December 9, 2014

10 Ways to Become a Better Football Coach

  One of the things that separates an average coach and a great coach is the desire to constantly improve their abilities. American football is a sport that is rich in strategy and technique, meaning that the ways to improve our understanding of the game

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November 28, 2014

Why You Should Sponsor American Football

As a rising sport in Europe, American football has attracted interest and sponsorship from countless companies across the continent. These brands are beginning to acknowledge the untapped potential of sponsoring American football teams and organizations, as the sport not only has a diverse and loyal

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November 25, 2014

Through the Eyes of a Signal-Caller: What Makes a Quarterback Great

  Former Colts and Rams general manager and personnel legend Don Klosterman may have put it best when he told former Giants general manager Ernie Accorsi, “Do not evaluate a quarterback the way you evaluate the other 21 positions. They’re playing a different sport. With

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November 20, 2014

The History of the NFL International Series in London

  When the National Football League announced that it was shutting down NFL Europe in 2007, the league was quick to state that they would be returning to Europe with an NFL regular season game in London later that year. They’ve since followed up on

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November 17, 2014

Are We Doing Enough to Help American Football Grow?

  Last week I was in Giessen, Germany visiting a former teammate who now plays for the Gießen Golden Dragons, and we spoke about the growth of American football in Germany as well as the rest of Europe. We were both encouraged by the number

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November 13, 2014

How You Can Help

  Since The Growth of a Game launched in November 2014, we’ve had several people ask how they can get involved to help increase the awareness of American Football in Europe. The great thing is that everyone can get involved in their own way. Whether

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November 6, 2014

Top 10 Most Famous NFL Europe Players

  NFL Europe was intended to be a proving ground for NFL hopefuls while simultaneously building interest in football throughout Europe. Though the league folded after less than two decades of existence, the NFL achieved both of those objectives to varying degrees. Just like any

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November 3, 2014

What is the Appeal of American Football?

  At the end of last year Jarryd Hayne, one of the greatest rugby players in the world, announced that he was forgoing his future in Australia’s National Rugby League to try to break into the NFL. Hayne not only turned down guaranteed money next

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November 1, 2014

Was Closing NFL Europe a Good Move?

  By the time I arrived in Europe to play my first season for the Brussels Bulls in 2008, NFL Europe had been closed only a few months. The National Football League, under the guidance of newly elected commissioner Roger Goodell, officially disbanded its NFL

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November 1, 2014

Where to Buy American Football Equipment

  Wherever you are in Europe, getting the best American football equipment without paying exceptionally high shipping fees can be a challenging prospect. We’re building the most comprehensive list of American football retailers in Europe ever created. If there’s a shop or online store that

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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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