History of 2nd Time Sports

2nd Time Sports has its roots in helping people in the community find the sporting gear they need at affordable prices.

The idea came to our CEO, Joe Sciandra, in 2011, while he was working in a pro shop that sold only new sporting goods. He noticed that many families came in and looked at the gear, but in the end, couldn’t afford it and left with nothing.

Joe overheard a mother ask, “Do you sell used gear? The cost of new equipment is outrageous and I cannot afford to buy it every year. Also, what do I do with last year’s stuff?”

This sparked him to develop what eventually became 2nd Time Sports. He asked the owner if he could use a small section of the store to feature used sporting goods for people who were on a budget or could not afford the new equipment.

This concept instantly took off like wildfire.

In fact, his selection of used goods grew so much that it began to steal floor space from sections featuring new equipment. Joe recognized that the community really needed this service, but on a much bigger scale. He realized he had to create the perfect new and used sporting goods destination from the ground up.

As a solution, he started collecting quality gear and found a location to open his dream concept, 2nd Time Sports.

Joe added four methods of exchange to round out 2nd Time Sports’ signature “Buy, Sell, Trade, Donate” program. This allows for the recycling of new and used gear and offers different avenues for customers to get the sporting goods they need – sanitized, deodorized and ready for play – while still saving money. This program makes everyone’s sporting goods valuable and it re-uses the equipment, which is great for the environment.

Today, we’re proud to say that our vision for establishing “your friendly neighborhood sports store” lives on! Are you a local athlete in search of a one-stop shop for your sporting and fitness needs? Stop by our 2nd Time Sports locations in Dunedin, Florida, or Northglenn, Colorado. We can’t wait to help you get in the game!

History of 2nd Time Sports

2nd Time Sports has its roots in helping people in the community find the sporting gear they need at affordable prices.

The idea came to our CEO, Joe Sciandra, in 2011, while he was working in a pro shop that sold only new sporting goods. He noticed that many families came in and looked at the gear, but in the end, couldn’t afford it and left with nothing.

Joe overheard a mother ask, “Do you sell used gear? The cost of new equipment is outrageous and I cannot afford to buy it every year. Also, what do I do with last year’s stuff?”

This sparked him to develop what eventually became 2nd Time Sports. He asked the owner if he could use a small section of the store to feature used sporting goods for people who were on a budget or could not afford the new equipment.

This concept instantly took off like wildfire.

In fact, his selection of used goods grew so much that it began to steal floor space from sections featuring new equipment. Joe recognized that the community really needed this service, but on a much bigger scale. He realized he had to create the perfect new and used sporting goods destination from the ground up.

As a solution, he started collecting quality gear and found a location to open his dream concept, 2nd Time Sports.

Joe added four methods of exchange to round out 2nd Time Sports’ signature “Buy, Sell, Trade, Donate” program. This allows for the recycling of new and used gear and offers different avenues for customers to get the sporting goods they need – sanitized, deodorized and ready for play – while still saving money. This program makes everyone’s sporting goods valuable and it re-uses the equipment, which is great for the environment.

Today, we’re proud to say that our vision for establishing “your friendly neighborhood sports store” lives on! Are you a local athlete in search of a one-stop shop for your sporting and fitness needs? Stop by our 2nd Time Sports locations in Dunedin, Florida, or Northglenn, Colorado. We can’t wait to help you get in the game!