Tips for Avoiding Youth Athlete Burnout

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With pressure from coaches, parents, and most often from the athletes themselves, it can be hard to take a step back and remember that even though these athletes may be training at the highest level, they still need to have fun. How can you identify the signs of burnout, and make changes that motivate athletes to stick with sports? Here are a few signs to look out for, and what you can do to proactively combat youth athlete burnout.

5 Spooky Ideas for your Sports Facility in the Month of October

You’re always looking for fun ways to engage with your athletes without sacrificing the quality of the training you’re providing. With Halloween just around the corner, it’s a perfect opportunity to add a little holiday spirit to your facility or training academy. Here are 5 tips to help you…

6 Creative Strategies to Keep Young Athletes Engaged in Essential Drills

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Mastering the fundamentals of a sport is crucial, but sometimes those essential drills and exercises can seem a bit dull. This is especially true for young athletes who would rather be playing than practicing. So, how can you make training more fun and engaging for them? In this blog, we will explore six ideas to integrate fun elements into training sessions.

Overcoming Top Challenges of the Boutique Fitness Studio Model

Owning a boutique fitness studio is extremely rewarding, but it doesn’t come without its challenges. It’s important to identify the unique characteristics of the boutique fitness studio model as well as how to handle the obstacles that fitness studios face.

4 Things Sports Teach Us About Business Ownership

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Learn 4 lessons that sports teach us about business ownership, as discussed by Kevin MacCauley, Founder of Upper Hand. Just as a coach identifies potential cracks in the game plan and makes necessary adjustments to end up on top, a business leader must foresee bottlenecks, and try to fix them, before they happen.

Run Faster, Lift Heavier: The Ultimate Workout Playlist

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There are a number of elements that make for a successful workout song, from the lyrics to the tempo; but, all boil down to the energy of the song. So, we took to our Instagram to ask you what songs power you up for a great workout. As a result, here is a list of 40 powerful workout songs that make up Upper Hand’s ultimate workout playlist, as curated by the Upper Hand Fam! 

Top 50 Motivational Workout Quotes

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Finding motivation to work out can be challenging. There are so many distractions and less physically demanding alternatives to spending an hour at the gym. Even when we do get to the gym, having the desire to work hard and push ourselves is another challenge. For those times when you think you can’t finish your workout, or you don’t want to workout at all, it can help to have some pick-me-ups. These 50 motivational workout quotes will give you that little extra needed to make your workouts the best they can be.

3 Ways to Bring Sports Coaching Culture into the Workplace

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It’s no secret that at Upper Hand, we are incredibly passionate about our industry. Our team is made up of a diverse array of former athletes, coaches, and enthusiasts who have a deep-rooted love for sports and fitness. This passion not only enables us to offer valuable resources and insights to the businesses that we serve — it has also been an integral part of shaping our team’s culture.

5 “Soft” Skills Every Entrepreneur Needs to Succeed

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There are countless components that go into building a successful company, but “soft” skills that act as the fundamental building blocks of a functioning business. Soft skills are defined as interpersonal skills, like listening and communication, whereas “hard” skills are considered to be job-specific. Nearly 93% of employers said that soft skills are an “essential” or “very important” factor in hiring decisions. With the right blend of hard and soft skills, an entrepreneur is capable of great things.

Vince Lombardi: A Guide to Leadership Principles

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Explore the enduring wisdom of one of football’s greatest coaches, Vince Lombardi. This post delves into Lombardi’s ‘Seven Blocks of Granite’—his core principles for success in leadership and life. A timeless guide for leaders in today’s fast-paced world.