The Bush School Partners Up with Eastbay

The Bush School Partners Up with Eastbay

Seattle, WA – Jo Ito, athletic director at The Bush School, announced the school has re-signed a three-year agreement with Eastbay to provide Nike footwear, uniforms, and gear to the school.

Eastbay has been a leader in athletic performance and lifestyle for over 40 years, including a vast selection of gear from top sportswear brands.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with Eastbay,” Ito said. “Having a one-stop-shop solution for all of our athletic gear needs is invaluable, and the service Eastbay provides is second to none!”

Eastbay representative Ray Shine worked closely with The Bush School to organize the partnership.

Seattle Prep Partners Up With Eastbay

Seattle Prep Partners Up With Eastbay

Seattle, WA – Sam Reed, athletic director at Seattle Prep, announced the school has signed a four-year agreement with Eastbay to provide Nike footwear, uniforms, and gear to the school.

Eastbay has been a leader in athletic performance and lifestyle for over 40 years, including a vast selection of gear from top sportswear brands.

Reed said “Seattle Prep is excited to partner with Eastbay and Nike. This is a great opportunity to merge our rich tradition with a bright future while ensuring our student-athletes and coaches the best possible experience from the moment they put on a Panther uniform.”

Eastbay representative Ray Shine worked closely with Seattle Prep to organize the partnership.

 

 

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Great Lakes Baseball Academy Partners Up with Eastbay

Great Lakes Baseball Academy Partners Up with Eastbay

Woodbury & Arden Hills, Minnesota – Brian Bambenek, the Founder and Owner of Great Lakes Baseball Academy, announced the Academy has signed a five-year agreement with Eastbay to provide Nike footwear, apparel, and gear for the academy.

Eastbay has been a leader in the athletic performance and lifestyle product market for over 40 years, with a vast selection of gear from all the biggest brands.

Bambenek said “To partner alongside two of the most recognizable brands in sports – Nike and Eastbay – was a no-brainer for us. This partnership will give our athletes access to the best gear and training opportunities on the market. Our loyalty to both brands existed well before this partnership, but this five-year contract only solidifies our belief in both Eastbay and Nike moving forward. Our staff and coaches appreciate the trust both Nike and Eastbay are placing in us to represent their brands.”

Bambenek went on to talk about the future of the organization. “Our Academy is still in the infancy stages of where I see our organization in 5-7 years. From our facilities to our programming, in five years I hope the only thing our alumni recognize is our coaching staff. We’re currently working to build a sports performance team that will specialize in training premier athletes based on data analytics using state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Our vision is to become the #1 baseball center in the midwest, guided by the research where training hard meets training smart and athleticism, injury mitigation, and longevity are equal priorities.”

Eastbay representative Brad Raymond worked closely with Great Lakes Baseball Academy to organize the partnership.

adidas and Parley for the Oceans push to end plastic waste

adidas and Parley for the Oceans push to end plastic waste

Like oil and water, it was once believed that sport facilities and environmentally friendly regulations just don’t mix. With all the water, fertilizer, and energy spent on upkeep, it seemed near impossible to limit unrecycled waste. But one brand made a commitment to fight that stereotype and is already making promising strides in the fight against unrecycled waste in sports.

Early this year, adidas announced it was opening the brand’s first sustainable football field, made with Parley Ocean Plastic, at Miami Edison Senior High School in Miami, FL.

Parley Ocean Plastic is created from upcycled plastic waste, which is intercepted and collected from remote islands, beaches, coastal communities, and shorelines to prevent it from polluting our oceans. adidas wants that plastic to be reused and they announced that approximately 1.8 million recycled plastic bottles were utilized to help create the field that will serve not only Edison High, but the wider Liberty City community.

“We believe that, through sport, we have the power to change lives, and this field is a demonstration of our taking action on that belief,” said Cameron Collins, Director of Football, adidas North America. “(It’s) more than a place for these young athletes to play, it’s a reminder of our collective responsibility to end plastic waste.”

The multipurpose field will be officially unveiled with a celebratory 7-on-7 football tournament for high school athletes, who will also get the opportunity to debut the environmentally friendly adidas Adizero x Parley cleats, made with Parley Ocean Plastic.

Along with introducing new, eco-friendly products, adidas has pledged to continue to be a driving force in the fight against ending plastic waste. Here is what the brand plans to roll out over the next decade plus:

  • 2020: more than 50 percent of all the polyester adidas uses in products will be recycled.
  • 2021: adidas will work with key US sports partners (MLS, NHL, USA Volleyball, and the Power 5 NCAA football programs) to transition to more sustainable uniforms.
  • 2024: adidas will use only recycled polyester in all adidas products across the business – aided by the introduction of PRIMEBLUE and PRIMEGREEN performance fabrics where 100% of the polyester used is recycled.
  • 2030: adidas will reduce the company’s carbon footprint by 30 percent (as compared to 2017) as part of the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.
  • 2050: achieve climate neutrality. In Germany, the company already sources almost all its electricity from renewable sources.

“Since 1998, we’ve been developing and introducing innovations to end plastic waste,” said James Carnes, VP Brand Strategy. “Our commitment to eliminate the use of virgin polyester in our products by 2024 helps us get one step closer to being a more circular company.”

Curious about a more sustainable world through sport? Check out adidas.com/sustainability for more info!

Coach Lo’s Tips For A Successful Recovery

Coach Lo’s Tips For A Successful Recovery

Steven Lo is the Offensive Coordinator, Quarterback Coach, and Director of Strength and Conditioning of the 2019 National Championship football team at St. John Bosco High School. Coach Lo shared with us his top tips for a player’s successful recovery after practices and game days.

Coach Steven Lo stands on the field with his arms crossed looking off camera.
  • NUTRITION is key leading up to any intense training. Carbohydrates provide energy; protein prevents muscle breakdown. You’ll also want to eat after your workout to replace what you lost – protein to repair muscles, carbohydrates and fruits to replace muscle glycogen (which supplies energy for your next workout or competition).
  • HYDRATION, both during and after competition, replaces fluids. This is vital in order to avoid dehydration and flush waste products out of your system.
  • MOVEMENT is medicine. After the rough part of the day is over, don’t forget to cool down. And the next day, no matter how sore you feel, you’ll want to get the blood flowing with some easy exercises to help the repair process.
  • ACTIVE RECOVERY is crucial when it comes to recovering from a tough training session. Start with a dynamic warm up, walking, swimming, or light running. Also include some flexibility work, like yoga.
  • SLEEP is the only time your body can truly rebuild and recover microtears in muscles so it’s important to get between seven and nine hours of sleep per night.

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