Do you have a little rookie at home? I do. As long as I can remember, Z.E.N. has indicated that he wants to play basketball. My reply has always been that he can join the basketball team when he starts school. So when he started Kindergarten last September, he was excited. We ran into a snag though. The basketball team was only available to children in grade 3 and up.
Although Z.E.N. was disappointed, this did not deter him from getting into sports. This past spring he joined the track team.
I was somewhat nervous because the coach informed us that he would be running the 100m and 400m races. I was fine with 100m, but 400m? That sounded a bit much, but to my surprise, my little rookie took on the challenge and he and his team went on to win big at the relay championships, earning him a medal.
He still wants to play basketball, but is also happy to continue running track as well. So I’m already thinking about the gear he’ll need next season. As a track mom newbie, I wasn’t sure exactly what he would need. Of course I knew he would need good running sneakers, but when it came to attire I was not sure. Now that I have a better idea, I’m happy that I will be able to shop at a store like RookieUSA, to find all gear I will need.
Have you heard about RookieUSA yet? If not, you will definitely be hearing about them soon. RookieUSA will be the place to shop for your kids clothing.
This is how they explain their vision on their site:
In June, 2012, a new concept in retail will explode onto the scene. Rookie USA will begin opening stores that feature premium apparel from the best brands in the world – Levi’s, Nike, Jordan, Converse, and more. Our Grand Openings will include local sports legends and lots of excitement! Rookie USA is a kid’s only retail destination, designed to provide a premium experience for savvy shoppers.
RookieUSA generously sent me a sneak preview of some of the clothing they will be carrying. Z.E.N couldn’t wait to open the package and was thrilled to see all the great stuff they sent.
He was so excited he wanted to try them all on right away. He’s a big Michael Jordan fan, so naturally, he wanted to try this on first.
Next up, he tried on a Levi’s tee and Levi’s cargo shorts.
Then he wanted to try on this Nike t-shirt with the same cargo shorts.
In this outfit, he is wearing a Nike t-shirt and Nike sports shorts
In this picture he’s wearing the same Nike t-shirt with some Nike plaid shorts.
After this outfit, he got tired and didn’t want to try anything else on!
I have to say that I am pleased with the selections they sent me. They fit well, are well made and look great!
For more photos, check out my Google + photo album: Get Your Little Rookie in Gear With RookieUSA #CBias
Also, don’t forget to sign up for the $20 gift card! It will certainly come in handy for back to school shopping!
Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Rookie USA #CBias #SocialFabric #RookieUSA. All opinions are, as always, 100% entirely my own.
— Diane Nassy(@philZENdia) July 2, 2012