Senior Bowl Sports Media Mini-Camp

Interested in a career in sports media? Love football?

Hone your skills covering the biggest college football all-star game of the year and some of the nation’s top high school quarterback prospects.

QB Country Media, in partnership with Play by Play Sports Broadcasting Camps, will offer aspiring sports journalists in grades 6-12 a VIP Sports Media Camp during Reese’s Senior Bowl Week this January 23-25, 2020 in Mobile, AL.

  • Go behind the scenes to cover NFL prospects as they prepare for the Draft.
  • Learn and train with local and national sports journalists; guest speakers already confirmed include ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit.
  • Meet and interview some of the nation’s best pro quarterback prospects. Last year’s event featured a private Q & A with current NFL stars Daniel Jones and Gardner Minshew. 
  • Host your own sports talk show. 
  • Take the field at Ladd-Peebles Stadium (home of the Senior Bowl) to cover QB Country’s high school trainees.
  • Attend the Senior Bowl as a credentialed member of the media. 
  • Publish stories, create photo and video content for social media and build your portfolio to open doors to future college and career media opportunities.
  • Receive limited-edition QB Country and Senior Bowl gear.

The program is open to high school and college students interested in:

  • Sports writing
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Broadcasting
  • Social media

We are thrilled to be able to provide this special opportunity to aspiring young journalists and are looking forward to an unforgettable weekend. Space is very limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Sports Media Mini-Camp is being held in conjunction with QB Country’s NFL Draft Prep Experience for high school quarterbacks. 

Thursday, January 23

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Check-in at Ladd-Peebles Stadium

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Watch Senior Bowl practice (optional); tour Senior Bowl press box 

5:45 PM Orientation and welcome from staff

Friday, January 24

8:30 AM Welcome and moderated panel with national journalists 

9:00 AM On-air reporting workshop

12:00 PM Meet NFL and Senior Bowl QBs at Renaissance Riverview Plaza

12:30 PM Press conference with Senior Bowl players

2:00 PM Interviewing skills workshop

3:00 PM On-air interviews with high school QBs 

Saturday, January 25

10:00 AM Play-by-play announcing workshop

11:30 AM Stadium tour

1:30 PM Play-by-play announcing at Senior Bowl 

4:00 PM Post-game press conference

Depart Mobile after game
QB Country and AL.com will publish selected stories compiled by participants during the program.

Cost:
$475 (Before January 1, 2020)
$525 (After January 1, 2020)

Includes all workshops and facility access and one Senior Bowl ticket. (Does not include accommodations, parking and air/ground transportation or additional Senior Bowl tickets for parents and family members. To purchase additional tickets to the game, click here.)

What to Bring
Phone with video and photo capabilities
Laptop computer or tablet
Notepad and pen
Bookbag

Accommodations:

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Mobile Airport. The hotel is within a 15 minute drive of QB Country HQ and Ladd-Peebles Stadium and is holding rooms for QB Country guests at a special rate until January 15 (or until rooms are sold out). Click here to book with the group rate online or mention that you are part of the “QB Country” group when booking by phone. Please note that hotel rooms in Mobile will fill up fast in the next few weeks and rates are higher than usual because of increased demand during Senior Bowl Week. We encourage you to book ASAP.

Holiday Inn Mobile Airport
3630 Springhill Memorial Dr South
Mobile, Alabama 36608
251-344-7446

Transportation:

If arriving by car: Mobile is easily accessible via two major Interstates (I-10 and I-65) and is within a 5-6 hour drive of cities like Atlanta, Memphis, New Orleans, Birmingham and Baton Rouge.

If arriving by plane: Mobile Regional Airport is served by most major US carriers. Other nearby airports include Pensacola (FL) and Gulfport/Biloxi (MS).

Important Addresses:

Ladd-Peebles Stadium
1621 Virginia Street
Mobile, AL 36604

QB Country HQ
3309 Old Shell Road
Mobile, AL 36607

The stadium is approximately a 15-20 minute drive from QB Country headquarters.

What kind of experience can my child expect?

This will be a unique, intensive program that introduces aspiring journalists to covering a premier sports event like the Reese’s Senior Bowl. Workshops will be led by sports media experts with experience working with/teaching middle school and high school students. The program is suitable for all levels, from novice to seasoned student journalists. Participants should have an interest in sports and must be willing to work hard, be coachable and be on their best behavior. Expect a fun, rewarding few days with access to some of the top football talent in the country.

Why is this event scheduled during the school week?

Although the Senior Bowl is played on a Saturday, most Senior Bowl events happen during the week, including team practices. To maximize the opportunity and give participants the most memorable experience, we believe it’s important to hold the event when Senior Bowl players and NFL coaches are present and available. We regret that our participants will likely need to miss school, but hope that the educational and motivational benefits of this one of a kind experience will justify their absence. We are happy to provide documentation to your child’s school to confirm attendance and program itinerary.

Are parents allowed to attend?

Parents are encouraged to attend on Friday evening for orientation and the Senior Bowl on Saturday. Due to space limitations at some locations and the nature of the program (participants tend to be shy with parents in the room), we would ask that parents give their kids some space for the workshops. Please note that parent/family member tickets to the Senior Bowl game must be purchased separately. To do so, please click visit seniorbowl.com for ticket information.

What should my child bring?
Participants should bring a phone with video and photo capabilities, laptop computer or tablet, notepad and pen and bookbag.  Participants should bring water and dress appropriately based on weather conditions. Some activities will occur outside.

What is your refund policy?

If you need to cancel, refunds will be given if cancellation occurs on or before January 21. Please note that we cannot provide a refund for Senior Bowl tickets.

Who can I contact if I have questions?

For questions and more information, please email info@qbcountry.com

About QB Country

QB Country is the nation’s leading quarterback training and development company. Founded by former Ole Miss quarterback David Morris, QB Country currently trains NFL, college, high school and middle school quarterbacks in ten cities across the Southeast, with headquarters in Mobile, AL. Training focuses on proper footwork, throwing and body mechanics as well as the mental and physical aspects of playing the hardest position in sports. Our goal is to educate quarterbacks on how to play the correct way at game speed. Current QBC trainees include Eli Manning (Giants), Nick Mullens (49ers), AJ McCarron (Raiders), Daniel Jones (Giants), Gardner Minshew (Jaguars), Paxton Lynch (Seahawks), Cooper Rush (Cowboys) Jake Fromm (UGA) and Jake Bentley (South Carolina). QBC has trained three of the past seven FBS National Championship QBs. 

About Play By Play Sports Broadcasting Camps
Play by Play Sports Broadcasting Camps is the nation’s #1 sports broadcasting camp for boys and girls ages, with locations in 11 markets across the United States. Campers learn the ins and outs of sports broadcasting from top professionals in the business.

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