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Football Shoulder Pads Sizing Guide and More

Learn how to properly size yourself or your student athlete for football shoulder pads to reduce injury risk and perform at a high level on the field.

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How to Choose the Right Soccer Ball Size by Age

Learn how to choose the right soccer ball size by playing age. A soccer player’s age best determines the correct soccer ball size for games or practices.

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Baseball Bat Sizing Guide: How to Buy the Right One

Choosing the right baseball bat can seem daunting. However, knowing the parts of a bat, different material types, and how to size a bat makes it easy!

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Recurve Bow Vs. Compound Bow

Looking for the best bow for bowhunting or target shooting? Learn more about the differences between a recurve bow and a compound bow to find the right one for you.

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Football Cleats Guide: How to Buy the Right Cleats for You

Learn how to choose football cleats for yourself or your young student-athlete. The best cleats enhance performance and provide safety on the football field.

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How to Choose the Right Baseball Glove

Looking for the perfect baseball glove or mitt to excel on the diamond? Learn about the considerations that go into buying the best glove for your performance.

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How to Buy the Best Football Shoulder Pads for Your Position

Academy Sports + Outdoors carries all the necessary football equipment for players of every age, skill, and position. We’re sharing our expert advice to buy the best shoulder pads.

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10 Tips for Staying Cool While Working in the Heat

Looking for ways to stay cool while working in the heat? Don't let a scorcher wear you down. Follow these 10 tips to beat the heat while on the job!

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Camping 101: Camping Tips + Essentials for Beginners

Not sure what to bring for camping? Pack a backpack for your next trip with our camping tips & gear for beginners at Academy Sports + Outdoors.

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Different Shoes for Running and Training

At Academy Sports + Outdoors, we’re passionate about great shoes. Check out our huge selection of distinctive running shoes and training shoes to find your perfect pair.

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Creedmoor Rifles Under $500

Looking for a new deer hunting rifle for next hunting season? Try the immensely popular 6.5 Creedmoor, a caliber that Academy Sports + Outdoors has plenty of – without breaking the bank!

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Essential Items for Your Shooting Range Bag

Whether indoors or outdoors, a shooting range bag is a must. Learn about the range bag essentials you'll need to pack for a successful range outing.

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Top 10 Saltwater Baits

Whether you are saltwater fishing from the surf, a pier, or on a boat in the bay, here are 10 saltwater baits we recommend for your next fishing trip.

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How to Buy + Break In the Right Softball Glove

Baseball and softball are similar in many ways, including most game rules, positions and gear. But if you look a little closer, you'll notice a major difference in one essential piece of equipment.

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Types of Camo Patterns – How Camo Can Make You a Better Hunter

Choosing the right camo pattern can ultimately be the deciding factor in whether a hunter finds success on any given day. Learn more from Academy Sports + Outdoors.

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New Gun Owners: Top Tips for Firearm Safety

Whether you’re a first-time gun owner or an experienced firearms user, it’s always a good idea to brush up on your firearm knowledge.

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Top 10 Freshwater Fishing Baits

Before you hit the lake or your favorite fishing spot, get the best freshwater baits for the fish you're trying to reel in. Here are the top baits we recommend.

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Finding the Essentials for Dove Hunting Season

Whether it’s your first trip or an annual tradition, dove hunting is something everyone can enjoy.

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Best Trail Cameras: Our Picks for 2022

Hunting trail cameras, whether regular or cellular, can give you an advantage out on the hunt. Discover the best trail cameras from Academy Sports + Outdoors.

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How to Choose the Right Soccer Cleats

The correct type of soccer cleat and shoe is important for performing well. Use our soccer cleat guide to find the right shoe at Academy Sports + Outdoors.

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Saltwater Fishing Buying Guide

This helpful saltwater fishing guide explores everything from choosing a rod or reel to recommended bait rigs, items for tackle storage, and more!

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The Best Shoes for Standing All Day

For the most demanding jobs, you need the right shoes for standing all day to avoid injuries and keep your performance level high. Here are our top picks.

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Crawfish Boil Prep

You can store crawfish on ice for several days without killing them as long as you replace the ice as needed – but the fresher, the better.

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Top 5 Pieces of Fitness Equipment for Beginners

When working out at home, it’s important to invest in a well-rounded assortment of equipment to ensure you can work out all your muscle groups.

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