ORLANDO, Fla. (May 18, 2016) – Only the best in professional football reside in Canton, Ohio and, this summer, the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is teaming up with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy to offer AAU members two NFL-intensive football events.
The two invite-only sessions – the Game Changer Prep Session (July 10-13) and the Playmaker Youth Session (July 14-17) – will feature top athletes from across the nation. Participants will receive three-and-a-half days of elite training led by current and former NFL coaches, including Rod Woodson (2009 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee), Sam Wyche (former head coach, Cincinnati Bengals) and Chuck Besnahan (former defensive coordinator, Oakland Raiders). Scouts from Rivals.com will be on site covering the event and evaluating talent.
“Teaming up with AAU and its football platform is a win for all involved,” said David Hill, Director of Player Development for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy. “It’s especially significant for the athletes participating in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy knowing they are part of two of the most renowned sports organizations in the world.”
AAU members can nominate themselves to attend by clicking here. A national selection team of top recruiting analysts and former college coaches will oversee the selection process based on athlete data, game footage and combine results.
“This partnership provides a unique opportunity for AAU Football members across the nation to compete and train with some of the greatest minds in the game,” said Keith Noll, AAU Football National Chair. “We are excited to help bring a first-class event experience to the home of football greatness.”
The chief architect of this elite curriculum is Richard McGuinness, who created the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and has trained the nation’s top prep athletes for more than 10 years.
While the Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy will not officially open its doors until 2017, session participants will get an exclusive look at the ongoing construction of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Village, a $500 million project set to turn the museum into the ultimate football experience for visitors of all ages.
Visit www.aaufootball.org for more information.