NOMINATE A DESERVING 2014 SENIOR TODAY !!!!!

Posted on April 22, 2014
GeorgeSaint by GeorgeSaint

         

         Welcome to the 2014 Northeast Senior Prep Showcase football all-star game. The game will be played, Sunday July 6, 2014 at the St. Lawrence Sports Complex, Hillburn, New York, and is 2 day experience.  To learn more about the game and officially register, visit www.CDFLBowlGames.com and go to the NESPS game Banner. 

         This game was developed by the CDFL, former NFL players, and H.S. coaches, to showcase collegiate prospects from the class of 2014.  It also serves as the player selection process for our 2014 Collegiate Development Football Team/League.  Players have been nominated from throughout the Northeast region (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, Maryland, Delaware, and Massachusetts).  We invite a limited number of players per/position so everyone plays.

       Thank You in advance for your commitment to football and your continued football success with the CDFL.  Email us if any questions arise at: PlayCDFL@gmail.com

 Sincerely,

 Peter and George St Lawrence

CDFL and NESPS Co- Founders

845-657-1070

 

 

 

CDFL 2013 All-American Job Fair, announced for Myrtle Beach Games

Posted on November 13, 2013
GeorgeSaint by GeorgeSaint

 Collegiate Development Football League

 www.CDFLbowlgames.com

2013 All-American Job Fair Press Release

Contact:  Owen Fraser,  CDFL Director of Public Relations

PlayCDFL@Gmail.com

    From December 17 thru December 21, 2013 the City of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and the surrounding Grand Strand area will once again be host to aspiring and elite football players from around the nation and the world.   On this December weekend, All- American senior players from the NAIA, D3, D2 and FCS levels of college football will gather to play one final game in their college football helmet.  This year these graduating senior student-athletes will bring more than their helmet to Myrtle Beach, they will bring their resumes!

The CDFL is proud to announce the inaugural “All-American Job Fair” to be held on Friday, December 20th at the Myrtle Beach Sheraton, the host hotel of the players, coaches, parents, and fans of the CDFL bowl game series.  The “All- American Job Fair” will serve to provide local and national employers’ access to our nation’s top graduating seniors.  Senior student- athletes who have proven skills in; time management, discipline, leadership, teamwork, and goal attainment will be able present themselves to potential employers.  CDFL co-founder, Peter St.Lawrence pointed out in the CDFL press conference held in New York City, “These players are the finest that our collegiate academic institutions have to offer, young men with a degree prepared to become productive members of society”.

An estimated 250 players will participate in three CDFL bowl games at Doug Shaw stadium. The 2Nd annual,” Euro- American Challenge” will be held on Friday evening 12/20,7pm kickoff in a “USA vs. Europe” game format. Last year the USA national team won, 34-7 in Warsaw, Poland.  On Saturday, the 3rd annual,” D2 vs. NAIA Senior Bowl” will be the first of a doubleheader, as top seniors from these two levels battle against each other for bragging rights.  This will be followed by the 4th annual, “FCS Senior Scout Bowl” a senior showcase game with a North vs. South format.

CDFL co-founder, George St. Lawrence, stated, “Life is about opportunity, opportunities come about from connecting people to people. Over the years I have witnessed the outstanding character of the players that participate in what I call the hidden levels of college football. They often toil in obscurity, they play for the love of the sport, and the opportunity that of football has given them to achieve an education and a degree. They deserve the “All-American Job Fair and any opportunity that is derived from it “.  St Lawrence, who has 34 years of public education in his background added, “ I urge businesses to be part of this job fair, for the sake of these players futures, lets honor these young men on the football field and get them employed at the same time”.

The CDFL invites all to become part of the “All-American Job Fair”.  It will be a one day event on Friday December 20, 2013 at the Myrtle Beach Sheraton hotel, from 9am-12pm and 2pm- 5pm.  Set up for participating businesses will begin at 8 am.  There is no cost for participating in this event and participating businesses will receive complimentary CDFL game tickets for their employees.  Space is limited, for additional information contact- Owen Fraser, Director of Public Relations for the CDFL at; playCDFL@gmail.com.  Get to know more about the CDFL at; www.CDFLbowlgames.com , and to understand the CDFL mission watch-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nRni_F5eIg

CDFL secures Prodigy Launch Sports for Broadcast Production and Multimedia Development for its 2013 Bowl Games

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Collegiate Development Football League

Press Release, November 1, 2013, immediate use

 

 

CDFL secures Prodigy Launch Sports for Broadcast Production and Multimedia Development for its 2013 Bowl Games

 

The CDFL announced today that Prodigy Launch Sports will provide broadcast production services for the Euro-American Challenge International Scout Bowl, and three CDFL collegiate showcase games; the D3 Senior Classic, the FCS Senior Scout Bowl and the D2vsNAIA Senior Bowl. All games will be played in December 2013 and will be broadcast live to a worldwide audience. Details about the games are available at http://www.CDFLbowlgames.com

Matt Burkhead, CEO of Prodigy Launch Sports stated, “ We’re excited to be working with the CDFL again this year. They’re an outstanding organization and each of their showcase games provides a great opportunity for exceptional football players to showcase their talents.” Prodigy Launch is a sports multimedia development, marketing and management business. Prodigy provides personalized services to large and small organizations through strategic partnerships and individual projects. For more information, visit www.ProdigyLaunch.com.

George St Lawrence, Co-Founder of the CDFL stated, “In addition to the outstanding services provided by Prodigy Launch, the CDFL has retained DaCast, a San Francisco based, platform service provider, to work with the CDFL and Prodigy Launch in providing live, worldwide broadcast access for the CDFL games. St. Lawrence further added,” The ability to view these games live worldwide, gives added value to our players. It provides exposure to overseas opportunities for our players and our organization. International football clubs who wish to sign top American players for next season will have the ability to view, evaluate, and contact players via the CDFL“.

Barry Chait named Strength Coach of USA National Team for the 2013 Euro-American Challenge International Scout Bowl.

Posted on September 24, 2013
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2013 Euro-American Challenge Press Release  9/24/13

 

Coach Chait In action and leading by example

Coach Chait In action and leading by example

The Collegiate Development Football League recently, announced the second annual Euro-American Challenge International Scout Bowl will be held December 20, 2013 at Doug Shaw Stadium, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 7 pm kickoff. The 2013 EAC game will again serve to provide a major opportunity for the top European and American players to showcase their football abilities. The game has drawn great support for the city of Myrtle Beach and the surrounding Grand strand area. This game has been scheduled in conjunction two collegiate all-star games being played in Myrtle Beach on the same weekend; the Fourth annual FCS Senior Scout Bowl, and the Third annual D2 vs. NAIA Senior Bowl.

Two weeks ago, the Collegiate Development Football league announced Gus Ornstein as the Head coach for the U.S. National team for the 2013 Euro-American Challenge Game. Today, the USA team has added Barry Chait, a former NFL strength and Conditioning coach with the New York Jets to its staff. “Coach Chait will be an asset to the selected players on the USA national team “stated CDFL Sports Co- Founder/President Peter St Lawrence. He added, “Coach Chait combines NFL experience and a European football background, with training methods specific to football. His influence will improve the football skills and abilities of the elite -level players on the USA team. In the months leading up to the 2013 EAC game he will provide preparation assistance to the USA national team players. The USA team practice and training facilities are located in Ramapo, New York. The strength and conditioning training headquarters for the USA team members are be located at Bare Fitness Training Center, home to Cross Fit of Orange County.

Barry Chait Background Information

Barry Chait has an M.A. from New York University and owns both CrossFit Orange NY and Bare Fitness. Coach Chait is CrossFit Football Certified, a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and a former Head Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the New York Jets. He’s also a former Fitness Coordinator for the NYPD, and has over twenty five years of experience training individuals and athletic teams at various levels. In addition, he has worked in physical rehabilitation clinics, and as a personal trainer. Throughout his career, Barry has guided people to excel, with his strong work ethic and passion for winning.

The initial EAC game was played last year in Warsaw, Poland on 9/1/12 in front of 30,000 fans. Team America won 34-7, following a tight 7-7 deadlock at halftime. This Euro-American Challenge game is an annual event which brings the best available American free agent players, who have an interested in signing a European contract, against the best European players who are willing to be recruited by American scouts to play in North America. The “Team America” selection process is open to all free agent football players, details are available at www.CDFLbowlgames.com.

Informational Links About the EAC game

2012 Game-

http://www.touchdown-europe.net/2012/11/charles-diary-euro-american-challenge.html

https://www.facebook.com/EuroAmericanChallenge

CDFL-

http://cdflbowlgames.com/

http://www.playcdfl.com/

American team

http://www.playcdfl.com/2012/08/ameryka-team-for-the-2012-euro-american-international-scout-bowl/

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2012/07/26/euro-american-challenge-features-former-fcs-standouts/

European Team

http://pkolakowski.wordpress.com/2012/09/02/futbol-amerykanski-euro-american-challenge-europa-vs-ameryka-2012/

https://www.facebook.com/EuroAmericanChallenge

Doug Shaw Stadium-

http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/dougshaw.html

http://stadiums.findthedata.org/l/1264/Doug-Shaw-Memorial-Stadium

http://archive.bandlink.org/events/directs/MBStadium.htm

Gus Ornstein named Head Coach of USA National Team for Euro-American Challenge

Posted on August 30, 2013
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August 27, 2013                                                                                                                    www.CDFLbowlgames.com Euro-American Challenge/CDFL Sports                                                                                              T: 845-657-1070

Contact: George St Lawrence                                                                               E: PlayCDFL@Gmail.com

2013 Euro-American Challenge

Press Release

(Immediate release)

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Gus Ornstein selected as Head Coach of USA National Team for the 2013 Euro-American Challenge International Scout Bowl.

     The Collegiate development football league Sports, in conjunction with Eurostopwatch and other strategic diplomatic and business partners, announced today that the second annual Euro-American Challenge International Scout Bowl will be held December 20, 2013 at Doug Shaw Stadium, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 7 pm kickoff.  The 2013 EAC game will again serve to provide a major opportunity for the top European and American players to showcase their football abilities. The game has drawn great support for the city of Myrtle Beach and the surrounding Grand strand area which is fast becoming the football Bowl capital of America.  This game has been scheduled in conjunction two collegiate all-star games being played in Myrtle Beach on the same weekend; the Fourth annual FCS Senior Scout Bowl, and the Third annual D2 vs. NAIA Senior Bowl.

 

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The Collegiate Development Football league is proud to announce Gus Ornstein as the Head coach for the U.S. National team in the second annual Euro-American Challenge International Scout Bowl to be held December, 20, 2013 at Doug Shaw Stadium, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 7 pm kickoff.  Football players from around the nation, including free agents and graduated seniors from the BCS,FCS, Division II, Division III and NAIA levels are eligible to participate. “It is a distinct honor and privilege to work with the Coaches and players of the top European federations in bringing this historic event to the USA and Myrtle Beach, for the first time” said CDFL Sports Co- Founder/President Peter St Lawrence. “We look forward to exciting football and a great cultural exchange, all centered on exposure for the players”

Team America General manager Peter St Lawrence of the CDFL stated, “The choice of Gus Ornstein as head coach for team America is fitting since his professional experiences have encompassed both the NFL, and NFL Europe. He understands the nature and importance of this game in the continuing development of American football as a worldwide sport”.   Added to the significance of Gus Ornstein as the,” Team America” head coach is that his football career included Europe.  He has lived the European football experience on the highest level through NFL Europe.  He will be a mentor and asset for the American players who are seeking the professional opportunity to play in Europe through this game.  ” Upon his appointment, Gus Ornstein was quoted, “I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to coach this U.S National team and to promote the great sport of football on the International level”.

The initial EAC game was played last year in Warsaw, Poland on 9/1/12 in front of 30,000 fans.  Team America won 34-7, following a tight 7-7 deadlock at halftime.  The 2012 EAC game was sanctioned by the IFAF and approved by USA football.   The European team is being formed under the direction of Francisco Luhan, Founder of Eurostopwatch, which presently services European and American football players in Europe. “Team Europe” selection details are available on Europlayers.com.   This Euro-American Challenge game is an annual event which brings the best available American free agent players, who have an interested in signing a European contract, against the best European players who are willing to be recruited by American scouts to play in North America. The “Team America” selection process is open to all free agent football players, details are available at www.CDFLbowlgames.com.

The EAC game will be broadcasted live via the internet.  Football scouting services and professional scouts from teams in the USA, Canada, Mexico,Brazil and Europe have been invited to attend.

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Gus Ornstein- Football Biography

 

Gus Ornstein began his football career as an All – State quarterback at Fieldston High School in the Bronx, NY where he was also named Offensive Player of the Year for the East Coast by the highly acclaimed recruiting analyst from ESPN and Prep Football Report Magazine, Tom Lemming. Lemming also named Gus to his All-American team following his senior year. Gus was recruited by more than 50 Division I schools and ultimately chose to play his college football at the University of Notre Dame. Despite being promised to be red-shirted, Gus appeared in one game as a true freshman throwing a touchdown pass vs. Navy.  After his freshman year at Notre Dame, ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper was quoted as saying, “whenever Gus Ornstein chooses to come out of college he will be the first player selected in the NFL draft.” Due to the fact that he had lost his red-shirt year, Gus transferred to Michigan State University where he earned academic all Big Ten honors two years in a row.

Gus, who had been previously drafted by the Seattle Mariners, Kansas City Royals and San Diego Padres (who traded him to the New York Yankees) left college football to pursue a professional baseball career. After a year of playing minor league baseball with the Yankees, Gus realized that his true passion was football and enrolled at Rowan University where he led the Profs to the Division III National Championship game. Gus ultimately returned to Michigan State and despite playing Division I football and baseball, graduated Suma Cum Laude in 1999.Gus Ornstein CDFL champ

Gus began his professional career with the St. Louis Rams. He later played for the Indianapolis Colts and the Miami Dolphins. He was next signed by the Kansas City Chiefs who allocated him to NFL Europe where he played for the Scottish Claymores. In 2002, the NY Jets signed him. Gus has also played in the Canadian Football League for the BC Lions and the Calgary Stampeders as well as in the Arena Football League.

Throughout Gus’ professional football career, he has had the rare opportunity to develop personal relationships with the best quarterbacks and quarterback coaching minds that exist today, including Peyton Manning, Phil Simms, Trent Green, Kurt Warner, Mike Martz, Jim Fassel, Al Saunders, Mike Shula, John Jenkins, Roger Staubach and Jerry Rhome.  Here are two testimonials:  “From the first time I saw Gus throw at a workout for the Dallas Cowboys I knew that he was an exceptional talent. He had the ability to make every type of throw and demonstrated arm strength that was comparable to Brett Favre. Gus has the rare combination of having all the physical and mental tools to play the position at the highest level, as well as having the knowledge and personality to coach aspiring quarterbacks.
Roger Staubach, NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback, Super Bowl MVP.

“I have worked with Gus since his junior year of high school. In that time he has demonstrated tremendous physical ability to go along with the mental understanding it takes to play quarterback. Gus’ work ethic and desire to constantly improve and learn more about the position is what made him successful. He will now pass on those same skills to the quarterbacks he works with.”
Jim Fassel, Former NFL Head coach
Gus is currently the head football coach at his alma mater, The Fieldston School, where he is entering his 9th season. During his time at Fieldston he has led the Eagles to 5 Hudson Valley League Championships and has guided many of his players to successful collegiate careers.  He has served as a television analyst for ESPN, and was head coach for the North team in the 2009 D3 Senior Classic and the 2010 FCS Senior Scout Bowl.

 EAC american logo            EAC euro logo

 

Informational Links About the EAC game

2012 Game-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZDKhlovyAo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ1YWiEGrUw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARVfCQWfvh4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIbMHeX78ck

http://www.touchdown-europe.net/2012/11/charles-diary-euro-american-challenge.html

https://www.facebook.com/EuroAmericanChallenge

 

CDFL-

http://cdflbowlgames.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzMKEXcCEHA

http://www.playcdfl.com/

 

Eurostopwatch-

www.eurostopwatch.com

http://www.eurostopwatch.com/teams/default.asp?u=EUROSTOPWATCH&s=football&p=newsstory&newsID=41836

http://www.eurostopwatch.com/teams/default.asp?u=EUROSTOPWATCH&s=football&p=NewsStory&newsID=39756

 

Europlayers

http://www.europlayers.com/ViewProfileTeam.aspx?ProfileId=17451

www.europlayers.com

 

American team

http://www.playcdfl.com/2012/08/ameryka-team-for-the-2012-euro-american-international-scout-bowl/

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2012/07/26/euro-american-challenge-features-former-fcs-standouts/

 

European Team

http://pkolakowski.wordpress.com/2012/09/02/futbol-amerykanski-euro-american-challenge-europa-vs-ameryka-2012/

https://www.facebook.com/EuroAmericanChallenge

 

Doug Shaw Stadium-

http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/dougshaw.html

http://stadiums.findthedata.org/l/1264/Doug-Shaw-Memorial-Stadium

http://archive.bandlink.org/events/directs/MBStadium.htm

 

 

South comes away with 2013 International Scout Bowl win 26-14

Posted on March 19, 2013
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By Jeff Edwards
Sports Writer, SunTimes
Matt McKean/TimesDaily
South’s James Washington, Glenville, State comes up with a fumble against the North in the first ProGrass International Scout Bowl at Braly Stadium on Friday night.

FLORENCE — The scoreboard at Braly Stadium might have read South 26, North 14, but in the view of everyone who participated in the inaugural ProGrass International Scout Bowl, everybody was a winner.

Friday night’s game concluded three days of combine work and practices for 81 college and foreign players trying to break through into professional football. And according to George St. Lawrence, founder and CEO of the Collegiate Development Football League, who partnered with ProGrass and EUROstopwatch to promote the game, it was a great success.

“The intensity level from the kids and the coaches was great this week,” St. Lawrence said. “They really appreciated the opportunity to play again.”

It also meant a lot to South head coach Johnny Majors, who choked back a few tears when the team presented him with the game ball after the victory.

“It really was very exciting and a lot of fun,” the 77-year old former Pittsburgh and Tennessee coach said. “It was so invigorating and rewarding to be around all these great players and coaches this week. I really think I got a lot more out of this week than I put in.”

The South statistically dominated the game, gaining 413 yards to the North’s 216 and held North quarterbacks Bobby Cooper and Peter Lalich to a combined 9-of-32 with two interceptions.

The South took a 13-0 halftime lead on two Jose Maltos field goals and a 1-yard quarterback sneak by James Coy.

The North struck back with two big plays in the third quarter to take the lead. The first was a 61-yard touchdown run by Logwone Mitz and the second a 90-yard punt return by Antavian Edison, which gave the North a 14-13 lead with 2:20 left in the third quarter.

But the tide turned back in the favor of the South a few minutes later, when Trent Debraga recovered a fumbled punt at the 3-yard line. Daniel Borne scored on a 1-yard touchdown run four plays later and the South had the lead back for good.

The South put the game away when Khiry Robinson rushed 42 yards to the 1-yard line and then scored himself two plays later with 3:05 remaining.

Former coach and ESPN broadcaster Mike Gottfried, who coached the South quarterbacks, said he couldn’t have been prouder of not only his players, but the North players as well.

“The players really had a passion for this,” Gottfried said. “This game gave these players a chance to play one more game, and who knows what will come of this? One of these days, the MVP of the Super Bowl might have come from this game.”

Two local players who got a chance to play were former North Alabama running back Wes Holland and long snapper Josh Roberts. Holland had five carries for 28 yards and caught three passes for 12 yards.

“It was nice to get another game here at Braly Stadium,” Holland said.

“This is just the next step for me to get to the next level, either in the NFL or CFL. I had a lot of fun this week, meeting new guys and seeing how I stack up against them.”

The game was such a success, that St. Lawrence said he wants to bring it back to Florence next year as well.

“We’re most definitely interested in doing the game here again,” St. Lawrence said. “Everyone was very hospitable and really welcomed us. I think this year was great, but next year will be even better.”

CDFL Partners with APMG to Bring Football to China !!

Posted on March 18, 2013
GeorgeSaint by GeorgeSaint

 

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The NFLPA has worked with APMG to bring pro football to China.

{ The “China-USA Friendship Game” will be held May 4 in Beijing }
Author: Via APMG Sports Posted: 3/7/2013

For Immediate Release

March, 2013                                       

                                                                                                         

APMG SPORTS AND THE NFL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION PRESENT PROFESSIONAL AMERICAN FOOTBALL GAME IN CHINA ON MAY 4, 2013 IN BEIJING

Grammy ® Award-winner Darius Rucker to perform at the “China-USA Friendship Game” event in May to celebrate 40 years of China-US diplomatic and cultural relations alongside the Nixon Foundation

APMG Sports, in conjunction with the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) and other diplomatic and business partners including the Richard Nixon Foundation, announce today that an American football game featuring professional players in China will take place at the National Olympic Stadium in Beijing on May 4, 2013 at 5 pm.

In addition to the historic “China-USA Friendship Game” exhibition football contest between teams consisting of current and former professional American football players and coaches, as well as Chinese players, the event will include a concert performance by American superstar singer and Grammy ® Award-winner Darius Rucker, front man for Hootie and the Blowfish, who will perform before the game and also on a field stage following the game.

Several other significant ceremonies leading up to the game and concert will highlight the historic 1972 diplomatic meeting between Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong and US President Richard Nixon, which forever changed global people-to-people relations. A delegation from the Nixon Foundation and participating dignitaries, football players, and coaches will be hosted by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) for various events, culminating in a reception at the Great Hall of the People on May 3, 2013. Other cultural and sporting activities will be included during the period of several days leading to the event, in conjunction with the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, CPAFFC, the US Department of State, World Team Sports China, the China-US Sports Friendship Association, Starbridge Media Group, and various other Chinese and American diplomatic and business entities.

The delegation will include National Football League player Ed Wang, currently under contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. Wang is of Chinese ancestry and his parents were elite athletes in China. Other leading sports and political figures (including Pro Football Hall of Fame member Floyd Little) will accompany the American delegation from Washington to Beijing in early May.

“It is a distinct honor and privilege to work with the NFLPA and the people of China in bringing this historic event to Beijing,” said APMG Sports Founder/President John Glavin.“We look forward to exciting and lasting people-to-people exchanges of sports and culture of this type for many years to come.”

Added NFLPA spokesperson George Atallah: “The NFL Players Association appreciates the opportunity that the people of China are providing our organization in welcoming us as ambassadors of professional American football in China. We are looking forward to developing many Chinese football fans and players for many years to come.”

On behalf of the Nixon Foundation, the group’s President, Sandy Quinn, said: “It is fitting to play an American football game during the Nixon Foundation’s trip to China in celebration of President Nixon’s many contributions to fostering China-US relations. President Nixon was a great fan of the sport, especially during his time in The White House. We look forward to the opportunity to continue his legacy of people-to-people exchange in this unique manner.”

President Nixon’s daughter, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, said: “To my father, football was a metaphor for life. He knew, as every football coach also knows, that nothing worth achieving can be accomplished without tireless effort, concentrated focus, and a clear vision of the goal. The China US Friendship Game is a wonderful metaphor for the relationship that has developed between our two countries. Over four decades we have kept our sights on building a more peaceful, more prosperous future for both the American and Chinese people. Like the score at the end of a game, the results speak for themselves.”

President Nixon’s brother, Ed Nixon, added: “I have never known anyone who loved football more than my brother did. He would be so pleased to know that this game is being played in China to help mark his historic visit in 1972 to the People’s Republic of China.”

US Colonel Jack Brennan visited China as aide to President Nixon several times. He added: “When I accompanied the President and Mrs. Nixon to China in 1972, and again in 1976 and 1979, I would never have imagined that one day Beijing would host an American football game. The effects of that historic visit in 1972 – the week that changed the world – are still being felt today, more than 40 years later.”

Ken Hutman of Starbridge Media Group, Inc. and the China-US Sports Friendship Association, advisor to APMG Sports, noted: “The Friendship Game will highlight the best use of sports and culture as thematic backdrops to promote relevant people-to-people exchanges between China and the US. Celebrating American football on Chinese soil in conjunction with the Nixon Foundation will make for an historic event.”

Superstar performer Darius Rucker added: “It is an honor to be a part of this historic celebration of American football in Beijing. I look forward to representing true American football and music fans as part of this game.”

Additional details regarding team rosters, coaches, ticket sales, broadcast schedules, photo opportunities, press conferences and related events are forthcoming. Other information regarding the China-USA Friendship Game can be found on the APMG Sports website at www.apmgsports.com .

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APMG Sports is a global sports marketing firm based in Florida founded by John Glavin and Tim Gaarn. APMG Sports is a licensed partner of the National Football League Players Incorporated (NFLPI) and holds the exclusive rights to promote, market, and brand the production of American football games on behalf of NFLPI outside the United States. Visit them at www.apmgsports.com.

The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) is a non-profit, professional sports union that protects the best interests and welfare of all NFL players. It serves as the exclusive bargaining agent for all NFL players in collective bargaining. Established in 1956, the NFLPA has a long history of assuring proper recognition and representation of players’ interests. The NFLPA is governed by a Board of Player Representatives, acting in accordance with the NFLPA Constitution and federal labor laws. The NFLPA’s responsibilities include: Representing all players in matters concerning wages, hours and working conditions and protecting their rights as professional football players; ensuring that the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement are met; negotiating and monitoring retirement and insurance benefits; providing other member services and activities; providing assistance to charitable and community organizations; enhancing and defending the image of players and their profession, on and off the field. For more information, visit www.NFLPlayers.com.

The Richard Nixon Foundation is a privately supported, non-profit institution dedicated to educating the public about the life, legacy and times of the 37th President of the United States. Information on the California-based Foundation can be found at www.nixonfoundation.org.

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Posted on January 27, 2013
GeorgeSaint by GeorgeSaint

Officials announce first ProGrass International Scout Bowl

Linder addresses the crowd Sports Editor Malisa McClure (http://www.florala.net/sports/article_8ca79774-666b-11e2-a3d0-001a4bcf6878.html)

Linder addresses the crowd

UNA Athletic Director Mark Linder addresses the crowd at the press conference held to announce the ProGrass International Scout Bowl at the Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa in Florence Jan. 24.

UNA will host the first ProGrass International Scout Bowl at Braly Stadium March 15, 2013, as was announced in a press conference at the Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa today.

ProGrass, the Collegiate Development Football League and EUROstopwatch have come together to sponsor the event. It is the sponsors’ hope to continue the event annually.

“We feel very fortunate to be able to have this game in the Shoals area,” said George St. Lawrence, founder of the CDFL.

The game will feature top professional prospects from a variety of places – from the Shoals’ own back yard to countries around the world. The players will be mentored by legendary coaches such as Sherman Lewis, Mike Gottfried and Bob Valesente.

“It’s amazing just to hear those names,” said Francisco Lujan, Director of Operations for EUROstopwatch.

The event will be televised, according to Lujan, though they are still working with CSS, NBC and Spike TV to determine which channel will stream it.

In the days leading up to the game, the players will participate in a combine on March12, daily practices, a community event and a banquet, said UNA Athletic Director Mark Linder.

Lujan said they are looking at bringing in players from Mexico, Canada, India, France, Austria and South Africa. He also said they also want to include free agents who have already graduated, to give them a second chance.

That includes, according to Lawrence, a familiar face from UNA.

“Wes (Holland, who graduated from UNA last spring) is on the board.”

Lujan explained that they want to bring in players from around the world because football has been growing internationally, and, he predicts, may one day become an Olympic sport.

The sponsors also plan to bring in players from all divisions, including SEC players. Since this event will occur after many pro-days and senior bowls, St. Lawrence and Lujan said they look at this bowl as a second chance for many players.

 “One of the mottos we have is that we believe student athletes deserve a second chance to make a first impression,”St.Lawrence said.

Lujan pointed out that there are many talented players never seen by scouts because they don’t play at schools such as Alabama or Auburn.

“There’s so many talented athletes out there, and the thing is, not all of them are playing (for big teams), they’re playing right here in your backyard,” said Lujan.

The weekend will be full of football in the Shoals area, with the UNA football team hosting its annual spring scrimmage game the following morning at Braly.

“We’ll have a great football weekend, and on top of that, we have a double header in baseball the next day against UAH,” Linder said.

United States All-Stars defeats European All-Stars, 34-7 in Euro-American Challenge Football Game held in Warsaw,Poland on 9/1/2012

Posted on September 3, 2012
GeorgeSaint by GeorgeSaint

  CDFL 2012 COLLEGE PRESEASON ALL-AMERICAN TEAM SELECTIONS ARE AVAILABLE

 CLICK. ON THE GAME WEBSITE TABS AT THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF THIS PAGE

  Congratulations to the CDFL  players, coaches, and staff for an outstanding and successful effort in the inagural Euro-American Challenge football game held in Warsaw, Poland on Saturday 9/1/2012. Team Ameryka defeat team Europa 34-7 in front of a crowd exceeding 30,000 !  Congratulations to Mr Paul Kusmierz, owner of  the Warsaw Eagles football club and Master Management Group  for sponsoring and hosting this inagural istorical game.  ”  His leadership, and the organization he has assembled, is truely responsible for the large surge of fan interest in American football in Poland”, stated George St Lawrence, head coach of the American Challenge team, in a press interview following the game.

  St . Lawrence further stated,” The talent and ability level of the European players assemblied under the direction of Phillip Dillion, Team Europa player recruitment manager, and the coacheing skills of Kirk Heidelberg, head coach of Team Europa and his staff, proved to the football world that the players and youth of Europe, have a passion for this game”.

Team Europa     0-7- 0- 0  = 7

Team Ameryka  7-0-20-7  = 34

 

Experince the stories and photos of this game by connecting to the following links :

http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.10150993118784869.436661.583744868&type=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De_AQj49xVw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ1YWiEGrUw

http://eurosport.yahoo.com/01092012/5/photo/01092012181802.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSZj0tQJ6v0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tEjDElwTCI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm0RXD28uzY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlncQS6czTI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZDKhlovyAo

 

 

 

Ameryka team for the 2012 Euro-American International Scout Bowl

Posted on August 6, 2012
GeorgeSaint by GeorgeSaint

NOTE- CDFL 2012 COLLEGE PRESEASON ALL-AMERICAN TEAM SELECTIONS ARE AVAILABLE. . CLICK. ON THE GAME WEBSITE TABS AT THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF THIS PAGE

The following is a roster for the football team that will represent the United States against a combined European all-star team on September 1, 2012.  This game will take place in Warsaw, Poland in the newly constructed  National Stadium.  The game will be televised in Europe and a large audience is expected to attend and view the game. The capacity for the stadium is 57,000.

This inaugural Euro-American Challenge game is the first of an annual event to bring the best available American players, who are interested in signing a European contract, against the best European players who are willing to be recruited by American scouts to play in the United States.

Additional information about the team and game will be available on this website and at  http://www.facebook.com/EuroAmericanChallenge

The USA team will practice in Hillburn, New York at the Joseph T. St. Lawrence Sports Complex  beginning on August 27, 2012.  All practices will be open to scouts, media and fans.  All Media contacts and requests should be sent to playCDFL@gmail.com

Team roster selections will include players listed as alternates  who will receive team privileges, be involved in the team practices, but may not travel. 4 Roster spots remain available  for the final team selection

EAC Game- Ameryka Team Roster  as of 8/29/12

#             Player   Position                        HT           WT         Age        Experience

1              Eugene Cooper WR/DB         5’9″        185         23           Bowling Green

2              Jared Chunn       RB               5’8″        180         24           Kean University

3              Michael Rodriquez TE/WR  6’2″        200         23           Tusculum

4              Jon Hatton          DE/LB        6’2″        245         23           West Texas State

5              James McCarthy WR/DB      5’10″      195         23           Framingham State

6              Clarence Anderson  DB/WR  5’10″     180         24           Ottawa Univ

7              Chad Peppars    CB/FS           5’10″      190         24           Oregon

8              Brandon McElwee  LB/DE    6’0″       205         23           Lincoln

9              Ahkiel White      SS/DB          6’0″       205         23           Rhode Island

12           Kurt Leone          QB                 6’3″        210         24           Framingham State

13           Wes Carroll         QB                6’0″        200         23           Florida International

14           Jeff  Legree          AP                6’0″        175          23           CDFL

15           Kyle Dougherty K/QB            5’10″      205          23           Southern Illinois University

16           Richard Samuel WR/AP         5’9″        175          23           Texas Southern

18           Andre Scott- DB/WR/AP      6’3″        190         28           UFL

19           Kyle Auffray       TE                 6’5″        250          24           New Hampshire

21           Stephan Neville   CB/AP        5’8″        185          21           CFL – Montreal

22           Laurence Maroney  RB         5’11″      220          27           NFL/Minnesota U

23          Frank  Wolfe          RB/AP      5’9″        175          23           St. Xavier

24           Shane Moore    DL/LB         6’2″        240         21           CDFL/Semi-Pro

25           Ricky Carlson      FS/WR      5’10″      180          23           Webber International

26           Darrick Johnson OLB/SS    5’11″       195          23           McPherson College

27           Wes Holland       RB/AP      5’10″      215          23             North Alabama

28           Joe Williams      RB/AP      6’0″        200         26             Nassau

29           Phil Gamble        LB/DE       6’1″        230         27            Marshall

33           Ryan Dinnebeil  FB/LB        6’10″      240        23             Marist

34           Desmond Cox    RB                 5’7″        180         23           Morehead State

40           Craig Robertson  DB             5’11″        175          24           CDFL

42           Derek Vacha      K/P               5’11″       170         19            Notre Dame College

50           Mike Lucian   OL/DL             6’3″        305        22            Penn State

53           Kesnel  Menard  LB                5’10″      180        23             Marist

55           Mike Gee    DL/LB                  6’2″        245         23           IUP

60           Larry Cabrera     OL                6’1″        260         24           Arena/CDFL

61           Devon Dawson OG/DL          6’4″        320         26           South Carolina State

64           James Wolff     OL                  6’5″        305          25          IFL

65           Isaac Williams    C/DL           6’2″        300         22          Alcorn State

72           Owen Fraser      DL/OL         6’2″         287         23           Columbia

74           Henry Glackin    OL/DL        6’6″        285         23           Towson University

82           Tony Simmons   WR/AP       6’3″        205         34           NFL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ameryka team for the 2012 Euro-American International Scout Bowl

Posted on July 21, 2012
GeorgeSaint by GeorgeSaint

The following is a preliminary roster for the football team that will represent the United States against a combined European all-star team on September 1, 2012.  This game will take place in Warsaw, Poland in the newly constructed  National Stadium.  The game will be televised in Europe and a large audience is expected to attend and view the game. The capacity for the stadium is 57,000.

This inaugural Euro-American Challenge game is the first of an annual event to bring the best available American players, who are interested in signing a European contract, against the best European players who are willing to be recruited by American scouts to play in the United States.

Additional information about the team and game will be available on this website and at  http://www.facebook.com/EuroAmericanChallenge

The USA team will practice in Hillburn, New York at the Joseph T. St. Lawrence Sports Complex  beginning on August 27, 2012.  All practices will be open to scouts, media and fans.  All Media contacts and requests should be sent to playCDFL@gmail.com

Team roster selections will include players listed as alternates  who will receive team privileges, be involved in the team practices, but may not travel. 4 Roster spots remain available  for the final team selection

EAC Game- USA Team Roster  as of 8/3

3 Spots remain

Team eligible alternates – updated information- alternates are being assisned numbers and are being activated as players to non- travel team member status at this time  ( Stand-by).  This list follows in random order and is subject to additions and deletions.  Alternates may be asked to attend practice sessions but may end up not traveling.

Activated players, USA team members, non-travel-as of 8/6

4- Clarence Anderson- AP

53 Kensel  Menard – OLB

17- Jeffrey Weisinger-QB

28-Joe Williams – RB/AP

36-Patrice DeSir – CB/RB

18- Andre Scott-DB/WR/AP

32-Jared  Bradley- RB-

41-Marvin Rhone - WR/DB

20-Lerico  Mathis- CB

10-Matt  Coyne- QB/AP

56-Mike Gee -DL/DE/LB

14-Jeff  Legree-AP

30-Kendall  Owens- RB/AP

23-Frank  Wolfe- RB/RET

45-DeJay  Lester-   WR/DB

37-Matthew  Alksninis-P

64- James Wolff- OL

First Alternates

Nick McGahagan- LB

11-Willie Calhoun- FB/TE/DL

Cody Smith- RB/S

Leo  Cardenas- DB/RB

DeMario Barber-WR/DB

Ryan Lockard- LB

Shawn Richardson DB/RB

Robbins  Mondesir – DE

66-Alex Santana-  OT/DL

Chester  Fleurant – DL

54-Michael  Bruner-LB

Anthony Francois -WR/DB

Daryl  Wiley – WR

Jonathan  Coppage- WR

Amius Smith- SS

Samuel David Dawson-RB/WR

Calvin Smith- RB

Kenneth Treschitta- WR/DB

 Brandon Burke- TE

Nate Burney- RB/DB

Marcus  Lisbon-  WR/DB

 2nd Alternates

 Trey Johnson- AP

 Vinnie  Miroth -  QB

James  Blevins-  WR

Marcus  Lisbon-  WR/DB

James  Boatright - RB/LB

 Angel  Beltran  -  RB/LB

Darnell  Burton-  WR

 Joe Malone-AP

 Mike Matyniak-AP

 Questions contact playCDFL@gmail.com

Warsaw Poland getting ready

CDFL 2013 All-American Job Fair, announced for Myrtle Beach Games

Posted on November 13, 2013 by GeorgeSaint


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CDFL secures Prodigy Launch Sports for Broadcast Production and Multimedia Development for its 2013 Bowl Games

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Barry Chait named Strength Coach of USA National Team for the 2013 Euro-American Challenge International Scout Bowl.

Posted on September 24, 2013 by GeorgeSaint


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