The Miami Dolphins capped off their weekly school visits by staying close to home, making an appearance at Aventura Waterways K-8 Center for a Gatorade Junior Training Camp (JTC), and nearly 400 students participated in the event. The JTC, which the Dolphins provide to two schools per week, consisted of six interactive football drills, cheerleader routines and the “Dol-Fit” message.
“It’s a great opportunity for the kids to get outside and learn something that they don’t get to do in the classroom and have a great experience,” Aventura Waterways Physical Education teacher Jennifer O’Connor said. “The kids listen to what’s coming from the Dolphins and it allows your message to sink in.”
The camp began with Miami Dolphins Youth Programs Coordinator Troy Drayton speaking to the students about the importance of education, staying physically fit and making positive choices, all components of the “Dol-Fit” message.
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Then, the students were treated to six football stations, which emphasized the fundamentals of football while receiving some interactive instruction from Drayton, a former NFL tight end, and the rest of the Dolphins Youth Programs staff.
“I think the students of Aventura Waterways did a great job today,” Drayton said. “They listened to what we had to say and were very eager to participate in the drills; I enjoyed our visit.” Aventura Waterways K-8 Center, which serves approximately 1,900 students, strives to provide students with the very best education coupled with broad and diverse experiences. The Miami Dolphins Youth Programs’ mission is to emphasize the importance of education, physical fitness, and positive choices for kids in a safe and fun environment
For more information on the Miami Dolphins Youth Football Clinic, Youth Football Camps, or school visits, contact the Miami Dolphins Youth Programs Department at (305) 943-7272 or visit the Dolphins Academy website.