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Tim Wylie

Tim is a Sales Director at Upper Hand, a sports software company aiming to simplify front and back-end office tasks, by providing cutting-edge marketing and registration tools, and business intelligence, that enable unsurpassed performance for sports businesses across the nation.

Recent Posts

Thanksgiving Traditions #TudorRoomTurkey

on Nov 23, 2016 3:46:32 PM | By Tim Wylie | 0 Comments
#TudorRoomTurkey The Indiana University men’s soccer program has a long-standing Thanksgiving tradition called Tudor Room Turkey that dates back to the program’s inception in the 1970s. I was introduced to this Thanksgiving tradition in 2008.
Topics: Holidays Soccer
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Preparing a Sports Camp Schedule

on Oct 12, 2016 9:43:24 AM | By Tim Wylie | 0 Comments
Create a sports camp agenda that will get parents and players excited for your event! If you’re a coach, you’ve probably tossed around the idea of running your own youth sports camp - and for good reason. Camps are a great way to build your sports program’s brand and increase exposure in your local community. They’re an effective way to evaluate a large group of athletes for an upcoming league season and for athletes to get a lot of training in a short time. And let’s not kid ourselves, camps are a great source of short (but labor intensive) training time. So, you have the facilities booked, flyers are printed, online registration is live and the links are up on social media… now what? Do you have a plan for once you get the campers in the door? It’s time to get your agenda down on paper.
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Tips to Give An Athlete Evaluation Fit for the Next LeBron

on Sep 22, 2016 11:32:26 AM | By Tim Wylie | 0 Comments
Give Your Athletes Your Best with a Great Athlete Evaluation Performance evaluations and feedback are important in all aspects of life. In schools, students are graded on daily homework and weekly exams. In the workplace, there are continuous performance reviews. But with sports, there aren’t any legislative standards or financial metrics to be graded on, which has created a grey area on best practices and techniques on how to effectively provide constructive feedback to develop athletic skills. Here are some helpful tips and recommendations to help your athletes accelerate in their respective sports. Let’s start with the basics…
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Energizing Your Camp Staff - Better Sports Camp Management

on Aug 7, 2016 7:00:00 AM | By Tim Wylie | 0 Comments
Energizing your staff is a key component of effective sports camp management: A lot of work goes into planning a sports camp. From registration systems, facilities, agenda, equipment and more, the checklist seems never-ending. Through my experience running and working with different types of sports camps and training events, I have found that the most important factor in running a successful event and leaving a memorable impression on athletes and parents, is through your staff.
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