Mentoring athletes for success beyond football
May 30, 2012
Hosted by Coach Al Gross
Be sure to join us this week as we will talk with Coach Ted Ginn Sr of Clevelands Glenville High School, Jean Boyd from Arizona State University and Chris Davis of Athletic Advantage in Phoenix Arizona. We will talk to each one of these mentors to see how they are playing a major role in getting athletes ready to succeed on the field and off.
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.
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.