How to Evaluate Soccer Uniforms & Suppliers

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How's Your Buying Roadmap? Photo Courtesy: NNECAPA

Buying soccer uniforms can be a very confusing process. From determining your needs, to finding a uniform your team likes (that is also on budget), to figuring out all the personalization options, to finally selecting the right supplier who will ensure your uniforms arrive by kickoff, it is confusing to say the least. Even after twenty-plus years, we still scratch our heads when trying to figure out pricing from other companies.

There are a number of places where the process can go “wrong.” Learning how to buy soccer jerseys can make you batty. Simply put: just because someone has a soccer store or advertises soccer jerseys online doesn’t mean they’ll be an awesome partner in delivering your team uniforms. With colors, sizes and personalization, there are many moving parts that can derail even the most organized person.

As part of our mission to, “Learn. Inspire. Educate.”, we believe that an informed customer is a happy customer. If another supplier meets your needs better than us, we say, “Go for it!” Unfortunately, through the years, we’ve taken too many frantic phone calls where a company had just let the buyer down. As volunteers in our clubs, we just want you to focus your energies in great places: like creating great opportunities for your players – not wondering how to solve your soccer uniform crisis!

Buyers must evaluate all aspects of their purchase: price is a single factor. Timeliness of delivery, cost of add-ons, uniform longevity that meets your team or clubs needs can all be costly mistakes. And, since almost every team and club we know will require uniforms in the future, these areas need to be evaluated seriously. My grandfather had sage advice many years ago:

Don’t focus on pennies when you’re spending dollars.

Developing a Roadmap for Success

Understanding your team’s personal needs is paramount to your success: sponsors, colors, sizing and printing are the obvious starts. But, ease of use, product availability and delivery timelines that meet your team’s buying cycles will avoid the headaches your team may face after investing thousands of dollars with the wrong uniform company. You can download a soccer uniform evaluation worksheet that provides you with a roadmap to assess potential suppliers of soccer uniforms.

If we can answer any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at 888-660-8326.