SFIA

Promoting Sports & Fitness
Participation and Industry Vitality

SFIA Products and Services

img/images/home_page_slides/10majorleaguebaseball.gif
img/images/home_page_slides/11weightlifter-female.jpg
img/images/home_page_slides/12menslacrosse.jpg
img/images/home_page_slides/14BeachVolleyballPlayers.png
img/images/home_page_slides/15tennisplayers.jpg
img/images/home_page_slides/16Football-players-(young)-huddle.jpg
img/images/home_page_slides/17BairdHomepageSlide.png
img/images/home_page_slides/18competitorswimmer.jpg
img/images/home_page_slides/19man-lifting-weights.jpg
img/images/home_page_slides/20Mntn-Bike-Race-Start.jpg
img/images/home_page_slides/21ExponentHomepageSlide.png
img/images/home_page_slides/22yogasession.jpg
img/images/home_page_slides/23Boxing.jpg
img/images/home_page_slides/24womendumbbells.gif
img/images/home_page_slides/26Hikers_with_Gear.png
img/images/home_page_slides/27girlbball.gif
img/images/home_page_slides/28man-lifting-barbell.jpg
img/images/home_page_slides/29SURYHomepageSlide.png
img/images/home_page_slides/30golfer.gif
img/images/home_page_slides/31Biking_with_Gear.png
img/images/home_page_slides/32Yoga_Poses.png
SFIA News Twitter Events

NEWS

September 26, 2018
Nix Wins 15,000 Dollar Grand Prize and All-Expense-Paid Trip to Under Armour at the 2018 SFIA Start-Up Challenge

September 18, 2018
SFIA Upset with Decision to Impose Tariffs on 200 Billion Dollars in Consumer Goods

September 12, 2018
2018 SFIA State of the Industry Report Identifies New Opportunities Presented by an Increasingly Consumer-Centric World

September 4, 2018
SFIA Industry Leaders Summit Packs Agenda with Industry Trailblazers

August 20, 2018
SFIA to US Trade Representative: Increase Tariffs are a Bad Idea!

August 9, 2018
SFIA Announces Six Start-Up Challenge Finalists for 2018 Competition

July 30, 2018
Senate Passes Tariff Relief Bill, Saving Industry Millions

July 27, 2018
SFIA Announces 2018 Future Industry Leaders Scholars

July 25, 2018
In Historic Vote, U.S. House of Representatives Passes the PHIT Act!

July 18, 2018
SFIA Releases First Batch of Single Sport & Fitness Activity Reports for 2018

July 12, 2018
PHIT Leaps Forward on Congressional Agenda

July 11, 2018
SFIA STATEMENT: Proposed Tariffs Target Sports Bags and Baseball, Softball, Hockey and Ski Gloves

July 9, 2018
SFIA Partners with WFSGI to Support the Promotion of its Global Product Labeling Database

June 28, 2018
SFIA Assists Senate in Online Counterfeit Inquiry

June 28, 2018
Venture Capital Firm, Black Lab Sports Sponsors SFIA Start-Up Challenge

June 21, 2018
SURYS Commits to Three-Year Sponsorship Deal with SFIA

June 14, 2018
Soccer Participation in the United States

June, 13, 2018

SFIA Opens Registration for 3rd Annual Start-Up Challenge
?>

A Full Rundown of the 2018 Industry Leaders Summit

SFIA just wrapped up the 6th annual Industry Leaders Summit in Denver, bringing together the industry’s greatest leaders: executives, investors, experts and entrepreneurs for a packed 48 hours of networking, eye-opening presentations and thought-provoking panel discussions. 

Headlining this year’s event was the 3rd annual Start-Up Challenge, which hosted a profound new level of competition and variety, likely inspired by the new grand prize: A $15,000 check (provided by Black Lab Sports) and an all-expense-paid trip to spend a day with the Under Armour Innovation Team. With such high stakes, the room was packed to watch the young start-ups pitch their company to a panel of highly-regarded judges, which included President & CEO of Riddell, Dan Arment; CEO of Varsity Brands, Adam Blumenfeld; Founder & Managing Partner of KB Partners Venture Capital Firm, Keith Bank; heir to The Great Adi Dassler of adidas and Principal of ADvantage Sports Tech Fund, Alexander Bente; just to name a few… Click here for more.

 

2018 National Health Through Fitness Day

Big SFIA Victories in Washington - PHIT & MTB Moving Forward

 
In a huge victory for America’s health, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act, which would allow the use of pre-tax savings accounts for physical activity-related expenses. PHIT has been a longtime priority of SFIA and was included in a bipartisan package of HSA reforms that passed in the House by a vote of 277–142. Now, the measure moves to the Senate for further consideration. Click here for full story.
 
In addition, the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB), which will lower existing tariffs on a wide variety of imported goods, has now passed in both the Senate and the House. SFIA led over 30 successful petitions on various industry products, which will now receive dutry relief under the new, revised MTB. These new tariff rates will likely go into effect mid-October, after receiving a presidential signature, and will create a total of $16.5 million in duty relief annually. Click here for the full press release.
 
 

Nix Takes Home 2018 Start-Up Challenge Grand Prize at the Industry Leaders Summit!

 

The Start-Up Challenge held true to its reputation of showcasing the most innovative products hitting the industry, as six entrepreneurs took the stage to present their young companies in front of a distinguished panel of judges, comprised of CEOs and industry-leading investors. Nix, the creators of high-tech sensors, capable of measuring hydration status via sweat to optimize safety and physical and cognitive performance, ended up taking home the grand prize, a $15,000 check (provided by Black Lab Sports) and an all-expense-paid trip to spend the day with the Under Armour Innovation Team.


To learn more about the Industry Leaders Summit, Start-Up Challenge and Nix, the challenge winner, click here!

 
 
2018 National Health Through Fitness Day

2018 State of the Industry Report Has Been Released! 
 

The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) State of the Industry Report is an annual report, providing an analytical look into the trends and issues affecting the sports & fitness industry, including participation, economy and industry environment. As leaders in sports & fitness research, SFIA provides insight into key trends that are shaping our industry. 
 
Be sure to check out the report for in-depth interviews with industry leaders from SportsEngine, Wilson Sporting Goods and Wolverine. This report is FREE to SFIA members, and available to non-members for $600. Click here to view and purchase the 2018 State of the Industry Report
 

 

Copyright © 2018 SFIA • All Rights Reserved

Subscribe to Our SFIA Weekly E-Mail List

Enter Your E-Mail Address:

No, thanks