Pre-Season Planning: Your Guide To A Successful Football Season

The pre-season period is important for everyone involved in a football club. This downtime allows for volunteers, players and coaches to rest and plan for the next sporting year. The pre-season is also a crucial time for committee members to begin organising for the season ahead. From stocktakes, equipment and facilities reviews, playing and training uniform design updates, and planning for grant applications, the pre-season period is valuable for everyone involved in community sport.

As the 2022 football season comes to an end, we are encouraging all clubs to start considering what needs to be done in pre-season to ensure a smooth transition into 2023. A critical component of this planning will be ordering club uniforms and equipment. We recommend starting to coordinate with your committee members to organise club uniforms as soon as possible, to allow for kits to arrive in time for the season start.

When it comes to ordering club uniforms, we want to reduce your stress levels for the next season!  At KPI Sports we have created a list of recommended topics for you to discuss at your next committee meeting.

Confirm Club Sponsors

  • This is critical if you are offering logo placements on your football kit. Offer early-bird sponsorship benefits, to encourage sponsors to sign-on before club uniform orders are due.
  • TIP: While individual team sponsors can drive extra revenue, it usually requires more time and effort from the uniform coordinator. If you’re looking to for a simple solution to club sponsors, offer smaller logos across all your jerseys.
  • Check out this article for additional information on Adding Club Sponsors To Your Football Uniform. 

Get The Timing Right

  • To ensure your club uniform is ready ahead of the new season, order as early as possible!  Special pricing is available in September and October when ordering with KPI Sports. Take advantage of these deals and prepare early.
  • Top-up orders are inevitable. Sizes that run over or under are common and sorted with small top-up orders after the season commences. This is much easier to manage and avoids the stress of having no new uniforms for members.

Keep An Eye-Out For Pre-Season Promotions

  • Pre-season specials are available with KPI Sports. This can help in reducing the costs of uniform purchases by up to 30%. Make sure to read the fine print and understand what is being offered and what is not.
  • To take advantage of these deals, talk to your Account Manager.

Ordering early will avoid unnecessary stresses and ensure your season begins seamlessly. Be sure to discuss your ordering timeframes at the next committee meeting and Contact KPI Sports with additional concerns or questions.