Cleveland Browns wide receiver
Little held a camp from July 9-11 at Notre Dame College in South Euclid and also a three-day session at Padua Franciscan High School in nearby Parma (July 16-18). The three-day camps were non-contact sessions for kids ages 7-16.
“It’s a chance for me to run around with the kids and just have fun with them, as well as put them through some drills and teach them fundamentals of football,” Little said after the Padua camp. “I love seeing how much they enjoy the camp and I hope some of the things they learn during the camp will help them down the line.”
During the second camp, Little joined with 10 coaches -- including Padua coach Tony Shuman -- and provided instruction to the participants. Coaches from Sandusky Perkins High School, which is about an hour west of Cleveland, also assisted in running the camp.
The campers participated in 7-on-7 flag football games and punt, pass and kick competitions. They were also given football fundamentals instruction and went through Combine-style testing in the 40-yard dash, shuttle run and cone drill.
Sixty-five children attended the three-day session at Padua.
“Most importantly it’s about having fun, and even when it’s 100 degrees, they still are working hard and listening to what the coaches have to say,” Little said. “This is the second camp of the month and both have been great.”
Prior to the start of the Padua camp, Little gave a speech to the participants. One of the players said the speech “really got us pumped up and ready for the season. I took a lot out of the speech.”