LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (July 9, 2013) – New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees’ first football academy was held at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex June 27-29. The prestigious three-day academy was open to all skill levels and attracted some of the most highly-recruited high school football players in the country.
Some of the high schools participating in the Passing Academy and 7on7 Tournament were Cocoa, Oviedo, Admiral Farragu Academy, Archbishop Carroll, Orange Park, Dr. Phillips, Leesburg and Cardinal Newman. Teams from as far away as California competed, along with teams from throughout the southeast.
Young football athletes received elite-level instruction from Brees and other marquee NFL players and coaches, including Brees’ New Orleans Saints teammates Jimmy Graham and Jonathan Vilma. The academy participants learned insider tips related to virtually every facet of the passing game, from the proper throwing motion to throwing on the run to taking command of the huddle, from one of the NFL’s elite quarterbacks.
Additionally, the athletes had the unique opportunity to immediately put what they have learned to the test by taking part in two days of intensely-competitive 7-on-7 competition, a format which has been widely credited with helping accelerate the development of several current young NFL starting quarterbacks.Schedule of Events June 27th Passing Academy and Position Clinics -Led by Drew Brees, NFL Players and coaches June 28th 7on7 Tournament Pool Play June 29th 7on7 Tournament Championship Rounds