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APU, NFLPA Partner To Support Education

APU, NFLPA Partner To Support Education

November 19, 2012 No Comments

American Public University (APU) and the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA)  announced a partnership to support the educational and career development needs of NFLPA members.  The announcement reflects NFLPA’s commitment to assisting its members with career transition from the playing field, as well as APU’s continued effort to provide access to affordable and relevant ...

Youth Football: How To Properly Run Drills

Youth Football: How To Properly Run Drills

November 9, 2012 No Comments

Before running a drill that teaches technique, coaches need to do the following: 1. Name the drill. 2. Explain the skill or skills to be taught. 3. Position the players correctly. 4. Explain what the drill will accomplish. 5. Identify the command that will start the drill, such as a snap count or “Hut.” 6. ...

Russell Donates More Than $80,000 in Uniforms & Equipment

Russell Donates More Than $80,000 in Uniforms & Equipment

November 9, 2012 No Comments

Russell Brands, title sponsor of the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, Fla., announced a uniform and equipment donation to the City of Orlando Youth Football (COYF) valued at more than $80,000.  The donation reinforces Russell’s commitment to be a partner to the Orlando community through the Bowl sponsorship and various other community outreach initiatives throughout 2012 and beyond. COYF, which serves ...

National Collaboration Supporting After-School Sports Programs Arrives In New Orleans

National Collaboration Supporting After-School Sports Programs Arrives In New Orleans

November 9, 2012 No Comments

Nationwide budget cuts in after-school sports programs have left American youth at least three times more at-risk to engage in unlawful activities. Investing in community-based coaches, who act as mentors, is important in ensuring underserved youth access to constructive activities. The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA (Laureus USA) isa charitable organization that supports projects across the ...

SMU Simmons And Cox Schools To Offer Master Of Science In Sport Management

SMU Simmons And Cox Schools To Offer Master Of Science In Sport Management

November 9, 2012 No Comments

SMU will begin taking applications in December 2012 for North Texas’ first interdisciplinary graduate program in sport management. Faculty from the SMU Simmons School of Education and Human Development and the SMU Cox School of Business will direct the program, which combines finance, economics, management strategies, sports marketing, facility and event management, sports law, ethics and sports communication. ...

NCAA Adopts Tougher Enforcement Program For Coaches

NCAA Adopts Tougher Enforcement Program For Coaches

November 1, 2012 No Comments

The Division I Board Of Directors for the NCAA adopted a new enforcement structure for rule-breakers, creating additional levels of infractions, speeding up the investigation process and expanding penalties for violations. The new enforcement structure: 1. Introduces a four-tier violation hierarchy that ranges from severe breaches of conduct to incidental infractions. The structure, which replaces the ...

Deltoid Quick Tips: Boulders For Shoulders

Deltoid Quick Tips: Boulders For Shoulders

October 24, 2012 No Comments

For football players, strong shoulders may be a defining measure of success. Focusing on these hard-to-work muscles is the key to developing size. However be careful not to over-train. The most important concept to remember is that less is better than more. Since these muscles are used during almost every upper-body exercise, often one or two sets ...

WSU’s Leach Bans Twitter

WSU’s Leach Bans Twitter

October 24, 2012 2 Comments

A week ago, Washington State University football players attended an instructional seminar teaching them about the dangers of social media. Just one short week later, WSU head coach Mike Leach has banned his players from using the social media service Twitter. “Quite frankly, if after today you see anything on Twitter from our team, and ...

Return2Play Phone App Tracks Concussion Patients’ Progress

Return2Play Phone App Tracks Concussion Patients’ Progress

October 24, 2012 No Comments

A new mobile phone app helps concussion patients track their activities and symptoms, and share that information with their healthcare team. The app from the University of Michigan, is called Return2Play. The app, available for 99 cents, is designed for iPhone and available for download on iTunes. Users can enter the date and details of injuries in Return2Play. ...

Complete Wide Receiver: Behind The Goalpost

Complete Wide Receiver: Behind The Goalpost

October 16, 2012 No Comments

While this drill is as old as the hills, it involves a form of distraction for the wide receiver that every school has on its field: a goalpost. This is a simple drill that you can change up and do from different angles to change the view for the receiver. Setup Receivers line up single ...

Training Equipment That is Taking Every Player to the Next Level

Explosive speed, vertical jump and lateral speed are three essential physical attributes every player needs to be successful on...

Fundamental Skills: Lower-Body Flexibility

Flexibility refers to the ability to move a joint in its full range of motion. Flexibility is controlled by...

BSN Sports To Merge With Herff Jones

Sporting-goods equipment and team sports uniform distributor/marketer BSN Sports signed a definitive merger agreement with Herff Jones, whereby BSN...

Heads Up Online Training Course

Get prepared for the new season in less than 30 minutes Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports is a...