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THE YOUTH SOCCER PACKAGE HAS RETURNED!

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

THE SOCCER PACKAGE HAS RETURNED

Everyone’s favorite deal has returned, the soccer package! A great bundle to help you save for the upcoming season. It’s the perfect way to suit up and outfit yourself for the season. For $44.99 you can get soccer cleats, a soccer ball, shin guards, a drawstring bag to store your items, and a pair of socks!

 

 

Gift Ideas For the Sports Fan

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Wondering what to buy the football fanatic, dance devotee, or basketball booster this holiday season? Disco Sports has you covered! Find jerseys, jackets, hats, and tees from their favorite NFL, MLB, NBA, MLS, and Premier League teams. We also have great small gift items like ornaments, mugs, and water bottles. Take a peek at a few ideas below.

And back for 2016, teach your future sports fans the joy of giving at our Little Reindeer Shop. It’s always a home run with kids & parents alike! Now, bring on the pumpkin pie & christmas cookies!

MLS Has Arrived at Disco Sports

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Hey all you soccer fans– MLS gear has officially arrived in the Disco Sports Shop!

The MLS started its 20th season this past week and we’re all stocked up on the latest gear from your favorite teams. You can find DC United, New York Red Bull, LA Galaxy, and NY City FC both in store and online. Whether you’re traveling to a game to support your team or if you just want to make a statement after last night’s victory, we’ve got what you need to make sure everyone knows where your loyalty lies.

Here’s a season schedule (http://www.mlssoccer.com/schedule) and here’s where you can find the games on TV (http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/thegoalkeeper/2015-Major-League-Soccer-national-television-schedule.html), so mark your calendars and make sure you stop by the Disco Sports Shop and gear up before the season is in full-swing!

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Love Local! WIN a “Sweetheart Package”!

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Love supporting your local community? Want to win a “Sweetheart Package” for you and your loved one this Valentines?

From February 8-14th you can visit any and all participating stores and enter to win a Sweetheart Package, valued at over $500 (no purchase necessary).

Here’s how to enter:
1. Visit Disco Sports
2. Take a picture with the our Contest Sign
3. Share the photo on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #shopRVA
4. Tune back in on Monday, February 16, when we’ll randomly select a shared photo and announce the winner!

Sweetheart Package (valued at over $500):
Jewelry from Cowardins
Flowers from Strange’s
One night stay at the Westin
Chocolates from Gearharts
Four Course Chef’s Dinner for Two at Toast

Can’t wait to see you!

Rewards Program!

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Next time you stop by Disco Sports to #GearUp be sure to ask us about our “Rewards Program”! Earn Points. Get Rewarded. It’s that easy! Can’t wait to see you!

Gear Up for the NFL Playoffs!

Friday, January 9th, 2015

It’s that time of year again–time for the NFL Playoffs! Not only are we excited for the great match-ups this year has in store, but we’re really looking forward to helping you gear up to show your fan pride for your favorite team! Our fanshop has a “no fan left behind” mentality, so even if your team didn’t make it to the playoffs this year, you can still check out some of our unique gear and prepare for next season.

Click on the links below to shop your favorite team’s fanshop here at Disco Sports!

Saturday, Jan 10:

Baltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots

Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks

Sunday, Jan 11:

Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers

Indianapolis Colts vs. Denver Broncos

Speedo’s Championship Suits Now Available at Disco Sports

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

We know you spend hours in the pool working hard to reach your time goals. We also know the importance of a great fitting suit in achieving those goals.That’s why Disco Sports carries the complete selection of Speedo Championship Suits. Whether it’s the FSII, LZR Pro, or the LZR Elite, we have the suit to fit you.

The FSII is inspired by the sleek, low drag properties of one of the world’s greatest predators and king of the ocean– the shark. Designed to repel water, compress the body, and devour the competition, Speedo’s FSII is built for speed and agility.

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Speedo’s LZR Pro is quick-drying and designed specifically to reduce muscle oscillation and skin vibration, creating the ultimate fit with ultimate flexibility. Water repellant and chlorine resistant, the LZR Pro will be a long-lasting staple in your swimming attire.

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The LZR Elite is designed with LZR Pulse+Fabric Technology, which contours your body into the most hydrodynamic shape while reducing muscle oscillation. Silicone leg grippers ensure a snug, solid fit, while lightweight woven fabrics offer compression without added weight.

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Not only do we offer many other suits,styles, and color options, but we also provide personal fitting for swim suits! Interested? Call Karen Lynn at 804-285-4242 to set up your appointment. Looking for suits to fit your entire team? Ask about our team pricing.

 

 

It’s a Long Fall for Boxing and Horse Racing

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Come with me on a journey. A journey to an earlier time, possibly as early as the 1920’s and perhaps as late as the 1970’s. If we were to observe the landscape of sports in America, we’d recognize much. Baseball in center stage. Football in its infancy. Basketball perhaps significantly lower in popularity, but far from low on talent.

But it is boxing and horse racing that would capture our attention as major differences. During these periods, these two sports experienced their highest peaks of popularity. They were the sports de jour for the upper class, and captivated much of the country. Big matches and big races were social events to see and be seen at.

What a difference a couple decades makes. Today these two sports are on the very periphery of the American attention span. In an age dominated by viewer ratings and profit margins, they are all but off the map.

The parallels between the two sports are notable. Both saw major surges between World War I and World War II. Both experienced declines during the 1960’s, only to have resurgences in the 1970’s with the rise of legendary stars like Secretariat and Muhammad Ali. Both depend heavily on gambling as engines of their popularity. Both have seen drastic declines since the 1980’s. Both are in dire straits today in 2012.

Horse racing’s popularity is inevitably tied to the Triple Crown. When racing declined in popularity during the 60’s, many blamed the long period without a Triple Crown winner – a streak broken by Secretariat in 1973. We are currently in another Triple Crown drought that has lasted since Affirmed won the races in 1978. For this reason, most consider the recent forced retirement of Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner I’ll Have Another just days before the Belmont Stakes race a major blow to horse racing’s popularity and future prospects.

Meanwhile, boxing is in a similarly discouraging but altogether darker place in its history. While boxing’s popularity has fallen drastically over the last 30 years, it still commands large sums of money in the form of major winner’s purses and pay-per-view sales. And those sums of money have been the source of corruption through the sport’s past. Perhaps most famously, Jake La Motta admitted later in life to throwing a 1947 fight against Billy Fox at the behest of the Mafia.

Today the sports world is talking about boxing again – but only to wonder if corruption has again taken hold. On June 9th dominant champion Manny Pacquiao and challenger Timothy Bradley fought for the welterweight title. After 12 rounds, Bradley was declared the champion by split decision, though most in attendance and viewing agree Pacquiao was the clear victor. The controvercial decision has sparked a firestorm of criticism and suspicion into the integrity of the sport – which is self-governed and has no form of oversight. Many believe this is a deep stain on a sport that can scarcely afford it.

How the might sports have fallen.

The Summer Swimming Life

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

This post comes to us today from David East, a 13-year summer swim team veteran.
We asked David if he might write up a bit about the experience of being part of a summer swim team, and he said he was happy to! So without further ado…

There are lots of ways for kids to spend their summer vacation. Many of age to get a summer jobs, some go to summer camp, and a good chunk do…not much at all. For me, summer vacation from the age of 5 to 18 meant one thing – swim team. For 13 years, I spent the majority of my summer time at Southampton Recreation Association and swam for the team. Southampton is part of the James River Aquatic Club, and competes with 19 other area pools. I can’t imagine a better way to have spent my summers, and I hope to encourage any kids and parents thinking of getting involved in a summer swim team to do so – and to explain what that involves.

A rec club swim team such as Southampton’s is a pretty sizable affair, as it covers ages as young as 5 and as old as 18. Depending on the pool size, a given swim team could range from as few as 20 to hundreds of kids. The team is divided into age divisions: Mites (8 and under), Midgets (9-10), Juniors (11-12), Intermediates (13-14), and Seniors (15-18). Each team generally has one head coach and 2-4 assistant coaches (usually themselves graduates of the team).

The time commitment for the swimmer and their family is as big or small as you like. Practices are typically held twice a day for each age group, and swimmers are encouraged to come to at least one a day (and many come to both). Meets, or competitions between 2 teams, are held once a week in the afternoon/evening. Meets are great fun for the swimmers, and quite an event for the teams. They can last (very much dependent on the team sizes) as long as 8+ hours all told – though the requirement for any 1 swimmer is much much less. Swimmers will have usually 1-4 events a meet, and compete in heats based on previous times (or the coach’s estimate if they have none). There are 6 meets a summer, with 1 Championship meet between all 20 teams  (a big 2 day event itself).

While these are competing teams, it is by no means exclusive to talented swimmers. On the contrary, all skill levels are welcome (and in face needed). This is the significant difference in summer rec teams and year-round competitive organizations like USA Swimming (Poseidon, Nova, etc).

That being said, JRAC swimmers are passionate about their teams! It’s no rare occurrence to see the young Mites and Midgets crowded at the end of one of their team’s Seniors during a race, cheering them on excitedly. Teams often pick a theme for the summer to play on as added fun an motivation, and the getups at the championship meet can be pretty wild.

Its every great cliche thing you can say about being part of a team – I developed in a sport I love, was passionate about my team, made friends for life, and had somewhere I called home as readily as the house I lived in. The inclusiveness of summer swimming is something I didn’t appreciate until it was behind me – but the ability of any swimmer or any skill level, age, or gender to be a true part of the team is really a special thing.

Let me put it this way. This is the kind of stuff your child will write their college essay on about how it was an integral part of their development and made them a better, more well-rounded person. This is the kind of stuff you want your kids involved in. Trust me.

Disco Swimming at Collegiate Aquatics Center

Friday, March 9th, 2012

We’re so proud and excited to be the official vendor for the Greater Richmond Aquatic Partnership Collegiate School Aquatic Center (What a mouthful! We’ll call it “the pool”).

We’ll be on hand for every meet – we’ll basically have a second store set up on southside!

Can’t WAIT to see everyone there!

Keep an eye out for this sign and you’ll find us.