WHAT: National Football Post is pleased to announce the next step in your football education: Scouting Boot Camp
In Introduction to Scouting, you learned the fundamentals and exactly what to look for. Now you’re ready to hit the film room and apply it.
It’s your first day on the job with an NFL team. Director of Scouting Greg Gabriel will walk you through five 3-hour training sessions over the course of 3 days designed to get you school-visit ready. You will watch tape on every position and learn the specifics of what you need to look for in the film room, on and off the field. We’ll go position-by-position, explaining the specific traits that translate to NFL success and how to spot them, the difference between “football character” and “character”, what happened in the NFL Draft and why.
Q&A sessions will be held throughout, and every question you have will be answered by Greg, a veteran of 29 NFL seasons and former Director of College Scouting with the Chicago Bears. One session will be solely dedicated to “Breaking into the Business” and will be attended by several guest speakers.
WHERE: Scouting Boot Camp takes place over the course of three days and will be held periodically live and by webinar. Details on our next session are listed below.
WHO: The NFP scouting series will be taught by former Chicago Bears Director of College Scouting Greg Gabriel. Greg is a veteran of 29 NFL seasons. He started as a part-time scout with the Buffalo Bills in 1981. In 1984 he became an area scout for National Football Scouting and then was hired by the New York Giants in January of 1985. Gabriel was with the Giants for 16 seasons and worked with some all time great NFL coaches and personnel people including George Young, Bill Parcells, Bill Belichick, Dan Reeves, Tom Coughlin and Ernie Accorsi. While in New York, the Giants won three NFC Championships and two Super Bowls (XXI and XXI). Also, 12 first round draft picks came from Gabriel’s main areas of responsibility. In June of 2001, Gabriel left New York to become Director of College Scouting for the Chicago Bears. During his nine seasons with Chicago, the Bears went on to win three Division Championships, one NFC Championship and were an NFC wildcard team twice. Nine of the Bears draft picks went on to the Pro Bowl under Gabriel’s direction.
WHY: Whether you want to coach, be a referee, an NFL or college scout, agent, or front office executive, be a part of the media, start your own scouting blog, or even just become a smarter fan, this class will arm you with the knowledge you need. The NFP team is dedicated to delivering the best possible experience.