Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lake Highland was Home to the Annual Max Starks NFL Youth Football and Speed Camp

As a way to give back to the community, a free football camp was offered for two days at Lake Highland Preparatory School (901 Highland Ave, Orlando, FL). Hundreds of children sat in the bleachers as the professional athletes introduced themselves. Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Champion Max Starks, who calls Orlando home, hosted the annual Max Starks NFL Youth Football and Speed Camp along with special guest and NFL Hall of Fame defensive back Darrell Green.Then everyone flooded out onto the football field to warm up and run on the field. The school has classic architecture that makes it look like an Ivy League School. I sat down and leaned against a fence as I sketched the students on the field.

This was a free camp to girls and boys (minimum age 7) up to 18 years of age. Registration forms can be picked up and returned to the Florida Citrus Sports offices located on the second floor of the south end zone office building at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium (1610 W. Church Street, Orlando, FL 32805) or downloaded at www.maxstarks.com.

Friday’s speed camp, led by Darrell Green, will include NFL combine simulations for high school athletes. Saturday’s Youth Football Camp will teach the fundamentals and techniques of each position. All campers received a free t-shirt, camp bag filled with goods, one ticket to the MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney, lunch and a one- hour life skills and educational segment stressing the importance of staying in school and developing a sterling image on and off the field.

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