Adidas is not sponsoring this year’s 7v7 state tournament; teams to provide their own uniforms | Soccer
“I know they’re all disappointed, because they usually get shoes. They receive jerseys. They get all that stuff, and that’s going to change, ”Fedora said. “I know it’s tough for the 7v7 organization, especially with all the COVID stuff going on for Adidas. We will see how it goes throughout the tournament.
On the bright side, both coaches agreed it would be easier to tell who is playing who.
“When you go to the state tournament everyone is the same and you have no idea where people are,” Huff said.
Despite the rise of some 7v7 tournaments in the state and country, Stephens said the exclusivity of the Texas 7v7 tournament keeps the event strong.
“You have to understand: we are doing something that no one else is doing,” Stephens said. “We’re associated with the teams you’re going to play for, and that’s all we’ll allow to play. I don’t care what sport you play in. It’s a little hard to find.
Dominique Powell, director of sports and events for the city’s sports tourism division, Compete College Station, said the withdrawal of Adidas as a sponsor did not hurt the tournament. He said other sponsors like GameBreaker and Dave Campbell’s Texas Football have joined this year, and he doesn’t think the tournament will lose its luster if a new sponsor like Adidas doesn’t sign up in the future. .