Survey shows youth football participation increased in 2015

first_imgCHAMPIONS—The Garfield Gator Termites won the 2014 Southwestern Pennsylvania Youth Athletic League Championship with a 18-0 win over the Homewood Dawgs. (Courier File Photo) Similar trends were found in athletes ages 15 to 18. Similar trends were found in athletes ages 15 to 18. Those playing flag football in the older group increased nearly 100,000, or 10.5 percent, while the number of athletes playing tackle football that age showed an increase of 2.5 percent, about 30,000 more athletes.The only other sport with an increase in participants among the 15- to 18-year-old group was basketball, which came in third at 1.1 percent.“You’re seeing greater physical literacy in better youth football programs — programs that embrace coaching education and teach the sport smarter and safer,” Sports & Fitness Industry Association President and CEO Tom Cove said in a statement released by USA Football.“In football and other sports, it will be interesting to learn if participation keeps rising as player safety continues to increase and the trend of higher standards in coaching education becomes the norm.”USA Football is based in Indianapolis and has implemented the “Heads Up” coaching program to teach young players tackling fundamentals, which can help them avoid head injuries.CEO Scott Hallenbeck said he believes the increases are a result of new teaching methods among coaches.“Football participation increases, even modest increases, may signal that medically endorsed programs, including our Heads Up Football program and practice guidelines, are making a positive difference,” he said. “It’s clear that coaching education — including concussion recognition and response, heat preparedness and sudden cardiac protocols — is improving and driving behavior change. It’s too early to tell if the latest participation increases are a trend.”,INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The most recent survey of youth sports shows football participation is growing faster than nearly every other sport.The study was released Monday and was conducted for USA Football by the Physical Activity Council and Sports Marketing Surveys USA. USA Football is the sport’s national governing body. The survey’s findings are based on 30,000 Americans age 6 and older.It showed flag football participation had the biggest increase (8.7 percent) from 2014 to 2015 among children ages 6 to 14. That’s about 120,000 more players. Those who played tackle football in the same age group increased by 1.9 percent, or about 21,000 players, more than any sport other than baseball, which had an increase of 3.3 percent.center_img INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The most recent survey of youth sports shows football participation is growing faster than nearly every other sport.The study was released Monday and was conducted for USA Football by the Physical Activity Council and Sports Marketing Surveys USA. USA Football is the sport’s national governing body. The survey’s findings are based on 30,000 Americans age 6 and older.It showed flag football participation had the biggest increase (8.7 percent) from 2014 to 2015 among children ages 6 to 14. That’s about 120,000 more players. Those who played tackle football in the same age group increased by 1.9 percent, or about 21,000 players, more than any sport other than baseball, which had an increase of 3.3 percent. Those playing flag football in the older group increased nearly 100,000, or 10.5 percent, while the number of athletes playing tackle football that age showed an increase of 2.5 percent, about 30,000 more athletes.The only other sport with an increase in participants among the 15- to 18-year-old group was basketball, which came in third at 1.1 percent.“You’re seeing greater physical literacy in better youth football programs — programs that embrace coaching education and teach the sport smarter and safer,” Sports & Fitness Industry Association President and CEO Tom Cove said in a statement released by USA Football.“In football and other sports, it will be interesting to learn if participation keeps rising as player safety continues to increase and the trend of higher standards in coaching education becomes the norm.”USA Football is based in Indianapolis and has implemented the “Heads Up” coaching program to teach young players tackling fundamentals, which can help them avoid head injuries.CEO Scott Hallenbeck said he believes the increases are a result of new teaching methods among coaches.“Football participation increases, even modest increases, may signal that medically endorsed programs, including our Heads Up Football program and practice guidelines, are making a positive difference,” he said. “It’s clear that coaching education — including concussion recognition and response, heat preparedness and sudden cardiac protocols — is improving and driving behavior change. It’s too early to tell if the latest participation increases are a trend.”last_img read more

Rinaldi: Neymar ignored my advice before red card antics in Chile

first_img “What I said to the referee was fair, Neymar told me. And I said to him that it wasn’t the right moment [to do it]. But everything is a learning experience. I took part in his nomination as captain and I wouldn’t take it back. I have to help him become a great captain.” 03/07/2015 Sport EN Nothing could calm Neymar down after the game against Colombia. The Brazilian, who received a second yellow card for kicking a ball at Armero, exploded in the tunnel, where he earned himself a four-game suspension which stretches through Copa America and into the Selecao’s World Cup qualifying campaign. Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 03:06 CETcenter_img “Neymar is a natural leader but must adapt according to situations. The group were happy with his nomination [as captain].” The Technical Director of the CBF, Gilmar Rinaldi, explained the conversation that he had with Neymar moments before the Blaugrana forward lost his temper with the referee during Brazil vs Colombia. However, things could have been different if the forward had thought about what his colleague had said moments before. “I told him, be careful, because you are responsible for your actions,” Rinaldi explained to L’Equipe.last_img read more

Mid North football enters year three of Trezza era

first_imgLions want to improve upon 3-7 campaign from a year ago Middletown High School North football looks to continue its improvement this season under third-year coach Joe Trezza, with an eye on earning a playoff berth. Above: Middletown High School North’s Uly Gibson is upended by a St. John Vianney defender during a recent scrimmage. Below: Lions quarterback Joe Dicky looks for a receiver. The team’s first regular season game is slated for Sept. 12 versus Toms River North. Last fall the Lions showed they could still roar, posting a 3-7 mark, and more important, keeping themselves in most games well into the second half. The previous year, Trezza’s first at the helm, Middletown North went winless. “We’re looking to step it up to the next level and keep improving with every game,” the coach said. “Our goal is to be playing some important games late in the season.” With a slew of seniors back, expectations are higher this year, but the Lions have one obstacle: their field or lack thereof. Since Middletown North’s field is being renovated, Trezza’s team will play its home games at Middletown South. JEFF GRANIT staff “We’re not going to be worrying about that,” he said. “Our job is to go out and play the game.” Trezza’s charges should be able to post plenty of points, thanks to a senior-laden offense, which could go a long way toward making the postseason. The Lions return quarterback Joe Dickey (6-0, 175), who threw six touchdown passes a year ago. Dickey will be throwing to a pair of solid receivers in Nick Zinner and Connor Delepine. Zinner pulled in 27 receptions a year ago, while the 6-2 Delepine grabbed three TD passes. Uly Gibson (5-9, 170), who ran for four touchdowns, is the halfback, with Will Enny (5-8, 170) and Joe Ciccone (5-10, 170), splitting time at fullback. Frank Constantini (5-9, 225) lines up at center, flanked on the left by guard Yuri Pinto (6-0, 270) and tackle Tom Booth (6-0, 210). Patrick Donlin (6-3, 280) is the right guard and Tom Constantino (5-11, 180) and Brian McDonald (6-0, 225) will share right tackle duties. “We’re really expecting a lot from the offense,” said Trezza, who will employ multiple sets. “They have some size and a lot of experience, particularly at the skill positions. We have a good mix of passing and running, so we’re going to be looking to open up the game a bit.” Trezza is also hoping that place kicker Dylan Maresca will put up points for the Lions. On the other side of scrimmage, the Lions’ strength is a solid corps of linebackers and an experienced secondary. Dan Wollman (5-11, 175) will be the middle linebacker in Middletown North’s 4-3 set. Dan Meehan (6-0, 180) and Ryan Wagner (5-8, 190) are the outside linebackers. Zinner, Jake Bruno, junior Chris Dura and Chris Trezza, a second cousin to the coach, patrol the secondary for the Lions. North’s offensive line is composed of ends Kevin Lennox (6-2, 200) and Mike Fish (5-11, 185), and tackles Max Gordon (6-0, 223), Nick Marron (5-10, 240), a junior, and Jake Smith (5-11, 245), a sophomore. “Our defense is inexperienced up front, but if they can come together and stop the run, we can shut down opponents,” Trezza explained. “I think teams will have a hard time trying to throw the ball against us.” The Lions’ first test comes on Sept. 12 when Toms River North comes to town. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Middletown South. The sports department can be reached at sports@gmnews.com. BY WARREN RAPPLEYEA Staff Writer last_img read more

Rocking debut as Demetrious Johnson submits Yuya Wakamatsu in ONE Flyweight GP

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Johnson was one of two premiere acquisitions by ONE last year with Eddie Alvarez the other.Alvarez, however, suffered a TKO loss in his ONE debut at the hands of Timofey Nastyukhin.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Johnson made quick work of Yuya Wakamatsu with a second-round submission in their Flyweight World Grand Prix quarterfinal in ONE: A New Era Sunday at Ryogoku Kokugikan here.Demetrious Johnson breaks down his epic battle with Japanese superstar Yuya Wakamatsu 🎤 @MightyMouse #WeAreONE #ANewEra #Tokyo #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/gktZwfO2vsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) March 31, 2019 LATEST STORIES ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far The 32-year-old Johnson, who signed with ONE Championship five months ago, did not disappoint in his long-awaited debut.Johnson waited for his time and when it came late in the second round, he pounced on it.The grappling sensation saw an opening and went for a guillotine choke that left Wakamatsu with no option but to tap out.Demetrious Johnson makes a STATEMENT in his ONE debut, submitting Yuya Wakamatsu with a tight guillotine choke at 2:40 of Round 2! @MightyMouse #WeAreONE #ANewEra #Tokyo #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/K4yOpTfmQJ— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) March 31, 2019ADVERTISEMENT UAAP volleyball: La Salle gets back at UST for solo no. 2 Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US TOKYO, Japan—Different promotion but same Demetrious Johnson.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Grand Slam remains on Beermen bucket list

first_imgCSKA Moscow beats Efes Istanbul in Euroleague final Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption San Miguel takes on NorthPort on June 5 in its first game of the conference.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “Isa lang hiling ko sa inyo, isang Grand Slam lang,” said San Miguel Brewery president Bobby Huang during the team’s victory party at San Miguel Corporation headquarters in Mandaluyong.(I only have one wish for the team and that’s to win a Grand Slam.)FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Grand Slam is the only accolade left to be accomplished by this era of Beermen or since Leo Austria took over as head coach in 2014.The closest Austria and company came to winning the elusive Grand Slam was during the 2017 PBA Season where they ruled the first two conference before losing to Barangay Ginebra in the Governors’ Cup quarterfinals. Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Just like in the previous years, Austria said the team is aware of the possibility of pulling off the tough feat which has only happened five times in the history of the league. San Miguel is one of only four teams to do it back in 1989.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsHe also said his team is equipped to achieve it as long as the players will work together for it.Austria and the rest of the Beermen, though, would rather focus on what’s next which is their campaign in the Commissioner’s Cup.“We’re not thinking about that. We still need to win our first game, second game, third game until we win another championship in the second conference before we think about the third conference. But it’s really not going to be easy,” said Austria, who is ecstatic to have Charles Rhodes back.Rhodes led SMB to a Commissioner’s Cup championship two seasons ago.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Just five days after completing another historic and arduous journey, San Miguel Beer will be off to embark on a new one.Following a Philippine Cup five-peat, the Beermen aim to regain the Commissioner’s Cup crown and winning it will also make them in play to finally complete a Grand Slam.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Durham, Meralco deal San Miguel its 2nd straight loss

first_imgLATEST STORIES 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust “It was a good team effort led by Allen Durham who has become our rock,” said coach Norman Black, who also drew significant contributions from Baser Amer and the franchise’s new acquisition in Allein Maliksi, among others.“I think this is one of our better games this conference,” said the Grand Slam mentor, whose charges 5-2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The Beermen got the goods mostly from their centerpiece June Mar Fajardo, who fired 31 points. Dez Wells added 18 while Alex Cabagnot scored 12 as the vaunted club dropped to fifth place with a 5-3 record.Wells, who hurt his ankle in the first half, was unable to return to the contest. MOST READ ‘Gago’ ‘People evacuated on their own’ UP claims No. 2 seed, ousts La Salle in thriller Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Meralco had a hot start and kept its foot on the pedal the rest of the way for a 125-99 drubbing of Grand Slam-seeking San Miguel Beer in the PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday night at Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.Allen Durham, the Bolts’ longtime import, figured as the team’s anchor anew, assembling a triple-double of 29 points, 15 rebounds, and 11 assists as the Bolts moved to third place.ADVERTISEMENT DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco looks to extend its winning ways to three games against crowd favorite Ginebra, which it plays Nov. 3.San Miguel, which has now lost two straight, hopes to take advantage of limping Blackwater on Nov. 6.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahawlast_img read more

Man remanded for allegedly killing miner

first_imgA man who allegedly killed a miner was on Friday sent back to prison after he made his appearance before Magistrate Judy Latchman.Simon James, of the North West District (NWD), was not allowed to plead to the indictable charge when it was read to him.The deceased, Robert “Bobby” FerreiraThe accused, Simon JamesThat charge stated that the accused on January 15, 2017 at Kamaka, Moruca Village, NWD, murdered Robert Ferreira called “Bobby”.James, who appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts without legal representation, will make his next appearance on January 23, this time before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.On the day of Ferreira’s demise, he, along with friends, was visiting Moruca Village, for a party.However while there, an argument erupted between the now deceased, his friends and another group. After the argument escalated, one of the men broke a bottle and stabbed Ferreira to his leg.The man was rushed to the hospital, but later succumbed to his injuries.James was identified as the alleged stabber and was later arrested and charged.last_img read more

New Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores eyes Spanish duo

first_img Alvaro Vazquez in action for Getafe 1 Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores has revealed he would love to sign Spanish duo Alvaro Vazquez and Pablo Sarabia.The 50-year-old worked with the pair during his time at Getafe and he’s now reportedly keen to bring them with him to Vicarage Road.Watford have already signed defender Sebastian Prodl and goalkeeper Giedrius Arlauskis, and Flores now has his sights set on attacking reinforcements as he prepares the Hornets for life in the Premier League.When asked about winger Sarabia and striker Vazquez, Flores responded: “I love both of them.“And of course when I met Mr Pozzo, he recommended [players], the sporting director recommended and I recommended.“We try to mix [recommendations] and get the best for the team.”last_img read more

Turkey giants join chase for Liverpool outcast

first_img Liverpool midfielder Lucas Besiktas are the latest club to express an interest in Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva.talkSPORT told you last week that Juventus were leading the chase to sign the Brazilian midfielder, who has fallen down the pecking order at Anfield.And now, according to Eurosport Turkey, Besiktas have joined the Italian side in the race to land the 28-year-old and are expected to make a bid this week.Lucas, who is currently Liverpool’s longest-serving player, was plagued with injuries last term and lost his place as the Reds’ deep-lying midfielder.He did not feature in the Kop club’s opening day win away at Stoke City, although he did train with the first team at the weekend and could be included in the squad fo Monday night’s home game against Bournemouth.Manager Brendan Rodgers revealed last week that he expects the club’s current fringe players to leave before the end of the transfer window. 1last_img read more