2012 National Guard 7-on-7: HSPD Program Benefits
August 27, 2012
National Guardsmen and football players competing at the 2012 National Guard 7-on-7 discuss the benefits of the High School Player Development program.
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Elite high school players attending the 2012 NFL National 7-on-7 Tournament presented by the National Guard participated in a High School Player Development program camp before arriving to Indianapolis. This program includes a 10-hour character development course to develop the life skills they need off of the field. "The HSPD program is a program designed to encourage high school athletes increase character and develop their own character, which are the qualities the National Guard looks for in aspiring leaders," says Ethan McKenzie, offensive lineman at Heritage Christian High School.
This was a unique opportunity for these athletes to take advantage of the character and leadership model that defines the National Guard. "The most important thing I want these guys to take away from this program is that they have the power," adds Tony Stewart, former NFL tight end. "It's in their hands. They control a lot of things that can take away from their goals and there are resources and people that are there to help them."
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