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Top 10 Sports Facility Management Resources from Upper Hand

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Whether you’re just starting out or you’re looking for ways to take your sports facility to the next level, there are resources and tools available to help you achieve your goals and succeed in the competitive youth sports industry.

We’ve compiled a list of ten of our most popular sports facility resources that can help you gain a competitive edge. From tips for increasing profitability to managing a growing staff, these blogs have something for everyone.

Let’s dive in!

10. What to look for in a sports facility management software

There are a lot of sports facility management software options available in the market. How do you know which solution is the best fit for you?

Implementing a sports management software can be a game changer for sports facilities, as it empowers sports facility owners to reduce time spent on admin tasks and focus on a revenue-driving athlete experience.

This blog post focuses on the key features that distinguish an average sports facility management software from a great one. From scheduling and registration to billing to reporting and more, this article provides a list of 5 areas you should evaluate when exploring different software solutions.

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9. The Benefits of Sports Facility Management Software

We’ve talked a lot about how beneficial management software is for sports facilities. But what exactly are the benefits?

This post examines the advantages of using sports facility management software to streamline your operations and enhance your customer experience. Check out 3 key benefits of using a sports facility scheduling software, from improved communication to more efficient data management.

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8. 3 Reasons Why Sports Facilities Fail (and how yours can succeed)

Owning a sports facility can be a profitable business. But, not all facilities are successful. There are a number of traps to avoid as a sports facility owner or manager.

This article examines 3 main reasons why a sports facility may fail. And, it offers helpful tips and tricks to ensure yours can succeed. Ensuring you offer the right programs, maximizing use of your facility’s spaces, and implementing the right tools to help you stay on top of your game are critical when growing an efficient sports facility.

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7. 4 Tips for Growing your Sports Facility in a Competitive Market

The sports training industry is ever-growing. The more opportunities that come up for athletes, the more competitive the industry gets. As a result, many sports facilities have shifted focus to provide the best possible athlete experience that retains current clients and attracts new ones.

This article provides four practical tips for achieving growth and success, including developing a strong brand identity, leveraging technology, investing in your staff, and prioritizing the customer experience. And, it emphasizes the importance of finding ways to deliver a unique and memorable customer experience that empowers you to stay competitive in a crowded marketplace.

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6. 6 Staff Management Tips for your Growing Sports Facility

As your facility grows, so will your team of staff. Are you equipped to manage a team as you build your brand?

Managing a team of staff and instructors isn’t always as easy as coaching. So, we’ve put together 6 staff management tips that will make it easier for you to empower your staff to take care of their daily responsibilities and motivate your athletes.

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5. How to Maximize Profitability of your Facility

As a sports facility owner, you are always looking for ways to get the most out of your facility’s spaces. So, how can you increase profitability of your facility without adding square footage?

This article offers practical advice for sports facility owners and managers looking to increase profitability and grow their business. By taking a strategic approach to revenue generation and cost management, you can streamline operations and improve your financial performance. Additionally, this article provides tips for analyzing data to identify opportunities for growth and optimization.

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4. Intro to Data Analysis for Sports Facilities

Not a data scientist? Not a problem. You don’t need an extensive background in data to do sports facility data analysis. If you own a sports facility or athlete training center, you should be thinking about how you can leverage the data you already have in order to make business decisions.

This post offers a great starting point for sports facilities to explore sports facility business intelligence. Follow this simple 4 step process to uncover powerful insights about your business. As a result, you will be led towards a few possible outcomes, including:

  • considering adding new offerings
  • considering replacing some existing offerings
  • considering removing some existing offerings
  • or all of the above.


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3. 6 Creative Marketing Strategies for your Sports Facility

Marketing your business can be challenging. As youth sports grow, so do the number of sports facilities that offer similar programs. So, how can you stand out from the crowd?

This blog post outlines 6 creative marketing ideas that you can implement at your sports facility. Whether you’re just starting out or are looking to revamp your marketing strategy, here are a few ideas to help your business stand out from the crowd.

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2. How to Boost your Sports Facility Revenue (without adding new clients)

Did you know that it costs 5 times more to acquire a new customer than to retain an existing one? While bringing in new clients is a critical step to growth, it should not come at the expense of nurturing your current clients.

This article offers 6 creative ways to boost your sports facility revenue that don’t involve adding new clients. From exploring membership opportunities to turning your staff into superstars, these small changes can have a big impact on your bottom line.

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1. How to Open a Sports Training Facility

There is a lot of opportunity in opening your own sports training facility. You have a passion for coaching, but when it comes to building a successful business, where do you start?

This blog post provides guidance and insights for individuals looking to launch their own sports training facility. The article outlines a number of elements to consider, including

  • The importance of assembling a business plan.
  • How to prepare for operational costs, including equipment
  • Tools to prioritize client and athlete safety
  • The tools and technology you should invest in.

From advice to practical tips, to resources and more, you don’t want to miss this resource!

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Ready to grow?

As you continue on your journey to grow (or start!) your sports training facility, we hope you found these resources helpful. At Upper Hand, our goal is to provide valuable insights and advice to help you succeed.

To get more content like this delivered directly to your inbox, be sure to subscribe to The Playbook and stay up-to-date on industry trends, insights, and best practices.

Beyond the blog, we also have a range of resources to help you achieve your goals – from a budget template designed for sports businesses to a guide to running successful youth sports camps.
Shoutout to you for putting in the time and energy to grow your sports training business!


Not an Upper Hand customer? We’d love to show you how you can gain a competitive edge with Upper Hand! Schedule a call with a member of our team to get a personalized walkthrough of the software!

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