NFL TO HOST 12TH ANNUAL BROADCAST BOOT CAMP

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NFL TO HOST 12TH ANNUAL BROADCAST BOOT CAMP

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​​NFL TO HOST 12TH ANNUAL BROADCAST BOOT CAMP ​

Three-day program to be hosted at Bowling Green State University April 9-11

Thirty-six current and former NFL players will take part in the 12th annual NFL Broadcast Boot Camp April 9-11 at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH. Buffalo Bills RB LESEAN MCCOY, DB GEORGE ILOKA and NFL Legend BENJAMIN HARTSOCK are among the players participating in this year’s program. Additionally, six Broadcast Boot Camp graduates will participate in the Advanced Broadcasting Boot Camp.

“The Broadcast Boot Camp is Player Engagement’s most popular and longest running educational program,” said ARTHUR MCAFEE, Senior Vice President of NFL Player Engagement.  “This is the first time it will be held at Bowling Green State University, and will feature 15 active players and 21 NFL Legends. The participants will benefit from a diverse staff of industry leaders from top broadcast and radio networks.”

This year’s program will focus on show preparation, radio production and field reporting, and includes the following sessions: “Ethics in Broadcast Journalism”, “The Changing News Landscape”, “Sports Media Coverage of Social Issues” and “Calling a Game”. CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, NFL Network, Sirius XM and Westwood One Radio are among the networks participating.

The Advanced Broadcasting Boot Camp curriculum was designed for players who previously attended the Broadcast Boot Camp and want to enhance their training, particularly in “Tape Study” and “Set Taping”.  Under the direction of James Brown, “J.B.,”  a sports broadcaster for more than 30 years, the advanced group receives one-on-one coaching and feedback on their techniques as they further develop their skills in all areas of sports broadcasting.

The Broadcast Boot Camp is one of several career and professional development programs NFL Player Engagement offers to current and former players and their families. More than 30 players took part in the first annual NFL Speakers Bureau last month, which focused on strategic approaches to effective public speaking and digital storytelling.

About NFL Player Engagement

NFL 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 www.nflplayerengagement.com.  

Contact:

Taylor Kielpinski-Rogers, NFL                                   

Taylor.Kielpinski-Rogers@nfl.com