Posts by Chris Yoder

June 14, 2017

Jambo Athletic – Top Quality European Made Field Equipment: Part 1

  When I first began working for The Growth of a Game supplying European retailers, teams and players with American football equipment, it immediately became obvious to me how necessary it is for field equipment to be manufactured in Europe. Not only is field equipment

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March 17, 2017

The King Bowl and the Organic Growth of American Football in the Netherlands

  Someone I admire once said that American football in Europe is at a point in its development where “growth creates form and form limits growth.” The sport is most certainly in the midst of an exciting and sometimes turbulent point in its development. The

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November 17, 2016

Come gli Utrecht Dominators attirano i giovani verso il football

Di: Bret Margieson Traduzione a cura di: Enrico Brazzi A cura di: Valentina Ferrara   Fin da piccoli, i bambini olandesi conducono una vita abbastanza attiva e praticano vari sport, tra cui calcio, hockey su prato, pallavolo, ginnastica e, negli ultimi tempi, football americano. Tuttavia,

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September 28, 2016

Il football americano in Irlanda: una storia di perseveranza

  Di: Chris Yoder Traduzione a cura di: Enrico Brazzi A cura di: Valentina Ferrara   Per qualsiasi appassionato di football, lo sviluppo di questo sport in Irlanda è non solo affascinante, ma rappresenta anche una fonte di ispirazione. Infatti, qui il football sta crescendo

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August 30, 2016

Američki fudbal na Balkanu 4. deo: Srbija

Tekst napisao: Chris Yoder Prevod: Ivan Kosanovic Uredio: Nikola Davidovic   Razvoj Američkog fudbala je napredovao u 41 evropskoj zemlji koje imaju timove. Ova igra se organski pojavila u svakoj od ovih zemalja i priča koja se razvijala nije bi ista ni u jednoj od

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August 30, 2016

American Football in the Balkans Part 4: Serbia

  The development of American football has uniquely progressed in the 41 European countries that currently have teams. The game organically appeared in each of these countries and the story of the sport in any one place is never quite the same as in any

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July 27, 2016

American Football in the Balkans Part 3: Croatia

It would be an understatement to say that the rest of Europe owes much of its cultural and historical traditions to the Balkans. In the 3rd Century A.C.E., long before the Enlightenment, the Renaissance, or the Reformation, the Roman Empire was teetering on the verge

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July 25, 2016

American Football in the Balkans Part 2: Slovenia

Slovenia is a country of crossroads. Geographically speaking, four major European formations – the Alps Mountains, the Dinarides Mountains, the Pannonian Plain, and the Adriatic Sea – all intersect within this tiny country. From a linguistic standpoint, Slovenia has 3 official languages: Slovene, Italian, and

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July 14, 2016

American Football in the Balkans Part 1: Bosnia

The widespread presence of American football in Europe is becoming more and more common knowledge among people around the continent. In countries like Germany, Austria, France, Sweden, and Finland, among others, the game has become relatively advanced. The German Football League and the Austrian Football

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June 30, 2016

The Holstebro Dragons and Guardian Caps: Leading the Way in Player Safety

Concern over the safety of playing American football can create legitimate reservations in the minds of both players and loved ones. Now of all times, with all the sophisticated knowledge and science surrounding injuries associated with the sport, organizations and players must treat safety with

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