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Dolphins Spend Day at Coral Reef Elementary School for Gatorade JTC

Posted Jan 16, 2014

Students were then taught first-hand how to do a variety of football drills that emphasize the fundamentals of the game, such as running, throwing and catching the ball.


The Miami Dolphins spent the day at Coral Reef Elementary School in Miami to deliver a message and put on a Gatorade Junior Training Camp (JTC) for nearly 500 students, who participated in six interactive football drills and cheerleader routines.

“I think our students understand and are very grateful to have the Dolphins take time out and come and spend time with them and show them the drills that pro football players go through,” Coral Reef Elementary Principal Christina Gara said. “I think the message validates everything we are trying to do here with promoting physical fitness.”

Former Miami Dolphin player and current Manager of Youth Programs Troy Drayton led the charge, giving the hundreds of students an inspiring speech about the “Dol-Fit” message, which stresses the importance of education, physical fitness and making positive choices.

Students were then taught first-hand how to do a variety of football drills that emphasize the fundamentals of the game, such as running, throwing and catching the ball.

To see photos from the event, click here.

“I think the students, the faculty, the staff and the Dolphins all had an amazing time today at Coral Reef Elementary,” Drayton said. “The students learned a lot and the participation was very good; it was a fun time.”

Coral Reef Elementary, which serves 840 students, encourages a healthy lifestyle, with their Healthy School Generation Grant, as well as promoting physical fitness.

The Miami Dolphins Youth Programs’ vision is to prepare the next generation of leaders in staying physically active through the Junior Training Camps (JTC), Youth Football Clinics and Youth Football Camps.

For more information on the Miami Dolphins Youth Football Clinics, Youth Football Camps or school visits, contact the Miami Dolphins Youth Programs Department at (305) 943-7272 or youthprograms@dolphins.com.

Dolphins Academy training will begin in February, which are position-specific classes where athletes can be taught football by NFL alumni. Registration is on DolphinsAcademy.com.
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