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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Huntsville Athlete of the Week Winner

Logan Cain of Hartsell High School is the kind of senior that has it all together on and off the field. He’s been a 4-year letterman with Hartselle football and a 3-year starter for the Tigers varsity squad. Logan has also been the go-to guy on the baseball diamond. He started as a freshman, is a 3-year letterman and was part of the 2009 5A State Championship baseball team for Hartselle High School. He’s winning games in the classroom, too with a 4.02 GPA. He’s actively involved with several school clubs and organizations, but looks at graduating early with an advanced diploma as one of his biggest accomplishments. It’s hard to find a place to start with all the volunteer activities Logan is involved with. He’s done it all, from supporting a drug-free rally at the Special Olympics, to being a teachers’ aide and bible study leader. Logan certainly stands out. Congratulations, Logan!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Huntsville Character Athlete of the Month

Rachel Givens was D1 Huntsville's November Character Athlete of the Month. Rachel is a freshman softball player, track and cross country runner at Grissom High School. Rachel trains in D1's Prep Group (Ages 15-18) with Coach Crystal. November's Character Word of the Month is DETERMINATION. Rachel has a goal to attend the Naval, Air Force or Coast Guard Academy upon graduation. Her DETERMINATION to improve daily is matched in her effort and focus on the turf, which will help her accomplish any goal in which she strives. This past fall Rachel won the Girl's Cross Country Freshman Metro Title and qualified for the state meet. D1 Huntsville is very proud of Rachel!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Chattanooga Character Athlete of the Week

Tucker Kelly was D1 Chattanooga's November Character Athlete of the Month. Tucker is 12 years old, he wrestles and plays football at East Hamilton School. He trains in D1's Developmental Group (Ages 12-14) with Coach Rob. November's Character Athlete Word of the Month was DETERMINATION. Tucker is one of the hardest working athletes in any of the classes at D1 Chattanooga. He is dedicated to hard work and DETERMINED to get bigger, faster and stronger. He listens contently to every coach, which allows him to consistently perform at a high level.

Huntsville Athlete of the Week Winner

Elizabeth Broicski of Brewer High School fits the role as a “natural born leader” perfectly. From her beginnings as a freshman, Elizabeth has taken home a letter each year, for every team she’s been a part of. She lettered as a freshman on the varsity soccer team. She followed that with letters in volleyball and basketball her sophomore, junior and senior years. She’s also found a comfortable and familiar spot on the A-Honor Roll, making the list all four years with a 4.4 GPA. Elizabeth ranks seventh in the class and has been recognized by Who’s Who among All-American Scholars and the United States Achievement Academy. She also manages to find time to be a member of FCA, her senior FBLA group and volunteer as a Senior Ambassador. Congratulations, Elizabeth!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Nashville Character Athlete of the Month

Max Goldberg was D1 Nashville's November Character Athlete of the Month. Max trains in D1's Boot Camp and Total Fit programs with Coach Mike and Coach Sara. November's Character Athlete Word of the Month is DETERMINATION. Max started his training at D1 with a specific goal of increasing his bench press. He showed his DETERMINATION in achieving his goal by training 5 times per week in Total Fit and Boot Camp programs. When testing day came, he shattered his goal by 20 pounds. His DETERMINATION was contagious as 5 others in his group also set personal bests!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Hardman is First D1 Combine Athlete to Report

Eastern Kentucky lineman Derek Hardman became the first player to report to D1's Combine Training for the 2010 NFL Combine. He was named first team All-American by the Associated Press at the end of the season. Welcome to D1, Derek!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Knoxville Character Athlete of the Month

Erin Smith was D1 Knoxville's November Character Athlete of the Month. Erin trains in D1's Developmental Group (Ages 12-14) with Coach Andrea. November's Character Athlete Word of the Month was DETERMINATION. Erin has really pushed herself to the limit the past two months. Despite suffering a few setbacks and injuries to her knee, ankle and elbow, she has been a consistent face during workouts in the Developmental Group. Whether in physical therapy or on the turf, Erin is DETERMINED to to fight through any obstacles she faces and pushes herself to becoming a better athlete.

Monday, December 21, 2009

D1's Terrell Helps Amobi Okoye

D1 Huntsville's head strength and speed coach, Dallas Terrell, has trained Houston Texans defensive lineman Amobi Okoye since he was a prep star in the Huntsville area. This summer Terrell got the chance to help out at his camp that benefits youth in the Huntsville area. Nice job Dallas and great job Amobi!

Friday, December 18, 2009

D1 Knoxville Represents on First Team

Mary Thompson, CAK senior midfielder and D1 Knoxville athlete, was selected as a First Team selection for Knoxville’s PrepXtra Soccer Team. A four-year player for CAK, Mary led the team in assists (26) while scoring 14 goals. She helped the Lady Warriors win their second consecutive Class A/AA state title. Mary, a TACA all-state player is considering soccer and track in college. Congratulations on a terrific season and on your individual accomplishments!

D1 Chattanooga Rolling

After a great year at D1 Chattanooga, the facility celebrated in style. According to a source, "Ryan Murphy Dominated Chattanooga's Bowling Christmas Party!"

Thursday, December 17, 2009

D1 Greenville Athlete Going to Run in College

D1 Greenville athlete Lydia Davis committed to Anderson University where she will be running cross country and track. She also was 1st place in a South Carolina regional where she ran a 5K in 18:42. Great joby Lydia!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

John Estes Confirmed to Train at D1 for NFL Combine

The president of Priority Sports & Entertainment, Kenny Zuckerman, has confirmed to the AP that former University of Hawaii football player John Estes will be training for the NFL Combine at D1 Sports Training. He will report to Nashville on Jan. 4. Estes has also received an invitation to compete in the East-West Shrine Game. Welcome to D1, John!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Ravenwood Lacrosse Gearing Up for Season

The Ravenwood girls lacrosse teams are training at D1 Nashville. The teams spend their Monday and Tuesday afternoons conditioning with strength and speed coach James Wilson. The girls have been making great strides in becoming faster, quicker and more agile. Great work girls!

D1 Knoxville Athlete Ready to Play Volleyball at UT

Farragut High School's Kylann Scheidt, a senior who transferred from Nebraska two years ago, is the PrepXtra Player of the Year for the second time and will continue her career at the University of Tennessee. Scheidt helped the Lady Admirals to a 41-10 record this fall before their season ended with a loss at Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett in the state sectionals. Scheidt was selected to the 24-player Under Armour All-America first team by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, and her goal is to eventually play in the Olympics. She trained with the U.S. Junior National Team in Chula Vista, Calif., during the Christmas break last year. Click here to read the rest of the story from Knoxville News Sentinel!

Monday, December 14, 2009

D1 Cincinnati Lacrosse Event a Success

D1 hosted the first "D1 Experience" on Saturday in Cincinnati and 77 lacrosse players ages 7-18 came out to experience the D1 training philosophy and learn how to become faster, stronger and more agile! On Dec. 29 and 30, D1 will be hosting its second and third free "D1 Experience." These will be geared towards boys and girls soccer, respectively. Click here for more info.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Jackson Lockhart Earns Huntsville Athlete of the Week

Jackson Lockhart is the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Huntsville Hospital, TOC and D1. Jackson is a senior at Huntsville High School who works very hard to keep things “in the fairway.” He has garnered much success as a member of the Panthers golf team, finishing first in two area tournaments and placing in the top 6 in several others. Jackson has no problem “following through” in the classroom. He carries a 3.62 GPA which has helped win numerous academic awards and still finds time to be an active member of the Latin and Art honor societies. Jackson gives back to the area he calls home. He’s active in community fund-raisers and lends a hand at his local church and when the Panoply festival needs volunteers. Congratulations, Jackson!

Zobrist, Dickey, Dillard and Crew Host RBI Clinic

Ben Zobrist, RA Dickey, Tim Dillard as well as other MLB players will host a players and coaches clinic benefitting RBI Nashville. The clinic is Saturday, January 9 from 10am-12:30pm at D1 Nashville. Admission is $50. Click here for more information and to register online!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

D1 Greenville Character Athlete of the Month

Caleb Neal is D1's November Character Athlete of the Month. Caleb trains in D1's Rookie Group (Ages 7-11) with Coach Terrence. Caleb is a 6th grader who plays basketball and soccer, and his determination to succeed brought him to train at D1. In his time at D1 he has shown everyone a little bit about dedication. We are sure that Caleb's future is bright due to the character he exemplifies. Congratulations Caleb for representing D1 Greenville for the month of November!

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

D1 Knoxville Presents Free Training to High School Athlete

D1 Knoxville was honored to be a part of Hardin Valley High School’s Football Awards Banquet in which Facility Coordinator Bruce Nicoara was able to present a gift certificate for 1 year of Free Training to a deserving football player. 2009 was Hardin Valley’s inaugural season of filling a Varsity football team. They showed perseverance, determination and many other deserving traits which D1 promotes as part of their Character Athlete Development program. D1 would like to extend gratitude for allowing us to be a part of their special night and wish them the best as they continue to build their football program on a strong foundation of leadership and faith!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

D1 Little Rock Character Athlete of the Month

Michael Smith is D1 Little Rock's Character Athlete of the Month. Michael is a D1 Executive who trains with Coach Adam. Michael's excellence stands out in everything he does. His goal is to work with the FBI. His hard work and determination continues to drive him towards that goal.The FBI requires 12 points to enter its Rookie Camp. Before Michael started his training he scored an 11, after his D1 training he scored a 26, more than doubling the required point total. Congratulations Michael!

D1’s Stallings earns Nationwide Tour card

He missed the PGA Tour by just one stroke, and while that might be a disappointment, D1 Knoxville athlete Scott Stallings isn't complaining. Stallings played well enough to earn full exempt status on the Nationwide Tour for 2010. Stallings said "I can't wait for next year," in a text message to WATE Sports on Monday night. The former Tennessee Tech All-America golfer survived 6 rounds of the PGA Q School-- The PGA Tour's National Qualifying Tournament played in West Palm Beach, Florida. The top 25 players earned PGA Tour Cards. Stallings finished with a 6-round total of 424. He missed PGA Tour exempt status by 1 stroke-- three golfers tied at 423. Great job, Scott!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Become a Fan on Facebook

If you aren't already, make sure to become a fan of D1 Sports on Facebook. Click here to become a fan! Thanks for supporting D1.

Friday, December 4, 2009

D1 Columbus Character Athlete of the Month

Chase Chaffin is D1's November Character Athlete of the Month. Chase plays football as well as baseball and basketball. He trains in D1's Rookie Group (Ages 7-11). Chase displays determination every day he trains at D1. His high energy attitude and effort are immediately noticed when he walks through our doors. Congratulations Chase!

Charles Loses Big at D1 Chattanooga

Hi, my name is Charles Johnson. I started at D1 at 357 pounds 8 ounces. My weight was increasing fast so I needed some activities to do. The reason why I started working out at D1 is because everyone is super cool, plus they don’t work on their time, they work on yours. I truly appreciate everything they are doing to push me to lose weight. It is helping me build confidence and teaching me self-discipline. My weight now is 336 pounds. Lost 21 pounds in 5 weeks!! My goal is 198 pounds.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Katie Zoladz Earns Huntsville Athlete of the Week

Katie Zoladz is the Athlete of the Week powered by Huntsville Hospital, TOC, and D1. Katie, a senior at Grissom High School, plays on the Tigers' girls’ soccer team. She has also managed to win three state titles as part of the North/South All-Star soccer team. Katie keeps a schedule full of AP courses and has an active role in the National Honor Society. Even with all this, Katie still finds time to volunteer at her church, youth group, and the local community works club. Congratulations, Katie!

D1 Knoxville Athletes Help Out the Vols

D1 Knoxville athletes Max Travis and Grant Ledford were chosen as ball boys for the UT basketball game. Here they are pictured with Bruce Pearl. Congratulations on this awesome experience!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Blue Team Wins Bartholomew Turkey Bowl

Congrats to the Blue team for going undefeated and winning the Bartholomew Turkey Bowl Championship played at Battle Ground Academy on Nov. 20. Ryan Roth took home the MVP trophy. Team Captain Jon Pirtle was the quarterback for the winning team while other key contributers included James, Troy, Matt and Ryan. Nice job guys!

D1 Chattanooga Coaches Get Active in Community

St. Nicholas Elementary School got a special treat when four D1 coaches came on Dec. 1 and took over their PE classes. D1 Chattanooga is getting today's youth faster, quicker and stronger!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

D1 Little Rock to Host Tryouts for Arkansas Twisters

The Arkansas Twisters and Head Coach, Danton Bartow would like to announce that the first open tryout for the 2010 team will take place on Saturday, December 12. The tryout will take place at D1 Sports Training Center in Little Rock. Registration and warm-up will take place from 9:30-10:30am with the tryout running from 10:30am-1:30pm. Click here for more information!

D1 Involved in Camp Featuring AJ Burnett, Cliff Lee and Others

D1 Little Rock is set to host the dynamic warm-up for the baseball training camp to benefit Miracle League, on Saturday, December 5. The camp will feature MLB players A. J. Burnett, Cliff Lee and Dustin Moseley. Click here for ticket information.