SportsEvents Magazine

MAR 2017

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MATCH We've got the ultimate playbook for planning your high-altitude event in Colorado Springs, Olympic City USA. 1 Arrive early. Coming a few days before ge ing on the fi eld allows some time to acclimate and understand your physical limits at a higher altitude. 2 Stay hydrated. Drinking water is even more important at higher elevations. Make sure to have lots of H 2 O available for everyone during practice, downtime and competition. 3 Dress in layers. High altitude destinations off er great year-round weather, but temps can change quickly. Having layers to accommodate varying conditions means you're ready for anything! 4 Peak their interest. The Pikes Peak region showcases some of the most beautiful natural venues to host a match. Promote the view to increase interest and a endance for your event. 5 Raise your reds. Training at a higher altitude than you're used to stimulates the production of red blood cells, which can result in a performance boost. 6 Invest in SPF. When the air is rare, it's easier to burn. Make sure to slather on that sunscreen. SPF 40+ should do the trick. 7 8 Moisturize. Arid climates can o en mean dry, cracked hands, skin and lips. Pack that travel lip balm and lotion. You'll be glad you did. Find your edge. Balls fl y farther at higher altitudes. Whether a fi eld goal, homer or club swing, it may provide a li le extra edge. Be prepared for a few personal records! Cheryl McCullough, CSEE Director of Sports & Special Events Local: 719.685.7642 Toll Free: 800.888.4748, Ext. 142 Think we're the right match for your match? Colorado Springs, Olympic City USA, could be the perfect play. At 6,035-feet above sea level, the region off ers stunning scenery, fl exible venues and plenty to do before and a er the whistle blows. Contact us to fi nd out more. MATCH TOP TIPS TO ELEVATE YOUR

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