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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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The benefits of taking a break from your sport

The benefits of taking a break from your sport

Taking a break is seen as a lack of commitment at best and weakness at worst when it comes to sport. Fortunately, these ideas are being shown from many different performance angles as old-fashioned and problematic.

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How sport can completely transform your life

How sport can completely transform your life

You’ll find it hard to come by someone who doesn’t know the importance of exercise. In today’s world, exercise, along with a healthy diet and social relationships, is recognised as one of the key pillars of health.

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What is fartlek training and how does it help performance?

What is fartlek training and how does it help performance?

One form of training that helps with athletes’ performance is known as fartlek training. Let's explore exactly what it is, how it came to be, and the evidence behind its performance benefits.

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OPRO and the French Hockey Federation Partner Up

OPRO and the French Hockey Federation Partner Up

New Partnership Alert: We're teaming up with France Hockey! We'll be working together to grow the sport in France ahead of Paris 2024. 

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The BKF Four Nations Championships are more than just a competition

The BKF Four Nations Championships are more than just a competition

Respect is one of the cornerstone life skills. Without it firmly cemented in our lives, getting along with others isn’t easy. This skill is all about taking someone else’s feelings, needs, thoughts, and ideas into consideration.

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The FIH Pro League rages on. Does competition increase injury risk and how do we manage this?

The FIH Pro League rages on. Does competition increase injury risk and how do we manage this?

As the FIH Pro League heats up, take a closer look at how improper injury management increases the chance of injury - no matter the level of competition. Taken away from the sport they love, injuries can be highly frustrating for athletes.

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