“This is a phenomenal experience for the kids. This is an opportunity for the kids to showcase their talent and have a good time out here,” Richmond Heights Assistant Principal Patrick Burrows said. “The message is awesome. What Mr. Russell spoke to the kids today about is phenomenal because those are the keys to life.”
The JTC commenced with Dolphins Youth Programs Director Twan Russell speaking to students about being “Dol-Fit,” which highlights the importance of education, physical fitness and positive choices.
Then, the children participated in an assortment of football drills that emphasize speed, football fundamentals and technique.
“The JTC was an outstanding time, and everyone at the school was very involved,” Russell said. “I felt we really connected with the students in spreading the Dol-Fit message and making sure they got the most out of this event.”
Richmond Heights Middle School is home to nearly 580 kids and participates in a variety of their own initiatives. In addition to promoting healthy eating choices, the school commends good grades. Assistant Principal Burrows began a program named “Fab 50,” which will allow 50 student-athletes who have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above, have perfect attendance and no suspensions, the opportunity to go to the University of Miami to meet head football coach Al Golden and his staff.
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 Junior Training Camps, Youth Football Clinics and Youth Football Camps.
For 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.
Kendall Hammocks football
The Kendall Hammocks Warriors hosted the Hialeah Cougars in Miami Xtreme Youth Football. The older Warriors played the Modelo Park Timberwolves.
Results: 8U: KH 13, Hialeah 6. 10U: Hialeah 12, KH 0. 11U: Hialeah 18, KH 0. 12U: Hialeah 12, KH 6 (2OT). 13U: KH 14, Hialeah 0. 14U: Modelo 14, KH 12.
Highlights: 12U: The Hialeah Cougars tied the game with 41 seconds remaining at six. The Hammocks defense stopped the extra point attempt to force overtime. In the first overtime, each defense did not allow a score. In the second overtime, Hialeah scored and then stopped Hammocks to win it. Outstanding performances by Hammocks defensive linemen Juan Albissa and Dylan Carricaburu.
Dalvin Cook and Joseph Yearby of the Central High School football team were named the U.S. Army All-American Bowl High School Players of the Week for the week ending Sept. 21.
Cook and Yearby continued their stellar high school career with an incredible performance. Cook rushed for 157 yards on 10 carries, and Yearby added 125 yards on 14 carries in their team’s 50-21 win over one of the nation’s most respected program Don Bosco Prep. Cook and Yearby are considered the nation’s best running back tandem.
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl High School Players of the Week was designed to recognize the nation’s top high school performance of the week. Football players possess a similar set of mental, emotional and physical strengths to Army Strong Soldiers. The winner will be announced each Monday, throughout the season and noted on www.usarmyallamericanbowl.com/media-center.