Unfortunately, again, our manufacturer is out of the Rage Cage Club SX goal until late August. We apologize for any inconvenience. You may still order and be put on a waiting list that will be first-come, first served. In the meantime, there are two other options we can offer. First, if you'd like the top-of-the-line Pro Goal, which is, as its name implies, professional lacrosse caliber, we know you'll be immensely satisfied. If you have a player who is younger, (8-14), then the B100-SX will fit the bill. The main difference between the B100, Club SX and Professional is that the B100 uses a 3mm net, the Club SX a 4mm and the Pro is 5mm. The steel gauge piping is a little more heavy-duty the higher up the chain you go as well, but all three are plenty durable. You can check out all of our selections here.
Letter From a Volunteer Coach
This comes from one of the companies we proudly offer on the site, CoachDeck. Those of you who have ever coached, or especially those who have not but who have children playing sports with volunteer coaches, this Letter From a Volunteer Coach has gone viral so you may have already read it. If not, we recommend you do.
We told you yesterday a new product was coming and we're proud to announce that we've added The Bench Coach to our line! The BenchCoach is the ultimate dugout organizer that allows any team to have a professional dugout right on the Little League or softball diamond...virtually anywhere. Check it out here. If you coach a team, if you run a league, you need to look at this terrific tool that will allow your players to keep their helmets up, off the ground, give them a place to store bats and water bottles, etc. The BenchCoach is awesome!
New Product Coming Soon!
We are proud to be adding a new product to our baseball/softball line soon...The Bench Coach dugout organizer. This handy product is perfect to travel teams and for youth baseball and softball leagues. The Bench Coach contains compartments for helmets, gloves and other gear but is portable. It snaps onto the chain link fence found in most youth ball diamond dugouts and, when the game is over, neatly stores away. We'll let you know when it is up and for sale but we were so excited we had to spill the beans!
Happy Memorial Day!
We at Upstart Sports would like to wish you a safe and happy Memorial Day. This is a great day to play some baseball, or catch a game live or on television. While enjoying your time with America's pastime, be sure to remember those who can't be here with us because they made the ultimate sacrifice in a foreign land so that we may enjoy our freedom.
Don't hit balls into the fence!
Walking by the baseball field today and say a coach doing soft-toss with his players to warm them up before the game. That's great, except they were hitting the balls into the fence surrounding the ball park. The fence was bulging out from the impact of today's balls and probably years of the same practice. Why is this a problem you may ask? Well, beyond the fact that there are signs posted prohibiting this behavior and that the school district may revoke the use of the fields if it continues, there is a safety concern. Because of the momentum of thousands of balls being hit into the middle of the fence, the bottom is curling up and out towards the field. This means a player who is running for a ball in foul territory could, potentially dive or fall and land on that upturned fence that is now exposed.
Coaches, get a pop-up net from us and you'll never have to have players hit into fences again. And you'll look and feel much more professional, which will rub off on your players. Plus, the quality of their practice will improve dramatically.
Everybody's playing baseball
Little League is in full swing. High school baseball post-season tournaments are starting. College playoffs are moving towards the D1, D2, D3 and NAIA World Series'. And anyone whose team didn't make the playoffs is thinking about summer ball. Oh, year and the MLB and MiLB are out of the gate. Hope you get to enjoy some baseball this weekend. Play ball!
And they're here...
We have updated our product page to reflect the 2015 line of XProTex batting gloves, and there are some huge improvements! First of all, for those paying attention, the price of each pair of gloves has come down substantially! Hurry and get a pair before we change our mind!
Next, you'll see a new offering that should fire you up. The DINGR is a sleek, exciting model that is priced to be incredibly affordable. You'll love the way it feels - it's tacky in a good way, (think great grip) and its comfort and durability are unsurpassed. The only decision you'll have to make is which model to choose. We recommend trying one of each. You know you want to!
We will be soon updating our product offering of elite, protective batting gloves from XProTex. XProTex batting gloves are the industry leader in baseball and softball gloves that provide protection, style, comfort and grip. We love the company and their mission, which is to offer great value and quality, while protecting hitters' hands, wrists and finger from injury.
And, more good news! Prices are going to be reduced for 2015, so now is the time to jump in and get a pair or two. Look for new models and new pricing here at Upstart Sports soon!
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