Michael was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1988. He became the first rookie receiver in Cowboys’ history to start a game in 20 years. He is also the only player to play for each of the first four Cowboys coaches since the team was owned by Jerry Jones. He officially announced his retirement after Dave Campo became the fifth Cowboys coach.
Due to his penchant for making big plays in big games during his college and pro career, he is nicknamed “The Playmaker”. He is also knows as one of “The Triplets” along with Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith, who highlighted the Dallas Cowboys offense that won three Super Bowls. He was the last player coached by Tom Landry to retire from the NFL.
Along with his former Cowboy teammates, Aikman and Smith, he was inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor on September 19, 2005. On August 4, 2007, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
On October 14, 2007, he accepted his Hall of Fame ring at the Texas Stadium during halftime of the Dallas Cowboys vs. New England Patriots game. In his acceptance speech, he proposed that all drafted rookies should have a tour of the Pro Football Hall of Fame to have a better appreciation of their football history.
Michael Irvin has been a part of the NFL Network broadcast team since 2009.
Camp Date & Location
July 8 - 11, 2016
University of North Texas
You will return home to your team a better football player! Participants learn from outstanding veteran college and high school coaches selected for their ability to coach and teach the game of football. The staff is complimented with Michael Irvin and current and/or and former members of the Dallas Cowboys. Before the start of the academy, each of our instructors attend an orientation session ensuring they adhere to the values and high level of coaching that is expected from the Sports International coaches.
We will teach you the same offensive and defensive techniques that are taught by the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff! Participants are grouped by age, position, ability and experience to allow coaches to progressively teach basic and advanced techniques to best benefit each group. Participants are taught at an approximately 10:1 ratio. This ratio ensures that they receive individual and team instruction on both offense and defense at the academy. With each practice, you will receive in-depth instruction, lectures, and demonstrations from an experienced, knowledgeable coaching staff.
At the academy, players get all the football they could ever want. Participants receive up to 6 hours of instruction each day. Each academy is the right size to allow players to be matched up properly at each age level. This allows not only for a proper match up, but also for the players to be challenged and provided with a better learning environment.
Football Technique is the key to success: There are no "tricks" when it comes to being a solid football player! We believe that proper technique make athletes better and good athletes great! The experienced instructors at Sports International concentrate on teaching the fundamentals and proper technique throughout the entire academy.
Our coaching staff offers each player an enormous amount of encouragement with an enormous amount of enthusiasm. Our philosophy is to "let them have fun" while learning a lot of football! We promise each participant will go home a better football player. But players learn more than just football at the academy. They are taught about teamwork, consideration of others, self-discipline, and how to attain their potential in sports and in life. Players also learn the importance of achieving good grades and selecting correct role models. We encourage them to go home a more positive, optimistic person. Safety is important at the academy so all of the staff is subject to a background check. There are athletic trainers on duty at all times to attend to the kid’s needs. Send your son to the finest instructional and best supervised football academy in the USA!