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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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OPRO and Rugby Canada Team Up Ahead of the Rugby World Cup

OPRO and Rugby Canada Team Up Ahead of the Rugby World Cup

We're adding another World Cup Rugby side to the OPRO roster! 

We're excited we'll be working with Rugby Canada as they take on the World at the Rugby World Cup in Japan later this month. 

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OPRO and MMA Organization Legends FC Team Up Ahead of LFC13

OPRO and MMA Organization Legends FC Team Up Ahead of LFC13

We're adding another combat partner to the team!

As the mouthguard of choice for those in combat around the world, we’re delighted to announce our latest partnership with Legend FC.

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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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OPRO announced as official mouthguard partner for Killik Cup Barbarians v Fiji fixture

OPRO announced as official mouthguard partner for Killik Cup Barbarians v Fiji fixture

We are excited to announce our partnership with the Barbarians ahead of their fixture against Fiji on Saturday 16th November at Twickenham Stadium.

This will be the first international match at Twickenham post World Cup and a fantastic opportunity for us to show our continued support for the game at the elite level, by providing players with the most comfortable, best fitting and reliable mouthguards out there.

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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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How the UK has embraced American football

How the UK has embraced American football

Despite its deep American affiliation - the clue’s in the name - American football is becoming more and more popular here in the UK. Let’s figure out why.

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