Steelers Challenge Children to Train Like the Pros
The Pittsburgh Steelers will host two sessions of the Gatorade Junior Training Camp on Saturday, July 24, starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Steelers' indoor practice facility at the UPMC Sports Performance Complex on the South Side.
The camp is free to all children between the ages of 7-14. They will participate in non-contact drills and pep talks showing them that there is much more to playing football than just having the right moves.
"The Gatorade Junior Training Camp is a great opportunity for young boys and girls to participate in an introductory, non-contact camp for all ability levels to experience how fun football is to play," said Steelers Youth Football/Marketing Manager Mike Marchinsky. "To be a good competitor, it takes a good foundation of learning, a winning attitude, combined with the right training. These camps provide a strong foundation to develop skills and values that last a lifetime."
The program emphasizes friendly competition over winning and teaches important values that can be learned from playing sports including responsibility, teamwork and sportsmanship. The camp also highlights basic health and fitness training for active youth and the importance of the proper nutrition while playing sports.
Each session can hold up to 250 children, and will run from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and from 3-5 p.m. Children must register as it is on a first-come, first-serve registration, as each session will fill-up quickly.
To register, download the forms, or call 412-697-7713 for more information.