3 Products Designed with the Environment In Mind

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Aug 15, 2019 6:47:02 AM


    We are all blessed to live on such a beautiful planet and for many of us, keeping it in great shape is a priority. As new initiatives are released on a daily basis, there is much for each one of us to do to make the world a better place for the next generation.

    While we all have an individual responsibility to our planet, we believe as a business we do too. This is why, where and whenever possible, we aim to source and utilize the very best materials for our products and to ensure they are manufactured in a way that has as little impact as possible.

    With that in mind, we wanted to highlight a few of our products that we proudly supply that are made using recycled materials. These popular products can be found in gymnasiums and athletic facilities around the world and it is our hope to expand our offerings using recycled materials where the opportunity exists.

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    Topics: Equipment Design, Research & Development, Industry

    Synthetic Turf Options

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Dec 4, 2018 4:00:00 AM


    Don’t let the words “synthetic turf” scare you away. Long gone are the days of the bright green fake grass. The synthetic turf options available today are made of high-quality products that actually look like grass.

    Artificial turf is generally more economical due to a reduction in the maintenance required. This will vary depending on the frequency in which the turf is used however, synthetic turf offers many advantages in both indoor and outdoor sports facilities as outlined below.

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    Topics: Equipment Design, Turf

    Gymnasiums Used as Multipurpose Facilities

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Nov 28, 2018 4:10:00 AM


    Gymnasiums, once used solely for basketball games or gym class in public schools during the 1960s and 1970s are now becoming popular venues for social and community events. Over the decades, the large open space design of gymnasiums has been used as a makeshift setting for a large capacity banquet or an occasional awards assembly for the small local community. Fortunately, in the designs of today’s gyms, this multi-purpose concept has been embraced and modernized to accommodate an array of activities from sports and athletics to community events.

    Making Your Facility a Winner

    Whether you are interested in renovating and upgrading an existing gymnasium or creating a brand new one, solutions are available. With sports equipment, seating and lighting options available come in an array of designs ranging from stationary to foldable and even retractable, to allow space for other purposes. Gym divider curtains are also available to section off spaces for various events. Additionally, there is a wide selection of flooring options as well, all of which will help in making your facility a winner. 

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    Topics: Equipment Design, Gymnasium

    Designing Athletic Facilities Using Virtual Reality

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Nov 21, 2018 4:00:00 AM


    The advancement of technology is enabling us to do more than ever before imagined. We are referring to the potential available in the world of architecture and design with the use of virtual reality and augmented reality. This technology means that it is no longer necessary to stare at blueprints and concepts on paper to attain a grasp of what the finished product will look like. Instead we now have the ability to take a virtual walk-through of a project through the use of 3D rendering software and holographic display. 

    Enhancing Athletic Facility Design Using VR/AR

    Originally used for gaming, the technology used in head-mounted displays is now being used in architectural and design phases. In 2014 design professions began embracing the VR technology and now, new building designs, such as athletic facilities, can be virtually toured before construction begins. But it doesn’t stop there; once the building design is experienced through virtual reality, the layout and placement of everything from bleachers to exit doors to the scoreboard can be viewed using augmented reality. This is exactly what happened during the design phase of the St. Louis MLS Soccer Stadium, when a virtual and augmented reality tour revealed that the scoreboard placement would pose problems. The abilities of this technology are being embraced and becoming more available all the time.

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    Topics: Sports Technology, Equipment Design

    The Boom in High School and Collegiate Athletic Spending

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Sep 27, 2018 4:00:00 AM


    In recent years there has been an upswing in money spent on high school athletics programs as well as on training facilities. While in the past, sports as well as arts programs in schools were typically the departments to have budgets cut. However, in some areas, this is no longer necessarily the case.

    Athletic directors have worked diligently to fight for the attention and recognition that sports departments are now getting in some locations. Why? The coaches and directors are adamant that athletic programs make a significant impact on the educational development of youth. In sports, you must teach and encourage sportsmanship, teamwork, perseverance, fair play and self-care and these are the exact qualities and values that help youth understand the basics of being a good leader and understanding the importance of being cooperative with others. Athletics require scheduled practice times that are focused on specific goals within that practice time. For students who may be struggling academically, sports could be their outlet. Sports bring people together, even if it’s strictly from a conversation aspect.

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    Topics: Professional Sports, Equipment Design, Industry, Fan Experience, Athletics

    Delivering a Superior Product with Our In-House 3D Design Capabilities

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Oct 15, 2014 5:54:00 AM


    Most of the projects we undertake here at Sport Systems tend to be quite complex by nature, and often take hours upon hours of design work to get every detail right. To help us get this done we employ an in-house design team with an unmatched skill set and pair it with the most innovative 3D design software on the market today, SolidWorks.

    A powerful 3D CAD Design software; SolidWorks allows our designers to create, validate, communicate and manage the entire product development process for every client. Paired with our experienced design team, this innovative technology allows us to get our products to market faster, lower costs for our customers and ensure product safety and reliability on each and every project.

    This visual aspect of your project gives you the freedom and ability to adapt quickly and make changes where and when needed. Any change to the concept of your project is easily updated across all drawings and allows you to truly visualize your concept. To help you visualize the project, the isometric views give you the opportunity to better understand how the product will look and operate inside your facility uponcompletion.

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    Topics: Equipment Design

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