How North Central College uses play calling technology to their advantage

The North Central College football program has won 3 NCAA Division III National Championships since joining the #GoRoutFamily in 2018. Learn how they've used GoRout Scout to enhance their practice routine.

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results Since using gorout




Overall record
(42-2 CCIW) 


Average points per game since 2018

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the Challenge

The North Central College football program is one of the most storied in NCAA Division III history. The Cardinals first recorded game was played in 1898, and they joined the division in its inaugural year, 1973.

After 55 seasons competing in the NCAA, they were without a national championship appearance.
It wasn’t until 2006 that the Cardinals secured their first conference (CCIW) title.

With such a rich history behind them, and a surge of momentum leading to 10 CCIW championships in 12 seasons (2006-2017), North Central College was just one piece away from establishing national prowess.

the solution

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GoRout offers football teams the ability to triple their reps per segment. With more reps, comes more refined execution. Greater execution in practice leads to improved preparation on game day.

By streamlining their preparation and optimizing communication on the practice field, the North Central College Cardinals were able to take the next step towards greatness.

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the outcome

Former Head Coach Jeff Thorne invested in GoRout ahead of the 2018 season, and the Cardinals have never looked back.

Since using the GoRout practice solution, North Central College has won 4 more CCIW titles, made 4 National Championship appearances, and become 2-time NCAA Division III National Champions.

En route to the accolades picked up during this run, the Cardinals have averaged 51.8 points-per-game and sported an overall record of 66-5.

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