The Miami Dolphins Youth Programs Department finished its six-week summer camp slate with its first-ever football camp in the Cayman Islands.
The two-day summer camp was held in George Town, Grand Cayman from July 24-25 and over 100 Caymanian children participated in the camp.
“This was an excellent first camp in the Cayman Islands. The children were very receptive to football, and I think they learned a lot in just two days,” Youth Programs Director Twan Russell said. “I look forward to returning next year and continuing football education in the Grand Cayman.”
The children were taught fundamental football skills by eight former NFL players, including Dolphins alumni Troy Drayton, Sam Madison, James Brown, Lorenzo Hampton, Ed Perry, Derrick Rodgers and Oronde Gadsden.
The initiative is part of an innovative partnership with the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism that began in 2012 with the goal of spreading awareness of the islands as a travel destination, while also increasing knowledge of football and physical fitness amongst the Caymanian youth.
Boys and girls, ages 6-14, took part in a variety of drills, including a Junior Training Camp. The camp concluded with football games between the children.
“I think the camp went really well. The interaction between the children and coaches was excellent,” Drayton said. “I think we are starting to build a foundation here.”
The Dolphins will return to the Cayman Islands in the summer of 2014 and 2015 for youth football camp as well.
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. The Miami Dolphins Youth Programs’ vision is to prepare the next generation of leaders in staying physically active through our Junior Training Camps (JTC), Youth Football Clinics, and Youth Football Camps.
For more information on the Miami Dolphins Youth Football Clinic, Youth Football Camps, or school visits, contact the Miami Dolphins Youth and Community Programs Department at (305) 943-7272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.