Classes are out (for the most part), but many of our students are spending their summer (or part of it) at Hiram. From camps to internships to summer jobs, students have many opportunities for engagement over the summer. From time to time, we will showcase the work these students are doing. Soon, more “snapshots of summer” will be here.
TERRIER YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP: To play a game of football, a player must master the fundamentals – kicking, passing, catching and running.
But none of that matters, unless the player also understands teamwork, sportsmanship and respect.
That was the main message Brandon Hanna ’13 tried to instill in the youngsters in grades 3-8, who came to the Terrier Youth Football Camp at Hiram from June 13-15.
Hall, a communication major, also plays quarterback for Hiram. He said he remembers how much he looked up to college athletes when he was young, and in helping out with the camp, wanted to be a role model for this group.
“I’m teaching them how to act not only in the sport, but out – how to develop them into young men,” Hanna said.
Along with Hiram’s assistant football coaches, Hanna instructed the 35 young Terriers as they practiced fundamental drills during the early part of each day. Following lunch in the Dining Hall, the youngsters then got to play football and swim.
Athletic camps aren’t new to Hanna. When he was in high school, he helped out at basketball camps for students each Saturday. And in addition to working full time this summer, he is also volunteering at a high school basketball workout program.
“I enjoy spending time with kids,” he said. “Any time you can get kids together and teach them about what you love, is a good time.”