January 26, 2021
SFIA Start-Up Challenge Announces Grand Prize
December 30, 2020
SFIA Releases 2020 Trends in Team Sports Report
December 8, 2020
2020 SFIA Year-End Review
November 30, 2020
SFIA Start-Up Challenge Goes Virtual in 2021
November 16, 2020
SFIA Appoints Bill Patterson as New Chief Business Officer
August 24, 2020
All 89 Single Sport & Fitness Reports Released
Section 321: Opportunities and Threats for 2021
March 25, 2021 - Virtual, 3:00 PM (EST)
SFIA/NFHS/NCAA Team Sports Rules Conference
April 13-14, 2021 - Virtual
2021 SFIA Start-Up Challenge
May 4, 2021 - Virtual
Congressional Baseball Game
September 29, 2021 - Nationals Park
Congressional Football Game
November 3, 2021 - Audi Field
Registration is now open for the annual Team Sports Rules Conference. The conference, usually held in Indianapolis, will take place online, hosting leaders from the SFIA, NFHS and NCAA, as they discuss the current state of team sports and what to expect for the 2021 year, in terms of high school and collegiate participation. Individual sport breakout sessions will take place, led by NCAA and NFHS sport experts, allowing you to address questions and concerns in your specific sport. Subject matter experts will be presenting on implications of sports tech and legal/regulatory standards of sports equipment. (Click here to see full agenda.)
Click here to register.
The President signed the year-end omnibus budget and COVID relief package at the end of 2020, but unfortunately it did not include the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) or renew the Generalized System of Preferences program (GSP), nor did the USTR take action to extend the expiring product exclusions from China tariffs. The USTR follows the president’s directives and he has been largely silent on China tariffs since the election. The MTB and GSP were not included in year-end legislation as the clock ran out before congress could finalize details due to a contested election and COVID relief post-election. All of the tariff relief programs are expected to be renewed/extended and will reduce tariff exposure for SFIA members.
SFIA has selected ten finalists to compete at the SFIA Start-Up Challenge, the industry’s premier innovation showcase. The Start-Up Challenge, now in its fifth year, brings together young companies and entrepreneurs to pitch innovative concepts in a competitive format. This year's contest will host the following companies: Bisu, HitCheck, Kayezen, Metric Mate, Readout, Realplay, Reflexion, RooSense, VAY and Workforce Athletics. All challenge finalists will virtually present on May 4, 2021 to over 130 judges, consisting of executives, investors and thought leaders in the sports and fitness industry. The contest winner will receive access to and experience with the Under Armour Innovation Team, a cash prize and brand protection software provided by OpSec Security, a digital media package provided by Spark Inc. and much more!
To learn more about the competition and finalists, click here.