Manning Passing Academy
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Manning Passing Academy

The Manning Passing Academy is a four-day American football clinic held annually at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana.[1] Held in the summer, it is hosted by the Manning family (Archie, Cooper, Peyton, Eli) and several current and former National Football League (NFL) and college football players and coaches.[2][3] It is designed to coach four different positions: quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end.[4]

The camp was originally founded in 1996 by Archie Manning at Tulane University and has also been held at Southeastern Louisiana University.[5][6] In 2005, the camp moved to the campus of Nicholls State University.[1]


Due to NCAA rules, all attendees must be between the ages of those entering the eighth grade and seniors-to-be in high school. High school graduates are not allowed to attend. Attendees are matched with and against others of the same age, size, and ability level.

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  1. ^ a b "History". Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Manning Passing Academy influence on NFL is widespread". Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Peyton and Eli become teammates in Louisiana". Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Purpose - The MPA is not just for QBs". Retrieved .
  5. ^ "The Manning Passing Academy Legacy Builds". Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Why does Nicholls State attract so many youth football camps featuring NFL players?". Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Facilities". Retrieved .

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