"I was searching for my son's first grips and was having no luck finding the ones his coach recommended in stock anywhere. I stumbled upon Dekan Athletic and gave them a call. Their prices were much lower than other companies but I was worried that we'd have to wait 3 to 4 weeks for them to be shipped like every other place I called. I was fortunate to call and talk to their National Sales Director. He was so nice, very helpful and understood just how important a gymnast's first grips are. He worked his magic and got us the grips we needed for a better price than everyone else and got them delivered much sooner than expected. My gymnast was ecstatic and extremely grateful! We have had other members of our team order from Dekan since then, and they have all said the same thing - great selection, great prices and great customer service. We will definitely order from them again!"

-Lynn Irwin
Team Parent, Aspire Gymnastics Academy
Bentonville, Arkansas

"I received an e-mail from Dekan Athletic about ordering through them, and thought I'd give it a try. I was having difficulty getting information from other catalogs. I contacted Dekan with the items I was interested in purchasing and was impressed by their speedy reply, willingness to work with us, and their professionalism. I have purchased items from a men's high bar, to strap bar straps, to assorted other items, and I'm now compiling a wish-list for our next order. I appreciate the company's willingness to find me the best deal, to follow up on delivery statuses, and to personally e-mail or call me in regard to orders or questions. I feel fortunate that I found Dekan and their National Sales Director. My program is running smoothly and my kids love every new item we've purchased through them.
Thanks Dekan!"

Sue Visnosky, Gymnastics Coordinator
Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA
Sunbury, PA

"I've had the pleasure of working with Dekan several times this past year. It was wonderful to get great equipment at such great rates! I also appreciate the way they always follow up to see that the equipment was shipped in a timely fashion and that our needs were met."

Suzanne Fischer
Valley Twisters Gymnastics
Valley City, ND
2013 ND Club of the Year

"I can always count on Dekan Athletic to provide an extremely high level of customer service. They make ordering gymnastics supplies so easy!"

Jane Schrimpf
Altius Gymnastics
Franklin, WI

"Dekan Athletic has been great to work with! Competitive prices and great customer service! I would definitely recommend Dekan for your equipment purchases."

Alan Ponto
Owner, Just Jymnastics
Rapid City, SD

"For the short time that I've worked with Dekan Athletic and their National Sales Director, I have received nothing less than outstanding service. The prices are great, and all it takes is one quick e-mail and the products are at your door in just a few days. It's really convenient and they carry about anything you need. I will continue to work with Dekan in the future for all my gymnastics and fitness needs."

Ric Voorhies
Gym X-treme
Lewis Center, OH


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Dekan Athletic Equipment Corporation was founded more than 30 years ago by high school track coach and longtime track and field officiator, George Dekan.  After serving as a radar technician in World War II, Dekan taught high school electronics and coached track and field until 1965. During his early years of coaching, Dekan sought to improve the accuracy of the standard stopwatch. Combining his knowledge of precision and electronics with his passion for track and field, Dekan invented and patented the 1/100 second Athletic Performance Analyzer, one of the most accurate timing devices for its time. The device was bought and used by NFL teams including the Dallas Cowboys and Cincinnati Bengals and helped Dekan forge his new business – Dekan Timing and Athletic Equipment Corporation. 

While growing the company, Dekan officiated at track and field events at high schools and universities until the mid-1990s. Through the years, Dekan was honored with numerous awards for his dedication and contributions to track and field and cross country. In 2000, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for the National Association of High School Athletic Directors, one of three honorees who have never been Athletic Directors.

From his early days as high school teacher and coach to inventor and entrepreneur, Dekan continued to serve the track and field and gymnastic communities, evolving the company into a premier supplier of equipment to more than 4000 customers nationwide. Today, George Dekan’s legacy carries on. At Dekan Athletic, we continue to bring knowledge, excellence and state of the art equipment to high schools, universities, gymnastic clubs and fitness organizations across the country.