Off the Bench

Distribution & apparel

It’s not just what you play, but how you play it, and who you play with.  We provide quality product to help you and your team reach their potential. 

About Us

Off the Bench Distribution & Apparel

Some entrepreneurs start businesses for profit and public recognition, but Michael Verticchio runs Off the Bench Sports Excellence for the love of the game.

Located in Caledonia, Ontario, Off the Bench Sports Excellence is a local business that puts its customers’ needs first. They offer a wide variety of equipment, including products for hockey, baseball, ringette, soccer, figure skating, softball, and more! At the heart of Off the Bench Sports Excellence lies their expertise in skate sharpening. In fact, OHL players frequently visit the store throughout the year to keep their skates razor sharp. In addition to skate sharpening, they offer services ranging from equipment repair to custom team apparel and corporate wear.

The Off the Bench Sports Excellence commitment to service isn’t limited to just sports; they also lend their expertise and materials to creating apparel and uniforms for companies such as McDonald’s. They are even offering custom online apparel stores for Sports Teams, Schools, Local Businesses etc. Recently, Off the Bench Sports Excellence began partnering with Hamilton Health Sciences to provide uniforms for all of the hospitals in Hamilton and surrounding areas. We offer a variety of services such as embroidery, screen print, sublimation, DTG, heat seal, vinyl and graphic design.

Please remember to shop local.

We are 200 Strong.

Gearwear Online

The Gearware online gear ordering system will allow you to conveniently order your team’s gear or uniforms online.

McDonald's Stores

Uniforms for the workplace.

Team Stores

Uniforms for professional teams

School Stores

Uniforms for school teams

Create Excellence

Custom jerseys for teams. Great for sports or professional environments. Customize it and make it your own.

We also do custom facemasks!

Keep a professional look.

Create a lasting impression

Custom apparel