November 23, 2017

The Brussels Football Academy: Building Youth for the Future

  “We cannot always build a future for our youth, but we can always build our youth for the future.” Stijn De Backer applied this philosophy to practical execution when he created the Brussels Football Academy in Belgium in 2016. De Backer’s story in American

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November 22, 2017

The Complete List of American Football Teams in Germany

  Of Europe’s 50 countries, 41 have American football teams with an estimated 1,500 teams spread throughout these countries. Germany currently has over 200 men’s teams and 40 women’s teams, and that number is growing every year. In an effort to facilitate the growth of American football in

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November 13, 2017

The Complete List of American Football Teams in Denmark

    Of Europe’s 50 countries, 41 have American football teams with an estimated 1,500 teams spread throughout these countries. Denmark currently has over 35 men’s teams and at least 1 women’s team, and that number is growing every year. In an effort to facilitate the growth of

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November 6, 2017

The Complete List of American Football Teams in Belgium

  Of Europe’s 50 countries, 41 have American football teams with an estimated 1,500 teams spread throughout these countries. Belgium currently has over 20 men’s teams and that number is growing every year, while women’s teams are likely just around the corner. In an effort to facilitate the

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October 31, 2017

The Complete List of American Football Teams in Austria

Of Europe’s 50 countries, 41 have American football teams with an estimated 1,500 teams spread throughout these countries. Austria currently has over 30 men’s teams and approximately 10 women’s teams, and that number is growing every year. In an effort to facilitate the growth of

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September 20, 2017

Women in Europe On a Mission in the American Football Community

Whether it be on the field or off of it, the women of Europe are working hard to fulfill their goals and aspirations in the American football community. Women are not only present in the American football environment – they are creating their own. With

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July 9, 2017

The Mostar Eagles: A Lesson in Bridging Relationships Through American Football

    In May 2017, Mostar served as the host for an American football game between the Sarajevo Spartans and the Dubrovnik Sharks. The game was a demonstration of the desire to combat any remaining tensions in the region, and attendance at this event allowed

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April 2, 2017

Utilizing Economic Analysis Models in American Football – Part 5

  For decades, economic analysis models have been facilitators for business managers in establishing strategies on short-term and long-term scales. These analysis models are often quick to learn and easy to understand, but offer a wide range of applicable possibilities. With a number of adjustments,

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November 22, 2016

Utilizing Economic Analysis Models in American Football – Part 4

For decades, economic analysis models have been facilitators for business managers in establishing strategies on short-term and long-term scales. These analysis models are often quick to learn and easy to understand, but offer a wide range of applicable possibilities. With a number of adjustments, these

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November 15, 2016

What Can American Football Learn From Rugby?

  American football and rugby share so many traits that more fans should pay attention to the connections between the two. Aside from the physical and mental similarities, the two sports share many structural similarities as well. That is why, as American football continues to

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Travis is the founder and main contributor of The Growth of a Game.

A former quarterback from Southern California and current sports executive, Travis developed a passion for advancing the game of American football in Europe during his three seasons as a player and coach for the Brussels Bulls. He's now the President of Premier Class Consulting, a consulting firm that specializes in strengthening sports teams and organizations of all levels.

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We believe in the exponential growth and future of American football in Europe. In everything we do, we strive to create an environment where this is not only likely, it's inevitable.

By connecting American football advocates across Europe and around the world, we're creating a community of enthusiasts who want to see this great game reach new heights. This website and book serve as a beacon for people to assemble on the path to a destination where European teams can compete against any team in the world. The road to getting there starts with you.

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