Pro Day for Duarte Youth 2016

  • On March 26, 2016, the football field at Duarte High School was packed with football players of all ages, learning lessons and gaining motivation from a handful of the school’s most successful former athletes. It was the community’s first Pro Day Football Camp for youngsters from the Duarte area and 184 youths, ages 5 through 17, participated. London Lee, a former Duarte Falcon, coordinated the camp along with Duarte USD Board President Ken Bell and Theresa Barnes of the Duarte Junior Falcons football program.

    Lee, now a youth coach who played at Bakersfield City College and La Verne University after leaving Duarte, reached out to current NFL players Michael Harris (Minnesota Vikings, UCLA) and Eric Rogers (San Francisco 49ers, CFL, Cal Lutheran), and current Stanford strength coach Darius Reece.
     
    In addition to Lee, Rogers, Reece and Harris, a group of former players at Duarte High School came back to help staff the 3-hour camp, which consisted of four major stations: Offensive and Defensive Linemen; Skills for wide receivers and defensive backs; tackling for all positions, and footwork for all technique and speed.

    Please view photos from the event here.