Posted on June 10, 2016
Posted on March 11, 2016
Harrow is proud to unveil custom designed hockey jerseys created specifically for North Iowa Bulls Hockey. The jerseys are a perfect replica of the uniforms worn in the classic 90’s hockey film The Mighty Ducks; with a special Bull logo in place of the iconic Duck. The custom jerseys were created to commemorate a special weekend paying homage to the film and drawing attention to the North Iowa Youth Center.
Wearing the jerseys for two games this weekend, The “Mighty Bulls” will auction them off following Saturday’s game, with all proceeds going to the North Iowa Youth Center. Earlier in the week, Bulls players took part in a free community event at the Center with a special showing of the film.
For info on customizable Hockey gear by Harrow, click here
Posted on December 21, 2015
The Citadel hockey program has been a proud member of the ACHA for over a decade. This year the team introduced the "Big-Red" jersey. The jersey was first created as a limited edition item, but with an overwhelming positive response, the team has decided to make the jersey a mainstay to be used in regular rotation. This "3rd Jersey" is worn by the team for close divisional rivalry games and when playing against other military programs. (Visit www.citadelhockey.com for more team information)
The Big Red Battle Flag is The Civil War-era red palmetto flag – believed to be the one that flew over Morris Island when Citadel cadets fired upon the supply ship The Star of the West.
“Big Red” has become a symbol of pride for The Citadel. A replica with a white palmetto tree and outward facing crescent was adopted as a spirit flag for the Corps of Cadets in 1992. Its design was the same as the South Carolina state flag, but on a red field, rather than blue. The original flag, however, has an inward facing crescent. In 2009, the college’s Board of Visitors adopted the original flag design as the official spirit flag.
"The Citadel Hockey Program, it's administration, coaches, players, and fans can not be anymore satisfied with the quality, value, professionalism, and customer service provided by the Harrow team. The Big Red Battle Jersey constructed by Harrow is recognized both on and off the ice as a beautiful, well crafted jersey. Having dealt with another vendor on this exact jersey; I can tell you there is no comparison ... Harrow has earned The Citadel's business. Thank You Team Harrow!" - Karl Buchanan, Citadel President
Posted on January 9, 2015
Courtesy of SportIQ
When developing your players for maximum performance, what really pushes them to an elite level?
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) recently published a report based on a survey distributed to nearly 2,000 U.S. Olympic athletes. The survey intended to gauge what the USOC could do to improve the quality and effectiveness of programs focused on talent identification and development.
What do the Olympics have to do with your team of players you don’t choose and whose motivation varies? This information can help coaches of any sport and any age group guide their teams to success.
According to the USOC report, the top two reasons Olympic athletes gave for pursuing elite levels of performance were “intrinsic love of activity” (they liked being active) and love of the sport. What does that tell me as a coach? It’s my job to get my players to love being active and to love lacrosse.
It’s my job to make it fun.
Format your practices so that the mindset of the athletes becomes, “I want to go to practice,” as opposed to the all-too-often-heard, “I have to go to practice.” Get your players addicted to lacrosse. Implement drills with a fast pace, high touch counts and opportunities for frequent participation.
Another factor contributing to the desire to achieve at the highest level, according to the USOC report, was multi-sport athleticism. College lacrosse coaches almost universally prefer athletes who play multiple sports in high school. The data collected by the USOC reinforces that preference. Most Olympians did not specialize in their sport until very late in their development. Even then, some continued to participate in other sports.
It is downright painful to hear a 9-year-old say he or she solely plays lacrosse year-round, switching between teams based on the season. Research shows the best athletes in the world participated in at least two sports through high school. Ninety-seven percent of USOC respondents who followed that path credited multi-sport participation directly for their success.
If you ask your players to commit to lacrosse full time, you are holding them back and limiting their upside.
In his book, “Outliers,” Canadian journalist Malcolm Gladwell popularized the 10,000-hour rule that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to achieve mastery in a field. We might be tempted to interpret this to mean we must constantly practice one thing to become excellent at it. But would you want an athlete who 10,000 hours playing wall ball or one who divided 10,000 hours between basketball, hockey and lacrosse?
We can teach kids to catch and throw. Some say we can’t teach them to be athletes. I refute that. If we encourage and expect multi-sport participation, we indirectly teach them to be athletes.
The USOC surveyed more than 300 athletes who competed in one or more Olympics between 2000 and 2012 to identify the factors and circumstances surrounding their success.
Intrinsic love of activity – 4.32
Love of sport – 4.309
Early success – 3.583
Parental influence – 3.489
Coaches recruitment – 3.400
Peer recruitment – 2.805
Sibling recruitment – 2.557
PE teacher influence – 2.299
Coaches that can infuse competition with athlete-centric success and fun will set up athletes for a great experience.
Age U10 – 3.11
Age 10-14 – 2.99
Age 15-18 – 2.2
Age 19-22 – 1.27
Age 22-older – 1.31
The findings indicate that Olympians were involved in an average of three sports per year until age 14, which belies the notion that early specialization is critical to long-term success. Multi-sport play appeared to be beneficial to these Olympians.
Over to you. How would you identify the factors that influence your lacrosse player’s sport decision? Is it one or more of the eight above, or something else? Let us know in the comments section.
TJ Buchanan is the coaching education content manager at US Lacrosse.
Posted on September 29, 2014
Harrow Sports has turned pink and is partnering with The National Foundation for Cancer Research’s sports fundraising campaign Play4TheCure. Harrow is joining the effort to empower athletes and coaches by selling Play4theCure t-shirts and donating 10% of the proceeds to The National Foundation for Cancer Research. Harrow Sports will also be donating a $250 gift card to Harrow Sports for the team that raises the most money this season!
Play4theCure was founded in 2006 by Christine K. Reinprecht, coach of the Mystx Field Hockey Club in Feasterville, PA and a current board member of USA Field Hockey. Play4theCure began as an annual indoor field hockey tournament to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. The initiative has since expanded to include recreational programs, as well as middle school, high school and collegiate teams.
“I am thrilled Harrow Sports is joining the Play4theCure Team,” said Tina Reinprecht, Founder of Play4theCure. “Harrow Sports has a rich tradition of supporting field hockey programs at multiple levels but especially at the grass roots level. It’s no surprise that they recognize Play4theCure’s grass roots participation and be eager to assist our mission to help fund cancer research.”
“Harrow is thrilled to partner with NFCR’s Play4theCure to provide additional resources to help raise awareness and motivate the field hockey community to raise funds for cancer research,” said Alli Tanner, Field Hockey Brand Manager of Harrow Sports. “Play4theCure is an impressive program. The ability for teams to be a part of something bigger than themselves is truly incredible. We are honored to be the newest member of the team and look forward to contributing to the cause.”
JOIN THE MISSION! Buy the Harrow Sports Play4theCure awareness t-shirts for your team, coach and friends. Participate as a team, youth program or collegiate squad by signing up at http://www.nfcr.org/play-4-
cure-registration-form or contact NFCR at Play4theCure@nfcr.org.
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Posted on September 18, 2014
The Tipped Cotton Polo is set on placket, garment-washed for extra softness and is extremely durable. The high end cotton polo is available in white tipped with green and navy or white tipped with Carolina blue and navy. The classic look is essential to any man’s wardrobe and will be the go-to for events such as casual nights out, corporate functions and anything involving sports. This garment is deemed to be the corporate favorite and team travel necessity.
Posted on September 15, 2014
Harrow Sports is pleased to announce a three year partnership with the Atlantic Coast Collegiate Hockey League commencing with the 2014-2015 season.
Harrow has had the pleasure to work with hundreds of ACHA programs providing equipment, uniforms, team apparel and bags throughout the years and is thrilled to begin this venture with the ACCHL.
"We are very excited about the opportunity to work with additional teams in the ACCHL under a unified agreement,” said Todd Johnson, Club Sports Advisory Board Chairman of Harrow Sports. “We simply ask teams to give us their wish-list and allow us to win their business with proven products and trusted service and delivery. To have the support of this approach from the ACCHL is wonderful. We look forward to supporting the league initiatives over the course of the term.”
“The ACCHL is ecstatic to have recently partnered with Harrow Sports,” states Mike “Sheriff” Walley,Commissioner of the ACCHL. “Our teams will benefit from the phenomenal quality of products, customer service and expeditious delivery service that is proven second to none. The ACCHL would also like to thank Harrow Sports for their extremely generous support for the ACCHL All-Star game and tournament.”
Posted on September 5, 2014
Harrow Sports is thrilled to enter a multi-year agreement with USA Hockey to continue as the official equipment, uniform, apparel, and bag supplier of the 2015 and 2017 USA Hockey Men's and Women's National University Team. The partnership supports the U.S. National University Teams participating in the Winter World University Games.
"We're extremely pleased to have Harrow Sports involved with our National University Teams," said Mike Bertsch, assistant executive director for marketing and communications at USA Hockey. "We appreciate their on-going support of both our men's and women's teams at the Winter World University Games."
The Winter World University Games are held every two years and Harrow Sports has played an integral role since partnering with USA Hockey in 2008, including the most recent success of the men's and women's team in 2013. Both squads had their best finish ever, with the women earning a bronze medal and the men finishing fourth. Harrow has worked with the men's team three times (2009, 2011, 2013) and the women's team once (2013).
"Extending our relationship with USA Hockey and the National University Teams allows us to continue to show our support for both USA Hockey and the American Collegiate Hockey Association," said Todd Johnson, chairman of the hockey advisory board for Harrow Sports. "We look for continued success for the men and women and are excited to be a part of it."
Posted on December 10, 2013
Posted on September 3, 2013