Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts held the Breed of 1 Youth Football Camp at Cheltenham High School in Wyncote on Saturday afternoon. Children ages 6-16 participated in the camp, which focused on “role modeling and leadership” in addition to toning skills on the gridiron.
Jalen Hurts focused primarily on running the drills that required a quarterback. He graciously allowed every child at his station to run a wide receiver route and get an opportunity to catch a pass from an NFL quarterback. He gained even more supporters in Philadelphia by wearing a backward green and white Phillies cap.
He received help from the Cheltenham Panthers football team in running drills on the field throughout the afternoon. Rita’s water ice and Wawa also made the event yesterday to provide food for campers and attendees.
The energy from the campers could’ve fooled you into thinking they were Hurts’ teammates. The older crowd worked hard and put together some highlight-reel worthy plays like this beautiful, back corner fade in the far endzone.
The younger crowd brought smiles out of everyone by their insistence on showboating with some end zone celebrations.
Jordan Mailata joined his quarterback yesterday and worked with some of the young boys and girls on drills more focused on technique and footwork. The high-school linemen followed the lead of the towering Aussie all afternoon at the stations that went beyond the glamour.
After the football portion of the camp ended, Jalen Hurts spoke to the group at Cheltenham High. He borrowed a page from his head coach Nick Sirianni’s playbook by discussing five key principles: confidence, perseverance, resolute, courage, and swagger.
“There is something that is in you that makes you the special individual you are.”– Jalen Hurts
Hurts and Mailata graciously spent some time signing autographs and taking pictures with the attendees after the camp ended.
Training camp opens at the Nova Care Complex on July 27.
Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire