The Manning Passing Academy, entering its 23rd year, will launch its inaugural MPA Football Clinic & Camp for Women & Girls on June 25-26 on the campus of Nicholls State University.
"This is an historic moment for both the MPA and for the women and girls who want to play, learn and coach the great game of football," said Archie Manning, who along with sons Cooper, Peyton and Eli, are the namesake of the Annual Passing Academy. "Our camp director brought the concept to our family from a conversation he had with two former National Football League female staff members. We love the progressive idea and said, "Why wait?" and moved forward to set the date."
The MPA Football Clinic & Camp for Women & Girls is open to women of all ages and girls in grades 8 through 12. The camp begins on Monday, June 25, a day after the conclusion of the traditional MPA camp for boys, and finishes on Tuesday, June 26.
This year's format revolves around a one-night speaker's clinic and one-day interactive camp.
The Manning family wants to provide women and girls the same inclusive opportunity to learn the game from the inside out, with a greater understanding of the fundamentals, techniques, and basic skills of football - all in a fun, safe, non-contact environment.
"We will introduce participants to the insights and intricacies of every offensive and defensive position (including punting and placekicking). And there is no greater game than football to teach the benefits of teamwork," added Jeff Hawkins, MPA Camp Director. "We'll embrace the same fundamental philosophy so that the participants can come together physically and emotionally to compete on the field, coach from the sidelines or simply comprehend the game as a spectator."
Manning Passing Academy camp sponsors like Nike, Wilson, Gatorade and Riddell are taking part in this groundbreaking Clinic and Camp opportunity, while a portion of the proceeds from camp will benefit "Girls on the Run" which is a national nonprofit organization that uses running and other physical activities as a platform for teaching life skills and promoting holistic health outcomes in girls.
For more information and details about the 2018 inaugural MPA Football Clinic & Camp for Women & Girls, call the camp office at (541)-636-9456, email at email@example.com or visit the website at www.manningpassingacademy.com.
Posted on Tue, May 29, 2018
by The Lafourche Gazette