Nicholas, Palmer to Attend Coaches Academy

Nicholas, Palmer to Attend Coaches Academy

Jay Adams

Published February 13, 2013 at 11:48 AM

The offseason is used in a lot of different ways for players across the NFL. One of the great things that the NFL has focused on is giving players the opportunity to truly explore their options away from the football field with its player engagement initiatives.

Each year, a slew of conventions, classes and other learning opportunities are offered in fields like music, culinary arts, entertainment, journalism and, of course, coaching.

Starting this weekend, NFL Player Engagement and the NCAA will hold its third annual Coaches Academy in Charlotte, and Falcons linebacker Stephen Nicholas and tight end Michael Palmer are slated to attend the three-day seminar.

Along with Panthers head coach Ron Rivera, University of Pittsburgh head coach Paul Chryst and former Redskins and Texans general manager Charley Casserly, Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan will serve as a keynote speaker at the academy.

“This is an excellent opportunity for players who are looking to continue their careers on the football sidelines to learn leadership, management and administrative skills from football coaches at all levels,” said Troy Vincent, the NFL’s senior vice president of player engagement.

Sessions Nicholas and Palmer will go through include instruction from NFL, college and high school coaches, business leaders and athletic administrators. Topics will include how to build a personal and professional brand, managing budgets, successful networking, health and safety and much, much more.

The skills and knowledge Nicholas and Palmer will leave the seminar with will no doubt help them on their desired paths once their playing careers are over.

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