Advertisement

Episode Directory

October 2012

  • 10/24/2012: NFL Alum and Pro Wrestling Champ Bill Goldberg talks kids and his youth football. US Army Game top 2013 Linemen Preview. Listen Now
  • 10/17/2012: Scott Arsenault of AYSL talks about alarming adult behavior during games nationwide. 2013 US Army All American Combine nominations info. Listen Now
  • 10/10/2012: Joe Galat President of AYF football and Cheer. Youth Football in India. Guest host Tareita Nephew. Listen Now

September 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012

February 2012

January 2012

December 2011

November 2011

October 2011

September 2011

Sean Aguano

Sean Aguano Chandler H.S. Aguano, an assistant coach prior to his new assignment, has been involved with the Chandler program for the 10 years of Ewan’s tenure, serving the last six years as offensive coordinator and four years prior to that as receivers’ coach. The AIA said Aguano had seven years of coaching experience in Hawai‘i before arriving in Arizona. Aguano was one of two finalists for the head coach job, the other candidate being Show Low head coach Randy Ricedorff. The Arizona Republic reported that although Aguano appeared to be in line to succeed Ewan after the coach announced last summer that 2010 would be his final season, Aguano had to go through the hiring process which lasted longer than many expected. “The process made me a better person and I think it’s going to make me a better coach,” Aguano said in the Arizona Republic article. “I had to be prepared. Every single interview I went through was a tough one. I knew the competition was tough. It made me go back and do research on how to make this program better.” Camille Casteel, superintendent of the Chandler Unified School District, offered the position to Aguano on Thursday. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Scott Arsenault

Scott oversees the leagues for AYSL. As a major contributor to the direction of the company his role is crucial in ensuring the experience your son or daughter has on the field is fun and exciting. Scott also is responsible for handling customer service questions as it relates to the experience of each sport. For over 20 years Scott has been involved in youth sports and has a passion for impacting Arizona's youth in a positive way. Scott is passionate about ensuring each an every child has the opportunity to play a sport no matter what skill level they are at. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Danielle Aufmann

Danielle Aufmann (Owner/Director) Danielle@Adagestudios.com Danielle was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. After attending the University of Kansas for two years she transferred to Arizona State University where she earned a BA in Psychology and Education. Danielle has trained in many style of Dance and Cheerleading for over 25 years and competed in both since the age of 5. She has been coaching National and World Ranked teams across the country for 12 years. Including coaching Arizona State Spirit Squad and leading dance team to a 5th place National finish. Currently Danielle is Head Pom Coach for Chaparral High School, and now excited to announce the opening of Adage Dance & Fitness Studios a lifelong dream come true. Danielle brings a wealth of experience to the Arizona State Spirit Squads. She has been around cheer and dance throughout her life. In High School, Danielle was a Varsity Pom member and Captain, as well as member of the Stevenson High School Dance Company. During College, while working towards a Dance minor at the University of Kansas she was on the cheerleading squad, as well as the University Dance Company. Danielle also spent 2 years as an All Star for the Twisters cheerleading team in Lawrence, KS. She also coached for Dance City bringing 4 All Star Dance Teams to championship titles. After moving to Arizona, Danielle was a Sun Devil Cheerleader where she was Captain, and began making her way to the Fitness industry by winning her first Regional Fitness title at NPC Max Muscle Championship, followed by to 1st place finishes in Bikini 2011. As a Coach in Arizona, Danielle has worked with many decorated teams such as Chaparral High School, Xavier High School, Notre Dame, Desert Storm, and Myths; as well as Judged many Cheerleading and Dance competitions throughout the country. This past year Danielle coached and trained Chaparral to their 2nd State Title in her 2 years coaching, as well as a top 5 ranking at UDA Nationals; bringing them National Recognition on ESPN. She also was head coach to Arizona Angels All Star Junior Dance Team which not only took a National Title at NDA Championships, but brought home the US World Cup and 3rd place ranking at Worlds. Danielle's philosophy is "Coaching is everything" and will continue that through her approach to studio ownership. Danielle Aufmann (Owner/Director) Danielle@Adagestudios.com Danielle was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. After attending the University of Kansas for two years she transferred to Arizona State University where she earned a BA in Psychology and Education. Danielle has trained in many style of Dance and Cheerleading for over 25 years and competed in both since the age of 5. She has been coaching National and World Ranked teams across the country for 12 years. Including coaching Arizona State Spirit Squad and leading dance team to a 5th place National finish. Currently Danielle is Head Pom Coach for Chaparral High School, and now excited to announce the opening of Adage Dance & Fitness Studios a lifelong dream come true. Danielle brings a wealth of experience to the Arizona State Spirit Squads. She has been around cheer and dance throughout her life. In High School, Danielle was a Varsity Pom member and Captain, as well as member of the Stevenson High School Dance Company. During College, while working towards a Dance minor at the University of Kansas she was on the cheerleading squad, as well as the University Dance Company. Danielle also spent 2 years as an All Star for the Twisters cheerleading team in Lawrence, KS. She also coached for Dance City bringing 4 All Star Dance Teams to championship titles. After moving to Arizona, Danielle was a Sun Devil Cheerleader where she was Captain, and began making her way to the Fitness industry by winning her first Regional Fitness title at NPC Max Muscle Championship, followed by to 1st place finishes in Bikini 2011. As a Coach in Arizona, Danielle has worked with many decorated teams such as Chaparral High School, Xavier High School, Notre Dame, Desert Storm, and Myths; as well as Judged many Cheerleading and Dance competitions throughout the country. This past year Danielle coached and trained Chaparral to their 2nd State Title in her 2 years coaching, as well as a top 5 ranking at UDA Nationals; bringing them National Recognition on ESPN. She also was head coach to Arizona Angels All Star Junior Dance Team which not only took a National Title at NDA Championships, but brought home the US World Cup and 3rd place ranking at Worlds. Danielle's philosophy is "Coaching is everything" and will continue that through her approach to studio ownership. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Alison Bakke

Alison Bakke is 18 years old from Poway, California. Her major is Food and Nutrition and she has been dancing for 10 years. Her favorite style of dance is Pom. Alison is friendly, motivated, and caring. During her free time, Alison enjoys running, reading, baking, and snowboarding. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Steve Belles

Steve Belles has been the head coach at Hamilton High School since 2006. During his five seasons with the Huskies he has lead them to four state championships (2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010) and one semi-final appearance (2007). The Huskies were also region champions all five seasons. Following the championship in 2006, Steve was elected as the Arizona 5A Coach of the Year and after the 2010 season was voted the 24-7football.com Coach of the Year. Prior to Hamilton, Coach Belles was the head coach at Mountain Ridge High School from 2000-2005 and appeared in one state final game vs Hamilton. He was also the head coach at Desert Mountain High School from 1995-2000 and guided the 1997 team to a region championship. Coach Belles was also a part of two other state championship teams as a coach for St. Mary's High School in 1991 and 1995. Coach Belles was born in Phoenix, AZ in 1966. He attended St. Mary's High School from 1982-1985. As the starting quarterback for the Knights he led the team to a state championship in 1984 and was selected as the Arizona High School Player of the Year. He accepted a football scholarship to play at the University of Notre Dame where he played a variety of positions (QB, RB, and WR) under legendary coach Lou Holtz. He also was a member of Notre Dame's last National Championship team in 1988. Coach Belles played professionally in Europe for the Revenna Chiefs in 1991 and later moved on to the Arena Football Leagues' Arizona Rattlers in 1992. The following season he became the offensive coordinator of the Arizona Rattlers for one season before heading to the high school ranks to coach. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Joe Bouffard

Coach Joe Bouffard: The founder and current director of Youth Football Coaches Association is affectionately known as Coach Bouf. Coach is a veteran coach with 16 years of experience at various levels that include youth, high school and college. While at New Canaan High School in Connecticut, Coach Bouf employed a passing attack offense that led to 2007 and 2008 Class MM State Championships. Currently Coach Bouf serves as Offensive Coordinator at Fairfield Warde High School, Fairfield, CT. Coach will share his success with the My ESPN program. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Jean Boyd

Jean Boyd – Arizona State University Jean has been a Sun Devil since January of 1991 when he joined the ASU football program as a transfer from Cerritos College in southern California. After playing for the Sun Devils for three years and graduating from ASU in 1994 in History, Jean chased his dream of playing professional football. After participating in a training camp with the New England Patriots in 1994 and the London Monarchs (NFL Europe) in spring of 1995, Jean joined the ASU Athletic department as a management intern in July of 1995. Having been employed by ASU Athletics since 1995, Jean has worked as Coordinator then Manager for Life Skills, Manager for Football Academics, Assistant then Associate Athletic Director for Student Athlete Development. He earned his Master's degree in Higher Education Administration from the ASU School of Education in 1998 and continues to be committed to his life passion of empowering young people through education and sport and to maximize their human potential. Jean has two beautiful children, Nadia and Jean III, and has co-founded a non-profit organization "Scholar Baller®" which promotes academic and life achievement through motivational academic incentives and educational initiatives. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Jon Butler

Jon's background has prepared him well for his role in Pop Warner. It combines an unusual combination of football experience and business knowledge. For eight years he was President of Rae Crowther Co., the leading manufacturer of football blocking sleds and field equipment. He also spent six years as a high school assistant football coach and one year coaching CYO. Furthermore, he is a long-time member of the American Football Coaches Association. Jon has always enjoyed working with children, as shown by his eight years service as a Big Brother. For his volunteer work with fundraising and recruiting for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Philadelphia, Jon was recognized by the Chapel of the Four Chaplains. In 2006, He was selected as the Hershey’s S.T.R.I.V.E Awards’ National Youth Sports Administrator of the Year. After several years as a Director, Jon was elected Vice President of the National Council of Youth Sports. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the National Children’s Literacy and Book Alliance, the Editorial Advisory Board of Sports Events Magazine, the Diversity Committee of U.S. Lacrosse, the Board of Directors of USA Football and the Board of Hopewell Valley Recreation Foundation. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Andre Pierre Collins

Andre Pierre Collins (born May 4, 1970 in Cinnaminson Township, New Jersey) is a former American football linebacker who played ten seasons in the National Football League. He started in Super Bowl XXVI for the Washington Redskins. Collins currently serves as Director of Retired Players for the National Football League Players Association, where he works to ensure retirees make successful post-football transitions.[1] A standout inside linebacker at Penn State, Collins was named a 1989 All-American and a Butkus Award finalist. He attendedCinnaminson High School in Cinnaminson Township, New Jersey.[2] Collins earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Policy and Administration from Virginia in 1992. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Bret Cooper

Bret Cooper VP of Scouting and Preparatory School Recruiting Nick-named "Coop" Bret brings with him more than 25 years of football coaching and high school scouting experience and has personally been credited for the recruiting attention and scholarships received by several dozen Division I College and Pro Athletes including, Shariff Floyd the number 1 defensive tackle in the country in 2010, now attending the University of Florida. Bret's extensive coaching and recruiting background serves as a natural fit for our parents and future college prospects. A native of Philadelphia, people across the country trust and believe in Bret because he truly cares about the growth, development and educational opportunities that can be made available, for every aspiring young athlete. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Mattie Cummins

Mattie Cummins Executive Director at Brain Injury Association of Arizona Mattie Cummins has over 15 years experience working with children and adults with disabilities and the elderly. Mattie also has experience in child development and has provided parental education in skills development. Her credentials and work experience include: Education • B.S.W., Texas A & M University at Commerce • M.S.W., University of Texas at Arlington • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), State of Arizona and currently receiving required experience hours towards Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) certification View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Julie Cuomo

Julie@AdageStudios.com Julie was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona where she is a graduate of Arizona State University with a bachelors of science in Graphic Design and holds a second degree in Secondary Education. She has over 30 years dance experience in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, hip hop and pom. She was a veteran UDA Head Instructor for high school and college camps and choreographer for high school, elite and college camp material for the past 17 years. Julie has performed and assisted for domestic and international dance performances including the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, Los Angeles, Hollywood and Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as the Paris and London New Year's Day Parades. She is a veteran judge for the UDA College, USA Spirit Nationals and the National Dance Team Championship seen on ESPN as well as several state dance team competitions across the country. Julie has coached and choreographed for nationally and state ranked high school and college teams including Desert Mountain High School and Horizon High School in Arizona. She was also a former representative for Co. Dance Conventions and Starlight Productions and was the state director for UDA in Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Alaska and Hawaii. She has performed for industrial shows and productions including "Pop Goes Vegas" with the Phoenix Symphony in 2010. Julie recently choreographed for the upcoming movie "Queens of Country", starring Ron Livingston and Lizzy Caplan which will open in 2012. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Tom Desantis

Tom Desantis, President of US Marketing Ltd and The Sports Raffle Fundraising program has helped organizations raise thousands of dollars. Some of our clients include Lions International, Jaycees, Youth Sports Organizations ie. Pop Warner Football, American Youth Football, Little League, Hockey, Lacrosse, Youth Basketball of America, Soccer Leagues, High School and College Booster Clubs, Volunteer Fire Departments, Foundations, View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Joe Galat

Joe Galat was born in Painesville, Ohio and has extensive experience in professional football as a player, coach, general manager, broadcaster, and youth executive.[1] He is best known as a former college and professional football coach who starred at Miami University (Ohio) as a player. In addition to an extensive college coaching career, Joe has coached in the National Football League as a coach with the New York Giants and Houston Oilers, as well as in Canada. Joe Galat also worked as a national color commentator for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in Canada.[1] He is the president of American Youth Football & Cheer. Established in 1996, the organization currently operates in 44 states and has more than 250,000 documented participants.[2] With his time spent coaching and managing professional and college football teams, Galat volunteered some of his time to attend youth football league functions. When he became president of American Youth Football, Galat’s strategy became simple: change the rules and traditions of the game creating unlimited weight divisions and restrict older kids from playing younger age kids. The National Football League works with AYF as a National Youth Football on making the game better for the kids.[8] New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss is also giving back to the game as a spokesperson for AYF.[9] While returning to Montreal for his Daughter’s admission to McGill University in 1999, Galat was asked by John Gilman, founder and former Chief Executive Officer of FieldTurf, to help introduce the upstart company called FieldTurf, a replication of a grass sports field. Galat called on many NFL and Major College football coaches and general managers. The results of independent research proved that FieldTurf was a safer and more durable surface than a good natural grass field.[10] In addition to his Presidential duties with American Youth Football, Joe Galat currently holds the title of Vice-President of Sales at FieldTurf Tarkett View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Matt Galland

COMMUNITY SUPPORT - Work to alleviate physical and emotional stress for a candidate and his/her family by offering a community of support through: - our Medical Advisory Board - peer-to-peer support/success stories from others who were victims of a catastrophic injury - educational resources to help them navigate their medical journey as well as their recovery: mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. RAISING AWARENESS - We will continue to advocate for sport safety and injury prevention to protect our young athletes. We are working in alliance with associations that share mutual goals to ensure that safety standards are maintained at the highest level for our youth. Helping keep this topic in the forefront is critical. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Ted Ginn Sr.

Ted Ginn, Sr. (born 1955) is the coach of the Glenville Tarblooders football and track teams in Cleveland, Ohio. He coached Heisman Trophy winner and former Ohio Statequarterback Troy Smith and he is considered one of his father-figures. He is also the father of San Francisco 49ers' wide receiver Ted Ginn, Jr.. In 2001 he coached the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and in 2006 when he was the head coach. He also started the Ted Ginn, Sr. Foundation Annual Combat Bus Tour, where he takes inner city high school football players around the country to all major college combines. In 2007, he helped establish Ginn Academy, an all-boys high school for at-risk Cleveland students. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Bill Goldberg

William Scott "Bill" Goldberg (born December 27, 1966) is an American television presenter, actor and former professional wrestler and National Football League defensive tackle. He is best known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) between 1997 and 2001, and in World Wrestling Entertainment between 2003 and 2004.[1][2] He is notable for his lengthy undefeated streak in singles competition.[3] The official count is listed as 173–0,[3][4][5] although some have disputed the legitimacy of that total.[6][7] Goldberg earned a scholarship to play for the University of Georgia Bulldogs football team where he served as a defensive tackle. He was taken in the 11th round, with the 302nd overall selection, in the 1990 NFL Draft. He played for the Los Angeles Rams in the 1990 NFL season, followed by a stint with the Atlanta Falcons from 1992 to 1994. After being cut from the Falcons, in 1995 he was selected by the new expansion team, the Carolina Panthers, in the 1995 NFL Expansion Draft, but never played a game with the team. Goldberg has described playing in the NFL as "a mixed emotional experience" because, despite reaching the goal of simply playing in the NFL, he didn't obtain the level of achievement that he desired View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Kim Gorgens

Kim Gorgens: Neuropsychologist As a neuropsychologist working in the field of brain injuries, Kim Gorgens has seen firsthand the damage sports-related impacts can do. And as chair of the State of Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund Board and a member of the Brain Injury Legislative Collaborative, she’s working to shape Colorado law around youth sports injuries. Gorgens, an assistant clinical professor in the University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology, also is the president-elect of the Colorado Neuropsychological Society and has an appointment to the American Psychological Association’s Council on Disability in Psychology. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Dee Grayer

Grayer is a San Jose State graduate and former pro football player. He has helped guide Chandler Youth Football for several years, including a stint as association president. He served as the AYF State Diplomat for Arizona and was an assistant coach and head coach for the West team at the 2009 and 2010 Under Armour AYF All Star Games. Under Grayer’s leadership, CYF conducted Matt Leinart's Charity Snoop Bowl during Super Bowl XLII, began the annual Spotlight Dinner, participated in Kurt Warner's Ultimate Football Experience and created the Turkey Tee Off Celebrity Golf Fundraiser. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Dan Hinds

Coach Dan Hinds- Hinds guided Desert Vista to its first state championship since 1998, two seasons after the program hit rock bottom in a 2-8 year. Desert Vista captured the Division I title in dominating fashion, ending Chandler Hamilton's 53-game winning streak with a 45-19 victory. Hamilton had won the previous three state championships. The victory also avenged Desert Vista's only loss during the regular season. Desert Vista finished 13-1, its best record since a 14-0 championship season in 1998. This was Hinds' 10th season leading the program. He played receiver and defensive back on Tempe McClintock's 1980 state-championship team. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

William "DD" Hoggard

William "DD" Hoggard serves as the Director of Student-Athlete Welfare and is responsible for overseeing all of the student-athlete housing, mentoring and advising programs, transition programs, agent education programs, parent education programs, football community service programs, spiritual development programs, Wolfpack Summer Jobs Program, football lettermen awards distribution and former student-athlete programs. A 1984 graduate of NC State with a B.S. in political science with a concentration in criminal justice, the Windsor, N.C., native was a three-year letter winner for the Wolfpack in football and was a member of the 1979 ACC Championship team. He also earned four letters in track and field. He played professional football from 1983-88, seeing time with the Washington Redskins, Washington Federals (USFL), Cleveland Browns and the Philadelphia Eagles. While with the Browns, he was a member of three AFC Central Division Championship teams. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Micheal Husted

Michael is a retired 10 Year NFL Kicker (1993-2002). Michael’s consistency on field goals and power on kick offs won him the job as an undrafted rookie. Michael went on to have a successful rookie season where he was named to Football Digest’s All Rookie team. During his time with the Tampa Bay Bucs, Michael established several records including:  All time leading scorer (502 pts.)  Longest field goal (57 yards)  Most 50+ field goals (10) Michael attended the University of Virginia. During his time with the Cavaliers, he was the kick off specialist during his freshman and sophomore seasons. He then handled all kicking duties his junior and senior seasons. During his senior campaign, he connected on 13-16 field goals and was named a Lou Groza semi finalist. Michael also had a total of 95 touchbacks during his college career, the most in UVA history. In high school at Hampton High School in Virginia, Michael played in three state championship games, winning two with the Crabbers. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Nick Inzerello

Nick Inzerello, oversees all we do with “on-field” instruction and coaching education. Nick can give you a sound overview of the entire program. He has led our football development area for more than five years. He played collegiately (WR) at Northwest Missouri State University. He also serves on the board of directors for the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE). View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Tom Lemming

Tom Lemming, a Chicago native, got his start as a stringer for suburban Chicago weeklies covering high school football games. In 1978, he began scouting football prospects, logging his findings in a newsletter he circulated to college coaches and fans alike. Tom Lemming was called “the mailman” as he delivered information about the best recruits to hundreds of college coaches and football fanatics by personally interviewing and scouting players from coast to coast. He continues his delivery by evaluating 1,200 of the top football recruits every year in his prep football tour, powered by NCSA. By traveling 50,000 miles from December through June with his tour, he diligently and tirelessly produces the Tom Lemming Prep Football Report, considered by many to be "the bible" of college football recruiting. He joined College Sports TV (CSTV) after spending decades as the leading preps analyst for ESPN. Lemming has written for ESPN, USA Today and Sporting News and currently has his own show, "Tom Lemming's Generation Next," on CSTV. Lemming also assists with the annual selection process of the top football prospects to participate in the US Army All-American Bowl Game and Combine hosted in San Antonio, TX. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Tamara C. Valovich McLeod

Tamara C. Valovich McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA John P. Wood, D.O., Endowed Chair for Sports Medicine Associate Professor, Athletic Training Program Director, Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory Director, Secondary School Athletic Training Practice-Based Research Network Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Arizona School of Health Sciences A.T. Still University tmcleod@atsu.edu Dr. McLeod is available to present sport-concussion information to youth sports organizations, schools, and clubs. She has spoken nationally and internationally on pediatric sport related concussion issues and can direct presentations to athletes, parents, coaches, school administrators, and healthcare providers. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Larry Mosby

Larry Mosby South West Regional Director Pop Warner Football. Larry will share what the Southwest region is doing to educate parents and coaches as well as talk about the new State laws that have taken effect in 2011. Larry is responsible for 15 leagues in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Colorado and New Mexico. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Hardy Otto Nickerson

Hardy Otto Nickerson (born September 1, 1965 in Compton, California) is a former American football linebacker who played 16 seasons for four teams from 1987 to 2002 in the National Football League and is currently the head football coach at Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, Calif. He attended Verbum Dei High School, a Catholic school located in Watts, California. He earned a BA degree in Sociologyfrom the University of California, Berkeley in 1989. Nickerson spent the prime of his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tony Dungymoved Nickerson to the middle in his 4-3 defensive alignment, sending Nickerson to five Pro Bowls [1] and joining the NFL's 1990s All-Decade Team. In 2006 Nickerson became the color analyst for the Buccaneer Radio Network, teaming him with the long time veteran play-by-play manGene Deckerhoff. He is known by many people as Hardy "The Dragon" Nickerson. On February 23, 2007 he was named linebackers coach of the Chicago Bears, where he coached for his former position coach, Lovie Smith. On January 8, 2008 he resigned from the Bears due to health issues within his family.[2][3] On April 15, 2010, Nickerson was hired as the head football coach at Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, Calif., a traditional powerhouse that has produced many future NFL players (Tarik Glenn, Langston Walker, Kirk Morrison, Eric Bjornson) and won 209 games from 1985-2010 under former coach Paul Perenon View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Alan Popadines

Alan Popadines - Senior Sports Manager – Football  Alan, a resident of Whippany, New Jersey, brings a wealth of sports knowledge to Youth1 Media, and has been a major influence on coverage for nearly every sport featured on Youth1.  While well-versed in youth sports knowledge, Alan has pinpointed football as his main area of expertise and with good reason.  After graduating from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, he started his career in the public relations field. Not long after, he decided to shoot for his dream of working with sports and signed on with All-American Games, the owner and operator of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and Football University.  After assisting in everything from hosting All-American announcements at high schools throughout the east coast to assisting in the national combine, his knowledge and love of youth sports grew exponentially.  In February of 2010, Alan joined the Youth1 team to apply his knowledge and help grow the promising start-up company.  He takes pride in assessing the top youth talent from across the country and helping to shine a light on their accomplishments.  A true sports fanatic, Alan enjoys following the New York teams in his spare time: Rangers, Knicks, Giants & Yankees. He also is Notre Dame & Penn State football fan. Alan can be reached at APopapadines@Youth1.com or on facebook at YouthOne Football- Alan Popadines,  http://www.facebook.com/alan.popadines. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

SAMANTHA RAPOPORT

SAMANTHA RAPOPORT joins USA Football as its senior manager of flag and female football development. Rapoport had served the NFL's league office since 2003, assisting with the launch of NFL Network and contributing to the league's player personnel department. While with the NFL, Rapoport oversaw youth programs such as NFL Flag and NFL Street Unplugged. She also helped create the NFL Girls Flag Football Leadership Program that fosters football participation among girls across the country. In her new role with USA Football, Rapoport will continue to develop opportunities for females in football as well as oversee USA Football's flag football programs. A former quarterback in the Independent Women's Football League and native of Ottawa, Ont., she graduated from McGill University in Montreal with a degree in kinesiology and business administration. Rapoport will serve USA Football from the NFL office in New York. USA Football's other five new hires will all report to the independent non-profit's Indianapolis office every day. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Andy Ryland

Andy Ryland is one of two people who are responsible for training our 2012 pilot Player Safety Coaches (there are three PSCs this season). He joins Bobby Hosea, former UCLA defensive back, who leads a tackling academy in California.  Three youth football leagues – one each in California, Indiana and Virginia – are using the Heads Up Football Player Safety Coach position this season. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

John Schmid

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee comprises three independent scouting entities: Rivals.com, Tom Lemming, and All American Games. Every high school football senior is eligible for selection. The selection process kicks off at the U.S. Army National Combine and proceeds across the country during various combines, camps, and clinics. From millions of high school football players, the selection committee evaluates thousands of the Nation's top prospects on an annual basis. Following the evaluation period, the selection committee officially nominates the Nation's top 400 seniors to be considered for selection to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. From the nominees, players are selected and invited to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl throughout the spring and summer. The selection committee reserves the right to select players who were not nominated in the spring, if they are having an outstanding senior season. U.S. Army All-Americans must be in good standing with their schools and communities in order to be considered for selection. How to Recommend Yourself or another Athlete for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl If you'd like to recommend yourself or if you are a coach, parent, athlete, or someone else who would like to recommend an athlete for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, please e-mail John Schmid atjschmid@allamericangames.com and mail a game and/or highlight DVD to John Schmid at the address below. U.S. Army All-American Bowl All American Games ATTN John Schmid 175 N. Main Street Wharton, NJ 07885 View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Carrie Smith

Carrie Smith is in her second season coaching the San Diego State University Dance Team. Under her leadership, the team placed first in both the Open 4 Year University Division IA Jazz and Hip Hop categories at the 2011 USA Collegiate Championships. Carrie is currently the New Mexico UDA State Director where she is responsible for coordinating camps and competitions. Carrie choreographs for several teams across the nation in jazz, pom, hip hop, prop, novelty, and show choir divisions. Carrie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and a Master of Science degree in Health Education from the University of New Mexico, and a Master of Science degree in Educational Administration from California State University San Bernardino. Carrie has taught in public schools for 13 years, mostly at the high school level in dance and aerobics. She is the former director of the Carlsbad High School Dance Program in Carlsbad, California where she was named District Teacher of the Year. Under her leadership, the Jr. Varsity and Varsity teams won numerous prestigious awards at UDA, NDA, USA, and American Grand Championships, including six National Dance Team Championship titles. Carrie also served as assistant coach at Poway High School for three years, expanding the depth of the program and helping the team become a nationally competitive force. Carrie’s teams have also been featured at professional events for L’Oreal, Creative Nail Design, Jazzercise, and other companies and non-profit agencies in Southern California. She has been recognized in the Dance Director’s Survival Guide, published by Dance Spirit Magazine, as one of the country’s Outstanding Dance Team Directors. Carrie has been a member of the Universal Dance Association staff for 22 years and has received several top honor including Featured Staff Member and State Director of the Year. She has judged numerous competitions including Bravo National Dance and Talent Competition, UDA High School and College National Dance Team Championships, the Arizona Interscholastic Association Spirit Line Championship, The West Coast Championships, and Contest of Champions National Competition. With UDA, Carrie has developed coaches’ training materials and delivered seminars and workshops across the United States and internationally, focusing on helping dancers and coaches reach their potential as performers, leaders, and people. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Ed Smith

Ed Smith – Sports Talk Show Radio Host EZ Sports Talk June 2011 – Present (9 months) Former NFL Football Player Edward Smith of the Atlanta Falcons launches his new sports talk show. Listen live on KXXT 1010AM - Phoenix @ http://www.1280kxeg.com/ Author/Motivational Speaker EZ Does It: The Journey of a Lifetime June 2005 – Present (6 years 9 months) Author of personal biography. Chronicles 15-year, two professional sports career - Baseball & Football. Professional Athlete MLB & NFL June 1987 – April 2001 (13 years 11 months) 9 Year Minor League Baseball Career 1987 - 95 - Chicago White Sox - Milwaukee Brewers - Chicago Cubs - Cleveland Indians 6 Year Football Career 1996 - 2001 - Frankfurt Galaxy (World League of American Football) - Washington Redskins - Atlanta Falcons (Member of the NFC Champions 1998) - Philadelphia Eagles - Detroit Lions - Birmingham Thunderbolts (XFL) View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Mo Streety

In 2005 Coach Mo brought in a whole new dimension to Coach Mo's resume as many of the NFL combine's top performers had ties to his speed camps. Future NFL draft picks Shaun McDonald (Rams 4th rounf 2003) and Terrell Suggs (Ravens first round 2004) were in his original class. Two years later he worked with Roddy White (first round/Atlanta), JJ Arrington (2nd round round/Arizona), Vince Jackson (second round/San Diego), Kelvin Hayden (Kelvin Hayden 2nd round Indianapolis) and Lofa Tatupu (2nd round/Seattle) all being drafted. In all, 12 players with ties to Coach Mo were drafted. In 2006, Manny Lawson was drafted by the 49ers in the first round while Brandon Marshall (Broncos), Stephen Tulloch (Titans) and Darryl Tapp (Seattle), Gaines Adams (Tampa, first round) and Darrelle Revis (Jets, first round) were all selected in the first day and had instant impacts on ther respective teams. All shined brightly at the Indianapolis NFL combine and their home Pro Days. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Greg Turner

Greg Turner a native of Arizona. His football career got started at Flagstaff High School, where he received All State and All American honors as a standout Defensive Back, Running Back and Center Fielder as a baseball player from (77’thru80’). From there he took his talents to play for Larry Smith at the University of Arizona, where he was a three year starter as a cornerback and strong safety. Greg earned USA player of the week honors against his arch rival ASU and UCLA with his game saving tackle on Freeman McNeil. (81 thru 84). His professional career landed him with the Houston Oilers as a defensive back in 85’ playing under defensive coordinator Jerry Glanville and Hall of Fame Kenny Houston as his secondary coach. As a free agent with the Oilers Greg was placed on the practice team squad then later released in 87’. Turner was immediately picked up by the USFL’s legendary coach Frank Kush of the Arizona Outlaws from 87 thru 89. When the USFL folded in 1989 Turner called it quits and put his construction management degree to use and he’s presently owner of Turner Design Group LLC in Glendale, Arizona. Turner still enjoys youth 7 0n 7 camps and currently he’s the defensive back coach at Hitman Sports Training here in Scottsdale, Arizona. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Zachary Christian Walz

Zachary Christian "Zach" Walz (born February 3, 1976) is a former professional American football linebacker in the National Football League. He played four seasons for the Arizona Cardinals (1998–2001). He attended Saint Francis High School in Mountain View , California and Dartmouth College. He currently resides in Arizona. View Guest page

Episode Listing:

Woody Wommack

Woody Wommack is the Southeast recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. Prior to this role, he covered football and others sports for the Naples Daily News. View Guest page

Episode Listing:


Bookmark and Share

NFL Alum and Pro Wrestling Champ Bill Goldberg talks kids and his youth football. US Army Game top 2013 Linemen Preview.

October 24, 2012
Hosted by Coach Al Gross

[Download MP3] [itunes] [Bookmark Episode]

Guest Information


[View Guest Page >]

[View Guest Page >]

Episode Description

We talk with Bill Goldberg about his plan for 6 year old son Gage. He shares the gifts he has received from playing youth and High School Football and his plan and opinion for when to start kids playing tackle football. We also talk again this week with John Schmid, Player Personnel Director for the US Army All American game about 2013 top lineman and how 2014 and 2015 players can get evaluated to qualify for the top invitation only combine in San Antonio, Texas in January.

  • Snag
  • ecard
  • Bookmark and Share

1st and 10 Football

Archives Available on VoiceAmerica Sports Channel

Coach Al Gross has had a hand in helping players get to professional football and has helped many more play NCAA football. Coach now turns his attention to improving the sport of youth and high school football on a national scale through his 1st and 10 football program. His commentary and personal interviews with some of the nation’s top football coaches will make available the tips and philosophy to foster winning football programs at all levels. 1st and 10 football not only covers football strategy, the show covers important topics such as individual athletic development, health and safety, equipment, fundraising and the components of building winning team chemistry. His NFL and NCAA football friends are many and they are available for you on 1st and 10 Football and 1stand10football.com.

  • Snag
  • ecard
  • Bookmark and Share

Coach Al Gross

Coach Al Gross is a National Football League veteran and current owner of Hitman Sports Training in Phoenix, Arizona. Over the last twenty five years coach has been directly involved with thousands of athletes, coaches and parents with his Hitman Sports Training football camps and training programs. Coach Al is from Stockton, California, where he was named All Northern California in both basketball and football. A two sport athlete beginning at the Pop Warner level at age ten, Coach Al benefitted from mentors, coaches and volunteers on his way to the NFL. His athleticism and desire landed him a football scholarship to the University of Arizona and then he was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL after receiving 1st Team All Pacific 10 conference and 3rd Team All American honors. Following his requested release from the Cowboys, Coach Al found a home with the Cleveland Browns where he was a starter and one of the original members of the world famous Dawg Pound Defense. Since his retirement from the NFL, Coach Al has dedicated himself to youth and high school sports where he has coached at the high school level and helped train thousands. Coach Al has also assisted in raising funds for numerous youth sports groups dating back to his time with the Cleveland Browns. His list of friends in coaching and contacts in football are vast and it is his goal to inject as much knowledge into youth and high school football as possible with his website and radio broadcast.

  • Snag
  • ecard
  • Bookmark and Share

Advertisement