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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Braves' Craig Kimbrel to Host Baseball Clinic

Craig Kimbrel, the 2010 National League Rookie of the Year, will host a baseball clinic this Saturday at Cove Park in Hampton Cove. Kimbrel, the Braves' reliever from Lee High School, will provide instruction for youngsters seven through 14 years of age. He'll be joined by other pro players and coaches. Cost of the clinic is $125 and the camp is open to the first 100 registrants. The cost includes lunch and each camper will be given an autographed photo of Kimbrel. For registration, an application or more information, call 860-966-8084 or see craigkimbrel.com.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

D1 Little Rock & ASC Dragonflies Team Up For Success

It has been said that success is what happens when hard work and dedication meet, so when the ASC Dragonflies '97 girl’s soccer team out of Central Arkansas approached D1 Little Rock about possible training options for the team, a winning formula was born. The Dragonflies, who have seen average success in the past, began training with D1 Little Rock Coach Ben Faires in July and have since become a force to be reckoned with on the field. This year the team won all state league games, the Presidents Cup, and has qualified for the Regional finals for the first time ever. Head Coach Gez Rogers said,"My thanks to D1, and especially to Ben. He's made them fitter, faster, stronger, and absolutely this translated into confidence and self-belief." Great work Dragonflies!

Monday, November 28, 2011

D1 Turkey Trot a Success!

D1 Nashville started the Thanksgiving holiday off with the bang of a starting gun as they hosted the D1 Turkey Trot 5K Thursday morning to benefit Graceworks Ministries, a nondenominational ministry that supplies the basics of life to help move families past a point of crisis throughout the year but is especially active during the holiday season. The race was a huge success as more than 1,600 racers gathered at D1 and raised an estimated $40,000. To learn more about Graceworks and to view additional photos from the event, CLICK HERE!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Biggest Loser's Joe Mitchell Continues Training at D1

After being knocked off recently, Season 12 Biggest Loser contestant Joe Mitchell has continued his training at D1 Knoxville, working to become the at-home weigh-in winner at the finale.

Mitchell, a 46-year-old home health therapist from Knoxville, started the show at 348 lbs. Mitchell says his weight gain started at 26 when he stopped going to the gym and began eating too much fast food. Mitchell and his wife Danene have a 10-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son. As an older parent, he feels it is his responsibility to learn to lead a healthier life. In addition, Mitchell acknowledges that his weight loss will give him more credibility with his patients.

Mitchell is not the first Biggest Loser contestant to train at a D1 facility for the finale weigh-in; David Griffin and Phil Hawk from Season 4, Phil and Amy Parham from Season 6, Tara Costa from Season 7 and Season 9 runner-up Ashley Johnston all reached their weight loss goals with the assistance of D1.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ravenwood Lacrosse Team Trains Hard at D1 Nashville

With the 2012 campaign right around the corner, the Ravenwood High School Lacrosse team out of Franklin, Tennessee knows that championships are earned in the off season. The team has taken advantage of D1's Team Training option to bring the D1 training experience to all lacrosse athletes. Best of luck in 2012 Raptors!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Bucks Forward Tobias Harris Working Out at D1 Knoxville

Check out Milwaukee Bucks forward Tobias Harris working out at D1 Knoxville on the basketball court above the turf. Tobias was a selected in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft and played at the University of Tennessee.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Glimpse of Tim Tebow's Off-Season Workout

In honor of his big game versus the Jets, here is a glimpse of Tim Tebow's workout at D1 Savannah.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

NFL Combine Prep is Upon Us

NFL Combine Prep is almost here! Always a fun time to see top athletes train at D1 preparing to achieve their dreams! CLICK HERE to see the updated NFL Combine Prep packet.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

D1 Hosting 2012 EAE Football Combines

Elite Athletic Events, hosts of the premier NFL-style combines in the country, will be holding Football Combines at various D1 facilities in 2012. The Combines are structured after the NFL Combine and Collegiate NFL Pro-Days and will consist of 6 Testing Procedures: 40 yard Dash, Pro-Agility Drill, L-Drill, Vertical Jump, Standing Broad Jump, and Bench Press (reps x 185lbs), and Position Drill Specifics for each position. EAE will video each player during the combine, edit his personal combine video, and upload it to their website. If you are an aspiring collegiate football player, do not miss out on the opportunity to experience a real Football Combine.

EAE Football Combine Date/Locations:
1/4/12 – D1 Knoxville
1/21/12 – D1 Birmingham
3/3/12 –  D1 Bowling Green
3/24/12 –  D1 Little Rock
3/31/12 – D1 Savannah
4/7/12 –  D1 Cincinnati (Defense Only)
4/28/12 – D1 Nashville
5/5/12 – D1 Pittsburgh @ Greentree Sportsplex

CLICK HERE to register!

Monday, November 14, 2011

D1 Huntsville's Kimbrel Wins NL Rookie of the Year

Congrats to D1 Huntsville athlete Craig Kimbrel on winning the NL Rookie of the Year award. Kimbrel, the closer for the Atlanta Braves, set a major league record for saves by a rookie with 46. The hard-throwing righty earned all 32 first-place votes in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. CLICK HERE to read more. Congrats to Craig!

Friday, November 11, 2011

D1 Nashville Athlete Signs NLI for lacrosse to Sacred Heart University

D1 Nashville athlete and Brentwood High senior Andrew Burnett signed his National Letter of Intent for lacrosse to Sacred Heart University on Thursday. Andrew is the first TN player to sign a NLI for D1 lacrosse for the 2012-2013 class. Andrew started playing lacrosse and started training at D1 going into the 7th grade. He currently plays for Claddagh Lacrosse Club from Boston, Mass. He is being recruited as a Faceoff/Middie. Congrats Andrew.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

College Recruiting Tip: Tooting Your Own Horn

Is promoting yourself to college coaches tooting your own horn? In my opinion the answer is no. It’s not bragging if you can back it up.

This is Jared Montz and you are reading the November 2011 free College Recruiting e-Newsletter by http://www.CollegeRecruitingWebsite.com. This article will also appear on STACK.com. I regularly write college recruiting articles for STACK.com.

One of our clients asked me this “tooting your horn question” once. He felt like trying to get recruited was like tooting his own horn to coaches.

Recruiting is like finding a job, if no one knows you are looking, you can’t hired.

Trying to get recruited may make you feel like you are tooting your own horn or bragging about your abilities but you are not. Trying to get recruited is like what adults have to do when they are looking for a new job. They write resumes, create websites, email and call employers and try to convince those employers why they would be a valuable asset to that employer’s company.

An adult finding a job is like a talented high school athlete trying to get recruited to play college sports. It’s not bragging if you can back it up. You don’t want to be cocky of course but you need to build a relationship with college coaches and convince them on and off the field why you have what it takes to play for them.

In a NextLevelBallplayer.com article writer David Franco asked Arizona State Coach Ken Knutson, “What advice would you give a high school player looking to play at ASU?” Coach Knutson said, “Send letters and emails. That’s how coaches find out about stuff.”

Next time you think you don’t want to write emails to college coaches because you feel like you are bragging or being cocky think about what Coach Knutson says.

Being proactive and reaching out to coaches to let them know the type of player and person you are is not tooting your own horn… it’s how you get recruited!

Now go get recruited!

This month’s motivational quote is by Kyle Chandler. He says, “Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.”

Have a great November and remember if you Believe in it® and back that up with hard work, anything in life is possible!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

D1 Savannah Hosting Flag Football Camp

Joe Levan, local head of the NFL Rush Flag Football league, will be leading a two hour instructional camp at D1 Savannah on Saturday, Nov. 19 for kids 7-18. The focus will be on building skills necessary to compete in 5v5 flag football. Athletes will learn techniques for passing, receiving, running and defending, as well as team strategy. Participants will also have the opportunity to scrimmage in a team setting. CLICK HERE to register.

Monday, November 7, 2011

STACK Launches New Website for Female Athletes—STACK 4W

Make sure to check out the new STACK site exclusively for female athletes. Here is what D1 Cincinnati co-owner Heather Mitts had to say about it,“I’m excited that STACK is reaching out to female athletes,” said Mitts, defender for the WPS Atlanta Beat and member of the U.S. National Team. “I was introduced to STACK through D1 Sports Training and have seen firsthand that they are a great resource for training. There are so many hard-working female athletes that can benefit from female-specific training and guidance. I can’t wait.” CLICK HERE to read the full release.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Anthony Lucas, Clint Stoerner and D1 LR Represent at 3 Miles of Men and Race for a Cure

D1 Little Rock facility coordinator Anthony Lucas and former Arkansas teammate Clint Stoerner were 3 Miles of Men Honorary Chairs for the 16th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure October 22 in downtown Little Rock. With thousands of people coming to walk or run the course and men standing along in support, the event raises awareness of breast cancer and funds for research. Donning their D1 pink t-shirts, the D1 team did their part to support those battling breast cancer. Other D1 facilities around the southeast have also participated in the race series in support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Be sure to check out photos from the race at D1LittleRock.com.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

D1 Medical Partner Making a Name in Boxing

Check out this story on D1 Huntsville medical co-owner Dr. Michael Cantrell, who is a surgeon at The Orthopaedic Center. TOC is the official therapy partner of D1 Huntsville. Cantrell will be boxing in the third bout of his career on Thursday on a special card in Atlanta. Cantrell, who's had to beef up to 175 pounds, will meet an Atlanta engineer named Juan Bedoya. CLICK HERE to read the whole story. Good luck Doc!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

D1 Begins the Month of MOVEMBER

MOVEMBER at D1 starts today! For those who forgot Movember is the month formerly known as November, where men and women across the globe join together to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues. Men grow a Mo (moustache) for 30 days to become a walking, talking billboards, for our men’s health causes - specifically cancers affecting men.

To register with D1, CLICK HERE. Register as a NEW MEMBER and then select JOIN A TEAM. We are team D1 Sports Training. Once you register you can print off a donation form for you and the D1 team that you can use to gather donations. Just like we did with the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, let’s really try to get behind this cause and raise money for men’s cancers.