On their recent podcast D3FOOTBALL.COM, the leading on-line website that covers NCAA Division III football, featured the services American Football Worldwide offers in facilitating overseas tours that combine a valuable cross-cultural education mission with a rare and special international athletic competition. Coach Jim Barnes, Director of AFW, and Pat Coleman, Executive Editor of D3sports.com, had occasion to meet and discuss the game of football at the NCAA DIII level, the growth opportunities and benefits available to student-athletes and DIII football programs with a foreign competition tour as well as the expansion of American football around the world.
Serving as a former NCAA Division III head coach for sixteen years and compiling 116 victories over that time span, Coach Barnes certainly understands the time demands that NCAA coaches experience. He also understands the interests of many NCAA Division III coaches to provide their student-athletes with not simply an ordinary but with an exceptional education during their college experience. The opportunity to travel overseas as a part of an NCAA permissible foreign competition tour, which is growing in a variety of sports, is a college experience highlight and can be a distinguishing factor in post-grad job searches and graduate school applications. For Coach Barnes and AFW, their commitment is to streamline this process and make it as easy as possible for other head coaches and support staff to administrate. Those who travel are guaranteed one of the most fascinating and enjoyable experiences of their life.
The informative and insightful interview can be found on the D3FOOTBALL.COM website on the slider page, on the Daily Dose link and directly at AFW on D3FOOTBALL.COM . The podcast starts with an interview of Chris Knapp, the new head coach of the highly successful Wesley College football program. The interview with Coach Barnes begins at the 37:50 mark of the podcast.
AFW also organizes and leads foreign competition tours for high school select teams to play national representative teams in Europe. Many of the players who travel and compete for AFW ELITE move on to play at NCAA DIII, DII and NAIA schools.
For additional information on the services AFW offers contact Jim Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org.