off the field / evening speakers
Every evening the MPA conducts speaker sessions conducted by professional coaches and lecturers who will emphasize the holistic student-athlete. Our highly structured daily schedule and regimen completes each day with skull sessions and chalk talks.
Each evening session will conclude with a VIDEO of the highlights of the day’s activities and events narrated and hosted by Cooper Manning. The video will capture every aspect of the camper’s day and ultimately all of the daily videos will be combined together into a single production that will be made available to all of our participants on YouTube at the conclusion of camp at no cost.
PRO PLAYER FORUM
W/ PEYTON & ELI
This must see forum is presented by Peyton and Eli Manning who will provide a unique insight into the world of professional football. They will share the sacrifices and hard work to make it to the next level as well as what the benefits are. Not to mention the harsh reality of how few actually make it to that level (2% of college players) which truly reveals how important a college degree is.
COOPER’S COLLEGE COLLOQUIUM
Everything you wanted to know about college football but were afraid to ask. Eldest son Cooper Manning emcees a panel of accomplished college football players and conducts an interactive question and answer session between the high school players and the collegians.
GATORADE – Hydration & Nutrition
It is essential for football players to provide their bodies with the proper nutrients. This session will provide practical sports nutrition and hydration strategies to fuel athletes during practice, training, and game day. Jamie Meeks of the New Orleans Saints will share her insights into fueling football players at an elite level.
RIDDELL – The Head Protection Leader
Riddell, the leader in football head protection and innovation, is dedicated to protecting athletes everywhere using cutting-edge technology and game-changing design. Using the latest in manufacturing, engineering and data, Riddell has focused on creating the next generation of head protection. Riddell never stops innovating by constantly operating at the forefront of technology, designing the future of the game, today.
WILSON – Training Systems & Metrics
Wilson Sporting Goods is testing all QB’s with our connected football training system, where we capture throwing metrics like velocity, spiral efficiency, spin rate and release time. Wilson Football will present the data from campers and explain how these metrics assist in the development of QB’s at all levels. EvoShield exists to keep athletes on the field, and we will do a live product demonstration on the various benefits that a player receives by wearing the custom molded protective equipment.
NCAA INITIAL-ELIGIBILITY SEMINAR
Staff members from the NCAA will conduct a seminar geared towards educating high school student-athletes who intend on participating in college athletics. The NCAA will share the core courses they must take while still in high school and the resources that are available to them to help them reach their goals.
CHALK TALK (Let’s talk Xs & Os)
Every evening we will have our on-staff coaches discuss the mental aspect of football and go deep into the Xs and Os. Understanding both sides of the ball (offense and defense) will allow you to be a more efficient and effective football player. Topics to be discussed:
- Introduction to Defensive Football
- Defensive Alignment & Strategy
- Understanding Defensive Coverage Schemes
- Attacking Defensive Coverage Schemes