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basketball training
Business Growth

How a Colorado Basketball Academy Grew to 2,500 Athletes on Upper Hand

EYG Basketball is a basketball training academy and facility based outside of Denver, Colorado. This business trains powerful and promising young athletes and gives them the tools they need to achieve great success in the sport. Founded by Galen Harkness and Jordan Long, EYG has grown into a powerhouse academy, training 2,500 players from the youth to collegiate level. As a customer of Upper Hand since 2015, we’ve been fortunate to have a front-row seat to their success and growth over the years. We’re excited to share their story in our latest case study. Here are some of the highlights.

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sports facility
Business Growth

How to Maximize Profitability at Your Sports Facility

Historically, sports and fitness businesses have relied on maximizing capacity to generate the most revenue. This could mean filling up classes and time slots for lessons, or renting out resources. However, with capacity limitations still in plan due to COVID, many businesses no longer have the option of maximizing capacity in order to reach max profitability. So with this option off the table, how do sports facilities stay profitable? What can they do to cut costs and boost revenue? We’ll walk through three ways here.

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sports facility software, sports facility management software
Business Growth

What to Look for in a Sports Facility Management Software

How do you know what to look for in a sports facility software with so many options on the market? What are the key features that distinguish an average sports software from a great one? Here, we’ll outline exactly what to look for in a sports facility software.

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Sports Fitness Workplace Trends
Business Growth

3 Unmissable Workplace Trends for 2021

Despite recent good news surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine advancements, we still have some time before the world returns to pre-pandemic normalcy.  However, as organizations formulate their return to work strategies, technological advancements will continue to drive innovation and success, supporting a seamless integration of remote and in-person work. As we look ahead to 2021, it is necessary to understand how the landscape of the workplace has changed, and where workplace trends are headed.

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Opening Sports Training Facility
Business Growth

Industry Secrets: How to Open a Sports Training Facility

If you consider yourself an expert in a sports or fitness trade, then there is a lot of opportunity in launching your own training facility. In fact, the health club industry brings in a whopping $87.2 billion, and is expected to grow each year. While this presents an excellent business opportunity, there are numerous factors to consider as you embark on this new entrepreneurial journey. So here’s a handy guide to help you get started.

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Running Promotions Sports Fitness
Business Growth

How to Run Successful Promotions for Your Business + Free Template

We’re here to bring you the resources and know-how to run a successful promotion from start to finish, including what to include in your campaign messaging, tips to analyze post-campaign success, and the features to look for in sports and fitness software that will aid you in managing your promotions.

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Sports coaching culture workplace
Business Growth

3 Ways to Bring Sports Coaching Culture into the Workplace

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.

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Baseball facility tips
Business Growth

How Baseball Training Facilities Can Offer a Low-Touch Client Experience

As COVID continues to affect our world, now more than ever sports facilities are responsible for ensuring player and staff safety. As part of initiatives to maintain social distancing and mitigate risk of COVID transmission, these facilities are encouraged to offer low-risk and low-touch workflows for their athletes. This means minimizing time spent at the front desk completing tasks that can be optimized for quick and efficient digital capabilities.

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upper hand training
Business Growth

6 Ways to Provide Value to Clients During COVID-19

Gym-goers and fitness enthusiasts have been forced to find continue finding alternative ways to stay healthy and active during the coronavirus pandemic. While most sports and fitness businesses have been forced to shut their doors, there are numerous ways to still add value to clients without seeing them. From live-streamed workout classes to using video analysis tools, we’ve compiled six ways trainers and businesses can continue to engage with clients during this period of uncertainty

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Video Analysis Software Tools
Business Growth

3 Reasons Why You Should Incorporate Video Analysis During COVID-19

Now is the time to invest in this  technology, as your clients rely on virtual connections to engage with your business. Plus, this new revenue stream will continue to grow with your business as you reopen, setting yourself up for future success. Here are a few key reasons why you should incorporate video analysis technology into your business today.

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