teams & leagues

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Students of the game: Women moving in, moving up into NFL scouting jobs

USA TODAY Sports spoke with 12 women working in scouting roles for NFL teams. They are sending a resounding message to the league: Women are not merely breaking into the historically male NFL scouting landscape; they are thriving.

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Eagles Make Catherine Raîche Highest Ranking Female Personnel Exec in NFL

The Eagles made Catherine Raîche the highest-ranking female personnel executive in NFL History.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers share their blueprint on how women can reach the NFL as coaches

Lori Locust was one of these women once – a coach trying to reach the dream of working for an NFL team.

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Pro-Football Player & Blitz Champz Creator Adrienne Smith Heads Up American Flag Football League’s New Women’s Division

Adrienne Smith, creator of Blitz Champz, Boston Renegades Wide Receiver, football advocate and spokesperson, Orange is the New Black actress, and entrepreneur, has joined the American Flag Football League (AFFL) to head up the new Women’s Division. In this role, she will oversee football operations and corporate partnerships.

programs & training

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Former Mentor assistant Alex Hanna of Oberlin one of the nation’s few female college football coaches

Alex Hanna is one of the nation’s few female college football assistant coaches after recently being hired as director of football operations and cornerbacks coach at Oberlin College.

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The Future of Football is Female

On Saturday, September 28th, nearly 200 girls from all over New York attended the Jen Welter Girls Flag Football …

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Women’s football combine a success for Team Ontario

Women’s football’s Team Ontario hosted a combine at Guelph University late last month. A total of 39 football players …

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adidas Announces Multi-year Partnership with Football Coach Dr. Jen Welter

adidas announced a multi-year partnership with Dr. Jen Welter, the first female NFL coach and newly named Defensive Specialist Coach …

health & safety

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Casio’s OmniSync STB1000 an Ideal Sports Watch!

To make exercising more comfortable and enjoyable, the STB1000 allows wearers to operate their iPhone’s music player without having …

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Women May Have Harder Concussion Recovery than Men

After a concussion, women tend to have worse symptoms than men. That’s the case even when athletes were injured …

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Sociologist Examines the Challenges of Women in Professional Football

Women playing full-contact tackle football face challenges beyond the playing field — yet there’s little research about this niche …

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Why Birth Control Pills Help a Concussion + Why You Should Care

The recently published study, ‘Menstrual Phase as Predictor of Outcome After mTBI in Women’ is so exciting because this study goes …

mvp & rookies

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All-In column: Athlete, actress Adrienne Smith the face of women in football

The future of football has flags. The future of football includes women and girls.

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Local Eighth Grade Girl Joins Hubmen Football Team

When eighth grader Ary Bachand stepped out onto the field as part of the Jordan Middle School football team last fall, no one on the competing side could tell she was a girl.

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Highlands’ first female football player kicks pair of extra points in debut

New Mexico Highlands’ Valerie Baca, a freshman from Porterville, Calif., is congratulated by teammates during Friday’s game against Fort Lewis in Las Vegas, N.M. Baca, Highlands’ first female football player, kicked a pair of extra points in the fourth quarter.

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A new No. 63: Teresa Andruzzi makes high school football debut

School history was made in the junior varsity team’s 30-0 victory over Cranston High School West as a familiar name and number to Patriots fans made its football debut.

No. 63, Teresa Andruzzi.

videos

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Inside the world of women’s tackle football

About 4,000 women in the U.S. play competitive tackle football — but unlike men, there’s no paid professional league. …

shop

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BLITZ CHAMPZ: a football card game for jocks & nerds.

We have just launched the Kickstarter campaign for BLITZ CHAMPZ, a fun and competitive card game based on the sport …

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5 Football Books You Should Read

The Games That Changed the Game: The Evolution of the NFL in Seven Sundays: NFL strategy is a living …

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Livestream Adrienne Smith and the Boston Militia

“Heading off to Boston for practice. We have a big game Saturday against the 2013 defending champs, the Chicago …