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2019 NBA Playoffs Bracket Based on NBA Logo Ranking

2019 NBA Playoffs Bracket Based on NBA Logo Ranking

Sports Culture
2019 NBA Playoff Bracket Based on Logo Ranking With the 2019 NBA Playoffs here, we looked back at the Ultimate Ranking of NBA Logos to create the 2019 NBA Playoff bracket based on logo ranking. Each team’s logo ranking from that article to determines which team will come out on top in each match, leading [...]
NHL Playoff Matchup Analysis for 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

NHL Playoff Matchup Analysis for 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

In The News

With Upper Hand’s Save Review System is the world’s first video analytics platform built specifically for hockey goaltenders. Used by coaches on every level – from youth to NHL – it’s also used by NHL reporters and analysts to uncover key matchup data. NHL correspondent Kevin Woodley breaks down each NHL playoff first round goaltending […]

6 Staff Management Tips for Your Fitness and Sports Facility

6 Staff Management Tips for Your Fitness and Sports Facility

Facility Management

As the owner of a sports or fitness business that provides classes, training programs, camps, or lessons, you likely manage a staff that helps train clients and athletes, walking them through critical exercises every day. You love working with these athletes and clients- after all that’s why you got started – but what about managing […]

Sixteen Sweet 16 March Madness Stats

Sixteen Sweet 16 March Madness Stats

his weekend kicks off the NCAA Sweet Sixteen, leading into the culmination of March Madness — the National Championship game. The Final Four is one of the most anticipated and action-packed weekends in college sports, where millions of fans will tune in to games to watch Cinderella stories unfold and root on the teams that […]

Lombardi’s “Seven Blocks of Granite” to Success

Lombardi’s “Seven Blocks of Granite” to Success

Coaching Tips

As someone in business for sports, I naturally gravitated towards the many inspirational anecdotes and motivation stories, in relating my own coaching and business experiences. The purpose of this post is to summarize the core teachings of Vince Lombardi’s advice from his motivational talks in the 1960’s and to empower you and your leadership team […]

50 Inspirational Sports Quotes

50 Inspirational Sports Quotes

Coaching Tips

Needing a motivational push? Here are 50 of our favorite motivational sports quotes to help boost inspiration for you and your team.

3 Reasons You Should Accept Apple Pay

3 Reasons You Should Accept Apple Pay

Financial

Apple Pay is a newer contactless payment method built into Apple devices that has gained popularity the past year. It’s security and ease-of-use make it a highly attractive option for businesses looking for frictionless payment options for their clients. We explore three of the top reasons why you should look at implementing a processing service […]

Using Digital Marketing to Attract Youth Sports Sponsorship

Using Digital Marketing to Attract Youth Sports Sponsorship

Branding

In a technology age, people flock to the internet to search for answers, locate nearby businesses, socialize with friends, and shop online. It’s crucial for your youth sports business to remain current in your digital strategy, especially if you want to attract local or corporate sponsors. Here are 3 best practices to follow to increase […]

PODCAST EPISODE 47: NUBABILITY ATHLETICS

PODCAST EPISODE 47: NUBABILITY ATHLETICS

Podcast

Sam Kuhnert, founder and CEO of Nubability Athletics, joins us on the podcast. Nubability is a sports development program that teaches children and teens from ages 4 to 17 with limb differences and amputees to play mainstream organized sports. Nubability currently has over 80 coaches and devotes a significant amount of time in the community.