Month: October 2016

Offensive Line Play – the Correct Stance

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Offensive Line Play

Kevin Martoken earned his bachelor of science degree in accounting at Syracuse University. With over ten years of financial experience, Kevin Martoken is now a fund accountant at Grassi and Co. in New York City. Away from work-related activities, he enjoys playing football.

When playing football, the stance is a critical part of offensive line play. Your feet should remain slightly wider than the width of your shoulders. Centers have no stagger when they have an even stance; guards do have a staggered stance, which means their outside foot typically remains even with the middle or instep of their inside foot.

Toes and knees should point straight forward, while your hips are square to the line. Your outside hand needs to be used as your down hand unless you are playing center. Additionally, it’s beneficial to stretch out your hand out as far as it can go while keeping your back flat, but your eyes should remain up.


Best Overlooked Attractions and Sights in Rome

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Castel Sant’Angelo


Talented accounting and finance systems professional Kevin Martoken serves as a fund accountant at Grassi & Co., in New York. In this capacity, he prepares monthly financials, assists with external audits, and interacts with clients. In his free time, Kevin Martoken enjoys traveling around the world to such locations as Paris and Rome.

Rome is a wildly popular tourist destination, and most visitors are excited to see such attractions as the Vatican or Trevi Fountain. However, the city also is home to numerous attractions that often fall by the wayside. Below are just a few examples of these overlooked sights:

Castel Sant’Angelo: located near St. Peter’s Basilica, Castel Sant’Angelo rests along the Tiber River. It was originally built for Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum, but it held several roles before finally becoming a tourist attraction and National Museum. Tickets are relatively cheap and allow visitors to explore everything from the museum to the tunnels and terraces.

– Baths of Caracalla: providing a unique look into the leisure time of ancient Romans, the Baths of Caracalla are often overshadowed by the nearby Colosseum. They were built between 212 and 219 AD and feature plenty of original decorations, including colored marble floors and glass mosaics. Visitors can explore the gym, spa, and sauna rooms, along with various study areas.

– EUR: a Fascist-era neighborhood, EUR rests just south of the center of Rome. It was commissioned by Benito Mussolini and was intended to be the sight of a future world’s fair. Most tourists do not know that the neighborhood exists, but it makes for an interesting experience that shows a different part of Roman history.

New Jersey Devils’ Street Devils Program Introduces Kids to Hockey

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Jersey Devils


Kevin Martoken prepares monthly and year-end financials and handles tax returns for hedge fund clients as a fund accountant at Grassi & Co. An avid sports fan, one of Kevin Martoken’s favorite professional teams is the New Jersey Devils.

In an effort to give back to its community, the New Jersey Devils sponsors several programs, including the AmeriHealth Street Devils. A joint program created by the National Hockey League and the Devils, Street Devils is a street hockey program for children. It was created in 1997 and has welcomed more than 18,000 children into the program.

The Street Devils program provides free educational and athletic programs to children in northern and central New Jersey. It is available to children between the ages of six and 16 and works through various schools, community centers, and hockey rinks. Organizations that participate in the Street Devils program receive no-bounce balls, sticks, goal nets, and other street hockey equipment from the NHL and New Jersey Devils.

To ensure that children learn about hockey properly and safely, the New Jersey Devils provides a start-up street hockey clinic for administrators and coaches. Coaches also receive informational and training manuals, and all participants in the program get individual playbooks. Many of the centers participating in the Street Devils program incorporate playoffs, skills contests, and awards ceremonies.