The three-day event begins on Friday, June 14 with a symposium focusing on character development and specific skill training. The character development portion includes guest speakers, including NFL players and coaches. 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 NFL’s High School Player Development (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.
The high school football tournament will begin on Saturday, June 15 at 8:00 a.m. The tournament will consist of Round Robin play and then move into a single elimination format. The final 8 teams will play on Sunday, June 16 at Sun Life Stadium that will crown one high school football champion.
In addition to the high school football tournament, the Youth Football 7-on-7 Tournament will also take place at Central Park in Plantation on Saturday, June 15 at 2 p.m. after the conclusion of the high school portion for that day.
Saturday, June 15
8 a.m. - 2 p.m. – 7-on-7 games at Central Park in Plantation (9151 NW 2nd Street, Plantation, FL 33324)
2 p.m. – 7 p.m. – 7-on-7 games at Central Park in Plantation for Youth Football Players (9151 NW 2nd Street, Plantation, FL 33324)
Sunday June 16
9 a.m. – 7 on 7 Championship Games at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens (347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens, FL 33056).
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE MIAMI DOLPHINS.