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Marco Ehrenfried: Developing a Successful Home-Grown Quarterback in Europe

  When American Football International broke the news that Marco Ehrenfried was stepping down as the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns‘ starting quarterback, it made me curious how many home-grown European quarterbacks had the same success as Ehrenfried. A few names of active quarterbacks came to my mind: Italy’s Tommaso Monardi, France’s Paul Durand, and Sweden’s Anders Hermodsson, […]

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The Passau Pirates – Winning in a University Town

Think for a minute about college football in the United States. Player ages typically range from 18 to 22 and, while they are still developing, they’re in the prime of their physical condition. A certain level of passion distinguishes this demographic from others – their love for the game is the driving force behind the […]

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Why I Help The Growth of a Game

December 17th, 2017 marked the third anniversary of my first introduction to Travis Brody and The Growth of a Game. When I first stumbled upon Travis’ articles, I immediately saw the potential of translating them for the Italian football community in order to provide them with articles in their native language. I then e-mailed Travis […]

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American Football in Scandinavia Part 2: Norway

In a country like Norway – where sports are a cornerstone of culture – it comes as no surprise that American football has gained significant traction over the past decade. Today, Norway is home to nearly 1,500 players across 30+ teams, spanning as far north as Tromsø to the southern city of Kristiansand. American football […]

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The Calanda Broncos: Pillars of a Program

I asked the elderly woman behind the cash register at Montalin Pharmacy a simple question out of curiosity: “Have you heard of the Calanda Broncos?” She quickly flashed a soft smile and her eyes almost seemed to light up the way a small child’s would if you asked if they wanted ice cream. She replied, […]

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The Brussels Football Academy: Building Youth for the Future

  “We cannot always build a future for our youth, but we can always build our youth for the future.” Stijn De Backer applied this philosophy to practical execution when he created the Brussels Football Academy in Belgium in 2016. De Backer’s story in American football began in 2001, when he was fresh out of […]

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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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What Can American Football Learn From Rugby?

  American football and rugby share so many traits that more fans should pay attention to the connections between the two. Aside from the physical and mental similarities, the two sports share many structural similarities as well. That is why, as American football continues to grow at an incredible rate across Europe, it should look […]

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