League To Implement Players Symposium Program

by NGL Personnel

ATLANTA, GA--  The transition from college football or high school football to professional football can be daunting, with the added adjustment of transitioning from eleven-man outdoor football to the world of indoor eight-man football for some its overwhelming. The National Gridiron League's Players Symposium Program — the most comprehensive onboarding of players in sports — the league ensures that every incoming player has the tools necessary to succeed on and off the field.

The NGL Players Symposium Program communicates with credibility, clarity, and consistency, and covers a wide range of topics so that incoming players understand the league's expectations, the benefits they have earned and the local resources — along with those from the league and the club — that are available to them.


The new symposium program reaches all NGL players — drafted and undrafted — and introduces them to all of the resources that are available to them.

Players learn how the player salary structure, medical coverage, and long-term goals of the league.

The new Players Symposium Program expands the league's onboarding process to all players and it gives NGL executives, coaches and directors of player engagement the opportunity to share their club's unique culture with its newest members.

"This collaborative effort permits the league to educate players about the tools and resources available for a successful playing experience on and off the field. The Player Symposium Program allows the clubs to orient all players to local resources and goals, leadership, and expectations," said Larry Barlow, NGL chief operations officer.

The league presents fifteen mandatory topics. This peer-to-peer format creates a collaborative environment for precise and consistent communication.

Some Mandatory topics include:

-An introduction to the NGL and league policies
-Player benefits and benefits resources, including their NGLPA player rights and remedies, and the programs that are available to them.
-Rule changes from traditional football to the indoor game.
-Social responsibility for players, which covers league policies and the ramifications of issues like driving under the influence, or committing acts of domestic violence or sexual assault.
-Player expectations, including the importance of sportsmanship, respect in the workplace, media responsibilities, and how to work with their club's public relations staff.

NGL Player Engagement staff approves the schedule of events for the program, to ensure players from all free agent players and players from all12 teams consistent introduction to the league. The league held the first of five such events this past weekend in south Georgia. The league has scheduled four additional players symposiums and tryouts for this offseason which are set for Tampa, Dallas, Charlotte, and southern California. Click here to sign-up. 

Currently signed and 2019 players please email scouting@nglfootball.com.

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