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Give Your Players The Chance To Become A Part Of Heisman History

Give Your Players The Chance To Become A Part Of Heisman History

May 24, 2013 No Comments

Until Oct. 2, 2013, high school class of 2014 seniors can apply for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award, a program honoring outstanding high school scholar-athletes for their commitment to academic achievement, community service involvement, and athletic prowess. To apply, students can go to www.WendysHeisman.com for a chance to win the Award and the prestige ...

BSN Sports To Merge With Herff Jones

BSN Sports To Merge With Herff Jones

May 23, 2013 No Comments

Sporting-goods equipment and team sports uniform distributor/marketer BSN Sports signed a definitive merger agreement with Herff Jones, whereby BSN will join the Herff Jones portfolio of companies and continue to operate as its own branded entity. ). Herff Jones is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of graduation-related materials and educational products, as well as cheerleading ...

United Way, NYC Football Raise Money For Vulnerable Youths

United Way, NYC Football Raise Money For Vulnerable Youths

May 23, 2013 No Comments

United Way of New York City (UWNYC), the New York Giants and the New York Jets re-teamed last night for the 20th Annual Gridiron Gala in support of New York City’s vulnerable young people. “Funds raised by the Gridiron Gala are absolutely critical to providing youth from low-income families with the academic, social and emotional ...

AFCA Board of Trustees Discuss Recruiting Legislation And AFCA Coaches’ Trophy

AFCA Board of Trustees Discuss Recruiting Legislation And AFCA Coaches’ Trophy

May 1, 2013 No Comments

The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Board of Trustees conducted its summer meeting April 29-30 in Phoenix, Arizona. Mack Brown, AFCA president and head coach at the University of Texas, said, “The AFCA Board of Trustees spent considerable time discussing the national championship trophy that will be presented to the national championship team in the ...

Heads Up Online Training Course

Heads Up Online Training Course

April 26, 2013 No Comments

Get prepared for the new season in less than 30 minutes Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion ...

Quarterbacks: Inspiring Teammates To Believe In Themselves

Quarterbacks: Inspiring Teammates To Believe In Themselves

April 25, 2013 No Comments

by Terry Shea, Quarterbacks Coach First and foremost, quarterback is a leadership position. Until that base is covered, all the measurables such as height, weight, speed and arm strength become secondary. Quarterbacks who become leaders at all levels of football are bright individuals and they are tough. The quarterback position is complex and the game ...

Extra Point And Field Goal Protection

Extra Point And Field Goal Protection

April 25, 2013 No Comments

by Lester Erb And Ronald Aiken, University of Iowa Extra point and field goal protection is often overlooked. It is easy to neglect it because extra points are supposed to be automatic, right? We have all won and lost games because of an extra point or because our opponent blocked a field goal attempt and ...

More Than 900 Youth Leagues Commit To Safer Football

More Than 900 Youth Leagues Commit To Safer Football

April 25, 2013 No Comments

More than 900 youth football leagues across the United States representing more than 200,000 players have committed to the health and safety of their young players by adopting Heads Up Football, a new USA Football pilot program for the 2013 season dedicated to making the game better and safer. The Heads Up Football program promotes ...

Coaches Devise Game Plan To Mentor Boys And Young Men

Coaches Devise Game Plan To Mentor Boys And Young Men

April 25, 2013 No Comments

Several hundred coaches from area middle and high schools, colleges and universities, and community leagues met April 16 in Baltimore to draft a new game plan to learn how to develop, mentor and lead young men and help build their character. The Verizon Foundation and A CALL TO MEN – a leading national violence prevention ...

Mobile App Helps Evaluate Sports Concussion At Games

Mobile App Helps Evaluate Sports Concussion At Games

April 12, 2013 No Comments

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the world’s largest association of neurologists who treat brain injuries such as concussion, has launched a new app called “Concussion QuickCheck“,  to help coaches, athletic trainers, parents and athletes quickly evaluate if someone may have a concussion and needs to see a licensed health care provider, such as a ...

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Manage Your Equipment With Spacesaver, DSSI

Efficient storage solutions are one of the key fundamentals to building a winning team. But too often, coaches experience...

NOW is the Time to Test Your Sideline Communication Systems and Headsets

Football coaches work relentlessly year-round to improve their football program. Off-season, they watch film and spend hours dissecting the...

Muscle Milk Program Provides $250K

CytoSport, one of the largest sports nutrition companies in the United States and parent company to Muscle Milk ,...

Oklahoma State Selects AstroTurf For New Training Facility

The Oklahoma State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has selected AstroTurf to provide two state-of-the-art fields at its nearly-completed...