Screen Time

Beacon Athletics Tuff Screens are among the toughest field screens in the business. Available in an oversized 8-foot by 8-foot Fungo Screen or Pitcher's "L," the powder-coated, 2-inch galvanized steel frames are designed for the professional and college levels. The heavy-duty #72 knotted nylon net, UV-treated, is the most durable net available. The ricochet padded hip protector and large pneumatic steel hub wheels put the finishing touches on Beacon's Tuff Screens.

Beacon Athletics: 800-747-5985


Gared's new TouchlineTM series is a new line of competition and recreational soccer goals designed for all levels of play. They meet NCAA, NHSAA and FIFA specifications. Gared TouchlineTM goals are designed with many enhanced features, including hassle-free net attachment and easy-to-assemble uprights and crossbars, and are backed by an eight-year warranty. Accessories include nets, post pads, anchors and transport kits. When you need soccer equipment now, the Gared Touchline series is always competitively priced and ready to ship in 48 hours.

Gared Sports: 800-325-2682

Walls for All

Sport Resource Group announced two additions to its ProWallTM Rink Systems product line. The first addition is a 45-degree corner panel, which now allows a variety of small-space sports to be played without sacrificing radius corners. Two ProWall 45-degree corners placed side-by-side result in a 40-inch curved radius corner, which is better for continuous ball or puck movement in a limited amount of space. In addition, Sport Resource Group has added custom colors to its lineup. In the month of May, it manufactured custom color rinks featuring yellow, blue, green, tan and light gray panels. Brown, olive and charcoal gray are also available, as well as ProWall's original natural color.

Sport Resource Group: 888-808-RINK (7465)

Here, There, Everywhere

Bison ShootOut portable aluminum soccer goals come in sizes from 9-foot Bantam to 24-foot Competition. The aluminum crossbar and posts can be 4-inch round, 4-inch square or 2-inch-by-4-inch. All Bison ShootOut soccer goals feature QwikTrack net attachment and Torque Tested backstay attachment that eliminates corner weld failure, common when moving other portable goals. Official size (24-foot by 8-foot) Bison ShootOut Soccer portable aluminum goals are compatible with gooseneck football goals, which allows soccer goals to be placed in front of gooseneck football goal posts so both sports can use the same goal line.

Bison Inc.: 800-247-7668

In Bounds

Schools, universities and parks and recreation departments alike find that AAE BallStopper Systems are the solution to many problems: athlete safety, spectator protection and prevention of property damage. Among their many benefits, BallStoppers: prevent ball interference between simultaneous games or practices; extend existing chain-link fences to keep balls contained and spectators safe; retain balls in fields located near precarious places such as woods, steep embankments or cliffs that can make recovering lost balls almost impossible; protect property adjacent to fields surrounded by parking lots, school buildings or residential areas.

Aluminum Athletic Equipment Co.: 800-523-5471

Hoop Dreams

Future Pro offers a broad selection of outdoor basketball systems on gooseneck and adjustable height poles. Pole options include 3 1/2-inch, 4 1/2-inch and 5 9/16-inch o.d. Backboards options are fan-shaped and rectangular in aluminum, steel, polyethylene or clear polycarbonate. The system shown, PR77, has a 5 9/16-inch o.d. pole with a 72-inch safe play area. The 42-inch by 60-inch backboard has a heavy-duty 12-gauge steel skin with a graffiti-resistant powder-coated finish. The goal is a double rim of 5/8-inch steel with no-fail netlocks that carries an unconditional lifetime replacement warranty. The PR77 pole has a lifetime limited warranty, and the backboard is covered for 10 years. Pole padding is optional.

Future Pro: 800-328-4625

Contain Chaos

Athletic fields are often used simultaneously by different sports and activities. This situation often creates interference and congestion. The Gill Ball Stops can prevent some of this chaos by constraining stray balls to their respective fields. Time can be saved by not having to chase down errant shots on goal, etc. The 20-foot ball stop system is available straight or rolled offset, fabricated from 4-inch diameter, 1/8-inch wall 6061-T6 aluminum with 40-inch vertical galvanized steel ground sleeves. Ball stop netting features knotless weather-treated nylon with over 200-pound breaking strength, supported by vinyl-coated steel cable. New bottom unhooks for convenient passage.

Gill Athletics: 800-637-3090

A Sporting Selection

UCS continues to manufacture athletic facility equipment to meet your needs. A specialized line of equipment offering high-quality materials with precision engineering provides a professional look for your facilities. UCS can meet your multi-sport facility needs with its aluminum football goal posts, portable soccer goals, multiple seating options, ball stop systems, outfield stadium padding, a complete line of track and field equipment, and more. UCS' products are made in the United States. Consult with UCS facility experts on function or design.

UCS Inc.: 800-526-4856