The history of team uniforms dates back to the mid-19th century when a certain, now very famous, New York baseball team wore a uniform. Not only did the players of the team wear a uniform, but the coaches and support staff also wore the same attire.
Since then, any sports fan knows the value attached to a team uniform. In fact, sports uniforms are so popular now that fans wear the uniforms of their favourite team on a daily basis.
- Encourages unity in a team
Team uniforms encourage the unity of the team and keep players motivated to perform better on the field. This, in turn, increases the enthusiasm and the desire to succeed. When every team player wears the same jersey, colour, and cap, it instils unity among the team and enhances their confidence.
- A unique identity for your team
Team uniforms are also used to identify teammates and for distinguishing from the competing teams. Some sports jerseys even carry the names of the team players on the back, which also helps to identify players by their names. Moreover, contrasting uniforms of the competing teams allow the players to strategize their game in a better way because they know where their teammates and rivals are on the court. It also allows their fans in the stadium to keep track of their performance.
- Promotes a sense of belonging
People like to belong. A team uniform or jacket can help promote unity, build cohesiveness among members and make an athlete feel like they belong. Every member of the team is equally important, and that’s what teamwork is all about. When the members wear a team uniform, they shed their separate identities and transform into one single unit.
- Practical for fans and coaches
Team uniforms are practical and useful for the parents and coaches managing the team. Unique uniforms or jackets allow quick identification as to who belongs to which team. Coaches can track the performance of their athletes and the parents and family of the athletes can easily locate them.
Volleyball WA is pleased to announce that we are continuing our long-standing partnership with ID Athletic in 2022/23. The company have just supplied our U23 State Team uniforms which looked terrific on the court in Sydney just last week. They are currently working on some new merchandise so look out for that in the coming weeks. For more information on ID Athletic, you can visit their website www.idathletic.com.