NFL Players To Take Part In "NFL Broadcast Boot Camp" June 16-19
NFL BROADCAST BOOT CAMP JUNE 16-19
Top NFL Producers & Directors to Instruct Players
CBS James Brown to Serve as Host Joined By
Ron Jaworski, Dick Vermeil, Marshall Faulk, Brian Baldinger & Solomon Wilcots
Twenty current and former NFL players including NNAMDI ASOMUGHA, CHESTER PITTS and DARREN SHARPER, will take part in the annual NFL Broadcast Boot Camp at NFL Films in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, it was announced today.
The program, which runs from June 16-19, is directed by the NFL Broadcasting Department and covers a wide range of topics with instructors from each of the NFLs broadcasting partners CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, NFL Network, Sirius Satellite Radio, Westwood One Radio, plus local radio and TV. It will include hands-on work in areas such as tape study, editing, show preparation, radio production, control room operation, studio preparation, production meetings, field reporting and game preparation. Each player will tape segments as a studio and game analyst and take part in a networking session with television executives. Each player also will serve as a live radio host on Sirius NFL Radio, a new feature added this year.
From last years group of 20 players at the inaugural Broadcast Boot Camp, 12 attendees have already earned broadcasting jobs as a result of their participation in the program.
"We continue to look for ways to help players develop their skills for post-NFL careers. Many of last years participants used this program as a career springboard and three have returned (IKE REESE, ROSS TUCKER and ROLAND WILLIAMS) to help this years class, said NFL Vice President of Player and Employee Development MICHAEL HAYNES. The support of the NFLs broadcast partners will provide our players with a foundation for understanding the sports broadcasting business.
We are pleased that many of our players continually strive to achieve excellence off the field. It is imperative that we continue to create these type of quality programs that will allow players to experience second careers that they are proud of and passionate about, said STACY ROBINSON, director of player development for the NFL Players Association.
The NFL Broadcast Boot Camp is part of an ongoing NFL-NFLPA initiative to assist players in preparing for their post-playing careers. Over the past four years, more than 360 players have participated in the NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program. In addition, each offseason more than 100 NFL players enroll in college courses as they work towards Masters or Bachelors degrees while more than 130 others pursue career development opportunities.
Enrollment criteria for the Broadcast Bootcamp include previous participation in NFL Player Development programs, prior media experience, essays, and NFL playing experience.
Following are the NFL players enrolled in the NFL Broadcast Boot Camp:
Retired (TB, OAK)
Retired (NYG, DAL, CIN)
Retired (NYG, MIN, ATL, CAR)
With more than 400 years of broadcasting experience, following are the NFL broadcasting talent and production staff who will lend their expertise to the program:
New York Giants Radio
Eagles Television Network
CBS College Sports