November 17, 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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January 15, 2016

Crowdfunding in American Football: A Lesson from the Berlin Adler

  We’re living in a digital age. It’s time to rethink the financing of amateur or semi-pro athletes and sports teams. If you look at the websites of amateur sports teams, most of them seem to be stuck in 1998. The same problem occurs with

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January 11, 2016

Beyond the Budget: Dominating American Football on a Shoestring

  While conducting research for Travis Brody’s upcoming book, which aims to cover the past, present and future of American Football in Europe, Travis and I have collectively interviewed dozens of American football teams from nearly every European country. Altogether, this exploration is rapidly becoming

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January 2, 2015

The New Frankfurt Galaxy: Like a Phoenix Rising from the Ashes

American Football in Europe has come a long way over the past 35 years. Many local teams were established in Germany, Austria, and Italy during the late 70’s and early 80’s, and during that time, the NFL sent teams over to London and Berlin to

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December 19, 2014

An American Running Back in Europe: The Larry Croom Story

  You don’t find many guys who have played in Division 1 college football, the NFL, NFL Europe, and the German Football League. Larry Croom did just that. That he came from a city like Long Beach, California – home to legendary hip hop artists

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Meet Travis

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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About this site

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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