Team Apparel- Colors and Patterns Galore

By: Robert Riles

Team apparel is what gives the team an identity and a personality, adding the final touch making them ready for the match. The team apparel should be of a bright color and each of the jerseys, caps and other accessories must have the names and numbers of all the players. This is what helps the audience identify them from up on the stands. Also, after a while if a player has been performing amazingly well, his number becomes very popular and fans start looking to buy a jersey or T shirt with the number on it. Children especially love to wear T shirts and jackets with their favorite star players name or number. This gives them a newfound confidence and draws respect from their friends. Each and every team in the various sports played across the world has a unique color code, pattern and style that they follow.

Sometimes it is specified by the governing board, while other times, they simply follow a tradition. The number 23 in football world is identified with David Beckham of England who is very popular for his performance on the field and for his good looks.

This can be seen in the movie that was released where a young girl aspired to become like him. Such is the impact of sports memorabilia and the apparel worn by the players. There are various company that offer to make the team apparels based on the specification given by the team's manager or head. Football, basketball, baseball,hockey,volleyball are all sports that have uniforms and the players wear same color style outfits. In fact every team has a cheer leading squad who are also fitted with their own specially made team apparels. There are some other events which involve individual participation, but they might be representing a country, in which case the clothes they wear will be uniform for all from that country, this can be seen in athletics or gymnastics.

For volleyball, the players are required to wear a collared T shirt and a pair of shorts, and similarly every sport has its own set of rules of how the uniform should be. Based on this, the companies will manufacture the team jerseys and T shirts. Depending on the requirement of the game, and rules applied the team apparel should be made. For example, in a Wimbledon tournament, players are instructed to wear only white colored outfits, and so based on their needs, team apparels, are created. It is therefore essential to adhere to the rules of the game, the necessity and style that would best suit the sport. They outfits must be neat, smart looking, comfortable and not very fancy. If all these criteria are worked on, then the players will be able to focus on the game instead of on what they are wearing. In most sports, players will have two kinds of team apparels, one that they were during the match and other type worn for practice sessions and during warm ups.

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