NFL introduces four new boot camps for current & former players

Franchising, Culinary, Journalism, & Social Entrepreneurship Programs Offered in April & May 2013 

NFL Player Engagement Now Offers 10 Post-Career Training Programs in Extended Offseason

Four new boot camps/training modules for current and former NFL players will debut in April and May 2013, it was announced today.  With the longer offseason, NFL Player Engagement now offers current and former players 10 training programs for post-NFL careers.

With input from players, NFL Player Engagement developed the new programs – Franchising Boot Camp, Hospitality & Culinary Management Workshop, Sports Journalism & Communications Boot Camp, and a new Business Management & Entrepreneurship Program at Notre Dame — with college and university faculty, industry experts, and a trade association to increase the breadth of offerings to assist players in choosing a post-NFL career field.

“We are continuing to take advantage of the expanded offseason to provide current and former players opportunities to explore a wide variety of disciplines and get hands-on experience,” said NFL Vice President of Player Engagement TROY VINCENT.  “Every player someday will make the transition to a career off the field. These programs present a unique opportunity to learn from the best and get exposed to the exciting professional possibilities that lie ahead.”

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback BRADY QUINN and free agent center JEFF FAINE developed with NFL Player Engagement the new NFL Business Management & Entrepreneurial “Investment for Impact” program, which will be held at their alma mater Notre Dame.

“The opportunity to play in the NFL has provided a platform to have an impact on our communities,” said Quinn, a six-year veteran. “It is my hope that through the Notre Dame Entrepreneurial program, attendees may learn how to invest with an impact for the greater good.”

“I’m proud to have had a hand in bringing Investing for Impact to my alma mater, and assisting in forming a partnership between University of Notre Dame and the NFL for the continuing education of professional athletes,” added Faine, who played for four clubs in 10 NFL seasons. “It has been a longstanding goal to give back in a meaningful way to the game that has provided so much opportunity for me.  This course will provide a template on how to bridge traditional business models with a focus on the greater good of humanity.  I believe social entrepreneurship is the wave of the future.”

For the complete release, including the schedule of NFL Player Engagement’s 10 offseason career training programs, click here.

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