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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.