Soccer Band-Its™ came about a little out of necessity and a lot out of a desire to fund raise for my local soccer club.
My two sons, Jonathan and Christopher, play soccer and we ran into some issues with their equipment. Like many youngsters, Jonathan, had trouble keeping his laces tied. I found the local soccer shops sold a generic product at a ridiculous price. I knew I could make them better and at a lower cost. If we ordered in bulk quantities, the cost would be low enough for our club to sell them to every player and still turn a profit. Shoelace Band-Its were born!
At the same time, I noticed that my older son, Christopher, (and nearly all of his teammates) always had to use messy, costly athletic tape to keep their shin guards right where they wanted them. Eventually, he began purchasing an overpriced elastic and Velcro product from the local soccer shop. I knew I could apply the same principles of better quality and lower cost to my own version of this product - Shin Guard Band-Its. Again, by ordering in bulk quantities, the cost would be low enough for our club to sell them to every player and still turn a profit.
I realized that if I could do this for my home soccer club, I could do it for every soccer club. To take it to the next level, I explored the possibility of customizing these two products with a soccer club’s custom color logo. I found that I could do it while still keeping the quality high and costs low. In fact, the costs were low enough that I could wholesale them in bulk quantities to the soccer clubs. The clubs, in turn, could add a little profit, market their brand with their club’s logo on the products, and still charge their players less than the local soccer shops or online retailers.
I dragged my sister, Alyson, who works in marketing and sales to help the company get on its feet. Once all the details were nailed down, Soccer Band-Its™ was created.
We hope you and your players enjoy our products and continue to love “The Beautiful Game.”
President and Founder