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Coach To Cure MD Set For September 28 Games

Coach To Cure MD Set For September 28 Games

September 18, 2013 No Comments

For the sixth year in a row, college football coaches nationwide will join together in support of the Coach To Cure MD program, which will be held during games of Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. The rapidly growing annual effort has raised more than a$1 million to battle Duchenne muscular dystrophy. On Sept. 28, American Football ...

2013 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Named

2013 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Named

September 18, 2013 No Comments

Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA)  announced the 22-player roster for the 2013 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. Recognizing the “good works” of a select group of college football players from across the country, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team is one of the most prestigious off-the-field honors in college sports. ...

Using Plyometrics With Other Training

Using Plyometrics With Other Training

September 13, 2013 No Comments

Jump training and upper-body plyometrics are relevant to many sports, including football. Success depends on the athlete’s ability to explode from the standing surface and generate vertical velocity, linear velocity, or both in order to achieve the desired result. But plyometrics is not a panacea in athletic conditioning. It does not exist in a vacuum, ...

Special Teams Play: Fake Field Goal Defense

Special Teams Play: Fake Field Goal Defense

September 12, 2013 No Comments

by Bill Ramseyer, former head coach, Virginia-Wise Highland Cavaliers This defense is called when the position of the ball and game circumstances make it unlikely that the kicking team will truly kick. The defense plays the fake all the way without rushing. The ends are in 4 alignment, playing 5 technique. When the ball is ...

Unequal Technologies And St. Louis Rams Partner For 2013 NFL Season

Unequal Technologies And St. Louis Rams Partner For 2013 NFL Season

September 9, 2013 No Comments

Customized, concealed sports protection manufacturer Unequal Technologies has renewed its partnership with the NFL’s St. Louis Rams. For the second consecutive season, Rams players can armor up with a full suite of ultra-thin and military-grade Unequal gear. “Our relationship with the Rams players and staff is a great one, because they understand that football requires ...

Caution Is Key To Treating High School Athletes With Concussions

Caution Is Key To Treating High School Athletes With Concussions

September 9, 2013 No Comments

Across America, September represents the start of another school year and the return of an American tradition – high school football. However, in addition to the excitement of the game and the roar of the crowd comes the potential for injury. According to latest reports, nearly 300,000 high school athletes sustain concussions each year. Properly ...

Mechanics Of Vertical Jumping

Mechanics Of Vertical Jumping

September 9, 2013 No Comments

Vertical jumping is a component of most sports activities. People often take it for granted that an athlete instinctively knows how to jump vertically. In actuality, jumping vertically is a skill that can and should be taught to athletes. If we examine the event a little more closely, we find that the jump is preceded ...

NFL, Retired Players Resolve Concussion Litigation

NFL, Retired Players Resolve Concussion Litigation

August 30, 2013 No Comments

Former United States District Judge Layn Phillips, the court-appointed mediator in the consolidated concussion-related lawsuits brought by more than 4,500 retired football players against the National Football League and others, announced that the parties had reached an agreement that would end the litigation against the NFL and NFL Properties and provide medical and other benefits, ...

Pop Warner Partners With Heads Up Football

Pop Warner Partners With Heads Up Football

August 16, 2013 No Comments

USA Football’s Heads Up Football program has been endorsed by Pop Warner, the country’s longest-running youth football organization. The announcement came on the first official day of practice for Pop Warner leagues and was hosted by the Cleveland Browns at the team’s training facility in Berea, Ohio. Pop Warner’s 1,300 youth football leagues will join ...

How Popular Media Distorts Core Exercise

How Popular Media Distorts Core Exercise

August 14, 2013 No Comments

Too often in American popular media, the primary focus of core exercise is placed on potential aesthetic benefits, such as “six-pack abs.” People should instead focus on the potential functional or sport performance benefits of core exercise. In order for fitness professionals to prescribe exercises that address the core musculature, Journal of Strength and Conditioning ...

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Moving From Simple To Complex Core Exercises

Keep It Simple Start by training the four basic trunk movement patterns with dynamic or static exercises. Beginners would...

Rogers Athletic To Host Live Football Training Clinics At AFCA

Rogers Athletic has been developing skill development tools for Football for over 40 years — tools that are tested,...

Player Evaluations Maximize Coach-Player Communication

The Aptus Discovery, an iPad-based player talent evaluation, is helping coaches learn more about their players. After players take...

Four-Man Tek Sled From Rogers Athletic

Football has evolved as athletes get bigger, stronger, and faster.  As football offense is now more complex, the defense...