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Friday, December 31, 2010

D1's Tebow Wired for Sound vs. Texans

Denver Broncos rookie QB Tim Tebow, who trained at D1 for the NFL Combine and NFL Draft last offseason, is making quite a splash in the NFL. CLICK HERE to see a glimpse as he was wired for sound during Denver's come-from-behind win over the Texans last Sunday.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Rutgers Safety Joe Lefeged Starts D1 NFL Combine Prep

Three athletes have begun Combine Training at D1 in Nashville. Joe Lefeged joins Cedric Thornton and Brian Lainhart at D1 preparing for the big stage. Joe is one of the top rated safeties for the 2011 NFL Draft. Good luck Joe!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ashley Johnston from The Biggest Loser Giving Back at D1

Ashley Johnston, who has lost the most weight for a female in The Biggest Loser history, is now helping teach others how to jumpstart their life! In addition to being the BL Body spokeswoman, Ashley is now personal training athletes at D1 Knoxville. Ashley will provide both nutritional & exercise advice as well as positive mental encouragement. For more information on how to sign up for training 1-on-1 with Ashley, CLICK HERE to contact Bruce Nicoara.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

MLS Player Wes Knight Working Hard at D1 Greenville

In 2010, Wes Knight won the fan favorite award for the Vancouver White Caps. He is winning some fans at D1 Greenville too. Wes grew up near D1 Greenville and is working hard during his offseason. Good job, Wes!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Heather Mitts Starts Christmas Right with Workout

USA Soccer player Heather Mitts is always getting better. She and her teammates recently qualified for the Women's World Cup in Germany this summer. Even though she has a few months to get ready, she is still working hard. Heather got in to D1 Cincinnati for a workout this morning. Happy she is a D1 co-owner!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Mike Durant to do Live Video Chat with STACK on Wednesday

On Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. EST, STACK Media will host a live video chat session on the Gatorade Performance Center with Mike Durant, D1 Columbus Facility Coordinator.

Via a live video stream with the Gatorade Performance Center, Mike will be available to answer questions on strength and conditioning, speed, agility, preparation and nutrition. Be sure to get your questions in early as he was unable to answer all the questions due to the time allotment last chat.

Mike oversees day-to-day operations at D1's Columbus facility and is responsible for implementing its training programs. He also works directly with NFL players A.J. Hawk, Mike Vrabel and Bobby Carpenter, as well as NHL star Jody Shelley. Mike attended Ohio State University, where he was captain of the baseball team. He played in the MLB with the Minnesota Twins and later founded Peak Athletic Development.

To join the chat, CLICK HERE to log on to The Gatorade Performance Center and submit your questions directly to Mike.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Kent State FS Brian Lainhart Starts NFL Combine Prep

D1 now has its second athlete training for the NFL Combine. Kent State safety Brian Lainhart joins Southern Arkansas DT Cedric Thornton. Exciting times for D1 with the athletes rolling in for training.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Paul O'Neill and Dr. Kremchek to Speak at D1/Beacon Baseball Symposium

Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and D1 Cincinnati will host a Baseball Symposium on Saturday, January 8 from 1:00 - 4:30 pm. The free event is for Coaches and Athletic Trainers. Featured speakers are Paul O'Neill and Dr. Timothy Kremchek, plus other injury prevention and sport training experts from Beacon. They will be discussing injury prevention and management, emergency care and strength training. CLICK HERE for registration info.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Jared Sullinger Named Big Ten Player of the Week

D1 Columbus athlete Jared Sullinger is really making a name for himself. He was named the Big Ten Player of the Week and the conference's Freshman of the Week. The Player of the Week honor was Sullinger's second this season, while he was awarded Freshman of the Week for the fourth time. Sullinger scored 40 points in Ohio States' win over IUPUI on Thursday, marking the first time since 1995 that a Big Ten player has scored 40 or more points in a game and the first time since 1944 that a Big Ten freshman has accomplished the feat. Looks like his offseason work at D1 has payed off.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Herschel Walker Talks D1 to South Magazine

Herschel Walker, co-owner of the new D1 Savannah, told South Magazine, “I’ve always wanted to get back to Georgia and do something that’s really special. D1 is a very prestigious facility and I believe in physical fitness and I believe in working out.” CLICK HERE to read the full article.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Braves Closer Craig Kimbrel to Host Camp at D1

Make sure to check out the Craig Kimbrel Youth Baseball Camp on Saturday, January 29 from 9 am - Noon for ages 9-18 at D1 Huntsville. Coaches and other pro baseball players will be joining Craig at the camp. Coaching staff will emphasize fundamentals, form and technique. For more info, CLICK HERE and be sure to also check out CraigKimbrel.com.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

College Recruiting Tip: How To Manage YOUR NAME Online

November’s college recruiting tip teaches you How To Manage YOUR NAME Online. So what does that mean? Why do I need to manage MY NAME online? For starters if a local, regional or national news organization posts a story either featuring you or mentioning your name and it is posted online you should know about it. This way you can find the link to that story and post a link to it on your College Recruiting Website if you have one, print it and put it in your scrapbook or post a link to it on Facebook so your friends, family and fans can check it out. CLICK HERE and hit recruiting tips to read more from Jared with CollegeRecruitingWebsite.com.

D1 Columbus Trains and Sponsors the Dublin Hoffman Shamrocks

The Dublin Hoffman Shamrocks varsity basketball team spent their off season training hard at D1 Columbus. The Shamrocks, who boasted an impressive 40-8 over the past two seasons, came to D1 during the summer to begin their workouts. We look forward to another great season for the Shamrocks as D1 Columbus became an official sponsor of the program!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

D1 Chattanooga is on Hand to See Super Bowl Champions Crowned

The Scenic City Youth Football League recently wrapped up their season with the league Super Bowl winners being crowned at Finley Stadium. D1 Chattanooga was on site during this football filled Saturday with some fun drills for the athletes to participate in when they weren't on the field playing for a championship. Congratulations to all the athletes in the Scenic City Youth Football League on a great season and remember, it's never t0o early to start training for next season!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

D1 Co-Owner Heather Mitts Fills in the Blanks

D1 Cincinnati co-owner Heather Mitts recently answered some questions for Cincinnati.com. When asked about why she was so passionate about D1, Heather responded, "Because the competition today is intense, and D1 prepares athletes mentally and physically for the demands to get to the next level." To check out the entire article CLICK HERE.

Monday, December 6, 2010

D1's Scott Stallings qualifies for PGA Tour

D1 Knoxville athlete Scott Stallings finished a gruelling week of 108 holes at the PGA Tour Qualifying School in Winter Garden, Fla. at 12-under-par 417 to secure a 2011 PGA Tour playing card. To read more from the Knoxville News Sentinel, CLICK HERE. Awesome job, Scott!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Kurt Hester to do Live Video Chat with STACK on Tuesday

On Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. CDT, STACK Media will host another live video chat session on the Gatorade Performance Center with Kurt Hester, D1 Director of Training.

Via a live video stream with the Gatorade Performance Center, Kurt will be available to answer questions on strength and conditioning, speed, agility, preparation and nutrition. Be sure to get your questions in early as he was unable to answer all the questions due to the time allotment last chat. CLICK HERE for more info.

D1's Philip Rivers Doing Great Things with "Rivers of Hope"



Philip and Tiffany Rivers' foundation will be featured for 30 minutes on Fox 5 San Diego at 4:30pm on Sunday December 12th, following the Chiefs-Chargers game. Congrats to them on the fabulous work they are doing.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Cedric Thornton Becomes First 2011 D1 Combine Athlete

Cedric Thornton, a defensive tackle from Southern Arkansas, has arrived at D1 for Combine Training. Cedric, who lifted and worked on the turf with Kurt Hester today, is projected as a 4th Round pick by NFLDraftScout.com. Welcome to D1, Cedric!

Iron Bowl Bet Goes South for D1 Birmingham Co-Owner

Demeco Ryans, former Alabama player and a co-owner of D1 Birmingham, lost an Iron Bowl bet this past weekend to former Auburn player and Houston Texans RB, Ben Tate. Auburn came back from a 24-0 deficit in the first half to defeat Alabama 28-27. It was both the largest comeback in the history of Auburn football and the largest comeback ever allowed in Alabama football history. Tough loss for both Bama and Ryans!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Nets are up in D1 Columbus

For the first time in a D1 facility, nets have been added for lacrosse. They are getting good use up there and we fully expect to see some All-Americans. Check out this photo from a recent Lacrosse camp at D1 Columbus.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Two Winners Named in the Averitt Tri-Life Challenge managed by D1 Knoxville

Two determined Averitt associates were named winners of a recent health and fitness challenge similar to the popular NBC program “The Biggest Loser.” During the 90-day competition, managed by D1 Knoxville, Averitt associates competed amongst themselves for bragging rights and cash prizes. Participants were required to follow daily workout routines, keep detailed journals of their eating habits and compete in several unique physical and dietary challenges. Laura Beth Mayberry was declared the Total Inches Lost winner with a total loss of 19.25 inches and Amanda Craigo was named the Total Percent Body Weight Loss winner, losing 18.4 pounds. Mayberry and Craigo, both members of Averitt’s corporate office team, were recognized for their weight-loss efforts at an awards ceremony held at Averitt’s Fitness Center. Congratulations to all the Averitt employees who participated in this challenge, shedding a total of 244.6 pounds and 187.8 inches!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Hillis, Hoomanawanui, Rivers, McNeill, Moore, Bennett and Mason Shine in NFL

Lots of D1 athletes are playing well in the NFL right now. Check out some highlights from this week.
-Browns RB Peyton Hillis' (D1 Combine) 131 rushing yards pushed him to 905 on the season. Hillis also led the Browns with 63 receiving yards on six catches, keeping him in first on the team with 46 receptions for 414 yards.
-Ravens WR Derrick Mason (D1 Nashville) notched eight catches and a big touchdown.
-Rams TE Michael Hoomanawanui (D1 Combine) scored an impressive 36-yard catch-and-run for his third touchdown of the year.
-Bears WR Earl Bennett (D1 Birmingham) caught four passes for 56 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday's win over the Eagles
-Saints WR Lance Moore (D1 Columbus) hauled in five passes for 39 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' Week 12 win over the Cowboys
-Chargers QB Philip Rivers (D1 Huntsville) completed 19-of-23 passes for 185 yards in a huge Week 12 win over the Colts. Chargers LT Marcus McNeill (D1 Combine) helped contain the Colts pass rush in the big victory.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Three D1 Athletes in the Grey Cup

Big game on Sunday when Montreal takes on Saskatchewan in the CFL's Grey Cup championship game. WR Andrew Hawkins, WR Brian Bratton from D1 Greenville and DT Taylor Scott from D1 Little Rock all play for the Montreal Alouettes. Good luck! Pictured is Andrew with last year's ring.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Photog Blogs on D1 Experience

Jeffrey from FullFrame Digital Cinema was part of the crew that worked on the D1 shoot till 4:30 am last week. The project is very exciting with many details to come. CLICK HERE to check out some photos from behind the scenes.

D1 Co-Owner Bobby Carpenter Looking Good in Music Video

Karli Whetstone, the wife of D1 athlete Doug Datish, is an up-and-coming country music artist. A while back she got help from D1 co-owner Bobby Carpenter on the music video "Hey Cowboy." Enjoy!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

D1 Boot Camp starts with laughs, ends with a real workout

From the Savannah Morning News, "I read in the newspaper that D1 has opened a training facility in Savannah, and I immediately went to its website. Their slogan, "The Place for THE ATHLETE," was very scary to me, but I contacted D1 anyway. Robert Creel, facility coordinator/head strength & speed coach for D1, explained that every person who walks through the door is trained and treated like an elite athlete. However, D1 offers introductory, as well as advanced boot camps, to accommodate all fitness levels." CLICK HERE to read more.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Blake Jenkins Hard Work at D1 Knoxville Pays Off


D1 Knoxville athlete Blake Jenkins and his Powell teammates were crowned Senior Midget League Champions this weekend as they beat CBFO 6-0! Blake’s team finished the season 10-1 and he dominated his opponents on the field despite being one of only two 7th graders that are starters! Congratulations Blake on a great season!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

NFL Free Agent Ramzee Robinson Begins Training at D1 Huntsville


Former Alabama corner back and current NFL free agent Ramzee Robinson has begun training at D1 Huntsville. Robinson, who had a successful career at the University of Alabama, has spent four years in the NFL with the Lions, Eagles, Browns, and Redskins and is continuing to work hard as a free agent while training at D1. Keep up the great work Ramzee!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Herschel Walker's Nephew Making a Name at D1

Freshman Milan Richards is working out at his uncle's D1 Savannah facility and turning heads. People are already wondering if the 6-3, 200-pound athlete may follow his uncle's path to the University of Georgia. For now, we know he plays hard and is working hard at D1. CLICK HERE to read the story on Rivals.com.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Three-Time Super Bowl Champ David Patten at D1 Greenville

It is always great to see another champ at D1! Wide reciever David Patten, who earned three Super Bowl rings with the New England Patriots during his 12-year NFL career, stopped by D1 Greenville for an event.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Kurt Hesters Live Video Chat with STACK is TODAY!


Just a reminder that STACK is hosting a live video chat on the Gatorade Performance Center with D1's Director of Training Kurt Hester today at 6 p.m. CDT. Kurt, who has trained such athletes as Tim Tebow, Jordan Shipley, Michael Oher and Kyle Vanden Bosch, will be answering your questions on strength and conditioning, speed, agility, preparation and nutrition. CLICK HERE for more information and make sure you check out the live video chat!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Kurt Hester to do Live Video Chat with STACK

On Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. CDT, STACK will host a live video chat session on the Gatorade Performance Center with Kurt Hester, D1 Director of Training. Kurt has overseen D1’s Training the last three years, training such athletes as Tim Tebow, Jordan Shipley, Michael Oher and Kyle Vanden Bosch. During his career, Hester has turned out more than 400 collegiate scholarship athletes and has trained more than 125 NFL draft picks

Via a live video stream with the Gatorade Performance Center, Kurt will be available to answer questions on strength and conditioning, speed, agility, preparation and nutrition. Mark your calendars to ensure that you take advantage of this opportunity to bring your training and performance to the next level. CLICK HERE for more info.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

MTV's "World of Jenks" Travels to D1

Check out the story on D1 athlete, Jessi, on her life as a Tennessee Titans cheerleader. Look for a few shots of D1 in the story.

Steve Genetski to Offer QB and Receiver Training at D1


Renowned QB coach Steve Genetski has partnered with D1 Sports and will be conducting year round training sessions for quarterbacks and receivers at D1 Birmingham each Sunday from 1-3 pm. Genetski has been mentoring top athletes in the Birmingham area for over twenty years. Genetski mentored D1 Birmingham co-owner Brodie Croyle during his maturation as an athlete.

Genetski has personally mentored over forty quarterbacks and receivers who have earned college scholarships. Twenty-three of his quarterbacks have been chosen for All-State honors and eighteen of his quarterbacks have received D1 scholarships. Six of Steve’s quarterbacks were All-Americans ranked among the nation’s top twenty. CLICK HERE to view Steve's website.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Chattanooga Newspaper features article on D1 Coach Chris Camacho


Last Week the Chattanooga Times Free Press featured an article on D1 Coach Chris Camacho who is looking to break into the professional MMA scene after going 4-0 as an amateur. Camacho was an All American Safety at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and actually began his MMA training while working as a coach at D1 Chattanooga. CLICK HERE to view the article.

Monday, November 1, 2010

D1 Savannah Photos Featured in Local Newspaper

Check out these cool new photos from a scholastic group workout on the turf field at D1 Savannah. CLICK HERE to see the link.

Friday, October 29, 2010

STACK Blog features D1 Savannah


Check out the STACK Blog as it features the newest D1 facility. "The Savannah facility, co-owned by former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL running back Herschel Walker, is partnering with the Southeastern Orthopedic Center, enabling D1 also to care for injured athletes and return them to the playing field healthier and stronger. All of the D1 facilities feature indoor field turf and the most cutting-edge training equipment. What makes the Savannah branch unique to the D1 family—beyond its rehabilitation capabilities—is the addition of an outdoor turf area." CLICK HERE for more.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sniper Got Clay Travis on the 40-Yard Dash at D1

Clay never claimed to be fast! His 5.9 second 40-yard dash proved his claim. His stumble across the finish line didn't help Clay's time either.

Thanks to 104.5 The Zone for coming out and having a fun day at D1 in Nashville.

D1 Little Rock Participates in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure



Several members of D1 Little Rock found ways to get involved in the recent Susan G. Komen Race for the cure besides just racing. Recruiter Stacey Suitor-McGill began training with a group of women who were participating and Facility Coordinator Anthony attended AT&T to discuss the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure/3 Miles of Men Event, also encouraging them to come check out D1! Congratulations and thank you to all those who participated and supported this amazing event!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Team Camacho Website features D1 Athletes and Coach Kurt Hester


D1 Coach and MMA fighter Chris Camacho recently updated his website with videos featuring D1 Nashville Athletes and a training session with Coach Kurt Hester. To check out these videos and find out more information about Team Camacho click here.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

D1's National Director of Training Post's Interesting New Articles to D1's Website


Kurt Hester, the National Director of Training for D1, has posted several new articles on D1SportsTraining.com. These articles touch on subjects such as how to get the most out of your boot camp training, the proper proteins for your body before, during, and after workouts, and even running barefoot! Click here to check them out!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

3 D1 Locations to host College Recruiting Night in partnership with CollegeRecruitingWebsite.com


D1 Sports Training will be hosting a College Recruiting Night presented by CollegeRecruitingWebsite.com at our Huntsville, Chattanooga and Birmingham locations. All athletes in all sports and their parents are invited to this FREE event, but this is especially important for athletes in 9th-12th grade who wish to play at the next level. Below are the dates.

D1 Huntsville – Monday, November 8, 2010 from 7-8pm
D1 Chattanooga – Tuesday, November 9, 2010 from 7-8pm
D1 Birmingham – Thursday, November 11, 2010 from 7-8pm

The event will cover NCAA rules, how to promote and network yourself to college coaches, what to say and what not to say in an email to a college coach, how to stay organized using contact sheets, what you can do to stand out on the field and in the classroom and ultimately how to leverage yourself come signing day.

An RSVP for the College Recruiting Night is not mandatory but if you are a Facebook user please RSVP your attendance on the College Recruiting Night event page so we can get an idea of a head count. RSVP for D1 Huntsville by clicking here, D1 Chattanooga by clicking here and D1 Birmingham by clicking here.

We hope to see all our of our D1 Athletes take advantage of this great opportunity!

D1 to Host 10th Annual Habitrot 5k


D1 Nashville will be hosting the 10th Annual Habitat for Humanity Habitrot 5k Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run on Thursday, November 25th. Funds raised during the Habitrot event will go towards affordable housing opportunities in Williamson County. To register for this event click here. D1 wishes the best of luck to all who participate!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Chattanooga Power 94 radio DJ undergoes transformation at D1


Donna L, a radio DJ for Power 94 WJTT, has been training and teaching the power hour class at D1 Chattanooga for the past year. To date she has lost 87lbs and has had a huge influence on over 100 women that have experienced her class. Everyone at D1 is proud of Donna and what she has accomplished. Keep up the great work!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Reds Team Doc Talks D1 and Beacon in Cincy

STACK Media caught up with Reds Medical Director Dr. Kremchek about bringing D1 to Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Savannah Newspaper shares Cool D1 Photos

Check out the cool photos of the new D1 Savannah facility with an outdoor turf field. CLICK HERE to see link.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Check out D1 Coach Chris Camacho's Website


Chris Camacho, who has coached at both D1 Chattanooga and Nashville, recently launched a website promoting his mixed martial arts career. Ranked #3 in his weight class for amateur fighters in Tennessee, Camacho continues to train hard for upcoming fights. To visit his website click here !

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Recycling Program Started at D1 Huntsville


D1 would like to thank Bethanie Thomas and Rachel Williams for their efforts in starting a recycling program at D1 in Huntsville. The girls, who train with Coach Crystal, had been taking their water bottles home after workouts when Bethanie suggested creating a recycling movement within the facility. Thank you Bethanie and Rachel for helping jump start this great program!


Monday, October 11, 2010

D1 Cincy Co-Owner Paul O'Neill Still Working Hard

Five-time All-Star and 5-time World Series Champion outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds and New York Yankees, Paul O'Neill, is now a co-owner of D1 Cincinnati. Paul bleeds the brand! CLICK HERE to check out photos!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

D1 Huntsville Coach Dallas Terrell Helps Run Camp at Oakwood University


Dr. David Peterson, a physical therapist at Dynamic Performance, recently asked D1 Huntsville coach Dallas Terrel to help run a camp at Oakwood University. The turn out was great, with the age group ranging from 7 years old to adults! Dr. Peterson hopes to plan another "First to the Ball Training Seminar" for next year.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Averitt Employees training at D1 Knoxville conitnue to lose weight!


D1 Averitt employees participating in the Tri-Life Challenge are continuing to lose weight. As of Friday, September 24th, Averitt members have lost 181 lbs and 105 inches! Keep up the great work!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

D1 Huntsville to Partner with CollegeRecruitingWebsite.com


D1 Huntsville has announced it will partner with CollegeRecruitingWebsite.com in order to bring a new service to their athletes. CRW teaches athletes how to get recruited, build their own personal websites, and gives them the confidence they need to play their sport at the collegiate level. For more information on CRW click here!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

D1 Knoxville's Amy Coleman Helps at the 2010 Greater Knoxville Start! Heart Walk


D1 Knoxville’s Amy Coleman played a huge role this past Sunday as she not only provided a warm-up for hundreds of participants, but she also was the pacesetter for the 2010 Greater Knoxville Start! Heart Walk. This walk is the American Heart Association's premiere event that brings communities together to raise funds and celebrate progress in the fight against heart diseases and stroke. Congratulations to all those who participated in the events and thank you to Amy for giving back to your community and representing D1 Knoxville for a great cause!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

D1 Knoxville to Host Final Summer/Fall Experience Event October 2nd.


D1 Knoxville will host their final D1 Experience Event for the season this Saturday, October 2nd. This final event is open to both female and male SOCCER athletes, ages 7-18, who would like to see what it is like to train like a Division 1 athlete. If you would like to learn from the top strength and speed coaches on how to become faster, stronger, more agile and more explosive then head over to D1Knoxville.com to pre-register and learn more!