With the 2018 soccer season, we begin a new uniform cycle. For this cycle, we’ve partnered with the Saint Paul-based custom sports apparel manufacturer Podiumwear. Our new uniforms were custom designed from the ground up—including women’s, men’s, and youth cuts—to Blackhawks’ specifications with technical fabrics and sublimated digital designs.
Jerseys, shorts, and socks will all change for summer 2018. Families will place all orders online, with delivery direct to homes.
Each player will receive an email at the appropriate time with ordering instructions (via TeamSnap). We will provide size samples at convenient locations for each of the three waves of ordering, below.
- U15+ Premier and C1 players received ordering instructions Dec 5, 2017 for a pilot run; they should order promptly
- The remaining U11+ players will receive instructions in Jan 2018. Watch your inbox
- U9–U10 players will receive instructions after team formation in Feb 2018
Warm-ups and other accessories will be announced in the future. Look for more detail coming out early in 2018.
The locally crafted uniforms come with many advantages: women’s cut, dye sublimation customization can’t peel off, availability on our schedule, and “greener” delivery—cutting, assembly, sewing, customization, and packing are all done in the same location. We’re excited to see the new Blackhawks kit around town and around the region!