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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

In his own words with CB Reynaldo Hill

“My favorite NFL team when I was younger were the 49ers, because they always seemed to win. I hate to say it because Peyton Manning is a rival of the Titans, but I think that he is the best player in the NFL. My least favorite person to play against is definitely Chad Johnson because he is just a great player. I am a good asset to a team because I am a hard worker, determined and a good listener. I love Nashville because it is nice and quiet, which is a nice change from my home in Ft. Lauderdale. Training at D1 is great because it has weights, an indoor field and stands, which make it a perfect place for a football workout.”

D1 Chattanooga shows Confidence

Dylan Millwood is D1 Chattanooga's May Character Athlete of the Month. He is 15 years old, and plays tennis at Hixson High School. Dylan trains in D1's Developmental Group (12-14 year olds) with Coach Chris Camacho. D1's May Word of the Month was CONFIDENCE. "When I first met Dylan he was very timid," said Coach Camacho. "After working with him as a person and an athlete, his SELF-CONFIDENCE has jumped out of the building. It has been a pleasure to work with Dylan day in and day out." Congratulations Dylan and keep up the hard work!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Elliot Williams heading back home to Memphis

D1 athlete Elliot Williams is headed back to his hometown after spending one year at Duke University playing basketball for the Blue Devils. He is transferring to the University of Memphis to play basketball and be closer to his family. We're glad to have Elliot back in Memphis, good luck this year!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Jeremy Jarmon Training Hard at D1 Nashville

Kentucky defensive end Jeremy Jarmon only wanted to lose a few pounds. Instead, he lost his final season of eligibility. He wanted to set an example. Instead, he feels as if he has been made one. That's why Jarmon, suspended by the NCAA after a failed drug test in the spring, is working hard at the D-1 Training Center in this Nashville suburb in preparation for the NFL supplemental draft on July 16. CLICK HERE to read the rest of the article from Rivals.com!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Philip Rivers Camp Registration Still Available

If you didn't make it out for D1's first ISI Camp, check out this video from the David Thornton ISI Camp in Nashville. http://tinyurl.com/ntnhpl

Don't forget that the Philip Rivers ISI Camp is almost here. It is not too late to register. The camp is July 7 and 8. Go here to register online. http://philipriverscamp.eventbrite.com/

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

D1 travels to Steve Smith and Chris Cooley Camp

The past couple of weeks the D1 Training Staff has been busy traveling to Charlotte, N.C for the Steve Smith Camp and Fairfax, V.A for the the Chris Cooley Camp. The primary focus of both camps was to teach kids the fundamentals of football. The D1 staff was in charge of all the speed and agility portions of the camps. Great Job D1 Training Staff!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Jeremy Jarmon writes for KPR

Former Kentucky Wildcat's star Jeremy Jarmon has been preparing for the NFL Supplemental Draft at D1 Nashville. In his spare time, Jeremy writes for the Kentucky Sports Radio(KPR) blog. His most recent post is a preview of the quarterbacks for the Kentucky Wildcats this season. CLICK HERE to read Jeremy's blog!

Little Rock shows Confidence!

Amber Tollet is D1 Little Rock's May Character Athlete of the Month. Amber and the rest of her family train at D1 multiple times a week. She is a D1 Executive and is coached by Daniel McPherson. D1's June Word of the Month was CONFIDENCE. Coach McPherson had this to say about Amber. "Amber feels more confident in who she is from a fitness perspective. Amber's CONFIDENCE has really been contagious to other D1 clients who train here because of she positive and upbeat everyday. She feels like she is a bright light in her children's lives by pushing them to accomplish their goals while she accomplishes hers."

Monday, June 22, 2009

D1 supports co-owner Mike Vrabel's 2nd and 7 Foundation

This past weekend the D1 staff traveled to Columbus, Ohio to support co-owner Mike Vrabel's 6th annual 8-Ball Celebrity Shootout to help raise money for his 2nd and 7 Foundation. The purpose of the foundation is to teach underprivillaged children how to read. They do this by going to classrooms and making sure that each child has a book to read. Check out the picture of D1 CFO Dan Murphy with 8-Ball teammate Greg Oden!

D1 Chattanooga trains Jared Duke

Jared Duke, of Walker Valley High School, may be one of the most imposing high school lineman in Tennessee, standing 6'6 and weighing 336 pounds. He is highly recruited not only because of his athletic ability but also because of his hard work in the classroom in having a GPA of 3.6. Duke has been coming to D1 Chattanooga to work with Nate Bandy to improve his speed, strength, and agility. CLICK HERE to read the article.

Friday, June 19, 2009

ISI David Thornton Camp a Great Success

Around 115 kids came out for the ISI David Thornton Defensive Skills Camp at BGA and they were not disspointed. Kids left with a Bible, t-shirt, camp bag along with great instruction from the coaching staff and life lessons from David! Click here to watch a video on the camp.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ben Zobrist making an impact for the Rays

Ben Zobrist is making quite a name for himself this season as he plays for the Tampa Bay Rays. He has shown his versatility in the field this season in starting at 6 different positions. His batting skills have also made him a valuable asset to the team, with a batting average of .318, 14 home runs and 39 RBI's. Keep up the good work Ben!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

D1 training staff going to Adrian Peterson Camp

Adrian Peterson will be hosting his football camp this June in Norman,OK. The D1 training staff will be going to lead the speed and agility portions of the camp. CLICK HERE to learn more about the camp.

Vote for Tim Dillard!

Voting has began for the AAA Baseball All Star game and D1 athlete Tim Dillard is on the ballot. Tim is a starting pitcher for the Nashville Sounds (Milwaukee Brewers farm league team). In the off-season Tim trains here at D1 Nashville, so everyone follow the link and vote for Tim! CLICK HERE!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Jeremy Jarmon Getting Ready for Supplemental Draft at D1 Nashville

Here is how it will work if everything goes according to plan: Jeremy Jarmon will be selected in the NFL's Supplemental Draft next month.The former University of Kentucky defensive end from Germantown has been working out at D1 Sports Training in Cool Springs the past two weeks. Experts regard him to be the best player entered into the NFL's Supplemental Draft on July 16. CLICK HERE to read the rest of the article.

D1 Teams with Huntsville Hospital and TOC

Make sure you vote on which High School QB will be competing against Philip Rivers. Click here to vote.


Also, Click here to watch the announcement in Huntsville.

Rico McCoy and Ben Bartholomew Training at D1 Nashville

This summer D1 Nashville has been training Rico McCoy and Ben Bartholomew of the Tennessee Volunteers. Rico is a Linebacker for the Vols, while Ben is a Fullback for the team. The guys have been working with trainer James Wilson on improving their speed, agility and endurance in preparation for the upcoming season. Good Luck to Rico and Ben this fall!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

D1 Knoxville Partners with St. Jude

D1 Knoxville is partnering with St. Jude to help raise money for children who are fighting life-threatening diseases.For those of you who don’t know, St. Jude is a non-profit organization that gives free healthcare to children with cancer or other catastrophic illnesses. So, here is our chance to give back to kids who are just like the ones we train here! D1 members have been given the opportunity to workout for St. Jude Children’s Medical Research Hospital in order to help raise money for research.
Any donation of $1 or more will be greatly appreciated; after all, this research facility is completely funded by people like you and me. So let’s get together and workout for these children in need. Please submit all donations in cash or check made payable to St. Jude’s by June 9th.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Philip Rivers to Compete Against Local Quarertbacks in D1 QB Challenge

D1 along with Huntsville Hospital and TOC are hosting the Iron Sharpens Iron Quarterback Competition, which will include top high school quarterbacks from across the Valley vying for votes to compete against NFL Pro Bowl Quarterback Philip Rivers. CLICK HERE to vote for your high school quarterback. The top four quarterbacks with the most votes will compete in a variety of offensive drills against Rivers on July 8th at 11:30 am at the First Annual Iron Sharpens Iron Philip Rivers Offensive Skills Camp.

D1 Greenville Athletes Win Scholarships at the St. Francis Sports Challenge

D1 Greenville recently hosted the St. Francis Sports Challenge. Athletes who were in the 7th to 12th grade were eligible to compete in this event. They were awarded points based upon their GPA and performance in the speed, strength, and agility portions of the event. D1 athletes Amelia Swab, Gabby Dierickx, and Tiquention Coleman all won scholarships for their top performances at the competition.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

D1 Foundation Announces Date Change for Jason Witten Event

D1 Nashville trains Ian Clark

Ian Clark, a safety for the University of New Mexico, has come to D1 Nashville to train for the summer. Ian is a senior for the Lobos and led the team in tackles for the 2007 season. He came to D1 looking to improve his strength, speed and agility and has done just that since he arrived. Good Luck to Ian on the upcoming season!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

R.A. Dickey making an impact for the Twins

The role of a long reliever is not necessarily an easy one. Usually it means coming into ballgames with the game already out of hand.But for R.A. Dickey, the opportunity to have a defined role as the Twins' current long reliever this season is one that he has relished.

D1 trains Travis Walton of Michigan State

D1 Huntsville has recently started training Michigan State standout basketball player Travis Walton. He plays Guard for the Spartans and was named the Big 10 Defensive Player of the Year. Walton has been going to D1 to help improve his speed and agility for the upcoming season.

Monday, June 8, 2009

On the Road Again

This past week the D1 training staff traveled to Indianapolis and Cincinnati for the Dwight Freeney and Marvin Lewis Camps. The main focus of each of the camps was to help teach kids about the fundamentals of football. The D1 trainers were in charge of the speed and agility portion of the camps. Great Job Guys!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Greenville has CONFIDENCE

Cameron Wrice is D1 Greenville's May Character Athlete of the Month. Dylan trains in D1's Developmental Group (12-14 year olds) with Coach Terrance Savage. D1's May Word of the Month was CONFIDENCE. Cameron's dedication was on display during D1 Greenville's Testing Night. Look for his name to be highlighted all over our D1 record board. Cameron trains at a high CONFIDENCE level every day. He is always ready to step up to the plate with a winner's attitude. Congratulations Cameron and keep up the hard work!


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Character Athlete of the Month-D1 Nashville

Eric Brown is D1 Nashville's May Character Athlete of the Month. Eric is 18 years old and just graduated from Franklin High School where he played football as a safety. He trains in D1's Domination Group (15-18 years old) with Darren Mustin. D1's May Word of the Month was CONFIDENCE. Eric's determination has no limits. His goal is to out work everyone on the practice field, even his coach. D1 has given Eric the CONFIDENCE to enter his first year of college at Hargrave Military Academy as a successful defensive back

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Steve McNair Sporting a D1 Visor



Go to the 4:22 mark of the video and check out Steve McNair sporting a D1 visor.

D1 Knoxville's Best ATTITUDE!

Tanner Wilson is May's Character Athlete of the Month. Tanner trains in D1's Domination Group (15-18). He is coached by Zarif Karwandyar, who nominated Tanner for May's Word of the Month: ATTITUDE. Here's what Coach Z has to say about Tanner. "I nominated Tanner for D1's Character Athlete of the Month for exemplifying a positive ATTITUDE at all times when training at D1 Knoxville. He never complains about the level of difficulty and rises to every occasion when faced with a challenge. He puts all his focus and determination into getting better every day. Tanner's ATTITUDE not only makes him better, but motivates everyone around him to become better athletes and individuals."

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Huntsville Character Athlete of the Month

Will Best is D1 Huntsville's May Character Athlete of the Month. Will is a 14 year old freshman at Huntsville High School where he plays football. He trains in D1's Developmental Group (12-14 year olds).D1's May Word of the Month was CONFIDENCE. Will loves to compete, work hard and be the best at everything he does. Will possesses quiet CONFIDENCE. Although he believes in himself, he's not the least bit arrogant. He is well known at D1 Huntsville for always having a good time, and making sure everyone else shares his enjoyment. Everyone at D1 is very proud of Will!

Monday, June 1, 2009

D1 goes to the Steve McNair Foundation Camp

This past weekend the D1 Nashville training staff traveled to the Steve McNair Foundation camp. The camp was a huge success as kids from all over the region came out for the 9th annual camp to work on improving their offensive skills. The D1 staff was in charge of the speed and agility portion of the camp. Great job this weekend guys!