Monthly Archives: August 2011

2 cool: Our soccer backpack is just $22 for 2 weeks.

Our latest Screamin’ Soccer Deal ends in a couple of weeks, so don’t miss out!

Soccer Backpack by Code Four Athletics
Store your gear for a great price!

Durable, water-resistant soccer team backpack with generous main compartment, ball pouch (ball not included) and side pockets. Black.

Standard shipping extra; player numbers avail. for add’l fee.

Just released: Soccer Wizard Coaching App for iPhone.

Soccer Coaching Wizard app

A new take on taking soccer stats: Coaching Wizard for iPhone.

Soccer stats go high-tech with this nifty little Soccer Wizard app, available for just $2.99 from itunes. It easily and conveniently helps you manage key data including individual playing time, substitutions, and player and team statistics such as goals, assists and shots on frame.

So much for the ol’ clipboard and notepad!

New data on how to prevent soccer hamstring injuries.

hamstring injuries in soccer
Hamstring strains account for 1 of every 7 soccer injuries.

Research shows that hamstring injuries account for 1 out of every 7 injuries in soccer. Nearly 25% of players who injure their hamstring are likely to re-injure it. Recovery can take up to several months in some cases.

Given this data, we thought we’d share these new findings on how to prevent hamstring strains in the first place. Take a few minutes to read through it; you and your team may greatly benefit.

DP soccer rule change allows younger players to join MLS.

NEW YORK — Five years after its introduction revolutionized the face of the league, the Designated Player rule just got a whole lot younger.

On Tuesday, MLS unveiled a new type of DP mechanism that is projected to bring in a new crop of young international stars to the league.

Young Guns will soon be easier to get for MLS clubs.

Beginning in 2012, teams can acquire Designated Players based overseas who are 20 years of age or younger for a budget charge of only $150,000, while Designated Players between the ages of 21 and 23 will count just $200,000 against a team’s salary budget. Current DPs represent a $335,000 hit to a club’s player budget of $2,675,000, regardless of their age.

Read the full story and find out more.

Miracle League is a hit.

Miracle League of SeattleFor several years now, we have created baseball shirts and caps for a local Pacific Northwest ‘division’ of The Miracle League, a wonderful organization that offers people with disabilities the opportunity to play our national pastime. There are currently more than 200 Miracle Leagues across the country.

Here in the Seattle area, The Miracle League is supported in part by The Employee Recycling Fund, a non-profit organization supported entirely by money from private contributions and recyclables, such as aluminum cans and newspapers. All the money it raises from recycled pop cans and plastic bottles goes to provide equipment and uniforms to people with disabilities for sports training. Since its founding in 1974, it has raised well over $1 million.

A couple years back a local TV station did a nice story on the Miracle League in our backyard. Take 4 minutes of your day to find out more about this great program.

Championship tees commemorate soccer tournament win.

 

Proud Kent United Player
A proud player displays here championship tee.

Back in mid-July the mighty Kent United 99 girls’ team won a local soccer tournament, their first tourney win in what it hopes to be a long string of victories. To help celebrate the occasion, we outfitted them with some cool championship T-shirts.

The front displayed a logo detailing their first-place finish, and the back featured a saying that sums up their relentless work ethic: “Champions Are Made In Practice.”

Champions tee

An inspirational quote on the back of the tee.

 

 

 

 

Interested in doing something similar? Check out our selection of soccer team tees, as well as hoodies and more. Before you go, here’s a great shot from of the winning team in front our Code Four Athletics soccer ball car.

Kent United team with championship tees

Proud teammates hold up their championship tees for all to see.