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Top tips for preparing for your next big competition

Top tips for preparing for your next big competition

If there’s a big game or competition around the corner, it’s easy to fall into a blind panic. The countdown is on and there’s so much you need to do in a limited amount of time.

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USA rugby: how rugby sevens is taking America by storm

USA rugby: how rugby sevens is taking America by storm

In the UK, if we want a contact sport which involves a ball, rugby’s the one for us. But in the US, it’s all about American football. Even if you don’t watch it, everyone’s heard of the Super Bowl, right? How about the USA Sevens tournament in Las Vegas?

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What are the side effects of weight cutting in athletes?

What are the side effects of weight cutting in athletes?

If you’re not familiar with the world of combat sports, weight cutting is a common weight on bringing down your weight. Why? Well, many combat sports are organised by weight class, and to fit into the right one some people resort to what we call ‘weight cutting’.

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Yes, even braces need mouthguard protection

Yes, even braces need mouthguard protection

Wrestling is not an easy sport. It’s full contact and you could get hurt as with any contact sport. That’s why wearing a mouthguard is so important. It keeps those pearly whites safe. But, if you’ve got braces, can you really fit a mouthguard too?

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How to get a job in your favourite sport

How to get a job in your favourite sport

For many, going pro is the dream. But sport is a competitive world and not everybody makes it to the top. And some people don’t want the stress or danger involved with being a professional athlete.

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Five tips for steering your team to victory

Five tips for steering your team to victory

All successful teams will have a natural-born leader within their roster. These are the players responsible for uniting the team, keeping morale high, and getting everyone ready for a big match.

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Top tips for any high school wrestlers who want to succeed

Top tips for any high school wrestlers who want to succeed

It’s that time of year again. The high school wrestling season upon us, which means it’s your chance to improve on your performance from last year and perhaps become a champion.

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Making the most out of your mouthguard

Making the most out of your mouthguard

An athlete has a 10% chance of getting a mouth, face, or jaw injury every season they play. While this might seem like good odds to gamble on, one injury could go on to wipe you out for a whole season. So to reduce the risk of injury, you need to find the perfect mouthguard.

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From amateur to pro: the mental side of hockey success

From amateur to pro: the mental side of hockey success

Hockey is mentally demanding as much as it is physical. To move from amateur to pro level, you obviously want to improve your strength, stamina, and skill. But there’s no point in being physically competitive if your mind’s holding you back from properly competing.

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Muay Thai: the history of 'the art of eight limbs'

Muay Thai: the history of 'the art of eight limbs'

Muay Thai is a combat sport that originated in Thailand in the 1500s. Known as ‘the art of eight limbs’, it’s a discipline that uses knees, elbows, fists, and shins, alongside clinching and sweeping techniques.

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The importance of strength and conditioning in rugby

The importance of strength and conditioning in rugby

Whether you’re playing competitively or for fun, rugby is a challenging sport. To get in your best match shape, it can be useful to introduce strength and conditioning into your training schedule. Not only can it improve game performance but it can also reduce the risk of injury.

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How to stay strong when you’re recovering from an injury

How to stay strong when you’re recovering from an injury

Not a day goes by without us reading about someone on the bench while they work through their injury recovery. It can be demoralising having to miss out, but there are ways you can make the recovery process easier on yourself.

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Has American football finally found its British audience?

Has American football finally found its British audience?

American football is the most popular sport in the USA. Who would have thought? While being hugely popular in the USA, with the NFL raking in over $8.1 billion in 2018, the popularity of American football remains a phenomenon mostly restricted to the US. That is, perhaps, until now.

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The parents’ guide to mouthguards

The parents’ guide to mouthguards

Making sure your child has an effective mouthguard (sometimes called a gum shield) is important in sport. Here’s what you need to know.

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The importance of team strategy in sports

The importance of team strategy in sports

In a lot of ways, sport is like a business. In business, it’s all about formulating and implementing strategies. You do the same thing in sport, except you’re chasing improved performance, tactics, and success rates.

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Hot weather training: More effective training or an excuse for a holiday?

Hot weather training: More effective training or an excuse for a holiday?

As summer keeps on rolling, we hear people talking about their ‘hot weather training’ trips. But is there any real benefit to going to a hot climate to train for a while?

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The Women’s Lacrosse World Championship is underway!

The Women’s Lacrosse World Championship is underway!

The women’s Lacrosse World Championship kicked off in Peterborough, Canada last week. From the 1st to 10th August, the world’s greatest female Lacrosse players will battle it out to become the champions of the world.

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What to consider when designing the perfect team kit

What to consider when designing the perfect team kit

Your team kit doesn’t just help your teammates spot you on the field. It affects how freely you can move during a game, how you’re perceived on the pitch, and how you feel while you’re playing. 

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A career in sports coaching: everything you need to know

A career in sports coaching: everything you need to know

A career in sports coaching can be extremely fulfilling. For those with a passion for sport, it provides the opportunity to do what you love every single day and pass on your passion to younger generations.

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Over 100 years of protection - How far has the mouthguard come?

Over 100 years of protection - How far has the mouthguard come?

Mouthguards aren’t a new invention. They’ve been around protecting sportspeople since the turn of the 20th century. But like most protective sports equipment - helmets, shin pads, shoulder pads, body protectors - they’ve evolved.

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Can we close the gender pay gap for athletes?

Can we close the gender pay gap for athletes?

We must consider the ways popularity and deal negotiations affect women in sport. What underlying reasons contribute to lower popularity?

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