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The course American Football will introduce you to the basic principles of American football, during the ‘rookie program’ of 5 practices. You’ll get to know the game by introduction into throwing,catching and tackling. You will be handed a helmet and shoulderpads to borrow for the practices. Each practice will build on the last one so we can work toward a game of 5vs5. No prior knowledge of American Football or contact sports is needed.
When you finished the course, the group will be divided into the different positions, based on physical aspects and your own choice. Playing in this position, you’ll train twice a week by an experienced playing. These trainings will be hard, but very educational. The Groningen Giants have a tackle as well as a non-contact flagteam, so there’s a team for everyone!
The course takes place on the American Football field at Sportpark Corpus den Hoorn (Laan Corpus Den Hoorn 100, 9728 Groningen).
The Groningen Giants are always looking for new players! Regardless of what your size is, experienced athlete or rookie, if you’re up for the challenge of playing football, you’re more than welcome to try out at one of our practices. It is possible to join the senior full-contact 11 vs 11 team, the senior non-contact 5 vs 5 team or both. Also women and youth players are welcome, we have a solid group of women practicing every Wednesday, so you’ll not be the only one! Besides playing hard we also like to party from time to time. Most of our members are students and many have found us through the ACLO. We also have many International students and during practice we speak English to accommodate non-Dutch speakers.
Are you interested in this sport? Take a look at the website of the Sports club Groningen Giants.