The NFL Rookie Symposium is an orientation for all drafted rookies based on the four principles of NFL History, Total Wellness, Experience and Professionalism.
The symposium includes presentations, videos, and workshops focused on these principles as well as other topics, including player health and safety, decision making, mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence prevention, non-discrimination, and maintaining positive relationships.
Rookies are provided with resources and best practices to assist them with their shared responsibility in successfully identifying off-the-field challenges and transitioning from college to the professional level.
As part of the 2013 Rookie Symposium, which introduces rookies to life in the NFL and their new positions as ambassadors of the League and their local communities, all rookies spent time with children from the Cleveland area at the Rookie Symposium PLAY 60 Youth Event, where they will lead the group in interactive games and teach them football skills and drills, followed by a healthy barbeque.
The event supports the NFL’s commitment to the community and encourages kids to lead an active lifestyle with the NFL PLAY 60 program