Park & Sun Outdoor Volleyball Nets – Best Sets Hands Down!

Park & Sun Volleyball Nets Tournament

When it comes to finding the best volleyball sets in the country, look no further then the Park & Sun line of volleyball net systems.  Park & Sun Sports based out of Englewood Colorado is committed to manufacturing high quality and innovative outdoor, portable volleyball sets.  For over 30 years they have set the standard for upper end volleyballs nets with its telescopic, aluminum poles that adjust to three playing heights and their original slip on sleeve net design.  The three net heights include Men – 8’, Women – 7’4″, and Coed – 7’8″.

Park And Sun Volleyball in the park

You don’t need me to tell you how good they are.  Take a look at the reviews on amazon for the Park & Sun Spectrum Classic Volleyball Set It available in 6 different colors with my favorite being the All American Red, White & Blue combination.  It’s perfect for your outdoor barbecues for Memorial Day and the 4th of July. Made in the U.S.A of course!

Park & Sun does not cut corners.  Every piece of every volleyball net and volleyball system is well thought out and made to last.  From the professional sleeve net to the easy-adjust guylines to the telescopic, aircraft-aluminum poles, Park & Sun delivers!  You will not believe how easy and fast the set up is. Most set are fully assembled in under 5 minutes. Sets also include a storage bag, boundary lines (with convenient hand winder), volleyball, pump, and steel stakes.

Chance are if you see a volleyball tournament happening in your area, they are using a volleyball set from Park & Sun Sports.  They are the official volleyball net supplier to some of the nation’s top volleyball tournaments and leagues: Emerald Coast Volleyball, Motherlode Volleyball Classic, Pottstown Rumble, United States Youth Volleyball League, Volleyball of the Rockies, Volley America, Waupaca Boatride Volleyball Tournament.

You don’t have to pay $250 for a great set either.  The Park & Sun Tournament Flex 1000 Volleyball Net is an excellent choice at about $160.

There are many other choices from Park & Sun Sports.  Not just volleyball but Park & Sun manufacturers as variety of volleyball, pool volleyball, tetherball, bocce, pickleball, disc golf, foosball, sports goals, and more.  For a complete list check out https://www.sportsunlimitedinc.com/park-sun-sports.html.

Park & Sun Sports, American Made with quality and innovation for over 30 years.

– Mike

Outdoor Games For The Summer 2018

Memorial Day weekend is finally here! At Sports Unlimited, we look forward to the unofficial start to summer. It’s a long winter here in the northeast, and we’re ready to get out and enjoy everything the beautiful weather has to offer. From backyard bbq’s with family and friends, to trips to the beach, and outdoor games and activities, it just doesn’t get any better!
We can’t be there to flip burgers and hotdogs for you, but we can provide you with the best selling outdoor games this summer. Here is a list of some of our favorites, along with high rated customer picks.

  1. The Park & Sun Spectrum Classic Volleyball Set – It’s called the classic for a reason, because it’s a summer staple year after year. Whether it’s a graduation party, birthday celebration, or summer bbq, everyone can enjoy some volleyball fun. It’s easy to setup, portable, and comes in a variety of net colors.
  2. St. Pierre American Professional Series Horseshoe Set – Made of solid steel, these American made horseshoes are finished with a powder coating to resist chipping and wear. Whether you’re a casual player, or take your game a little more serious, this set works for everyone. Perfect for the backyard or beach.
  3. Victory College Cornhole Set – If you have a favorite college team, then Victory probably has a cornhole game for your school. They have hundreds of schools to choose from, with many designs for each team. Not only do these sets look good, they’re also made in the USA with high quality materials. They’re constructed cabinet grade 1/2″ birch plywood tops, and strong 2 x 4 frames and legs. These cornhole boards blow the competition away. No cheap plastic here.
  4. Morey Cruiser 42.5″ Morey BodyboardBodyboard – Beach goers will love this classic bodyboard! It’s easy to grip, maneuver, and contours for proper body positioning. The slick bottom will help you maximize speed so you can ride
    waves like never before! It’s recommended for riders 160 – 210 pounds.
  5. Park & Sun Badminton Pro Set – Another summer classic from Park & Sun. It includes everything you need to play, including a weather resistant net, four steel frame rackets, and three shuttlecocks. This set is easy to setup and will be a family favorite. A great game for all ages!
These are just a handful of the many backyard games we offer at Sports Unlimited. Check out all of our outdoor games including other summer classics like bocce, washers, croquet, ladder golf, and more!
 – Steve

New 2018 Adult and Youth Football Shoulder Pads from Sports Unlimited

For the first time in Sports Unlimited’s history as a major equipment retailer, football shoulder pads have been added to the Sports Unlimited branded product roster. With so many years of experience selling the best shoulder pads in the world from companies such as Schutt, Riddell, Douglas, Gear Pro Tech, Xenith, X-Tech, and more, 2018 is the time to add Sports Unlimited to that list of equipment brands. Using customer feedback, extensive football gear knowledge, and an in-house design and testing team, the PROSPECT ($42.95) for youth and PROSPECT PRO ($114.95) for adult have been released. Take a look at the designs below.

Sports Unlimited Prospect Youth Shoulder Pads
Sports Unlimited Prospect Youth Shoulder Pads

Youth Football Shoulder Pads - Sports Unlimited ProspectThe 30 years of experience Sports Unlimited has had as a retailer helps it break into selling its own products because using the millions of interactions directly with customers and seeing the successes and failures of selling other brands provides a deep knowledge of products across the category. As a small business in America, it takes creativity and the ability to change who you are to compete with the biggest stores in the world and going from a sports equipment retailer to a sports equipment brand and retailer is a necessary move to combat those challenges.

Sports Unlimited Prospect Pro Adult Football Shoulder Pads
Sports Unlimited Prospect Pro Adult

Sports Unlimited Football Shoulder Pads - Prospect Pro Adult - Side View

Adult Football Shoulder Pads - Sports Unlimited Prospect Pro

 

 

 

 

The goal for developing the Prospect line was to create superb quality, lightweight, and cheap football shoulder pads that would stand up against the already well-known brands in the industry. Football is an expensive sport to play with equipment to buy for every part of the body and dealing with so many players, parents, and coaches over the years, it’s important to provide these people that are passionate about football an option that is able to balance on the line of quality and price. If someone can afford $600 shoulder pads, a $600 football helmet, cleats, pants, girdle, gloves, jerseys, back plates, among other equipment, that’s fantastic (and Sports Unlimited can provide it), but that isn’t true of the vast majority of football players and parents. The game should be accessible. Gear should be accessible. And that shouldn’t come at the cost of quality or safety. The Prospect and Prospect Pro for youth and adult aim to make the game more accessible through low costs, but also without being ‘cheap’.

Product Info:

The Prospect Pro uses a flat pad design, dual density foam, and stainless steel hardware among other great features that have had first users saying it is “amazingly light, breathable, comfortable, and [gives] the best range of motion”. The youth pad is built for all positions, uses an extended body length design with double layer EVA foam. As always, the best place to look for more features and specifications for these football shoulder pads is on the product pages themselves at SportsUnlimited.com. If you want more information about the differences between the adult and youth versions of these shoulder pads you can check out our comparison page here: Adult vs. Youth Shoulder Pads Comparison.

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Trystan Lago Awarded 2015 Scholarship

After reading each and every one of the thousands of scholarship entries for this year’s award, we have finally decided upon a winner. Before I announce who that person is, I’ll briefly explain the scholarship itself and how it is earned.

Each year, we give a $1,000 scholarship award to a deserving individual who we think exemplifies our values here at Sports Unlimited. We discover this person by asking our applicants (who must be a graduating high school senior or a freshman/sophomore in college) to write a convincing and honest essay that answers that year’s prompt. One of our core values is to foster development and by helping a high school or college student-athlete continue his/her education, we hope to stay true to that value.

The 2015 scholarship prompt was to “describe a time when you’ve had to overcome adversity to succeed in a sport.” This style prompt allowed us to accept responses from thousands of applicants who have all participated in various sports whether that be baseball, cheerleading, ice skating, cross country, volleyball, football, martial arts, or one of many more sports. It was not easy to choose only one winner and we appreciate each and every response that we’ve received. Without meandering further, the 2015 winner of the Sports Unlimited Scholarship is…

Trystan Lago

Sports Unlimited Scholarship Winner ,Trystan Lago signing Trine Football Agreement
Sports Unlimited Scholarship Winner, Trystan Lago signs Trine Football Agreement

Trystan’s well-written essay epitomized an athlete’s ability to overcome adversity in a sport in order to succeed and we are truly proud to award him with this scholarship. He is an extremely deserving young man and we wish him all the best in his studies and athletic endeavors at Trine University this fall.

Here is a short excerpt of Trystan’s essay:

“Then, my greatest life disappointment came. My throwing wrist was fractured in the last game of my junior season. After two surgeries, 8 months in a cast, and sitting out spring football the offensive coach decided to start a 15-year-old sophomore who had played as quarterback while I was recovering. I had played quarterback my entire career. It was my love and passion, what kept that burning drive in me to succeed and I found out I would be sitting the bench my senior year. I knew that, without any senior year statistics or game film as quarterback, college football scholarships that had been just within my grasp would likely be impossible. I was extremely depressed, my grades dropped, I didn’t want to go to school, I told my Mom I didn’t care about anything, I was embarrassed and didn’t want to walk through the halls at school or sit with classmates at lunch. My Mom was very worried about me so she asked teachers and mentors at my school, Calvary Christian Academy, to support me. I had a decision to make, be angry and sit on the bench my senior season or ask the coach which position he wanted me to play instead of quarterback. I decided to lose my pride and make the best of the situation. My coach said he was impressed by my attitude, that we needed a wide receiver. Though I suffered my greatest life disappointment, I played as receiver supporting my team and encouraging the younger quarterback.”

Keep an eye out right here on the blog and on our dedicated Sports Unlimited Scholarship page for the new 2016 scholarship essay and survey for next year’s award.

 


Sports Unlimited Stops Hunger

Yesterday, the Sports Unlimited team took to our warehouse (the one with the sweet sports gear) and set up stations with the help of Stop Hunger Now in an effort to make 10,000 meals for hungry children. This wasn’t our first time helping this organization, but as a competitive bunch, we aimed to work faster and do better than last year.

Here are some photos that I took of the event…

 

stop hunger now boxes sports unlimited
And so it begins!
The first pour!
Byler pouring vegetables in
Byler uses his muscles to save children! Pour those vegetables!
Mary cracking jokes, I presume. Nothing wrong with having some fun while you work!
Mary cracking jokes, I presume! Nothing wrong with having some fun while you work!
Ally is the most serious person at this entire event.
Ally is the most serious person at this entire event.
Steve Sealing Stop Hunger Now Packets
Perfect form Steve! 10,000 more sets!
Hand model? No, just Steve. SN Modeling Group?
Hand model? No, just SN Modeling Group. Work it, Steve!
Kristy preparing for launch!  Jared Cook out there at the dock!
Kristy preparing for launch! Jared Cook out there at the dock!
Is Lou Magneto?
Is Lou Magneto?
Who is Lou staring down? What have they done to deserve this? Have they turned to ash?
Who is Lou staring down? What have they done to deserve this? Have they turned to ash?
Nothing is more stylish than hats over hair nets.
Nothing is more stylish than hats over hair nets.
Whatever Drew did, Rumer does not think it is funny.  Not one bit.
Whatever Drew did, Rumer does not think it is funny. Not one bit.
They seem to have reconciled in the name of ending hunger.
They seem to have reconciled in the name of ending hunger. Proud of you guys!
The Rumor montage continues with this focused shot of him pouring. You go Rumor!
The Rumer montage continues with this focused shot of him pouring. You go Rumer!
Dave goes reverse and rocks the hair net OVER the hat. That there is some stylish innovation to the original hat over hair net. What a twist!
Dave goes reverse and rocks the hair net OVER the hat. That there is some stylish innovation to the original hat over hair net. What a twist!
These guys don't mess around. You can tell it from the backwards caps!
These guys don’t mess around. You can tell it from the backwards caps!
Here we find Don "The Philosopher" Ball thinking deeply about something. Of what? We'll never know.
Here we find Don “The Philosopher” Ball thinking deeply about something. Of what? We’ll never know.
LOOK AT THAT TECHNIQUE.  Is that Byung-Hyun Kenny?
LOOK AT THAT TECHNIQUE. Is that Byung-Hyun Kenny?
Matt's no slouch in the tossing category either.  Can you say, PINPOINT?
Matt’s no slouch in the tossing category either. Can you say, PINPOINT?
Riley Lou-per out there making slick grabs... Maybe he prefers Jordan MatthLou?
Riley Lou-per out there making slick grabs… Maybe he prefers Jordan MatthLou? These captions are deteriorating, but I’m not. going. to. stop.
Byler is fearless!
Byler is fearless!
Eyes on the prize Carolyn. Looks like not everything is making it into the bag...
Eyes on the prize Carolyn. Looks like not everything is making it into the bag…
I put myself in harms way to get this shot. Was it worth it? Eh.
I put myself in harms way to get this shot. Was it worth it? Eh.
Drew struts around demanding attention with his newsboy style hair net over hat. Nothing will stop this man from feeding kids.
Drew struts around demanding attention with his newsboy style hair net over hat. Nothing will stop this man from feeding kids.
Drew's best pour yet. Newsboy for MVP!
Megan has no time for Drew even though this is his best pour yet. Newsboy for MVP!
Drew does what he wants, including Steve's job.
Drew does what he wants, including Steve’s job.
This is what 10,000 meals looks like. No joke here!
This is what 10,000 meals looks like. No joke here!
The efficiency is palpable!
The efficiency is palpable!
What a delicate hand-off!
What a delicate hand-off!
This is a picture of Dave!
This is a picture of Dave! Undoubtedly in a Penn State hat.
Don, Ryan, and Lou reminiscing about the Stop Hunger Event that ended 1 minute ago. Great stuff guys!
Don, Ryan, and Lou reminiscing about the Stop Hunger Event that ended 1 minute ago. Great stuff guys!
Superman approves this message.
Superman approves this message.

 

10,000 meals out to kids all over the world who need them. That’s not a sentence, but that’s what we did and it sure looks like we had fun doing it.

If you want to learn more about the effort to stop hunger, visit StopHungerNow.org.


Happy New Year (Sale)

If you’re looking for a great deal to close out the year and start the new year with a running start, you’re looking right at one. Take $20 off your order (over $100) because nothing says Happy New Year like twenty bucks in your pocket and some sweet new gear. New Year’s resolutions are a great for self-improvement and many resolutions are fitness related. We’d love to be a part of your resolution and help you out a bit by giving you a deal that kick-starts your fitness. Find the sale at SportsUnlimited.com.

Have a truly happy new year and may this year be your healthiest yet.


New 2015 Baseball Gear is Here

With new 2015 baseball gear from Easton, Evoshield, Rawlings, Wilson, and more, our baseball selection is living in the future, but available today. With brand new bat technology such as the Easton Torq and Mako series as well as new glove designs and colorways, 2015 will be a year that showcases the future of baseball. There’s no doubt that the best new baseball gear gives players a level of confidence that can’t otherwise be found, but the real trick to becoming the best is by practicing like the best.

One of our favorite pieces of gear this year is the Little League World Series Catcher’s Gear Set from Easton that was used in this past year’s LLWS. Using Easton Mako Chest and Leg Protectors as well as an advanced M7 Catcher’s Helmet, this catcher’s set is one of the best in the world and has the design and performance to back that up. Staying protected behind the plate is completely vital to being able to make successful plays and the LLWS Mako Set makes no sacrifices in protection while being designed to get the best performance possible from making snap throws, to blocks, to keeping cool and comfortable for the entirety of the game.

With multiple colorways, you can choose your team colors or just your favorite colors to make you stand out as the games best catcher. When it comes to youth baseball equipment, it doesn’t get much better.

Little League World Series Mako Catcher's Set

Get your 2015 gear early and get training.


The Gift of Gear

This year, give your favorite football players the gifts they really want: Football Gear. Shock him with an awesome pair of football receiver or lineman gloves in his stocking or even put a football helmet under the tree. It’s clear that football players have a deep attachment to the gear that they wear at practice and on the field, but the sight of brand new gear is something that resonates. Let him keep those NFL dreams alive this year.


Holiday Football Gear Sale

Coinciding with our sitewide holiday sale where you get $20 Off Orders Over $100, we are also running a holiday football sale that gives you 15% OFF FOOTBALL GEAR!

Holiday Football Sale

Whether you need a football helmet, shoulder pads, or just a wrist coach, this sale is for everyone who loves the game. No need for more explanation, 15% is the deal and it’s a deal worth taking!


Jingle Jingle Jingle – Holiday Sale

We’re keeping our holiday sales rolling with our Jingle sale this week where you can save $5, $15, or $25 depending on how much you spend at SportsUnlimited.com. These sales don’t last forever, so get your holiday shopping done with guaranteed Christmas Eve delivery.

If you’re struggling to figure out the best holiday gifts for your friends and family this year, check out our Holiday Gift Guide for great gifts at any price range. Some of our favorite gifts to give are North Face Jackets, Under Armour ColdGear, and Fan Gear from the NFL, NCAA, MLB, etc!