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Dolphins 7-on-7 event to have 64 schools

The 3rd Annual Miami Dolphins Academy 7 on 7 High School Football Tournament Presented by the Under Armour, AT&T and the National Guard will be held on Friday, June 17th and Saturday, June 18th.

The tournament begins on Saturday, June 18 with Round Robin play and then single elimination. The winning team will represent South Florida and the Miami Dolphins in the 2011 HSPD National Championships in Cleveland Ohio.

Over 64 high school teams from Tri-county area will be represented at the event, including:  Boyd Anderson, American, Barrington Christian Academy, Belen Jesuit, Blanche Ely, Booker T. Washington, Chaminade Madonna, Christopher Columbus, Coral Reef, David Posnack, Dr. Michael Krop, Miami Edison, Hialeah, Jupiter Christian, Miami Country Day, Miami Jackson, Miami Springs, Miramar, North Broward Prep, North Miami, Northeast, Northwestern, Nova, Palmer Trinity, Palmetto, Parkway Academy, Pope John Paul II, Sheridan Hills, South Dade, Taravella, University School, Village Academy, West Boca, and West Broward.

Here is a look at the way the two day event breaks down:

Thursday, June 17
Half-day seminar held on the public campus of Nova High Schools 3600 College Avenue, Davie FL 33314 .

Half day of 7 on 7 games at Central Park in Plantation (9151 NW 2nd Street, Plantation, FL 33324) from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, June 18
Full day of 7 on 7 games at Central Park in Plantation for HS and Youth Football players (9151 NW 2nd Street, Plantation, FL 33324) from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
                                   
The purpose of the NFL’s High School Player Development (HSPD) program is to help high school players learn what it takes to become a successful collegiate student-athlete.

The two day event begins on Thursday with a symposium focusing on character development and specific skill training.  The character development portion includes guest speakers, including NFL players and coaches and members of the Florida National Guard. The high school players will be taught practical life lessons and preparation for standardized tests, along with discussions on life after high school, personal development and community service. 

On-field components of the HSPD program include fundamental skill development by position, reviews, and individual competitions. As part of on-field training, players focus on both an offensive and a defensive position and eventually apply their newly-learned fundamentals to live drills. Participants have access to innovative teaching and drills developed by leading NCAA and NFL coaches. 

The tournament begins on Saturday, June 18 with Round Robin play and then single elimination. The winning team will represent South Florida and the Miami Dolphins in the 2011 HSPD National Championships in Cleveland Ohio.

For further information on the two-day event, contact Twan Russell, Director of Youth and Community Programs – (954) 452-7129.

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