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Mental Fitness for Athletes

Mental Fitness for Athletes

When we think about training for sports, we tend to think about the physical side of training. While strength, endurance and sports skills are all important for athletes to have, a large part of success in sports can come from being mentally prepared. Engage in some mental training to be the best that you can be. Here are our best tips to train your brain and be on top of your game. read more…

6 Tips to Get Your High School Athlete Ready for Spring Sports

6 Tips to Get Your High School Athlete Ready for Spring Sports

We’re finally starting to see the sunshine again, and with spring comes a whole new season of sports. Maybe your high school athlete plays different sports throughout the year, or maybe you’re just coming out of the off-season. No matter where you high schooler is in his or her athletic journey, we have our best tips for getting ready for spring sports. read more…

Be Coachable to Be Your Best

Be Coachable to Be Your Best

You don’t have to be the fastest, strongest or the most skilled in your sport to be your best athlete. To be your best, you really need to be coachable. Coachable athletes keep an open mind, have a resilient attitude, are positive and are good communicators. read more…

Off-Season Training for Serious Soccer Players

Off-Season Training for Serious Soccer Players

The off-season for soccer players is a time to rest and recharge, but you don’t want to lose any conditioning during the break. You need a good balance between rest and training to be ready when the next season of soccer comes around. read more…

Training in the Winter Months

Training in the Winter Months

If you usually train outside, winter weather can interfere with your normal routine. Don’t let the cold throw you for a loop, though. There are plenty of options for training during the winter months so you can stay in peak physical condition. read more…

Want Your Child to Behave? Exercise Is the Key!

Want Your Child to Behave? Exercise Is the Key!

With the winter weather keeping kids cooped up indoors more and more, we know they might be bouncing off the walls. If you want your children to have great behavior, even in winter months, the key is exercise! Here are some facts about exercise and its link to child behavior. read more…

Winter Sports and Activities at Competitive Edge

Winter Sports and Activities at Competitive Edge

It might be cold outside, but it’s nice and toasty warm on our fields all year! Competitive Edge has plenty of sports and activities going on during winter to keep you in shape and your skills sharp. Come train with us. We have so many options to keep you busy, and all those workout endorphins will help chase your winter blues away. read more…

6 Team-Building Activities for Youth Sports Teams

6 Team-Building Activities for Youth Sports Teams

Team-building for youth sports teams happens on the field and at practice, but a large component of sports is social. It’s important for kids to participate in team-building activities off the field so they can feel connected, forge important relationships and operate at their peak level on the field. Here are six great team-building activities for youth sports teams. read more…

How to Get Your Kids Running

How to Get Your Kids Running

Have you ever told your kids, “Stop running in the house!” or “Slow down?” We tell kids not to run for their own safety, so they don’t trip on something at the pool or run into something indoors, but the fact that we say these things so often gives an indication of kids’ natural desire to run.

Instead of discouraging running, let’s look at how to encourage your kids to run and give them safe opportunities to do so. read more…

5 Reasons Teams Should Rent Space to Train

5 Reasons Teams Should Rent Space to Train

Training as a team is important to building a culture, encouraging hard work, developing bonds and learning from one another. If you’re going to squeeze in more practice time, it’s got to be convenient. You need equipment, sufficient space and an expert staff, and you don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for it.

So where can you go to practice together as a team where all your equipment and professional coaching is included? Competitive Edge has you covered. read more…

Benefits of Training As a Team at Competitive Edge

Benefits of Training As a Team at Competitive Edge

Individual training is important to develop a single student athlete, but training together as a team can help fine tune everyone’s skills to give them the best season possible. Competitive Edge offers team packages so everyone can work together to develop themselves as athletes and as a team. Here are some of the benefits of training together as a team. read more…

How to Stay Committed to Fitness During the Busy Back-to-School Season

How to Stay Committed to Fitness During the Busy Back-to-School Season

Back-to-school season is in full swing and things can get hectic with all the paperwork, shopping, new schedules and shuttling kids around. During this time of reestablishing routines, it’s a good time to recommit to fitness. Building fitness into your routine will not only help you stay healthier in the long run, it will also help deal with stress from the added workload of getting kids back into a predictable schedule. Here are our best tips to stay committed to fitness. read more…

How to Support Your Child Through Sports Tryouts

How to Support Your Child Through Sports Tryouts

School is back in session and that means it’s sports tryout time! This can be an exciting and simultaneously stressful time for both young athletes and parents. Students may feel anxious, pressured to perform and be afraid of failure. As a parent, you can make a huge impact in how your child handles the pressure of sports tryouts. Here are our best tips for supporting your child through sports tryouts. read more…

Back-to-School Nutrition for Student Athletes

Back-to-School Nutrition for Student Athletes

Back-to-school means more structure, which can be good for student athletes when it comes to nutrition. It’s easy to slip out of a good nutritional routine with all those tempting treats at concession stands and restaurants when you’re out and about for the summer. Now that students are getting back in the swing of things, here are some tips for reestablishing good nutrition during the school year. read more…

4 Great Reasons to Try Yoga

4 Great Reasons to Try Yoga

We see yoga pop up all over the place — from television and movies to public parks and even wineries. Yoga has been around for more than 5,000 years, so not only is it a trend right now, it’s rooted in history and it’s here to stay. read more…

5 Summer Training Tips for Student Athletes

5 Summer Training Tips for Student Athletes

School is out, and as a student athlete, you might want to take this time to hang out with friends and relax. And while some downtime and recovery is healthy, taking the whole summer off could cost you once it’s game time again. Stay on top of your game with these tips for a balanced and healthy summer. read more…

Stay Healthy and Cool With Our Indoor Activities

Stay Healthy and Cool With Our Indoor Activities

As temperatures soar outside, it’s a struggle to get out and exercise without melting into a puddle of sweat. It can be dangerous to exercise outside during the peak hours of summer heat. Exercising in extreme heat can increase your core temperature and cause you to become dehydrated quickly. Beat the heat and come exercise indoors at Competitive Edge. Here are a few things we’ve got going on this summer to help you stay fit without overheating. read more…