The Constant Movement of a Brilliantly Planned Gymnasium

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Aug 28, 2018 5:07:12 AM


    Athletic programming is a crowded space. With more participants perhaps than ever before, facility owners and operators are always scrambling to not only offer cutting-edge equipment but to also ensure every inch of space is properly utilized.

    When it comes to gymnasium equipment, the list is long and highly customized. With expansions in program offerings in educational and community-based facilities, the need for additional equipment is seemingly never ending.

    For operators of busy facilities, the need for speed and automation is growing with each day that passes. When it comes to educational facilities such as schools, colleges and universities, the gymnasium is typically a heavily scheduled location, catering to a variety of programming and athletic competition.

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    Topics: Basketball Equipment, Gym Divider Curtains, Volleyball Equipment, Gymnasium

    Get Set Up for Outdoor Volleyball This Summer

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jun 16, 2016 6:33:02 AM


    Outdoor and/or beach volleyball has grown in popularity with recreational and professional volleyball players since it was introduced as an Olympic sport in the 1996 Games in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Much the same as its indoorcounterpart, beach volleyball shares the fundamental goal of sending the volleyball over a net in hopes of grounding the ball on the opposing team’s side of the court, with a few differences in game play.  The main difference is this version of the game is most widely played on a sand court rather than a rigid surface such as a gymnasium floor.

    With this change of venue comes a change in equipment.  As one can imagine, a playing surface in the outdoors comes with a number of considerations and the equipment used to play the game requires it to be able to withstand the elements. 

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    Topics: Volleyball, Volleyball Equipment

    Volleyball Referee Stands & Optional Padding

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Dec 10, 2015 4:00:00 AM


    What might come as a surprise to some is that the sport of volleyball ranks second behind the sport of soccer among participation sports around the world. Invented in 1895 in Massachusetts, volleyball initially grew exponentially within the United States, but now boasts over 800 million active players across the globe.

    While we do specialize in a variety of both indoor and outdoor volleyball systems, we also carry an extensive line of accompanying accessories that can both enhance the playing experience and provide a professional feel to game play. One such accessory that has become much more of a staple for many facilities and organizations is the volleyball referee stand. These stands allow referees or officials a perch above floor level to make accurate calls such as scoring and faults or errors during game play. Referee stands also provide participants with a consistent location for officials so they can quickly comprehend the in-game signals from the referees.

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    Topics: Volleyball, Volleyball Equipment

    Selecting an Indoor Volleyball System for Your Gymnasium

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Nov 12, 2015 4:00:00 AM


    With so many options available today, it can be difficult to select the indoor volleyball system that is best suited for your facility. In today’s market, facility operators are focused on providing their users with a high-quality product, but that can also fit in strict budget restraints when applicable.

    We have spent the past 35 years supplying and manufacturing the very best in athletic equipment and infrastructure with two main goals in mind: to provide our growing customer base with the very best quality products available and following up with the very best in customer experience.

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    Topics: Volleyball, Volleyball Equipment

    Utilizing Concealed Floor Sockets for Indoor Volleyball Systems

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Nov 5, 2015 4:00:00 AM


    For most educational facilities, indoor volleyball is a staple sport played in gymnasiums, particularly as we shift into the winter season. For most facilities, setting up for volleyball practice and games can be relatively time-consuming and can often require a number of teachers or support staff to physically set up the nets.

    While ceiling-suspended volleyball systems are available, for most facilities they may not be necessary or within their budget constraints. To alleviate some of the set-up time, we proudly carry and install a number of volleyball accessories that can be permanently placed within the gymnasium flooring and provide added stability during play.

    Floor Sockets & Sleeves


    These accessories make a world of difference when planning and setting up a volleyball system, especially in busy facilities where multiple sports are played. These sockets are installed right into the gymnasium floor and are compatible with both floating and non-floating synthetic gym flooring. Each socket is constructed of heavy-gauge steel for optimum stability and support and allow volleyball uprights to be removed efficiently and stored out of the way during other court activities. Sizing varies based on each facility’s unique needs, so inside diameters are available in 4’, 3.5” or 3” sizes and you can choose from 12”, 10” and 9” depths. Obviously, the deeper these sockets are placed within your flooring, the greater the stability and strength provided for your volleyball nets.

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    Topics: Volleyball, Volleyball Equipment

    3 Ways To Shake Cabin Fever In Your Community

    Posted by Jeff Hurrle

    Feb 20, 2014 10:00:00 AM


    Cabin fever is no joke, and at this point in the winter season it is becoming a very real sentiment for a lot of people. When it’s cold outside, it is hard to feel motivated to stay active and moving. Sometimes just leaving the house feels like a workout this time of year! So how can you fight the winter blues without turning blue?

    Community sports facilities and recreation centers are a perfect solution for frigid couch potatoes. Have fun and stay active, without getting frost bite!

    If you manage a facility like this in your town, you know the importance of gathering people together to strengthen the community. Organizing winter activities for kids and families at your facility does a great service to combat cabin fever.

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    Topics: Gymnasium Floor Covers, Volleyball Equipment

    Life’s a Beach - Play Volleyball!

    Posted by Jeff Hurrle

    Jan 14, 2014 12:53:00 PM


    It might be hard to imagine as we brave the cold of winter, but before long it will be spring again. When the snow melts, athletes - amateurs and professionals alike - will be coming out of hibernation ready to play outside again. Among one of the most popular warm-weather activities these days is beach volleyball. But the sport has expanded far beyond its coastal roots, now a staple at just about any outdoor facility!

    Inspired by its indoor equivalent, beach volleyball was born as a summer leisure activity in California in the1920s.

    With the appeal of its fun and simple nature, the game quickly grew in popularity. It wasn’t long before California club teams formed, staging friendly competitions across town lines. This growing interest in beach volleyball soon stretched across the globe, with the first professional tournament held in France in 1960.

    The world-wide love of outdoor volleyball was contagious, and from there it continued to gain immense popularity as a professional sport. By 1976, the first professional beach volleyball tournament was held in California. The winners won the World Championship title, qualifying for the Olympic games to follow.

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    Topics: Volleyball, Volleyball Equipment

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