Baseball is one of this country’s most popular sports. People all over the country love it, and most play it at home, in junior league teams, and, sometimes, even at college. The game is one that requires high levels of physical activity, however, including rolling, sliding, and slipping, often by taking on very awkward positions. As a result, it is vital that people wear clothes that keep them safe and comfortable. For Kevin Rolle, Executive Vice President and COO of AAMU (Alabama A&M University), this is of particular importance. He encourages all his students to take part in athletic activities within the school, while at the same time aiming to make students feel as if they are part of a strong community. Hence, he has worked on making sure the AAMU sports apparel is completely fit for purpose.
College Sports Clothing
Too often, colleges only focus on the design of their sports jerseys and clothing, wanting students to present the name of their school wherever they go. For Rolle, however, it is more important that the jerseys are designed specifically with players in mind. Hence, he has ensured they are made of highly durable materials that enable players to move about freely without worrying their clothes will be destroyed, or that their bodies will be injured. All materials are fully machine washable, which means any mud or grass stains can easily be removed. Most items are made either of polyester or polycotton, and there have been some test runs in which nylon has been used.
The AAMU college baseball jersey, and those for the other sports offered at the college, have been designed to be comfortable, giving players freedom of movement. They are also made of breathable materials, so that athletes are comfortable and don’t start to sweat too much. After all, sweating is already profuse during a game, and if clothes become soaked through, it would be difficult to continue to play at top performance. The AAMU jerseys are so comfortable thanks to their air circulation, that many who don’t play the sport have worn them as well, showing their support for their college team and their belonging to the AAMU community.
Of course, durability was also a key area of concern for Rolle. Hence, he has worked closely together with the team coaches, who purchase the uniforms for the entire team. They have developed the perfect design that is representative of the university, but also that is durable and comfortable. Whenever the AAMU teams play away games, their uniforms stand out from the crowd and everybody can recognize them. The colors and logos have been carefully designed and chosen together with the students at the university, developing something completely unique and totally representative as well.
The athletic division at AAMU is one that Rolle takes particular pride in. He is happy to see students purchasing the various jerseys and other apparel to properly represent the school to the world. All students at AAMU are part of a true family, and wearing these clothes represents that.