Frequently Asked Questions
All campers must be between the ages of those entering 8th grade and seniors to be in high school. Because of COVID, high school graduates will be allowed to attend due. Campers will be matched up against and with other campers of the same age and grade level.
Those campers who come individually (as most are) will be combined to form their own team during passing league so that everyone can enjoy the team experience.
First and foremost … read the FAQs. Over the years we’ve accumulated the most asked questions. Secondly email us via “Contact Us” form. You will get the fastest response from email versus leaving a message on voicemail. Typically emails will get a response within 12 hours or less.
Yes. We’ll get back to you with the exact process to choose your roommate.
Yes! We will always do our best to group players coming from the same school together. However, our teams are also determined by grade, and under no circumstances will a player move up a level. If players would like to move down, we will allow it.
All overnight campers must provide their own bedding; sleeping bags are recommended. Rooms include a bed and mattress for each camper, but you must provide your own towels, wash cloths, and any other toiletries.
You should also bring enough T-shirts, shorts, and socks for 3 changes daily; you’ll be sweating and will need multiple changes of clothes.
We recommend that you do NOT bring anything of value (jewelry, radios, substantial amounts of cash, TVs, etc.). We cannot vouch for everyone who attends camp. Everyone must be vigilant regarding security and safety. That means always lock your door and put your name on everything.
Yes. But you should bring your own laundry detergent and change to operate the machines.
We group teams and dorm assignments according to what grade you will be entering in the fall of after the MPA is complete. Please do not enter your current grade, but only the grade you’ll be entering.
Please see our Directions to Camp page for driving directions. We also offer an Airport Shuttle that runs to/from the airport to campus.
Yes! Archie, Cooper, Peyton, and Eli are the first to arrive and the last to leave. They live right on campus with the campers and eat in the same dining hall. They will all actively oversee a staff of more than 120 coaches and 40 administrations (maintaining a camper-to-coach ratio of 10:1).
No. Although celebrities attend the MPA, this is not a celebrity camp. The Manning Passing Academy prides itself on being a “working” football camp. The focus of our staff is to improve each camper’s skills so that they leave camp a better football player than when they arrived. Autographs can become a sideshow and we ask all campers and staff (and spectators) to refrain from making autograph requests.
Yes. After postponing the 2020 camp, we’re allowing campers who graduate HS in 2021 to attend the 2021 camp.
Yes. All campers must be covered by insurance to attend the camp. You CANNOT attend without it. If you do not have insurance you should ask your high school coach what options may exist. In addition a parental or guardian release is required for all campers. Please see the Medical Information page for full details.
No. Medical insurance and a Waiver Release is required. We also will require a negative COVID test in order to attend.
More information on that process is forthcoming.
There is an Airport Shuttle (offered by a private company) that is available to transport campers to/from New Orleans International Airport (MSY) on the first day of camp (Thursday) and then back to the airport on the last day of camp (Sunday). The Airport Hilton across the street from the New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is the base for the shuttle. Staff members will meet your camper at the luggage carousel when they arrive. Sorry we cannot provide transportation to/from the bus or train station. However, they can take a taxi to the Airport Hilton in Kenner and catch the Airport Shuttle. See our link to the Shuttle Transportation.
No. Other than cleats and a mouthpiece, there are no equipment requirements at the MPA.
Absolutely. Spectators are always welcome to watch all practices and 7 on 7 drills … as long as they stay outside of the security barriers (re: insurance liability). We will also require all spectators and parents to wear a mask and maintain social distance while on campus.
Sorry they cannot. We want to make sure that campers interact with speakers without feeling self-conscious because adults are in the room and there is no room to accommodate both campers and parents anyway.
The local Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce offers a link to local accommodations. See Local Accommodations. Sorry but the MPA is not in a position to provide accommodations or recommend any properties.
You would get all of your money back except the non-refundable $100 deposit. The camp hires a large number of coaches to provide instruction based on expected attendance. The reason is when you cancel, we still have to compensate the coaches we’ve hired.
However, we are allowing campers to defer their all of their tuition OR the $100 deposit to the 2021 camp.
It depends upon the condition. If you have dietary requirements you should email us as soon as possible so we can discuss the situation with the dining hall. Most (if not all) situations are remedied to the satisfaction of the camper. If you need to take medication (or it needs to be refrigerated) you should consult with our medical staff during check-in. They are available at the front of the line. Understand, it is your responsibility to address these concerns upon arrival so that we can assist you.
Due to the fact that there is so much movement in the football coaching profession, we are unable to provide a list of staff members until camp and represent all levels of football (professional, college and high school). Rest assured they will always be of the highest quality available.