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Top 75 Sport Trends in May

From Baseball-Inspired Automobiles to Kid-Friendly Yoga Games

— May 30, 2016 — Lifestyle
Experiential fitness challenges, immersive stadium shows and activewear prototyping studios are just some of these notable May 2016 sports innovations. Standouts in the realm of fitness include athleticwear retail environments that promote diversity and customization along with connected workout equipment that tracks performance effectively.

When examining sports marketing trends, the month's most memorable examples include truck designs that are inspired by famed baseball teams and sports livestreams that are launched in partnership with athletic associations and social media platforms.

In the realm of sports and youth, these May 2016 sports innovations include kid-friendly yoga games and running race preparation kits that are designed to encourage youth to get outdoors and get active rather than spending too much time in front of a mobile or computer screen.
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Activity
Freshness
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College Athlete Payment Platforms
College Athlete Payment Platforms
The Player’s Bracket App Lets Fans Donate Money to Athletes
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74
Selective Baseball Streams
Selective Baseball Streams
The Yahoo Sports Website Will Stream One Baseball Game a Day
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73
Self-Inflating Paddleboards
Self-Inflating Paddleboards
This Version Of the SipaBoard Ditches the Jet Drive System
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72
Social Sports Livestreams
Social Sports Livestreams
NFL Fans Can Now Livestream Thursday Night Football on Twitter
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71
Suspension-Strengthened Snowboards
Suspension-Strengthened Snowboards
This New Snowboard System is Better At Absorbing Shock Impacts
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70
Interactive Race Day Apps
Interactive Race Day Apps
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway App Improves the Race Day Experience
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69
Adventurous Sleeping Stunts
Adventurous Sleeping Stunts
Icebreaker Marks Its New Store Launch with a Daring Publicity Stunt
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68
Data-Powered Tennis Posters
Data-Powered Tennis Posters
These IBM Ads Share Animated Sports Facts Based on Real-Time Events
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67
Golf-Tracking Wearables
Golf-Tracking Wearables
The Garmin Approach X40 Makes Golf Training and Playing More Efficient
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66
Football Player Health Apps
Football Player Health Apps
The TeamStudy App Monitors the Cognitive Health of Former NFL Players
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65
Smart Bicycle Bells
Smart Bicycle Bells
Shoka's Bell Enhances Navigation, Safety and Gamifies Cycling
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64
Personal Flight Drones
Personal Flight Drones
The 'Flyboard Air' Enables High-Flying Capabilities in a Compact Design
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63
Fan-Rewarding Baseball Apps
Fan-Rewarding Baseball Apps
The New Somerset Patriots App Rewards Fans For Social Media Activity
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62
Hi-Tech Bike Speedometers
Hi-Tech Bike Speedometers
The Omata One Boasts a GPS Chip and Connects to an Accompanying App
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61
Comprehensive Golf Apps
Comprehensive Golf Apps
The 18Birdies App Helps You Get Around and Dominate the Golf Course
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60
Communal Cycling Apps
Communal Cycling Apps
The My City Bikes App Encourages Knoxville Residents to Cycle
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59
Camera-Embedded Bicycle Computers
Camera-Embedded Bicycle Computers
The 'Xplova X5' Keeps Track of Rides, Health and More
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58
Baseball-Inspired Trucks
Baseball-Inspired Trucks
The Ford F-150 MVP Edition Truck Design Celebrates the Kansas City Royals
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57
Glow-in-the-Dark Classic Games
Glow-in-the-Dark Classic Games
The 'REDUX' Capture the Flag Game Updates the Classic Pastime
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56
Ticket-Reserving Apps
Ticket-Reserving Apps
The ShooWin App Helps Sports Fans Get Face Value Tickets to Sports Events
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55
Breathable Waterproof Clothing
Breathable Waterproof Clothing
The Mishmi Takin Clothing Collection Provides Performance Outdoors
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54
Solo Sport Practice Equipment
Solo Sport Practice Equipment
The PowerNet Volleyball Practice Net Station is Comprehensive
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53
Hydrating Resistance Vests
Hydrating Resistance Vests
The 'CrossXvest EVO' Weight Vest Provides Resistance and Hydration
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52
Smart Bicycle Computers
Smart Bicycle Computers
The Wahoo Elemnt GPS Bicycle Computer Makes Your Bike Smarter
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51
Disabled Runner Apps
Disabled Runner Apps
Simon Wheatcroft Partners with IBM to Use Technology to Run Solo
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50
Camera-Embedded Cyclist Helmets
Camera-Embedded Cyclist Helmets
The Cyclevision Safety Helmet Records Footage During Rides
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49
Sporty Face-Painting Apps
Sporty Face-Painting Apps
FaceCake's 'In the Paint' Helps Sports Fans Virtually Apply Face Paint
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48
Self-Massage Device Kits
Self-Massage Device Kits
The TriggerPoint Performance Collection Enables Total Body Massages
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47
Ice-Themed Fitness Challenges
Ice-Themed Fitness Challenges
Reebok Promoted Activchill with Two-Minute Stationary Bike Rides
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46
Designer Golf Courses
Designer Golf Courses
Visionary Crazy Golf Hopes to Take Over Trafalgar Square in London
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45
Impact-Absorbing Shin Pads
Impact-Absorbing Shin Pads
The KPS600 Hockey Socks Provide Next-Generation Protection
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44
Finger-Worn Activity Trackers
Finger-Worn Activity Trackers
The Ring Activity-Tracking Wearable Focuses on Comfort
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43
Gesture-Control Bike Lights
Gesture-Control Bike Lights
The 'SIX' Bike Signal Light Operates Based on Hand Gestures
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42
Supercharged Aquatic Jet Packs
Supercharged Aquatic Jet Packs
The Zapata Flyboard V3 Complete Kit Launches Users Up to 43-Feet
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41
Collectible Jersey Packaging
Collectible Jersey Packaging
The adidas Eurocup Collectors Kit is Simple and Classy
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40
Kid-Friendly Yoga Games
Kid-Friendly Yoga Games
Thinkfun's 'Yoga Spinner Game' for Kids Teaches Flexibility and Balance
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39
Graffiti Artist-designed Surfboards
Graffiti Artist-designed Surfboards
The Stampd x Futura Surfboard is a Functional Work of Art
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38
Supercharged Race Cars
Supercharged Race Cars
This Mercedes Formula One Car is a Silent Killer On the Track
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37
Enhanced Athletic Snorkel Gear
Enhanced Athletic Snorkel Gear
The Ameo Powerbreather Wave Edition Puts a Focus on Performance
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36
Bicycle Lock Alarms
Bicycle Lock Alarms
The 'goLock VENTURE' Locking System Keeps an Eye on Your Bicycle
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35
Wearable Flotation Bags
Wearable Flotation Bags
The Kingii Bag Helps You Get Out of Tricky Situations In the Water
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34
3D-Printed Shin Guards
3D-Printed Shin Guards
Zweikampf's Shock-Absorbing Structure was Inspired by Japanese Samurai
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33
Dark Sunglasses Ads
Dark Sunglasses Ads
The Nike Vision Campaign Gives the Sporty Look a Dramatic Edge
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32
Updated Classic Sneakers
Updated Classic Sneakers
The Familiar Nike Air Presto Ultra Flyknit Boasts Modern Materials
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31
Futuristic Road Racers
Futuristic Road Racers
The Specialized fUCI by Robert Egger Turns Traditional Bikes on Their Heads
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30
Enhanced Electric Mountain Bikes
Enhanced Electric Mountain Bikes
The SCOTT E-Genius Plus Electric Mountain Bicycle is Rugged
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29
Urban Surf Parks
Urban Surf Parks
The URBNSURF Wave Pool Offers Public Surfing With a Simulated Beach
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28
VR Ticket Previews
VR Ticket Previews
The StubHub Virtual Reality Features Lets People Experience Where They'll Sit
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27
Arcade-Style Gyms
Arcade-Style Gyms
Asphalt Green Transforms Workouts with Technology
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26
Cyclist Turning Signals
Cyclist Turning Signals
The 'WingLight' Direction Indicators Drivers and Pedestrians Informed
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25
Foldable Bike Locks
Foldable Bike Locks
Altor Makes Thwarting Bike Theft Convenient
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24
Versatile Cycling Fashion
Versatile Cycling Fashion
The CHCB Spring Collection is Great for On and Off the Bike
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23
Experiential Fitness Events
Experiential Fitness Events
CLIF Bar's VIP Workout Prepared Toronto for the WWF CN Tower Climb
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22
Bump-Absorbing Bicycles
Bump-Absorbing Bicycles
This Cross-Country Bicycle Protects Riders In the Event Of Bumpy Rides
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21
Customizable Fitness Leggings
Customizable Fitness Leggings
Alala's Captain Ankle Tight Has a Design That Can Be Tailored
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20
Marathon-Centric Hotel Packages
Marathon-Centric Hotel Packages
The Mandarin Oriental Barcelona Offers a Package for Runners
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19
Standing Scooter Golf Carts
Standing Scooter Golf Carts
The 'Caruca' Golf Scooter Offers a Functional Ride Around the Course
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18
Activewear Prototyping Studios
Activewear Prototyping Studios
The Lululemon Lab in NYC is an Experimental Retail Concept
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17
Weaponized Combat Games
Weaponized Combat Games
The Unified Weapons Master Game Features Armed Martial Artistss
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16
Core Workout Sledgehammers
Core Workout Sledgehammers
The MostFit Core Hammer is Safer Than a Sledgehammer and Tire
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15
Kids Balance-Training Kits
Kids Balance-Training Kits
The Kids Slackline Kit Encourages Children to Train with One Another
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14
Hand Signal Indicators
Hand Signal Indicators
'beSEEN' Cycling Gloves Activate When Hands are Removed from the Handlebars
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13
Rugged Trail Shoes
Rugged Trail Shoes
Adidas' New Trail Running Shoe Features Mountain Bike Tire Lugs
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12
Reissued Retro Runners
Reissued Retro Runners
The NikeLab Air Zoom Talaria is Re-Released with Slight Updates
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11
Freestyle Running Machines
Freestyle Running Machines
The 'FleXSpace' Treadmill Machine Features an Open Concept Design
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10
Press-to-Sip Water Bottles
Press-to-Sip Water Bottles
The Avex Freeflow Drink Dispensers are Designed for the Great Outdoors
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9
Stylish Protective Bike Helmets
Stylish Protective Bike Helmets
The 'HEL' Bicycle and Skate Helmet is a Chic Way to Stay Safe
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8
Members-Only Pop-Up Shops
Members-Only Pop-Up Shops
The Jordan Brooklyn Pop-Up is Temporarily Open in Flatbush
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7
E-Bike Conversion Accessories
E-Bike Conversion Accessories
The TranzX Works is a Sleek Battery that Turns Bikes into E-Bikes
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6
Tropical Activewear Launches
Tropical Activewear Launches
Stone Fox Sweat is the Latest Subdivision of the Fashion Brand
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5
Interactive Football Cleat Launches
Interactive Football Cleat Launches
This Puma Tricks Event Launched the Shoe in London
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4
Aesthetically Pleasing Fitness Equipment
Aesthetically Pleasing Fitness Equipment
The 'Femton' Gym Gear is Made from Natural Materials
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3
Sporty Beach Fashion
Sporty Beach Fashion
The Edit Alessandra Ambrosio Editorial Introduces Summery Activewear
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2
All-In-One Fitness Equipment
All-In-One Fitness Equipment
The 'Move It' Device Helps Consumers Exercise at Home
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1
Stand-Up Aquatic Pedal Boards
Stand-Up Aquatic Pedal Boards
Hobie Mirage Eclipse Boards are Like Step Machines for the Water
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