representing the industry
Convening manufacturers of baseball and softball gear, uniforms, and accessories.
The Baseball & Softball Business Council, comprised of SFIA member companies, represents the baseball and softball industries on issues and initiatives affecting both sports.
Website and Research: SFIA maintains a database that tracks baseball and slow-pitch and fast-pitch softball participation through the Sports, Fitness, & Leisure Activities Topline Participation Report.
National Mediation: SFIA serves as a mediator on issues between manufacturers and the National Federation of State High School Associations, USA Baseball, ASA, Little League Baseball, PONY Baseball & Softball, Babe Ruth, NCAA, the USSSA, American Legion, and other national governing bodies.
Annual Discussions with NGBs: SFIA coordinates an annual meeting each April in Indianapolis with the National Federation of State High School Associations and the NCAA to discuss rules changes that impact uniforms and equipment.
Data and Demographics: SFIA provides the industry with demographics on participation through SFIA’s Sports & Fitness Participation Report, Sports Participation in America, and U. S. Trends in Team Sports.
Industry Sales: SFIA conducts an annual wholesale sales study (Manufacturers’ Sales by Category Report) on the U.S. sporting goods industry, which includes line items dedicated specifically to baseball and softball, such as bats, fielding gloves, protective gear, batting gloves, baseballs, and softballs.
You must be an SFIA member to join the Baseball & Softball Business Council.
Baseball & Softball Business Council Member Companies
For more information or for questions on the Baseball & Softball Business Council, please contact [email protected].