January 12, 2015

The Hastings Conquerors: A New Model for American Football?

  The Hastings Conquerors looked around at other American football clubs across the United Kingdom for direction before starting their own franchise in 2013. They just chose to go in a completely different way. As one of the UK’s newest American football franchises, they’ve quickly

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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 26, 2014

Should There Be a Limit on Import Players?

  The New York Yankees, the most successful Major League Baseball team in history and one of the most valuable sports franchises of all-time,  revolutionized not only baseball but all of professional sports. The Yankees once went through an unprecedented period of dominance in which

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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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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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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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