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Money Saving Tips for Baseball & Softball

Sunday, October 21st, 2012
If you or your child plays any sports, you know that the sacrifice of your time and efforts is just the beginning of what playing can cost.  There are league/team registration fees, late fees if you miss deadlines, uniform costs, the expenses of traveling such as lodging, gas, rental cars, bus fees, and meals.  There are the expenses of private coaches and trainers, gym fees, training equipment, camp costs, and competition fees.  Not to mention the additional costs of lodging for your family when traveling, admission fees for family members to tournaments and the lost wages that you experience when dedicating time to all that participation requires.
Many players cannot afford all the expenses of playing on a travel team which may limit their growth as a player.  Families can carry a large financial burden just simply by deciding to involve their kids in sports, even without a travel commitment.
The recognition of the high cost of playing baseball and softball is part of why Vinci Pro decided to run giveaways.  At least the winner can experience a “break” in the costs.  We wouldn’t stay in business long if we just gave away the high quality Vinci gloves, but we can at least offer some tips for how you can cut down the price tag for playing baseball and/or softball.  Below are a few ways you can start saving now, we will continue to bring you new ideas in the future.
Start with league/team registration fees.  Sometimes a team or league may need certain types of professional services that you can offer in exchange for a reduction of your fees.  For example, if your are particularly good at social media, you may be able to run the team’s Facebook page for the season, updating on team news and sending out reminders in exchange for having your kids fees waived for the season.  Teams rely on volunteers for much of what they do but that does not mean you have to give away services that you could use as leverage to put yourself in a better position to play.  Think outside the box on what you can provide that others may not be able to and you will more likely be able to convince the administrator to make a deal.
Scholarships are an especially effective way to save money not only on registration fees, but also on training camp costs and competition fees.  There are lots of need-based and talent based scholarships available from multiple sources.  Be sure to ASK before you register or pay.  Also, apply even if you don’t think you will qualify.  It might just take a few minutes to complete an application that could save you hundreds of dollars.
On the topic of training, it may be possible to save some cash that you would otherwise spend on private instruction and personal trainers by looking to people who you already know for less expensive lessons or even free training time.  Depending on your (or your child’s) skill level, you may be able to tap into resources such as school coaches, or even advanced players for one on one training.  A young college player who has already received private instruction from great coaches and trainers may be willing to pass on the knowledge that they acquired for less than the price that they paid.  This helps that player recoup some of the cost that they paid and saves you money from the start.  Already have a trainer you love to work with?  Ask them if they can offer you referral incentives and then tell everyone you know how great your trainer is.
Playing on a travel team provides great memories and challenges players but it can come with high costs.  Plan ahead to save money by shopping for lodging deals on daily deal Sites.  Sites like Groupon.com offer savings of up to 70% on hotel stays so if you know where you are going ahead of time you can look out for deals in the area.  Don’t dismiss the idea of camping when the weather permits.  Camping with your teammates can be a wonderful experience adding to the memories and saving tons on lodging costs.  Also, you don’t need to eat out just because you are on the road.  When you choose a hotel, try to find one with a kitchenette so you can prepare meals in room, or at least make sandwiches and pack ready to eat snacks to cut down on the meal costs.
Players and parents can really save a bundle on equipment costs.  While you may not always have a say on where you get your uniforms, you can save on personal equipment like shoes and bats by taking part in – or even hosting – an equipment exchange.  At the youth level these can really serve as a way parents can save, as young players often outgrow things like shoes before the equipment has been worn out.   Not sure where to find an equipment exchange?  You can also get used equipment at used sporting goods stores and online classifieds like Ebay and Craigs List.  Sometimes buying used is ok, but sometimes it’s best to get it new.  For example, it’s a good idea to get your safety equipment new.  Plus, when you purchase QUALITY equipment, like your Vinci Glove, you will get years of use which will save you money in the long run AND provide you with all the comfort and functionality of a high end glove.

Vinci Glove Giveaway Winner: Is It You?

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

The only thing better than buying a new Vinci Baseball Glove is winning a new Vinci Baseball Glove!

For the past three weeks we have been collecting entries in the Vinci Glove Giveaway on Facebook and today is the day the lucky winner is announced.

Is it you? Well, if your name is Deb Wallin, it might be! Check your email to see if you got a winner notification!

The prize for this giveaway is a 11.5” 22-Series black Vinci Glove featuring tan lace, basket web, open back and mesh back. See the glove below. If you weren’t a winner, you can still get a new Vinci Glove at VinciPro.com. Be sure to join the Vinci mailing list for promotion announcements and special sales!

Thanks to everyone who entered for a chance to WIN VINCI…and congratulations to the winner!

New custom leather glove colors Tan and White

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

New custom order glove colors now available. We at Vinci are always striving to improve. We have now added two new custom glove colors tan and white.This is the model PJV custom in Tan with black lace pictured below

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Here is the bmb black and white pictured below

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These gloves are able to be made right now by clicking here Vinci custom gloves

Stand out with a custom baseball glove made by Vinci! Design your own one-of-a-kind baseball glove by choosing your favorite colors from many color options. Now your Vinci glove can match your team or reflect your personality. Like all Vinci gloves, our custom baseball gloves are made utilizing only the highest graded US steer hide and Kip Leather and are manufactured to withstand the test of time.

NEW Custom Glove Color Options!

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Stand out with a custom baseball glove made by Vinci!

Design your own one-of-a-kind baseball glove by choosing your favorite colors from our available color options. Now your Vinci glove can match your team or reflect your personality. Like all Vinci gloves, our custom baseball / softball  gloves are made utilizing only the highest graded US steer hide and Kip Leather and are manufactured to withstand the test of time. Available in all leather or mesh back. Choose from our most popular models and many more!!

 

Available leather colors: White-Blue-Red-Bordeaux-Black

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Available Leather Colors White Leather Not Shown But Is Also Available!

 

 

 

Custom All Leather Gloves

Customizable All Leather Glove Chart

 

Custom Mesh Gloves

Customizable Mesh Glove Chart

 

Special pricing and FREE shipping

Vinci custom glove orders will take 4-5 weeks for delivery. Call us at 888-529-6864 to place your order today!

 

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Vinci Exclusive Glove Summer Super Sale

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

For a limited time only, Vinci Exclusive gloves are being sold at the lowest prices ever!  This summer, get a Vinci Exclusive glove as low as $139.00!!  Like all Vinci gloves, Vinci Exclusive gloves are made utilizing only the highest graded US steer hide and Kip Leather. By utilizing better leathers, our gloves are manufactured to withstand the test of time. Each Exclusive glove comes with Vinci Glove conditioner. Vinci Exclusive gloves are available in size 11 inch – 13.5 Inch. Click here to view the full Exclusive glove line.

Call 888-529-6864 or visit vincipro.com to place your order today!

Vinci’s Exclusive gloves are all one-of a kind. Featuring glove models from our regular line in unique color patterns and design. Each glove is crafted and designed to produce a glove that will set you apart from the crowd. New Exclusive gloves are introduced periodically, but each glove is produced in a limited quantity, so once they’re gone…they’re gone.

Vinci Exclusive: Baseball Glove 13.25 Inch Blue / Black Pocket with Red Y-Web & Lace

Vinci EXCLUSIVE : Baseball Glove 13.25 Inch Blue / Black Pocket with Red Y-Web and Lace

Web Style Y-Web
Glove Back Closed
Color Blue/Black/Red
Glove Size 13.25 inch
Baseball Position OF
Softball Position ALL

Vinci EXCLUSIVE: AB74-M Red with Navy Blue Mesh 13 inch

Vinci EXCLUSIVE: AB74 Red,White and Blue 13 inch

Web Style Net-T Web
Glove Back Flex-Closed
Color Red/White/Blue
Glove Size 13
Baseball Position Outfield
Softball Position Any

 

Vinci EXCLUSIVE: JV21-L Black and Tan with I-Web 11.5 inch

Vinci EXCLUSIVE: JV21-L Black and Tan with I-Web  11.5 inch

Web Style I-web
Glove Back Vinci-Open
Color Black/Tan
Glove Size 11.5
Baseball Position Infield

 

 

Vinci EXCLUSIVE: 12.5 Inch Steer Hide Leather Black / Red with Trapeze Web and Mesh Back

Vinci EXCLUSIVE: 12.5 Inch Steer Hide Leather Black / Red with Trapeze Web and Mesh Backhttp://www.vincipro.com/cart/images/D/Exclusive%2012.5%20Black%20and%20Red%20%20Trapeze%20Web%20Pocket%20BIG.jpg

Web Style Trapeze Web
Glove Back Mesh
Color Black/Red
Glove Size 12.5
Baseball Position Outfield
Softball Position Infield

 

 

Click here to view Vinci’s current Exclusive glove models!

 

 

Vinci Launches Two New Facebook Pages

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Vinci, has expanded our Facebook presence to include two new sports-related pages. In addition to our existing Facebook presence, we have introduced the new Facebook pages that will cover youth baseball and fastpitch softball.

The Youth Baseball Page is dedicated to boys and girls that play youth baseball and little league.   LIKE Vinci’s Youth Baseball to see photos and updates about the sport.

LIKE Vinci Youth Baseball

 

The Fastpitch Page is dedicated to Women’s Fast pitch softball which exists in organized leagues and in traveling tournament teams. LIKE Vinci’s Fastpitch Page to get the latest information on the fastest growing segment of amateur baseball.

Like Vinci Fastpitch

Vinci’s primary Facebook Page (Vinci Baseball) has also been updated to improve your social media experience! “We recently updated our Facebook page for the Timeline update,” adds Vinci. “With these additional pages showcasing our specific product lines, we want our customers to be engaged, share their stories and become part of the conversation.” LIKE Vinci Baseball on Facebook to stay updated on all things baseball related and get the latest product line updates and promotions.

LIKE Vinci Baseball

 

 

Click Here to Read the Full Press Release

New!! Fast pitch sets!!

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

New at Vinci! Girls Fast Pitch glove sets! Our Girls Fast pitch products are gaining in popularity as they are styled like the same gloves we do for the pros. We are offering the  sets at discount prices. Choose from sets of your favorite glove with sunglasses, hats, glove bag, with batting gloves or the whole set  (glove, sunglasses,glove bag,hat and batting gloves)for best discount price. Also take advantage of limited time free shipping!!

Girls Fast Pitch Sets

Girls Fast Pitch Sets