Dolphins Drop By Deerfield Park Elementary For Junior Training Camp

Posted Apr 10, 2013

More than 300 students participate in six interactive football drills and cheerleader routines.

The Miami Dolphins dropped by Deerfield Park Elementary School for a Gatorade Junior Training Camp (JTC) appearance, visiting with approximately 300 students, who participated in six interactive football drills and cheerleader routines as part of the camp.

“I think it was great for the kids to see the importance of physical fitness,” Deerfield Park Elementary Principal Jocelyn Reid said. “For the kids to know that the Dolphins care enough to come visit them at school, it shows them all things are possible. I think it made a positive impact.”

Deerfield Park Elementary, which serves a student body of roughly 570, is a big advocate of physical exercise and overall health. The school participates in American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart campaign, while also growing their own vegetable garden as part of a grant they received from Whole Foods Market.

The JTC began with Youth Programs Coordinator Troy Drayton speaking to the elementary students about the importance of education, physical fitness and making positive life choices. The children then went through a series of football drills that helps them with speed, agility and fundamentals.

“Today’s Junior Training Camp was excellent because the kids really cared about what we had to say,” Drayton said. “The parents, volunteers and teachers did a great job making sure the students had a good time.”

The Miami Dolphins Youth Programs’ vision is to prepare the next generation of leaders in staying physically active through our Junior Training Camps, Youth Football Clinics and Youth Football Camps, while also emphasizing the significance of education and making positive choices.

You may visit to learn more about our programs or to request dates for school visits.
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