Miami Norland Senior High School football team
By Byler Henry
DAVIE, FLA. – The Miami Dolphins today hosted the Miami Norland Senior High School football team at their first Organized Team Activity (OTA) practice. The team was given a tour of the Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University and heard from Miami Dolphins Youth Programs Ambassador and Dolphins alum Twan Russell about mental toughness and having a positive mindset.
“I can’t thank the Dolphins organization enough for what they did for our team,” Miami Norland Senior High School Head Football Coach Daryle Heidelberg said. “Twan was right on point with some of the things that he was saying about the kids focusing on your goals and asking yourself, ‘Why are you doing what you’re doing?’ He really touched on mental toughness, which will take you a little further when your body starts to shut down. All eyes were glued in.”
The Norland football team also had the opportunity to watch the Dolphins practice and meet with current players on the field. Following practice, the Norland athletes had lunch pro-vided by Publix.
“I got a chance to experience new things. I saw one of my favorite players, Jarvis Landry. I got a chance to get up close and personal with the players,” Miami Norland Senior High School wide receiver Jamari Harrison said. “The receivers, they communicated really well. Their coaches expect a lot from them, so it’s just a good experience.”
The Miami Dolphins Youth Programs’ mission is to trans-form the lives of youth football players by instilling character building and reinforcing safety standards that help to increase football participation and grow a new generation of Dolphins fans.