Media Only

We hope this page will assist media members and answer questions concerning the 2021 Manning Passing Academy held on the campus of Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La. on July 15-18.

Media Information and Media Protocols will be updated on this page as soon as they become available. For up-to-date information, members of the media should go to Facebook Groups and request to join the Manning Passing Academy Media Group.

Members of the media that cover the Manning Passing Academy must adhere to its guidelines. There are two events in addition to covering the daily practice sessions which the media is invited to cover. NO AUTOGRAPHS.

Friday – 11:10-11:45 a.m. – Guidry Stadium’s Century Room.

This is the media’s only opportunity to interview the Manning’s as well as selected camp coaches and counselors at camp.

Saturday – 6:30 p.m. – Guidry Stadium

Manning Field Camp coaches and counselors, including selected campers, will run passing route drills. Photo Opportunity Only. No interviews with coaches, counselors or campers.

  • Riddell Air-It-Out
  • Nike QB Challenge

Media members wishing to cover the camp and/or the Manning Interview Session and Challenge Competitions would need to be put on a list and have a credential issued. Please contact Gregory Blackwell by email, no later than the Tuesday before camp starts if you will be attending and/or will be sending other members from your organization.

The Manning Passing Academy is a prep football skills camp and not an college or NFL-type training camp, so we do not offer daily media briefings, notes, quotes, etc. Our camp directors, administrators, coaches, counselors and campers are not obligated to participate in any interviews. If you do have an interview request with someone associated with the camp, please submit it to my attention via email and I will do my best to accommodate the request.

  • Thursday: 12:00-2:00 PM – at camp check-in inside Stopher Gym.
  • Friday: 8:30-9:00 AM – before first practice, outside stadium.
    & 10:30-11:00 AM – Before Manning interview session.

Credentials must be worn at all times while on campus, practice fields and Guidry Stadium.

media guidelines

There will be one authorized interview session for the media to interview the Manning Family as well as selected camp administrators, coaches and counselors that were requested in advance and the interviewee has agreed to attend.

The session will be from 11:10 am to 11:45 am on Friday in the Century Club Room underneath the stands, parking lot entrance side at Guidry Stadium.

This will be the only opportunity to interview the Manning Family during camp. The interview procedure is as follows:

  • The Manning’s (Archie, Cooper, Peyton and Eli) will do a group interview beginning with a brief statement, followed by Q&A. No special or one-on-one exclusive interviews will be granted during the informal media gathering or anytime during camp.
  • Approximately 15 minutes into the interview session and while the Manning’s Q&A is taking place, the selected camp administrators, coaches and counselors, who agreed to do interviews, will be made available for their interviews at break out areas inside the Century Club Room. These interviews will last for approximately 20 minutes.
  • The Century Club Room is open to the media for the interview session only and will close at the conclusion of the press conference and will be off limits to all media. Please plan on leaving the interview area after the interviews have concluded. If you need a place to file your story, accommodations can be made by contacting the Nicholls State Athletic Media Relations office prior to the interview session.

There will be a photo opportunity for the media during the QB Competitions on Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at Guidry Stadium. Camp coaches and counselors, including selected campers, will run passing route drills in front of campers and those in attendance at Guidry Stadium that day. It’s a PHOTO OPPORTUNITY ONLY, NO INTERVIEWS. Media Photographers can shoot in the stands and/or in the specific designated area on the sidelines of the field during this event.

Individual interviews with camp coaches, counselors and administrators may be requested though me, but the final approval will be made by the individual, camp counselor, coach or administrator. I will try to accommodate your needs, but cannot guarantee an interview. We will have notable coaches and counselors from the NFL, Division I football conferences, and other conferences as well as former college and professional players.

Media members, that were issued a credential, may watch and shoot footage in designated areas inside the fence of the practice complex (fields) and inside the area between the fields. Please do not disrupt campers or coaches/counselors during this time. In no way are any members of the media allowed inside the white playing lines of any practice field (unless personally escorted by me). No media will be allowed in the dorms or dining facility. You MUST have a credential to get through security and inside the practice fields gates. Please be patient with security.

Media Daily Schedule

Time Event Location
12:00 – 2:00 PM Credential Pick-up Stopher Gym
1:00 – 3:00 PM Camper Check-In Stopher Gym
7:00 PM Speed & Performance Seminar Guidry Stadium
Time Event Location
8:45 AM Morning Practice Football Fields
9:30 AM Credential Pick-Up Outside Century Room, Guidry Stadium
11:10 AM Manning Interview Session Century Room, Guidry Stadium
2:00 PM Afternoon Practice Football Fields
6:30 PM Evening Passing League Football Fields
Time Event Location
8:45 AM Morning Practice Football Fields
2:00 PM Afternoon Practice Football Fields
6:00 PM Riddell Air-It-Out
Nike QB Challenge
Guidry Stadium
Time Event Location
9:00 AM Final Practice Football Fields
11:00 AM Closing Remarks – Camp Ends Guidry Stadium

The MPA doesn’t compare to other camps… it’s far better.

S.P., DeRidder, LA
S.P., DeRidder, LA

It’s the best.

R.S., Friendswood, TX
R.S., Friendswood, TX

It is the premier camp in the nation.

C.L., Westbrook, ME
C.L., Westbrook, ME