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Friday, October 30, 2009

D1 Huntsville Athlete Breaking Records

D1 Huntsville athlete Levi Terrell is the player to watch when UNO plays Pittsburgh State on Saturday. It should come as no surprise that when Terrell decides to go, he gets there fast. Dallas Terrell, Levi’s father, is the head speed and strength coach at D1 Sports Training and Therapy in Huntsville, Ala., a firm whose owners include NFL quarterback Philip Rivers — whom Dallas had trained as a high schooler. D1’s Huntsville client list includes NFL players like Amobi Okoye of the Houston Texans and many college athletes from the Southeast. Click here to read the rest of the story from Omaha.com!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

D1 Huntsville Hosts Tennesee Valley Tigers Tryouts

D1 Huntsville hosted tryouts for the Tennessee Valley Tigers, Huntsville’s female full tackle football team. The tryouts were held on Saturday, October 17. About twenty women attended the tryouts with most of them not knowing the rules of football. The reassurance vanished, however, after I arrived at the D1 training facility in Huntsville. Fast, athletic and strong, the women showcased their blocking, receiving and throwing abilities, without falling. The women make up the preliminary 2010 Tigers team — a team the coaches hope will capture the community’s interest. Click here to read the entire article from the DecaturDaily.com.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Lucas Sports the Pink Hat for 3 Miles of Men


Dr. Oz Show from D1 Airs Tomorrow

"The Dr. Oz Show" that was shot from D1 and featured 20 moms of NFL players facing off to get fit in "Dr. Oz's Ultimate Health Challenge," will air Wednesday, October 28. The show was originally scheduled to air two weeks ago but had to be rescheduled. Some of the moms that competed at D1 included Kurt Warner’s mom and Donovan McNabb’s mom. The teams were coached by former Tennessee Titans running back and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George and his wife Taj, of "Survivor" fame. Click here to check local listings.

Monday, October 26, 2009

D1 Knoxville Trains MLB Player

D1 Knoxville is currently training Chad Bell, a Knoxville native and graduate of South Doyle High School, who in August signed a professional baseball contract with the MLB’s Texas Rangers. Chad was a 14th round selection of the club in June’s first-year Major League Draft. While in high school, Chad was named District Pitcher of the Year, Knoxville Prep Xtra Player of the Year, All-district and All-region as a Junior & Senior, and named All-State his Senior Year. We wish Chad all the best as he prepares his body for pitching in the Texas Rangers organization.

D1 Little Rock Hosts "Champions for Life"

D1 Little Rock is teaming up with Life Champs and Fellowship of Christian Athletes to host the 1st annual "Champions for Life" Benefit Dinner. The guest speaker for the event is Pulitzer Prize winner Jeffrey Marx, author of the bestselling book Season of Life. The fundraiser will be held on October 28, 2009 at the D1 Little Rock training facility. Tables are $500 and seat 10 people. Click here for more information and to order tickets.

Friday, October 23, 2009

D1 Opens In Columbus

D1 Sports Training is an athletic training company that is headquartered out of Tennessee and has nine locations throughout the country. And the Columbus location, which is the first to open north of Tennessee, held its grand opening Monday at 8080 North High Street in Worthington. It is an 18,500 square-foot facility consisting of a full weight room, a 60-yard indoor turf field, a viewing gallery and an in-house sports therapy clinic. Click here to read the entire story from TWIFOnline.com!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

D1 Knoxville Character Athlete Makes Newspaper

Congratulations D1 Knoxville and Danielle!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

D1 Chattanooga Coaches Teach PE

Coaches from D1 Chattanooga teamed up with Bright School to teach PE classes for the day at the elementary school. The coaches led the kids in drills to promote agility fitness. The coaches will be traveling to other elementary schools in the Chattanooga area over the next month.




Monday, October 19, 2009

Chelsea Parton Earns Huntsville Athlete of the Week

Chelsea Parton is the Athlete of the Week powered by Huntsville Hospital, TOC and D1. Chelsea is a 4-year member of the Tigers’ volleyball squad and also played 5 years of club volleyball and 2 more with her church team. Chelsea has continuously found her name on the school’s Honor Roll and is very involved with her church youth activities. She volunteers as a teen advisor for the Alabama North Children’s Church camp and also plays an active role in her school’s history club, F.C.A., F.B.L.A., drama club and chorus. Congratulations Chelsea!

D1 Columbus Opens Today

D1 Columbus is opening the doors today Monday, October 19. Everyone is very excited to open this long awaited facility to Ohio. The Columbus staff consists of Facility Coordinator Mike Durrant, former Ohio State Buckeye and Minnesota Twin catcher, Head Speed and Strength Coach Butch Reynolds, 3-time Olympian, and Operations Manager Jaci Hills, former employee of Purdue University and Bowling Green State University’s athletic departments.

Friday, October 16, 2009

D1 Knoxville to Host Continuing Education Event

D1 Knoxville will be hosting its 2009 Continuing Education Event: The Overhead Athlete Symposium. The event is presented by D1 Sports Training & Therapy and by Tennessee Orthopedic Clinics (TOC). Topics being covered will consist of: mechanics of the overhead athlete, common disorders/injuries and general rehab/prevention, interval throwing programs, throwing guidelines and pitching mechanics, nutritional considerations for the overhead athlete and baseball speed/running mechanics. This event will take place on Saturday, October 17th and will be held at D1 Sports Training & Therapy of Knoxville.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dr. Oz Show from D1 to Air Friday

"The Dr. Oz Show" that was shot from D1 and featured 20 moms of NFL players facing off to get fit in "Dr. Oz's Ultimate Health Challenge," will air Friday, Oct. 16 and Friday, Oct. 23. Some of the moms that competed at D1 included Kurt Warner’s mom and Donovan McNabb’s mom. The teams were coached by former Tennessee Titans running back and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George and his wife Taj, of "Survivor" fame. Click here to check local listings.

D1’s Jermain Taylor Fights on Saturday

D1 Little Rock co-owner Jermain “Bad Intentions” Taylor is set to fight against former middleweight champion “King” Arthur Abraham on Saturday, October 17. The fight will air live at 8 p.m. ET on Showtime. Click here to read about the story from USAToday.com

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Colby Finnegan Earns Huntsville Athlete of the Week

Colby Finnegan is the Athlete of the Week powered by Huntsville Hospital, TOC and D1. Colby is a senior at Hazel Green High School with a very active work schedule. He has made the varsity basketball squad the past three years, while still maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA. This Trojan excels as a member of the National Honors Society, Spanish club, and if that wasn’t enough…all his classes are AP and honor level classes. When Colby’s not living his school life, he’s representing HGHS as a student ambassador, working hard as a student council association member and still finding time to volunteer at the local animal shelter. Congratulations Colby!

Elementary School Visits D1 Greenville

Palmetto Prep Elementary school traveled to D1 Greenville for a special field trip. Strength and Speed Coach Gary Nelson coached the kids in a game of kickball and provided a tour of the facility. Recruiting Coordinator Asa Shirley will be working closely with the PE teacher at Palmetto Prep to demonstrate various drills and promote a healthy lifestyle.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

D1 Nashville Character Athlete of the Month

Kaitlin Schnittier is D1 Nashville's September Character Athlete of the Month. Kaitlin is a junior two-year starter on Page High School's softball and basketball teams. She trains in D1's Prep Group (Ages 15-18) with Coach Darren.

Kaitlin rarely misses a class on top of her daily softball and basketball practice and conditioning. Her SELF-DISCIPLINE lies in her commitment to improving herself and continuing to be a leader on and off the field.

D1 Little Rock Hosts Great Arkansas Workout Today

The Arkansas Governor’s Council on Fitness will host the Great Arkansas Workout for the state today at D1 Little Rock. Schools are randomly selected to participate after filling out an application online. 700 kids will engage in activities such as shuttle runs, broad jumps, yoga and Taekwondo. Representatives from the American Heart Association will teach the importance of physical activity and H1N1 Flu. Special thanks to D1 Little Rock and all other volunteers for making this event possible!

Monday, October 12, 2009

D1 Huntsville Character Athlete of the Month

Tre' Tipton is D1 Huntsville's September Character Athlete of the Month. Tre' is an 8th grader at Riverton Middle and trains in D1's Developmental Group (Ages 12-14) with Coach Crystal. Tre' is prepared to take on any challenge on his frequent visits to D1. Tre' uses SELF-DISCIPLINE to take that extra step on the D1 turf, the basketball court and in the classroom. The small differences Tre' puts in his performance lead to large differences in his results.

NFL Moms Take "Dr. Oz" Challenge at D1 Nashville

Sunday is traditionally a day of action for National Football League players, but today 20 NFL moms will getting their sweat on, and they will be doing it at the D1 Sports Training Center in Franklin.

Led by former Tennessee Titans running back Eddie George and his wife, Taj (of Survivor fame), these women will take part in "Dr. Oz's Ultimate Health Challenge," an AFC-mom-vs.-NFC-mom competition designed to tackle health issues such as heart disease, blood pressure, cholesterol and weight, as part of a national viewer challenge. Click here to read the rest of the article from the Tennessean.com!

Friday, October 9, 2009

D1 Chattanooga Character Athlete of the Month

Chappel Sharrock is D1 Chattanooga's September Character Athlete of the Month. Chappel is 15 years old and plays basketball at Girls Preparatory School. She trains in D1's Prep Group (Ages 15-18) with Coach Chris Johnson.

D1's September Word of the Month is Self-Discipline, and Chappel definitely portrays that. She's a very hard worker and extremely tough. Chappel comes to every class prepared to work hard and ready take her game to the next level. Her Self-Discipline plays a huge part in her athletic success.

Carter Sports D1 Shirt on Dancing with the Stars


Although Dancing with the Stars tried to blur out 'D1-The Place for the Athlete,' we all know that Aaron Carter was representing D1 on the show this week. Thanks for the love, Aaron.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

D1 Little Rock Character Athlete of the Month

Joe Litton is D1 Little Rock's September Character Athlete of the Month. Joe trains in D1's Boot Camp X-Treme with Coach Adam. D1's September Word of the Month is SELF-DISCIPLINE. Joe has set some very high goals since starting his training at D1 Little Rock, and he has been very successful at accomplishing those goals. It is Joe's SELF-DISCIPLINE that has helped him lose 18 pounds this month, stay with his diet and get up at 5:00 AM to train. His success is followed by his wife Deidre and son Christian who also train at D1.

Register for 9th Annual Habitrot 5K

The 2009 5K Run/Walk & Kids’ Fun Run is set for Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2009 at D1 Nashville. The run benefits Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County. The 5K Run/Walk start time is 8:00 a.m. and the Kid’s Fun Run start time is 9:00 a.m. Awards will be given for top runners. Click here to register online!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Preds Home Opener Ticket Giveaway

D1 is giving away a pair of $100 club level tickets for the Nashville Predators home opener versus the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, October 8th at the Sommet Center. The person who can comment on this blog with the most NHL players who have trained at D1 will win these tickets. Tickets will be given away on Thursday morning at 11 am CST. Tickets are courtesy of the Nashville Predators.

D1 Little Rock to Host Great Arkansas Workout

The Arkansas Governor’s Council on Fitness is set to host the annual Great Arkansas Workout at D1 Little Rock on Tuesday, October 13, 2009. The Great Arkansas Workout is an opportunity for fourth graders across the state to learn about developing a healthy lifestyle by being physically active and maintaining a healthy diet. The children will be lead through exercise stations including football, running, boxing, yoga and aerobics. Click here for more information about D1 Little Rock.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

D1 Knoxville Character Athlete of the Month

Danielle Slack is D1 Knoxville's September Character Athlete of the Month. Danielle is 14 years old and will be a guard on Sequoya High School's basketball team. She trains ahead of her age with Coach Andrea Ott in D1's Prep Group (Ages 15-18). Danielle's ability to motivate and improve herself, without complaining is what makes her a great example of a SELF-DISCIPLINED person. Along with D1 training, Danielle trains at her school two times a day, four days a week as she seeks to make the varsity basketball team as a freshman. This kind of determination requires an amount of SELF-DISCIPLINE that very few possess.

D1 Birmingham Co-Owner Lands Deal with P&G

Congratulations to Vonetta Flowers for her recent marketing alliance with Procter & Gamble! Look for Vonetta and other Olympic athletes in the upcoming marketing package. Click here the read the article from BizJournals.com.

Monday, October 5, 2009

D1 Greenville Character Athlete of the Week

Dylan Lambert is D1 Greenville's September Character Athlete of the Month. Dylan is 14 years old and plays baseball at Riverside High School. He trains in D1's Domination Group (Ages 12-14).
D1's September Word of the Month is SELF-DISCIPLINE. Dylan has the attitude to push himself, even when nobody is around. Dylan's ultimate goal is to play baseball at the University of South Carolina. As long as he keeps his SELF-DISCIPLINE at the level he trains at now he will have no problem achieving that goal.

Erica McDonald Earns Huntsville Athlete of the Week

Erica McDonald is the Athlete of the Week powered by Huntsville Hospital, TOC and D1. Erica is a 12th grade volleyball and basketball player at New Hope High School. She has maintained a 4.0 GPA while being an active volunteer with the Special Olympics and UAB Medical Clinic. Erica lettered in volleyball each year in high school, played varsity basketball her sophomore through senior year and was named “Most Valuable Outside Hitter” for volleyball. She has also excelled in the classroom by being on the honor roll throughout her high school career along with having the highest average in math, history and English. Congratulations Erica!

Friday, October 2, 2009

D1 Columbus Opening Doors in October

The staff at D1 Sports Performance is not in the business of selling. Rather, this highly specialized group of trainers and recruiting coordinators is focused on guidance and it is this philosophy that made Columbus a perfect location for D1 Columbus. Scheduled to open in October, the ninth in a list of training facilities originating in the southern half of the United States, D1 Sports Performance was the brainchild of Will Bartholomew. The CEO of a company so revolutionary and in such high demand, it makes one wonder why others did not take advantage of an operation that now has come to fruition. Click here to read the rest of the story from SportsOhioMagazine.com!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

D1 to host 'The Dr. Oz Show', Eddie George and NFL Moms









"The Dr. Oz Show" features 20 moms of NFL players who are facing off to get fit in "Dr. Oz's Ultimate Health Challenge." The moms will be competing on Sunday at D1 for a segment to be aired later this season. The teams are coached by former Tennessee Titans running back and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George and his wife Taj, of "Survivor" fame.
AFC MOMS:
Deborah Johnson - Son: Jay Richardson - Oakland Raiders
Tammy Davis - Son: Brandon Williams - Pittsburgh Steelers
Sherri Clements - Son: Shaun Phillips - San Diego Chargers
Terri Terrell - Son: Laurence Maroney - New England Patriots
Therese Mangold - Son: Nick Mangold - New York Jets
Mary Gallery - Son: Robert Gallery - Oakland Raiders
Karen Barber - Son: Dominique Barber - Houston Texans
Laverne Suggs - Son: Terrell Suggs - Baltimore Ravens
Donna George - Son: Eddie George - Tennessee Titans (Retired)
Jackie Posluszny - Son: Paul Posluszny - Buffalo Bills
NFC MOMS:
Char McNabb - Son: Donovan McNabb - Philadelphia Eagles
Pauline Sharper - Son: Darren Sharper - New Orleans Saints
Jackie Randle El - Son: Antwaan Randle El - Washington Redskins
Michelle Green - Son: Bryant McKinnie - Minnesota Vikings
Diane Wells - Son: Reggie Wells - Arizona Cardinals
Constance Davis - Son: Anthony Adams - Chicago Bears
Gayle Jackson - Son: DeSean Jackson - Philadelphia Eagles
Venita Gyimah - Son: Ken Hamlin - Dallas Cowboys
Sheila Davis - Son: Danny Clark - New York Giants
Sue Warner - Son: Kurt Warner - Arizona Cardinals