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Hook Blocking For Offensive Linemen

Hook Blocking For Offensive Linemen

December 20, 2012 No Comments

On a hook block, the offensive lineman blocks a defensive player who is lined up on his outside shoulder. The primary objective of a hook block is to stop the defender from penetrating the line of scrimmage, because then the offensive lineman can stop the defender’s pursuit and drive him back. Offensive linemen use this […]

Unequal Technologies Featured In Key Wins

Unequal Technologies Featured In Key Wins

December 7, 2012 No Comments

Unequal Technologies’ various types of Kevlar padding featured prominently in several key athletic contests last weekend. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch led the team to an important victory over the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday, wearing Unequal EXO Armor padding on his torso and legs, while his teammates James Harrison, Troy Polamalu and Ryan Clark wore […]

Awareness Is Key To Preventing Heat- And Cold-Induced Athletic Injuries

Awareness Is Key To Preventing Heat- And Cold-Induced Athletic Injuries

December 7, 2012 No Comments

Extreme heat or cold can cause dangerous and potentially fatal side effects in athletes. A literature review appearing in the December 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) provides an overview of the risk factors, signs and symptoms, and management of various conditions related to excessive heat and cold exposure. […]

AFCA Names 2012 Regional Coaches Of The Year

AFCA Names 2012 Regional Coaches Of The Year

December 7, 2012 No Comments

Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly and first-time winner Dino Babers of Eastern Illinois topped the list of the American Football Coaches Association’s 2012 Regional Coach of the Year winners. The AFCA recognizes five regional Coach of the Year winners in each of the association’s five divisions: Football Bowl Subdivision, Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division III […]

AFCA Announces 2012 FCS Coaches’ All-America Team

AFCA Announces 2012 FCS Coaches’ All-America Team

December 6, 2012 No Comments

Eastern Illinois wide receiver Erik Lora and Arkansas-Pine Bluff defensive lineman Brandon Thurmond headline the 2012 AFCA?Football Championship Subdivision?Coaches’ All-America Team announced today by the American Football Coaches Association. The AFCA has selected an All-America team since 1945 and currently selects teams in all five of its divisions. What makes these teams so special is […]

Championship Productions Launches New Apparel Company

Championship Productions Launches New Apparel Company

November 26, 2012 No Comments

Championship Productions announced a new partnership with former Iowa State University basketball player and current sportscaster, Paul Doerrfeld, to create a new apparel company called Championship Productions Apparel. Doerrfeld operates an existing apparel company called Premier Marketing Group (PMG). Championship Productions’ General Manager, Craig Rover, and Doerrfeld will work cooperatively to utilize the extensive multichannel […]

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 […]

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Muscle Milk Program Provides $250K

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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...