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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Anthony Lucas to be Featured in HBO "Hard Knocks" Special

Be sure to watch “Hard Knocks: A Decade Of NFL Training Camps” Wednesday, August 31 at 10 ET and 9 CT on HBO. The special show is scheduled to run for 90 minutes and will feature D1 Little Rock Facility Coordinator Anthony Lucas. Anthony suffered a career ending injury during Training Camp with the Dallas Cowboys. Hard Knocks will take a look back and then feature Anthony's role since with D1.

D1 Looks Good in Bowling Green

Athletes came out and worked hard at the D1 Experience in Bowling Green, Kentucky. CLICK HERE to check out our Facebook photo album at Facebook.com/D1Sports. For more info, go to D1BowlingGreen.com.

Monday, August 29, 2011

D1 Chattanooga Athlete Commits to Virginia

D1 Chattanooga athlete Zach Watson has committed to the University of Virginia and says he will sign a national letter of intent with the Cavaliers on Nov. 11. Zach is one of D1 Chattanooga's longest and most dedicated athletes and has trained with Nate Bandy at least three mornings each week before school. Zach is also a former D1 character athletes of the month.

Zach is a four-time state champion who can become only the second five-time state medalist in Tennessee high school wrestling history. He has a career record of 147-3. Great job, Zach! CLICK HERE to read more.

Friday, August 26, 2011

D1 Bowling Green is Coming

D1 Bowling Green is scheduled to open soon. The facility will be located northeast of downtown, across the street from Lovers Lane Soccer Complex, on Western Kentucky Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates new campus. On Saturday, D1 is offering a FREE Experience event at 11 am at Lovers Lane Park. CLICK HERE to register. For more info, go to D1BowlingGreen.com.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

D1 Huntsville's Craig Kimbrel Ties MLB Rookie Saves Record

D1 Huntsville's Craig Kimbrel converted his 40th save Tuesday, matching the major league rookie saves record set last season by Neftali Feliz of the Texas Rangers. Kimbrel has not given up a run, earned or otherwise, in more than two months, and led the majors in saves and strikeouts for relievers with an astounding 103 in 62 2/3 innings. Kimbrel began Wednesday with a remarkable 31 1/3-inning scoreless streak over 32 appearances since June 11, during which he allowed 12 hits and 10 walks with 55 strikeouts. Congrats Craig!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Chad Voytik Impresses at Elite 11

Congrats to D1 Chattanooga QB Chad Voytik who looked good on the ESPN Elite 11 special. The Elite 11 counselors named Chad the best leader of the group. Hee was a "general out on the field," said San Diego State QB Ryan Lindley. Chad has committed to attend Pitt. CLICK HERE to watch more from the Elite 11 Camp.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Kurt Hester: Don’t Stunt Athletic Growth

With college scholarships harder to obtain because of the sheer amount of high school athletes in the US and with child prodigy professional athletes making millions of dollars, parents are forcing their children to pick a single sport as early as five years of age. With best- selling books such as Outliers and the Talent Code, parents have been sold an idea those 10,000 hours of early specialization in one particular field guarantees success. Besides parents pushing children into early specialization you also have coaches for selfish reasons pushing children into early specialization so that they can have these athletes on their teams year round. The message being sent to parents and coaches is: start your children young and steer them into one sport and that child will make it to the professional level.

CLICK HERE to read more from in Kurt in the Williamson County Sports Page.

Monday, August 22, 2011

D1 Sports Adds Sports Surgeon in Birmingham

D1 Sports Training, a Tennessee-based chain of training centers that are especially popular with high school athletes, is positioning itself to add specialty medical care to its menu with the addition of a sports surgeon at its Homewood facility.

Dr. Geoffrey Connor, who recently started seeing patients at the facility near Brookwood Medical Center, said he expects to be joined by a primary care physician within six months, and eventually by physicians in other specialties including neurology.

The chain of 12 facilities provides training and physical therapy to athletes ranging from soccer moms and recreational weekend warriors to professionals, but the bulk of its business is high school and middle school athletes, said Connor and CEO Will Bartholomew.

With the addition of on-site orthopedic sports medicine services, the company will integrate care, providing training, surgery and rehabilitation in one package. On-site orthopedic care is not new to athletic training facilities, Connor said, but the level of integration D1 is planning is unprecedented. CLICK HERE to read more from the Bham News.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

D1 Bham Hosting Advanced Concussion Training

D1 Birmingham and The Kevin Turner Foundation will be presenting the Sports Legacy Institute's Advanced Concussion Training (ACT) on Thursday, Sept. 8. This event will address the single most important issue facing contact-sport athletes today. Led by former WWE star and current leading brain injury expert, Chris Nowinski, this one-of-a-kind seminar will cover assessment, prevention, management and treatment of concussions, aiming to create a safer sports environment at all levels of play. The Advanced Concussion Training will be held at 7 p.m. at D1 Birmingham. Admission is free and open to the public.

Check out the below video on Kevin Turner told in Ty Herndon's music video.

D1 Columbus Getting Ready for Basketball Season

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

D1 Teaming with Wounded Warriors for Bike Fitting & Soldier Ride

On Thursday, Sept. 22, D1 Nashville will be hosting our nation's Wounded Warriors from Noon-3 pm for a bike fitting in preparation for Soldier Ride Nashville on Saturday, September 24. Please join us and 104.5's 3-Hour Lunch in honoring our nation’s wounded heroes by showing your support at D1 on Thursday. And then on Saturday, come participate in the Soldier Ride Nashville. The ride is a fun cycling event to honor and empower our nation’s wounded warriors and raise funds for Wounded Warrior Project. CLICK HERE to join Team D1 for the ride on Saturday! Feel the honor….join the ride!

Monday, August 15, 2011

D1 Chattanooga Member Looks Good at Masters Swim Meet

D1 Chattanooga’s member Tom Hancock and his team, Team Greenville, competed in South Carolina’s long course Master Swim Meet. Tom has been a two year member at D1 and attends the 10 am men’s executive class regularly. His hard work at D1 paid off and won him many events. Tom swam in the 200 individual medley and placed 3rd in his age group (45-49). He placed 1st first overall (ages 18+) in the 100 meter breaststroke and the 50 meter breaststroke. He placed 1st first in his age group for the 200 meter breaststroke and 2nd overall along with 2nd in his age group for the 400 individual medley and placing 3rd overall.

Friday, August 12, 2011

D1 Featured by CNN/Money

After fielding numerous requests for training and workout advice, former athlete Will Bartholomew decided to open his own training facility in 2002. The result was D1 Sports Training in Nashville, Tenn.

Three years later, with expansion on the horizon, he put in a call to an old teammate from The University of Tennessee -- Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning.

"Peyton is known for his training, and he wanted to be a part of something that inspires people to take care of their bodies," said Bartholomew. "It was a natural fit."

CLICK HERE to read more in the Pro athletes: Mind your business feature on CNNMoney.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

D1 Athlete Wins CrossFit Games

Rich Froning, who trained at D1's Corporate Wellness Facility for Averitt Express in Cookeville, TN, won the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games in California. The event was a tough test of determination over three days that included 10 daunting rounds of workouts. Froning won three events, finished second in two more and tied for second in another. Read more in the Cookeville Herald Citizen by CLICKING HERE.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

D1 Bham Takes on Local Training Facility

We would like to congratulate the effort put forth by the D1 Birmingham coaches and members in the D1 vs. Iron Tribe Fitness Challenge. The competition was impressive as representatives from both facilities gave their all. We are very proud of Coach Emory, Coach Will and all the D1 athletes. We look forward to our next challenge, whoever they may be...

Thursday, August 4, 2011

D1 Chattanooga Mag Features D1 Adult Training

Cover photo by Jeremy Cowart

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

D1 Chattanooga QB Commits to Pitt

Congrats to D1 Chattanooga athlete Chad Voytik, who has verbally committed to play at Pitt. Voytik, 6-foot-1 and 183 pounds, had scholarship offers from 12 schools, including Clemson, Louisville, Memphis, Mississippi State, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Wake Forest. Rivals.com deemed him the No. 6 pro-style quarterback and 153rd prospect overall in the Class of 2012. In Cleveland, TN, Voytik has thrown for 3,650 yards and 33 touchdowns, with only 11 interceptions, in two seasons. He rushed for 439 yards last season. CLICK HERE to read more.

Monday, August 1, 2011

D1 Knoxville's Scott Stallings Gets First PGA Win

Congrats to D1 Knoxville athlete Scott Stallings on winning the Greenbrier Classic after a sudden-death playoff to became a PGA Tour Champion. CLICK HERE to read Scott's blog. Watch below how he won the Greenbrier and see Scott training at D1.