top tips to elevate your match
We’ve got the ultimate playbook for planning your high-altitude event in Colorado Springs- Olympic City USA.
ARRIVE EARLY - Coming a few days before getting on the ﬁeld allows some time to acclimate and understand your physical limits at a higher altitude.
STAY HYDRATED - Drinking water is even more important at higher elevations. Make sure to have lots of H2O available for everyone during practice, downtime and competition.
DRESS IN LAYERS - High altitude destinations offer great year-round weather, but temps can change quickly. Having layers to accommodate varying conditions means you’re ready for anything!
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 attendance for your event
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.
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.
MOISTURIZE - Arid climates can often mean dry, cracked hands, skin and lips. Pack that travel lip balm and lotion. You’ll be glad you did.
FIND YOUR EDGE - Balls fly farther at higher altitudes. Whether a field goal, homer or club swing, it may provide a little extra edge. Be prepared for a few personal records!
Colorado Springs CVB Sports awards:
- SportsEvents - Readers' Choice Awards Winner 2014, 2015, 2016
- SportsEvents - Readers' Choice Award - "50+ Planners and Places to Watch"