One of the primary goals of youth sports organisations is promoting fun and fair play with an emphasis on sportsmanship being an important part of the game. The exchanging of team patches after a match is a popular aspect of youth sports whether it's football, baseball or soccer. This is especially big at tournaments, where players on each team collect the patches of all the other teams they play. When designing a patch for a team, it is important to ensure your patch contains all the needed information while remaining aesthetically pleasing.
Consider the groups associated with the team. Whether the team is a part of a township's sports program or a sporting club, they should be represented in some way on the patch. For example, a town's youth program may run football teams for many ages, with each age group picking its own team name, so the patch should feature both the town and the team name or logo.
Represent the team's name or mascot, such as the Tigers, either with words or a logo.
Sketch out your logo on paper, using a pencil.
Colour in the logo using the colours of the team, or the colours of the organisation of which the team is part.
Use a graphics program to draw the image in a digital format and to colour in the final product digitally.
Send the image to an embroiderer who can turn the graphics file into patches for the team.
Things you need
- Coloured pencils or paints
- Graphics software