Ten Commandments of caring for your equipment:
Please note that your jersey is not "just" a single jersey.
It is part of a matched set! If we loose several jerseys in a set, we lose the entire set! We can seldom get replacement matching jerseys and even if we could, the new jerseys would not match the old ones in the set because of wear. Therefore it is VERY IMPORTANT for you to take special care of your jersey.
- Wash your jersey regularly in cold or warm water and hang to dry. During a tournament you can easily hand wash the jersey between games and hang it to dry.
- Avoid drying your jersey in the dryer! If you need your jersey quickly, dry only at AIR FLUFF, LOW or NO HEAT setting. The jersey fabric dries VERY QUICKLY.
- Never use a blow dryer to dry the jersey. The heat can melt the jersey and number and logo imprints.
- Never leave a soiled jersey in your gym bag. The skin oils and mildew will attack and discolor the fabric and the screen printed numbers and Eastside logo.
- NEVER EVER EVER iron a jersey. If it is wrinkled, put it in the dryer and air fluff it for a few minutes.
- NEVER spray cologne or deodorant directly on your jersey. The solvents and chemicals can melt the fabrics and discolor the lighter colors and numbers.
- Put a fabric dryer sheet (or five) in your gym bag. Fabric softener sheets are inexpensive and help to keep your gym bag smelling better. Another option is to spray a bit of Febreze in your gym bag each week.
- Wear your jersey ONLY for games. Wearing the jersey when you don't need to (i.e. for practises, or to bed), causes - you guessed it - UNNECESSARY WEAR!
- Return your jersey at the end of the season, washed and folded if possible. Ensuring that we get all of the jerseys back helps to keep costs of registration down. Some team managers or coaches ask for the jerseys to be returned after the last game to avoid having to drive around and pick them up. Then it is the manager or coach that must wash and fold the jerseys.
- Wear your jersey with pride! We think Eastside is the best club in the province, and we hope you do too!