Business Academy, Broadcast Bootcamp and
Engagement announced their 2019 offseason developmental programming, which
encourages current players and NFL Legends to maximize the resources offered
through the league office and NFL clubs. Designed to enhance the lives of
players on and off the field, programming focuses on career
development, financial and continuing education, as well as personal,
psychological, and physical wellness.
off-season programming offers players personal and professional development
throughout their NFL experience and beyond,” said ARTHUR MCAFEE, Senior Vice President of NFL Player Engagement. “Players
who take advantage of these resources have the opportunity explore their
interests in business, media-communication industries, enhance their personal
brand, establish a financial wellness plan, and advance their leadership and
special interests advocacy skills.”
announcement is in conjunction with the 2019 NFL Business Academy, held in
partnership with the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. In its
fourth year, the NFL Business Academy provides players with the fundamentals of
business management and entrepreneurship, real estate and franchising to offer
a single, comprehensive program.
Over the course
of three days, players participated in business simulations, learned the
importance of building an effective network, crafted business models, and
pitched business ideas to an investment panel. Additionally, players heard from
NFL Legends ANGELO CROWELL, RYAN HARRIS and DESMOND HOWARD.
Business Academy was a first class, top notch program, said Howard.” “The speakers were very
engaging, and they did a tremendous job delivering the information and making
it practical. The players who attended are already ahead of the game for taking
the time to participate in a program like this and I encourage more players to
do the same.”
breakdown of the 2019 NFL Player Engagement programming is below:
- Officiating Academy – March 7-9 in Baltimore, MD: The
Officiating Academy is designed to provide attendees a unique on-field
experience with NFL & NCAA officials.
- Speakers Bureau –
March 10-13 in Los Angeles, CA: The Speakers Bureau Boot Camp, in partnership
with the University of Southern California, is tailored to those interested in
developing or enhancing their public speaking, executive leadership and
personal brand marketing skills.
- Personal Finance Camp – March 17-20 in Fort Lauderdale, FL: The
NFL Finance Camp seeks to give attendees a heightened sense of control over
their long-term financial futures and investment processes.
- Leadership and Sport Workshop – March 27-29 in Atlanta, GA: Hosted at
Morehouse College, the workshop facilitates learning around the intersection of
advocacy and sport. Learn about previous movements, acquire tools and resources
and hear from athlete activists, academicians, politicians and social activists
as they assist you in becoming a more effective advocate.
- Broadcast Bootcamp – April 1-4 in Bowling Green, OH: The
Broadcast Bootcamp allows players to explore multiple on-air job functions in
television/media. Players will learn what life is like in the broadcast booth.
year, NFL Player Engagement hosted the Coaches Academy to provide more than 45
attendees with tools to effectively coach and excel in their careers.
As part of NFL
Player Engagement’s commitment to involve players’ families in the professional
development and career transition process, spouses and significant others are
invited to attend programming.
About NFL Player Engagement
Player Engagement assists players in reaching their highest potential on and
off-the-field with guidance, support, and resources provided before, during,
and after their NFL experiences. NFL Player Engagement works with three core
audiences: Prep, Life, and Next. NFL Life (current players) and NFL Next
(former players) reach more than 2,000 NFL players and spouses each year
through a variety of programs and services focused on career development,
financial and continuing education, as well as personal, psychological, and
physical wellness. NFL Prep provides high-school and college student-athletes
of all sports with tools to help them succeed in life, focused on awareness,
prevention, and education. More information can be found at https://operations.nfl.com/the-players/nfl-player-engagement.
Media Contact: Taylor Kielpinski-Rogers, Taylor.Kielpinski-Rogers@nfl.com