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Monday, August 31, 2009

D1 Athlete Finishes 4th in Nation at the Masters National Throws Pentathlon

Jeff Brown set three personal records and finished fourth overall at the Masters National Throws Pentathlon last weekend. Jeff has received All American status in six of his events which include hammer, discus, javelin, 25 lb weight throw, 56 lb weight throw, and throws pentathlon. He credited D1 for his success, “I really feel my training at D1 has prepared me to be at the top my game.” Congratulations Jeff and keep up the hard work!

Friday, August 28, 2009

D1 Nashville Proudly Hosted Preston Taylor Ministries

Preston Taylor Ministries, who serves and ministers to underprivileged youth, visited D1 Nashville for a workout and character building session with the coaches and recruiting staff. Preston Taylor Ministries offers programs such as the Afterschool Program, Youth Program, Lunchmate Mentoring Program, Spring Break in the Marketplace and Summer Enrichment Program. All of these programs provide service and guidance to kids in the Nashville area. Keep up the good work and thanks for everything you do! Click here to visit their website.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Collegiate Athletes Trained In D1 Chattanooga

D1 Chattanooga trained four outstanding female athletes this summer. Rachel Robbs is training for the heptathlon on the University of Alabama’s track and field team. Josie Rix (pictured left) is a midfielder on the University of Alabama’s soccer team. Eden Morris plays on Texas A&M’s softball team as an utility player. At Georgia Southern, Caroline Scales is a midfielder for the soccer team. Good luck girls on your upcoming seasons!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Why Continue In-Season Training?

Check out what D1's Director of Training, Kurt Hester, BS, CSCS, USAW, ISSN, has to say about In-Season Training. Click here.


Former D1 Athlete Hired as Running Backs Coach

John Johnson, former D1 athlete at D1 Little Rock was hired at Ouachita Baptist College as the Running Back Coach. Johnson played running back at the same school for the past four years. Congrats John!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

D1's Clay Travis Releases New Book

D1's Brian Carman Out-Trains Tennis Competition

D1 Knoxville’s Brian Carman trained this summer with D1's Dunstan Kendrick to improve his performance on the tennis court. His hard work paid off as Brian and his teammate, Harrison Kennedy, came in 1st place in the USTA Southern Doubles Championships in Rome, GA. Brian is a sophomore at Webb School of Knoxville and with his teammate, he was able to beat out 32 other teams comprised the best tennis players in the Southern sectional. We look forward to following Brian’s future success as he continues to train hard and take his game to the next level at D1 with Coach D!

Monday, August 24, 2009

D1 Prepared for 2010 NFL Combine Prep Class

D1 is preparing for another stellar class of athletes preparing for the NFL Draft. Players like Michael Oher, Le'Ron McClain, DeAngelo Williams, Peyton Hillis and Jason Jones have gone through the program. Click here to see the 2010 Combine Prep Brochure.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Video 2 of Aaron Carter Training at D1 for Dancing With The Stars

Aaron Carter Training (trailer #2) from Taylor Smith on Vimeo.

D1 Basketball Training Clinic in Nashville

The Next Level Basketball Training Clinic is a FREE clinic open to all ages of male and female basketball players. Sponsored by A-Game Sportsplex, Pure Sweat Basketball and D1, this clinic is an excellent opportunity for players and coaches alike to get some intense instruction from D1 speed and agility trainers and Pure Sweat Basketball trainers. This is a FREE clinic open to all ages. The clinic will take place 3:00-5:00 p.m on Sunday, August 23 at A-Game Sportsplex.

Hiring Recruiting Coordinators in Cincinnati and Birmingham

D1 Sports Training is hiring recruiting coordinators in the Cincinnati and Birmingham market. Go to http://www.d1sportstraining.com/careers for more info.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

D1's Raegan Thompson Preparing for College

D1 Knoxville’s Raegan Thompson has been training with D1 this summer as she prepares for her freshman year as part of Furman University’s women’s basketball program. Raegan played for Oak Ridge High School and helped lead her team to a 16-0 district record and a 29-4 overall record while averaging 14 ppg and 5 rpg. Raegan was voted as a Top 35 prospect in the state of Tennessee, was an all-state TSSAA selection, district MVP her junior year, and voted team captain both her junior & senior years. Raegan will look to continue her success at Furman as we will be wishing her the best and cheering her on!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

D1's Aaron Carter Calls Out Michael Irvin on MTV Interview

Aaron Carter, who has been training for his role on Dancing with the Stars, believes his D1 training will give an edge against Michael Irvin according to MTV. "I know about them football players. They have good footwork. I had been doing this football-combined training in Tennessee when I heard about this opportunity, so I started training in endurance and stamina. I was doing the ladders and footwork stuff. I know what it is with those football guys. They got it." Click here to read more.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Aaron Carter Training at D1 for Dancing with the Stars

Aaron carter from Taylor Smith on Vimeo.

D1's Bartholomew Featured in Online Sports Blog

Check out this write-up on 3rd Saturday in Blogtober's site featuring D1 President and CEO Will Bartholomew. The blog talks about Bartholomew's recent visit to Willowbrook Baptist Church in Huntsville, Alabama as a guest speaker and his impact on the blog's writer. Click here to read this awesome feature!

D1 Nashville at Vince Young Camp

D1 Nashville coaches helped out at the 2nd Annual Vince Young Football Camp on July 25th in Nashville, Tennessee. The D1 coaches ran the speed and agility portion of the camp which hosted more than 250 campers. The camp was a success and D1 looks forward to helping out next year!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Jason Witten Launches the D1 Sports Foundation

Check out the new video from the launch of the D1 Sports Foundation with special guest Jason Witten!

Update on Averitt's Tri-Life Challenge

In the first week of Averitt's 4th Tri-Life Challenge the group lost a total of 54 pounds! Congratulations participants on your hard work and dedication and good luck throughout the remainder of the challenge!

Friday, August 14, 2009

D1's Anthony Lucas Acquires New Title

Anthony Lucas, former Arkansas football standout and the current facility coordinator at D1 Sports Training in Little Rock, has been named the Honorary 3 Miles of Men Chair for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization. This organization, which focuses on the fight against breast cancer, will hold its annual Komen Race for the Cure on October 17th in Little Rock, Arkansas. Congratulations Anthony and good luck in your latest endeavor! Click here to read more about Anthony Lucas and his affiliation with Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

D1 Experience in Columbus, Ohio

Check out the new video from the D1 Experience in Columbus, Ohio. Co-Owners A.J. Hawk, Bobby Carpenter, Mike Vrabel, and Jody Shelley were on hand to help out at the event and promote the upcoming opening of D1 Sports Training in Columbus.

In His Own Words with Donnie Nickey

"My favorite NFL team when I was growing up was the Cleveland Browns because I am from Akron, Ohio. I definitely think Peyton Manning is the best player in the league right now because of his knowledge of the game. I chose to train at D1 because I am able to do all the extra stuff here. I work on my conditioning with the team and then fine tune everything else here at D1. My least favorite player to go up against would have to be either LaDainian Tomlinson or Randy Moss. I think I am an important asset to the Tennessee Titans because because I am a hard worker with a crazy button that let's me do whatever is needed. My favorite thing about Nashville is that it reminds me of home and it's the music city. The culture is great here."

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

D1's Jermain Taylor Preparing for Later Rounds in Next Fight

D1 Little Rock co-owner Jermain Taylor is at D1 preparing for his next fight. With D1's training, he vows to be ready for the late rounds.

D1 Athlete Andy Strickland in the NFL

Andy Strickland, a Wofford graduate, is currently in camp with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a wide receiver. Strickland trained at D1 Greenville following his career at Wofford to prepare him for the NFL. Congratulations to Andy and good luck in the upcoming season!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

D1 Little Rock Iron Man (Executive Challenge) Winners

D1 Little Rock held its first Iron Man Contest this past Saturday (August 8th) at 10:00 AM. The contest was open to D1 clients and consisted of an intense field metabolic workout that pushed the contestants through various exercises. The last male and female standing were awarded 3 months of free training at D1. The male winner was Mark Ray (pictured right in the men's photo) and the female winner was Jenna Herbert (pictured right in the women's photo). Mr. Ray chose to pass his winning of 3 months free training to a scholastic athlete that has yet to be determined. Congratulations to both Mark and Jenna for their hard work and determination!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Philip Rivers Camp Video

Check out the new video from the Philip Rivers Camp highlighting two great days of hard work, fun, and football!

D1 Chattanooga Character Athletes of the Month

Alex Curtis and Andrew Graham are D1 Chattanooga's June Character Athletes of the Month. Alex, 14 and Andrew, 12 are step brothers. They both play football at Ooltewah Middle School and train in D1's Developmental Group (12-14 years old). D1's June Word of the Month was RESPONSIBILITY. Alex and Andrew can usually be found training together, pushing each other along the way. Coach Chris Comacho had this to say about the athletes. "They are not only RESPONSIBLE for themselves, but they also keep each other accountable in every single workout. They push each other and work hard side by side. Their RESPONSIBILITY for each other, not only as brothers but as teammates, is extremely admirable."

Friday, August 7, 2009

Averitt Launches its 4th Tri-Life Challenge

Averitt Corporate Wellness just started their 4th Tri-Life Challenge this week and have 30 courageous members that will be participating. With dedication and hard work we hope for every one of them to complete this beneficial challenge. Averitt is also launching their “Bring a Friend month” this week and look forward to the challenge of developing healthy lifestyles.

D1 Knoxville Character Athlete of the Month

Ross Cannon is D1 Knoxville's July Character Athlete of the Month. Ross is a 17 year old football player at Seymour High School. He trains in D1's Prep Group (15-18 years old) with Coach Rob Longworth. July's Word of the Month was INTEGRITY. Ross Cannon has consistently displayed all of the attributes of a man with INTEGRITY. An example of Ross' INTEGRITY happened during a workout involving tire pulls. His group finished the drill, then he voluntarily helped the team who had not finished. Ross is always helping others in that way. He helps teammates rack weights and coaches pick up ladders and other training equipment, even when he hasn't been asked to do so. INTEGRITY, doing the right thing when no one is looking.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

D1 Nashville Featured in GX Magazine

Click here to check out the second part of the GX Magazine article with SGT Weichert. Picture courtesy of Evan Baines.

D1 Little Rock Character Athlete of the Month

Robert Middaugh is D1 Little Rock's July Character Athlete of the Month. Robert trains in D1's Prep Group (15-18 year olds) with Coach Adam Settle. Robert is a Junior OLB/DE for Catholic High School's football team. D1's July Word of the Month was INTEGRITY. Everyday Robert comes to D1 he has one thing on his mind, getting better. He greets everyone with a smile when he walks in, then it's down to business. His father told Coach Settle that he can't keep Robert from training, he absolutely loves it. Robert is a great example of INTEGRITY and will continue to be for a long time to come.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Blind Side Trailer Released

The trailer for the feature film, The Blind Side, which chronicles the life of D1's Michael Oher, is out and the movie is set to release November 20, 2009.

D1 Nashvilled Featured in GX Magazine

Click here to check out the GX Magazine article with SGT Weichert. Picture courtesy of Evan Baines.

D1 Nashville Character Athlete of the Month

Travis Williams is D1 Nashville's July Character Athlete of the Month. Travis is 18 years-old and graduated from Centennial High School in May. D1's July Word of the Month was INTEGRITY. Travis displays INTEGRITY by consistently showing up for his 6:00 AM personal training sessions. He works during the day but does not let that get in the way of becoming a better athlete. Travis is preparing himself for a basketball career at Belmont University as a walk on. In his three months at D1, Travis has increased in many areas, his power clean is up 100 lbs! Travis has the determination and dedication to be an off the chart athlete.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

D1 Athlete Caleb Campbell trying for Olympics

An opportunity to give bobsledding a try after the U.S. Army put his NFL career on pause in 2008 elicited a laugh from Caleb Campbell. "The only thing I could think about was (the movie) Cool Runnings," Campbell said, recalling a voice mail he received from USA bobsled assistant coach Bill Tavares last July. Today, it's no joke. Campbell, who was drafted by the Detroit Lions last year, is attempting to compete in the 2010 Vancouver Games. He is a long shot, short on experience and competing against veteran pushers, who are responsible for getting the sled moving quickly at the start of a race. Click Here to read the rest of the article!

D1 Huntsville Character Athlete of the Month

Ryan Atlee Anderson is D1 Huntsville's July Character Athlete of the Month. Ryan trains in D1's Domination Group (12-14 year olds). He will be a Freshmen at Huntsville High School, and playing football for Huntsville this fall. D1's July Word of the Month was INTEGRITY. Ryan refuses to allow adversity limit his training, like coming in with a broken arm. He shows consistency in his actions by never finding excuses that prevent him from training. Ryan is a goal setter and pushes himself in all areas of his life. His work ethic and INTEGRITY are congruent with those goals.

Monday, August 3, 2009

D1's Brian Bratton Making Impact in CFL

Check out Brian's touchdown for the Montreal Alouettes.

D1 Greenville has Integrity

Taylor Anderson is D1 Greenville's July Character Athlete of the Month. Taylor is 16 years-old and is a junior at Boiling Springs High School. He is a three sport athlete participating in football, basketball and track and field. D1's July word of the month was INTEGRITY. Taylor has dedicated himself to doing what is necessary to become an elite athlete. His work ethic is second to none. He usually arrives early to do some extra work on his own before his training session begins. Coach Terrence Savage nominated Taylor because he represents what INTEGRITY is all about: getting the job done when no one is looking.