The Dolphins hosted the NFL Prep 100 Series in the Doctors Hospital Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University for a two-day event this past weekend. The NFL Player Engagement department, who created the program, invited 100 Florida and Georgia high school students to participate in a variety of on and off the field programs.
The program, which was facilitated by VTO Sports, is specifically designed for athletes to learn the benefits of academics and to further develop their leadership skills in both athletics and academics.
“The whole weekend went great. One of the big goals of this event is to really transform how camps are done,” VTO Sports Senior Vice President Odis Lloyd said. “The experience of being at a professional facility - you can’t beat it. The kids got to see what the pros see; it’s a dream come true for them. To have an opportunity to be here was absolutely fantastic.”
Former NFL players provided insight on the academic and athletic experiences of a professional athlete. The players told the students the specific colleges they attended and what degrees they graduated with, emphasizing the importance of education.
Other off-the-field activities included presentations by APTUS, the NFL and the NCAA, while on-field activities included individual and team position drills as well as Sunday’s challenge between the student-athletes at the Dolphins indoor training facility.