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Gear Up for Victory: How Athletics Coaches Are Increasing Locker Room Space by 50%

Athletics coaches are always looking for ways to improve their teams’ performance, and sometimes, the key to success lies not on the field but in the locker room. A well-organized locker room can significantly impact an athlete’s mental and physical readiness for a game. In recent years, coaches and sports facility managers have implemented innovative storage solutions to increase locker room space by up to 50%. This transformative shift is revolutionizing how athletes prepare for competition, boosting team unity, and improving overall functionality. Let’s look at some of McMurray Stern’s storage solutions contributing to college athletics success.

Maximizing Athletics Locker Room Space

A locker room serves as a sanctuary for athletes, a place where they prepare mentally and physically for their upcoming games or practices. The atmosphere and organization of this space can significantly affect their mindset and performance. Overcrowded and cluttered locker rooms can distract and stress, which is why coaches and facility managers have been investing in innovative storage solutions to maximize current space.

Appealing Top Student Athlete Recruits

An optimized athletics building helps coaches keep accurate inventory, improves morale, and appeals to top recruits. A streamlined and clutter-free environment contributes to a more positive and focused atmosphere, instilling a sense of pride and unity among team members. This boost in morale is a magnet for prospective athletes, as they are naturally drawn to programs that prioritize their physical and mental well-being, recognizing that a state-of-the-art athletics building is a testament to a program’s commitment to excellence on and off the field. In this way, an optimized athletics building becomes a valuable tool in the recruitment process, one that can set a program apart and entice top student-athletes.

Athletics Personal Lockers

Modern personal lockers are designed to provide athletes with more space and organization options. Traditional lockers are typically 12 to 18 inches wide, which can be limiting. In contrast, personal lockers designed for athletes are more extensive and offer various compartments for equipment and personal belongings.

The customization options for personal lockers are vast. Athletes can have dedicated compartments for shoes, jerseys, helmets, and even charging stations for their electronic devices. This keeps the locker room neater, more secure, and allows athletes to focus on their game without worrying about misplaced items.

High-Density Mobile Storage (HDMS)

HDMS is a game-changer for increasing locker room space. Traditional stationary shelving or lockers can take up a lot of floor space, leaving little space for movement or scalable storage additions. High-density mobile storage systems are designed to optimize your current space utilization by 2x.

HDMS systems consist of movable shelving units mounted on tracks, allowing them to be compacted together when not in use. When athletes need to access their equipment, the shelving units can be moved apart to create an aisle, providing easy, quick access to gear. The ability to condense storage space when it’s not needed and expand it when necessary makes HDMS a practical and space-efficient solution.

Benefits of McMurray Stern’s Athletics Storage Solutions

Coaches and team managers know that a campus athletic’s storage and organization of equipment plays a role in attracting top athletes. From storing apparel, uniforms, footwear, pads, and more, staying organized as a team is essential. That begins in the student athletics center.


Personal lockers and high-density mobile storage provide athletes with dedicated spaces for their gear, making it easier to stay organized. When athletes can quickly find their equipment, it enhances their focus.

Improved Team Spirit

Athletes have more space to gather and bond before and after games, which can lead to better camaraderie, team spirit, and performance.

Space Efficiency

Both personal lockers and high-density mobile storage maximize the available space, allowing coaches to accommodate more athletes and equipment in the same area. This can be a game-changer, especially for teams with limited locker room space.

Flexibility in Athletics

Our storage solutions are adaptable to different sports and team needs, as they can be tailored to fit specific requirements.

Let’s Talk About Your Athletics Storage!

McMurray Stern has been providing value to universities and college campuses in California and the Western part of the U.S. since 1980. Together, we partner with coaches and facility managers, as well as top manufacturers and distributors, to provide storage solutions for all of their needs. Contact us to learn more about how athletics teams are increasing locker room space by 50% with our athletics storage solutions: https://mcmurraystern.com/free-consultation/

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