laurens Jan Anjema

    Anjema signs with Harrow

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     Laurens Jan Anjema will become the new global ambassador of Harrow after signing a three year deal with the fast growing squash brand based in the United States.

    The thirty-one year old from The Hague used his new racket, the Harrow Stealth, for the first time last weekend during the Dutch Squash Championships in 2014 in Amsterdam, in which he justified his seeding by winning his ninth consecutive national squash title by beating fellow Harrow player Piedro Schweeertman in four games in the final. 
     
     “I am very excited to be part of the Harrow team”, said the world number sixteen. “The first time I put the Harrow Stealth in my hands, I immediately had a great feeling. Good equipment is crucial for any professional athlete and it feels awesome to know that I don’t have to worry about this for the next couple of years”, added the Dutch ace.

     

     "We are ecstatic to have a player of LJ's ability and global appeal on board. He has been a top player and worldwide favorite on the PSA Tour for years and we are confident he will continue to stay at the top of his game as he plays his way back into the top ten in the world rankings. We continue to innovate with new products and LJ will be at the forefront of this development as we eagerly work to expand our brand around the world", said Dave Rosen, Vice President of Racquet Sports at Harrow.
  • Winning

     

     By: Rachel Dawson

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    Team USA/TEAM Harrow

     I'm back, back in Cali, Cali.

    I doubted that I’d ever utter those words again. But alas, here we are, basking in the sunshine of the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California, miles upon miles from the blistering east coast cold of our new home in Lancaster, Pa - preparing for the incredible year ahead. The highlight of which is June’s 2014 World Cup in The Hague, Netherlands.

    Change. It’s the one constant in the unpredictable world of sport. Over the years (I’m nearing my 10th on the National Team), I’ve learned that the thing about playing field hockey - for a living – is that success follows the laws of Darwin; survival, the ultimate form of success, is a function of adaptability.

    In sport, especially team sport, there’s always an unforeseen change in plans – a last minute trek across country because of prolonged inclement weather; or a less than ideal circumstance – like sharing a house with 25 of your teammates for six weeks. These blips in the plan alter the course we envision for ourselves distracting us with new difficulties, and challenging us with harder terrains to navigate than previously known, or imagined.

    The winners, the survivors, are not necessarily the more physically talented or naturally gifted. Unsurprisingly, they are the individuals and teams who approach their task with a resilient mindset; the ones who prepare for adversity, and come to expect it, understanding that a change in circumstance is not the same thing as a change in mission.

    As I look forward to the exciting year ahead, and the difficult year behind us, I realize that I want to be the type of person who takes adversity in stride, solves unexpected problems, and thrives with challenge. Because at the days end, the mission is unchanging. Regardless of what you’ve endured, or what you are bound to endure, the task must be won.

    "There's a million Excuses to Lose..Find an Excuse to Win" - Lone Survivor

  • Torrent HD Glove Special!

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    Want Custom Gloves for your team? Here's your chance! Harrow can customize your team's gloves in house! $90 per pair with a minimum order of 12.

    Call Harrow Sports today to place your order 800.541.2905 or email custserv@harrowsports.com

  • Field Hockey Quick Picks


    Name: Alli Tanner

    Position: Field Hockey Brand Manager

    Fun Fact: NCAA National Champion at University of North Carolina

    What's in your workout bag...

    Living at altitude means layers are essential.  Most workouts, whether playing hockey, running or biking include multiple layers. The Pulse Half Zip and Impulse Dri-Fit shirt make the perfect combination.  The Impulse is a great, loose fitting base layer that wiks away sweat and keeps me cool in the summer. Easily layered under the Pulse for chilly workouts makes it a year-round go to for me.  One of my favorite features of the Pulse is the stretchy material and slightly longer sleeves that allow me to tuck my hands inside for particularly cold mornings, then once I'm warmed up I can hike up the sleeves to my elbow, or shed the layer completely and tie it around my waist.

    Which equipment item doesn't miss a practice..

    My weapon of choice for the past year or so has been the RD8 Low Bow.  As a forward, quick stick skills and powerful, accurate shooting are key.  The RD8 provides me with plenty of power to get the ball past the keeper and at 550 grams the control is unbelievable.  I am a firm believer in comfort and protection so the Protec Shin Guard with two pairs of Intercept sleeves (one under, one over) is a no brainer for me.

    Item that doesn't leave your side off the field..

    My new obsession off the field is the Envy Women's carry-all bag.  Since I travel frequently for work, I figured I would mainly use it as a carry on when flying.  The laptop sleeve and multiple internal pockets allow me to stay organized when I'm on the road.  When I ditch the laptop to hit the gym or pack to head up to the mountains to ski the Envy seems to magically expand to fit everything I need to take with me.  It's extremely versatile and I get compliments on the classic all-black outside and bright blue liner every time I open it.

     Alli's Picks

     

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  • Jana Withrow

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    Harrow Sports today announced that Jana Withrow, a mainstay in the field hockey industry, has joined Harrow in a newly created position, Director of Field Hockey Sales. Withrow will be target retail and institutional accounts in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.  Jana is expected to make an immediate national impact on the Harrow Sports field hockey brand.

     Jana brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Harrow Sports team. As an All American goalkeeper for the University of North Carolina, Withrow won 3 National Championships. She then went on to compete for the USA National Team for several years. After her playing career, Jana spent 7 seasons at her Alma Mater as an assistant coach before taking a head coaching position at Columbia University in New York. Her competitive background and coaching career promises to make her an invaluable addition to Harrow Sports. 

      “I am thrilled that Jana will be joining our team,” comments Mark Hayden, CEO, “She shares our values, our focus on innovation and our passion for the game.  Jana has proven to be an extraordinary leader throughout her career, and with her knowledge of the marketplace, I am convinced she will be an incredible asset for Harrow Sports.”

     “I am proud and honored to be able to join the Harrow Sports team.  We have great momentum with our brand and I am very excited to begin my new role,” Withrow said. “I am a competitive person and the challenge of continuing to grow the Harrow field hockey and women's lacrosse lines drives me."

     Harrow Sports is a leading marketer, manufacturer and distributor of squash, field hockey, lacrosse, ice hockey and racquet sports.  Harrow also provides a comprehensive selection of customized team apparel, bags and footwear.

  • GrantRiendeau

    Harrow Sports' own Grant Riendeau takes over Loyola University of Chicago's Men's Ice Hockey Team.

    The article below was posted in the Loyola Pheonix- Good Luck this season Grant!

    Men’s hockey skates to new future

    IN SPORTS / BY  / ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 AT 3:38 PM /

    The Men's Club Hockey Team plays their home games in Wilmette, a 20- to 30-minute car ride away from campus.

    The Men’s Club Hockey Team plays their home games in Wilmette, a 20- to 30-minute car ride away from campus.

    The men’s club hockey team is ready for new beginnings this year. Last year’s coaching staff is gone and a set of new coaches has been hired to take its place. Nobody on this staff has experience coaching college-level hockey, but that doesn’t mean they’re not familiar with the game or college-level play.

    In fact, the 2013-2014 head coach, Grant Riendeau and assistant coach, Konrad Gawel, both graduated from Loyola last year. Both were staple forwards on the team the previous four seasons.

    Current senior forward Michael Cronin played with both coaches the last three seasons and calls the adjustment from friend to coach “interesting.”

    “We’re good friends and now we have to separate that friendship from coaching,” Cronin said. “But [Riendeau] can relate to us better and knows what we struggle with.”

    Riendeau graduated with degrees in finance and marketing. And he still works close to Loyola, finding a (hockey-related) job in downtown Chicago as a sales consultant at Harrow, a sports equipment manufacturer.

    While the staff is new, the coaches have made active changes to create a more distinguishable presence for the team within Loyola and the city of Chicago.

    To begin that process, Riendeau spent time during the off season on the East Coast recruiting players to the team. In total, 12 new players are on the roster this season; the team held tryouts Monday, Aug. 6 to Sunday, Sept. 1.

    The new recruits as well as changes within the team are preparing the program to eventually reach its goal of becoming a Division I sport.

    “There have been a lot of changes this season,” Riendeau said. “For the past four to five years, the team has been pretty stagnant. This year the talent level has increased; as a result, we see the culture changing.”

    The culture of the hockey program is undergoing a transformation overhaul, and Riendeau compared it to the Chicago Cubs organization as both teams look to bring in new talent and create a dominant Chicago team.

    “Chicago needs a college hockey team,” Riendeau said. “ We want to change the culture and how everyone thinks about it … There’s no NCAA Division I hockey team in the city. Our end goal is to be Division I; more doors open that way.”

    For the team’s first home game this season it will take on Marquette University on Friday, Sept. 20 at 9:45 p.m. In case some fans aren’t able to attend the home opener, the Ramblers play Marquette again the next night at 9 p.m.

    “Marquette’s a good team,” Cronin said. “It will be a good gauge to tell us where we are and what we need to do for the rest of the season.”

    The team plays its home games in Wilmette, a 20- to 30-minute car ride from campus. But students don’t have to worry about figuring out which bus to take to get to the ice rink because this year, for home games, the team will provide a fan bus to take students to and from the games.

    “When there’s a fan bus, more students get involved and the average fan bus will bring 100- plus students to the games,” Riendeau said. “We had that turnout at three-plus games last season. We’re trying to have a fan bus for every home game this season. Students can buy a ticket and get a shirt and a ride to and from the games. We’ll post signs around campus.”

    “ When there are fans at the games, it’s exciting,” Cronin said. “I hope everyone comes out to the games this season.”

    There will be plenty of time to make it to a game as hockey season runs from September to February. The team plays, on average, 30 games in the regular season.

    The playoffs aren’t out of reach in the team’s mind this year.

    “Making the playoffs is the goal,” Cronin said. “We haven’t done that in the three years I’ve played.”

    “Last season our record was a few games below .500,” Riendeau said. “This year, I’m expecting to be five to seven games above .500. … This is basically a building year. We expect to be in a higher league than the one we’re in now next year.”

    Currently, Loyola hockey is a part of the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division II, Mid-America Collegiate Hockey Association Gold Division.

    While the game schedule for the team spans nationwide, the practice schedule for the Ramblers can be described with one word: grueling. On Tuesdays and Thursdays the team has, what Coach Riendeau calls, “late-night” practices: It meets and leaves campus at 10 p.m. and after a half-hour drive, the team members are at the ice rink, but it takes them another half-hour to dress for practice. They’re on the ice from 11 p.m. to midnight and home by 1 a.m.

    “We have practice so late because we have to wait for all of the guys to finish class,” Cronin said. “I’m used to it now. It’s difficult; you need to get all your schoolwork done before practice.”

    Aside from those two on-ice practices per week, they also have two off-ice conditioning practices and then play two games each week.

    “There are 12 new players, nine freshmen, a few seniors and a handful of juniors,” Riendeau said.

    While there are many new players on the team, that only increases the team’s competitive drive. “This season, the team has a better attitude,” Cronin said. “We have a lot of young players and guys are fighting for spots. The competitiveness brings out the best in every player.”

  • Did You Know?

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    Named after Harrow School in England, where the sport of squash was literally invented in the 1830's, Harrow Sports was originally founded as a squash supply company. Harrow Sports now carries field hockey, ice hockey, men's and women's lacrosse, apparel, and other racquet sports equipment. Even with the addition of the other product lines, we are committed to providing quality customer service and the best products on the market.

    When Harrow Sports was founded, our vision was to provide innovative, quality equipment that caters to the needs and desires of our customers- and this remains our passion! 

  • Squash in the Olympics?

    In 96 hours, the squash community around the world will be glued to the internet and social media outlets awaiting their fate. On September 8th, 2013 at 12:45pm (Buenos Aires Local Time) the International Olympic Committee, following the announcement of the 2020 Olympic Games Host City, will announce whether or not there will be a new sport joining the Olympic Games in 2020. The wrestling, baseball/softball, and squash communities have spent countless hours preparing their pitch to give their sport the best possible shot at joining (or re-joining) the Olympic Games.

    For most athletes, the Olympic Games is the pinnacle of an athletic career. It’s the ultimate achievement, the universal symbol of success. For squash athletes around the world, it's no different.  While the fate of their sport and their Olympic dreams lie in the hands of others, many would be willing to sacrifice anything to be able to have a chance at an Olympic medal.

    To read more about the squash community and their journey for an Olympic bid, visit Squash 2020.

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     Kasey Brown backing the bid!

  • New Practice Jerseys for Tri-City Storm

    Tri-City Storm is ready to rock the new practice jerseys from Harrow Sports. Yesterday kicked off their training camp for the new season. Click here for a look at the preseason schedule. Good luck Tri-City Storm!

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