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 Europe, The Growth of a Game has compiled a complete list of […]

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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 American football in Europe, The Growth of a Game has compiled a […]

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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 growth of American football in Europe, The Growth of a Game has […]

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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 American football in Europe, The Growth of a Game has […]

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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 women becoming an increasing presence in management among men’s teams […]

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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 players to contribute directly to the increased unity between Balkan […]

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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, these models are not only suitable in analyzing a company’s […]

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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 models are not only suitable in analyzing a company’s status […]

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Introducing American Football to English Schools

The roots of American football in England date all the way back to World War II. U.S. and Canadian troops stationed throughout Europe would meet in the United Kingdom regularly to compete in rivalry matches throughout the war. These contests were met with positive reception from the British locals. In the two largest events, pitting […]

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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 Hungarian. However, English, Spanish, German, French, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, […]

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An interview with Travis Brody on the NFL’s future in Europe

  As part of my dissertation on the NFL’s future in Europe, I reached out to The Growth of a Game founder Travis Brody to discuss the topic. The interview gave me further insight into the NFL’s long-term strategies in Europe regarding brand extension, consumer communication, marketing, and business planning. What follows is the original […]

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Utilizing Economic Analysis Models in American Football – Part 3

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 models are not only suitable in analyzing a company’s status […]

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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 League have even been gaining global attention, especially with […]

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Utilizing Economic Analysis Models in American Football – Part 2

  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 models are not only suitable in analyzing a company’s […]

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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 the utmost respect. Not coincidentally, in early 2016, the Danish […]

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Utilizing Economic Analysis Models in American Football – Part 1

  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 models are not only suitable in analyzing a company’s […]

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How the Utrecht Dominators Attract Young Athletes to American Football

  From an early age, children in the Netherlands are generally quite active and are involved in a broad variety of sports including soccer, field hockey, volleyball, gymnastics, and more recently, all forms of American football. However, when children turn 13, there is a relatively steep decline in participation of approximately 11% when it comes […]

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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 the most exhaustive body of research in existence concerning American […]

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What is the Likelihood of an NFL Franchise in London?

  The potential of a move to London by an NFL team has not gone without its doubters. Since the National Football League first brought the NFL International Series to the U.K. in 2007, many claimed that the league had some fairly unrealistic expectations about the growth of American football abroad. Yet since that initial […]

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Studying Abroad: Irish Coach Shadows U.S. College Football Program

Taking it upon himself to increase his coaching knowledge and understanding of the game of American football, Eoin O’Sullivan recently shadowed the coaching staff of the Alfred State football program in New York. O’Sullivan, an assistant coach for the Irish national U-20’s team, opted to learn from some of premier coaches at the NCAA Division […]

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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 instituted an efficient management structure and have begun to establish […]

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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 following, it is also growing exponentially by the day. Sponsoring […]

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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 a quarterback, it’s the things you can’t put down on […]

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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 we’ve left out, please mention it in the comments section […]

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Les 10 joueurs NFL les plus populaires ayant joué en NFL Europe

Par: Travis Brody Traduit par: Céline Martin   NFL Europe a été à la fois un terrain d’essai pour les espoirs NFL ainsi que l’intention de construire un intérêt pour le football américain à travers l’Europe. Alors que la ligue s’est repliée après moins de deux décennies d’existence, la NFL a atteint ses deux objectifs à des […]

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LINK: NRW Football Interviews The Growth of a Game President Travis Brody

Nick Jungnitsch from NRW Football recently interviewed The Growth of a Game president Travis Brody about the upcoming Cologne Skills Camp. NRW Football is one of the premier publications for American football content in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s largest federal state by population. The original article appears in German on NRW Football. Interview with The Growth […]

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