The Miami Dolphins stayed close to home, making an appearance at Stirling Elementary School in Hollywood for the Gatorade Junior Training Camp (JTC), and approximately 500 students participated in the event. The camp, which comprised of six interactive football drills, cheerleader routines and life lessons, is an initiative of the team’s Youth Programs Department, which puts on numerous events for South Florida youth throughout the year.
“It’s a positive impact, and our kids always look forward to it because they are very supportive of the Dolphins,” Stirling Principal Alfred Dobronz said. “It helps them see to have a career, you have to do well in your studies and do well in physical education, so we’re happy to have the Dolphins here.”
The camp began with Dolphins Youth Programs Coordinator Troy Drayton communicating to the children what it takes to live a “Dol-Fit” lifestyle, which stresses education, physical fitness and positive choices.
The students then participated in a variety of football stations, including running, catching and throwing that emphasize the fundamentals of football.
“I am glad we could make a positive impact on these children. The staff, volunteers and students were excellent today,” Drayton said. “I think the kids received our message well, and I know they had a great time today.”
Stirling Elementary School, which serves nearly 675 students, practices its own methods of a healthy lifestyle for its children, offering healthy food choices in the cafeteria and boasting physical education programs such as yearly runs and faculty vs. student kickball games.
The Miami Dolphins Youth Programs’ vision is to prepare the next generation of leaders in staying physically active through their Junior Training Camps (JTC), Youth Football Clinics and Youth Football Camps.
You may visit DolphinsAcademy.com to request dates school visits for the Gatorade Junior Training Camp, Fins Friday or Beyond the Game.
For more information on the Miami Dolphins Youth Football Clinic, Youth Football Camp or school visits, contact the Miami Dolphins Youth and Community Programs Department at (305) 943-7272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.