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John Clement is a professional Footballplayer. During his time at the University of New Hampshire he played against the likes of Victor Cruz and others, who now earn their money in the NFL. Clement signed with the Frankfurt Galaxy this year and is headed towards the GFL with his team. Last week the Pro from New Jersey attended practice at Walldorf. Not as a player, but as a coach. That’s because Wanderers Head Coach Carsten Wolf was able to get the Galaxys Top-Players to Walldorf for a three-hour clinic. Together with Eric Hoerl of EE-Sports-Recruiting the Galaxy-Players Clement, Evan Harrington, David Giron Jansa, Laurinho Walch and Tim Miscovich put togehter a challenging workout for the 30 Wanderers.

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Catching drill: Wanderers receivers had to proff sure hands.

Like in most football practice settings the clinic was divided in offense and defense. John Clement and Evan Harrington put the defense through a series of technique-drills. The focus was an quick footwork, hand-eye-coordination and the right anticipation of high-arching passes. For the offense highly talented receiver Laurinho Walch from Austria and his guatemalan receiver teammate David Giron Jansa put togehter the drills. Along with many usefull tipps the focus was on getting open against tight coverage, right position of the hands while catching the ball as well as precise rout running. The Wanderers-Quarterbacks listened to the instructions of Galaxy-Quarterback Tim Miscovich, who emphasized quick reads of the defense, right throwing motion and quick footwork.

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Defense-Drills: Flag-pulling exercise under the watchful eyes of 
John Clement (purple shorts) and Evan Harrington (white shorts).

At the end of practice Wanderers-Players were able to use all the tips and tricks during a offense versus defense scrimmage, during which the Galaxy-Players kept coaching their squads. After a long day all participants had earned their slice of the ordered pizza. Wanderers-Coach Carten Wolf had only good things to say: „All of our players have learned a lot today and we as coaches were able to get many inspirations for drills, which we will implement in our practices going forward.“ All the filmed tape of this practice session will be a great help with that plan.

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This year the Walldorf Wanderers will host Big Bowl VIII from May 30th to June 1st. With 48 registered teams the tournament registration has closed. Only one spot in the womens competition is up for grabs.

big bowl viii plakatThese teams have signed up:

Seniors
Walldorf Wanderers
Franken Fun Rams
Ljubljana Silverhawks (Slovenia)
London Rebels (United Kingdom)
Ex Pads London (United Kingdom)
Mainz Legionaries
Duisburg Dockers
Dortmund Devils
Moskow Tough Nuts (Russia)
Reapers FFC (Venezuela)
Lalo Greyhounds
Königslutter Elm Eagles
SteinFire
Badener Greifs
Kirkcaldy Bulls (Scotland)
Suburbian Foxes
Kelkheim Lizzards
Munich Spatzen
Dutch National Team LIONS (Netherlands)
Cologne Vikings
Wiesbaden Phantoms Allstars
The Hague Hyena’s (Netherlands)
Den Haag Raiders GZB (Netherlands)
Israel National Team (Israel)
Weinheim Longhorns
Coventry Cougars (United Kingdom)
Klosterneuburg INDIANS (Austria)
Nakano Bagus (Japan)
Gaukönigshofen Fighting Irish
Copenhagen Fusion (Denmark)
Langen Knights
Augsburger Flagger
Nörrebronx Naebdyr (Denmark)
Mildenhall Mayhem (USA)
Copenhagen Tomahawks (Denamark)
St. Gallen Vipers (Switzerland)
Warwick Wolves (United Kingdom)
Ilmenau Ilmrosters
Allerød Armadillos (Denmark)
Universe Purple Flags
Nyhavn (Denmark)
Team Uni Würzburg
Guards of Honor
Hackney Cougars (United Kingdom)
Avedøre Mammoths (Denmark)
Vienna Constables (Österreich)
Flag United
Bremerhaven Seahawks

Seniors Waitlist
Mixed Team
Dom Esch Wildboyz

Ladies
Mainz Elecorns
German National Team
Ljubljana Ladyhawks (Slovenia)
Amazing Austrian Amazones (Austria)
Israel National Team (Israel)
Coventry Cougar Ladies (United Kingdom)
Mülheim Shamrocks
Warwick Wolverines (United Kingdom)
Copenhagen Tomahawks Ladies (Denmark)
Purple Reapers (Venezuela)

Ladies Waitlist
Flag United

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Final standings mens competition:

1. Israel
2. Barbarians
3. Avedore Mammoths
4. Ex Pads
5. Dutch Lions
6. Mayhem
7. Nyhaven
8. Ljubjan Silverhawks
9. Lille Allstars
10. London Rebells
11. Lalo Greyhounds
12. Vienna Constables
13. Walldorf Wanderers I
14. Team Uni Würzburg
15. Venezuela Reapers
16. Dortmund Devils
17. Kelkheim Lizzards
18. Frösch
19. Nürnberg Fun Rams
20. Moscow Though Rams
21. Mainz Legionaries I
22. Duisburg Dockers
23. Suburian Foxes
24. Wiesbaden Phantoms Allstars
25. Mainz Legionaries II
26. Munich Spatzen
27. Augsburg Raptors
28. Bremerhaven Seahawks
29. Gaukönigshofen Fighting Irish
30. Darmsatdt Fun Diamonds
31. Werratal Salt Kings
32. Nauheim Wildboyz
33. Hague Hyenas
34. Walldorf Wanderers II
35. Muchachos Savajeves
36. Den Haag Raiders
37. Badener Greifs
38. Team United
39. Ilmenau Ilmroosters
40. Magdeburg
41. Copenhagen Tomahawks
42. Purple Flags
43. Königsbrunn Ants
44. Marienheider Flames
45. Idar Oberstein Fire
46. Weinheim Longhorns
47. Deutsche Nationalmannschaft II

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Final standings womens competition:

1. Austrain Amazons
2. Copenhagen
3. Israel
4. Deutschland
5. Mainz Elecorns
6. The Elite from UK
7. Flag United

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After a rainy fridaynight the weather turned sunny on saturday. Just in time for the big part of the schedule of BIG BOWL VII. Here the results for the games played until saturday noon:

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The new schedule for BIG BOWL VII is ready for download:

SPIELPLAN BIG BOWL VII 2013_NEU(1)

You can also find the updated groups on this page below.

For the first time in Big Bowl history the tournament will welcome 56 teams. They hail from all over the world. Two team from Latin-America, the first ever Russian Champion and of course all the Elite Teams from the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy an other european countries. The eight groups of the mens competition are now finalized and can be found below. Also listed are the eight women teams, who will play in a league of their own.

 

Group A:
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Moscow Tough Nuts
Idar Obestein Fire
London Rebels
Gaukönigshofen Fighting Irish
Ilmenau Ilm Roosters

Group B:
Dutch Lions
Lubiljiana Silverhawks
Team United
Darmstadt Fun Diamonds
Königsbrunn Ants
Duisburg Dockers

Group C:
Valencia Reapers
Magdeburg Virgin Guards
Dortmund Devils
Nürnberg Fun Rams
Nauheim Wild Boys
German National Team II

Group D:
Israel National Team
Kelkheim Lizzards
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Walldorf Wanderers II
Ex Pads London
Werratal Salt Kings

Group E:
Den Haag Raiders
Marienheider Flames
Vienna Constables
Team Uni Würzburg
Frösch
Mainz Legionaries 2

Group F:
Avedøre Mammoths
Barbarians
Mainz Legionaries
Munich Spatzen
Copenhagen Tomahawks
Badener Greifs

Group G:
Mayhem
Lalo Greyhounds
Augsburg Raptors
Muchachos Savajes
Weinheim Longhorns
Wiesbaden Phantoms Allstars

Group H:
Nyhaven
Lille Allstars
Hague Hyenas
Suburbian Foxes
Universe Purple Flags
Bremherhaven Seahawks

Womens:
The Elite from UK
Mainz Elecorns
Amazing Austrian Amazones
Israel National Team
German National Team
Flag United
Copenhagen Tomahawks

Please note that games start at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday! Teams are asked to take game times into account of their travel plans! We recommend to use Friday as travel day and stay at our complex for two nights. Accommodation possibilities below!

Adress

Okrifteler Straße 6 in 64546 Mörfelden-Walldorf

Rules

The tournament will be played by the 5-on-5 Non-Contact-Rules 2011 by the EFAF.

Players eligible for the competitions

Senior – Players of all ages and genders

Women – Female players only

Youth – Players of all ages and genders under 17 years of age

It is possible to play for more than one team, as long as the teams do not play in the same competition or play in the youth and women’s competition. Juveniles and women can play for a senior team besides their original teams in one of the other competitions.

The organizers explicitly welcome additional women teams, which get together from different senior teams right before game day!

Timing

Game-Clock will be 24 minutes running time with a halftime intermission. In the playoffs each team will get one time-out. We try to prolong playoff games by 6 minutes, so we can play two halves of 15 minutes.

Equipment

Metalcleats are not allowed. In Senior-Competition the will be a official-sized gameball. Youth-sized gameballs are only permitted in Women- and Youth-Competition. Flags have to be from the “Plop”-Category. In Youth-Competition Velcro-flags are allowed.

Referees

Because of complaints in the last few years we will not have official referees at Big Bowl V. We will have a referee-plan for each team, with detailed information which games are called by which team. In the playoffs we will have only the the best referee-crews from the first two days. Those will get a little pay.

Accommodation

Showers, Toilettes and changing rooms are located directly next to the playing fields.

If you give us notice in advance in time, it is possible to stay at our gymnasium or in a tent at the Sports Complex. But space is limited to five to six tents at the maximum!

Over-night stay at the gymnasium – €10 (with breakfast)

Space for a tent is free (Breakfast – €5)

Note: No barbecue at the Sports Complex! Every team staying at the Sports Complex has to provide a security deposit of €50, which will be returned, if there are no damages to the complex.

Hotel reservations have to be taken care of by the teams themselves.

Catering

During the tournament there will be low-prized food and hot or cold beverages available a tour concession stand. Business hours are 8 to 9 a.m., 12 to 2 p.m. (and from 6 p.m. until open end only on Saturday).

On Saturday Night there will be a Players Party at the playing fields with cocktails and music by D.J. Max.

BIG BOWL V T-Shirts will be available in a limited edition only. Please order in advance!

Feel free to send us your questions any time!

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