BELLEVUE, Wash. — Seattle Seahawks center Justin Britt held the final day of his three football camps for youth in the state of Washington Sunday morning at Bellevue High School.
Britt's camps provide young athletes with one-on-one insight and the opportunity to train and play with professional athletes from today's game. The camp in Bellevue featured running back C.J. Prosise, center Joey Hunt, tackle George Fant, guard Mark Glowinski, wide receiver Tyler Lockett, as well as Britt's mentors and past coaches. Former Seahawks center and Washington State alum Robbie Tobeck was another coach on hand.
"It went good," Britt said on Sunday. "The morning session was good. The kids in Bellevue and surrounding cities that came to the camp, they really are disciplined and they want to work hard and it's good to see that. The school district and the sports around them are doing them right and they're on the right path. It's just really cool to come out here and hang out with them."
On Sunday, Britt's teammates preached fundamentals and technique with young players involved. Prosise, Seattle's second-year running back, hammered down the importance of ball security — calling it "the number one rule" — while helping them improve footwork, pass-catching and awareness. The offensive lineman group of Hunt, Fant and Glowinski gave blocking and snap techniques along with pointers about exploding off the line of scrimmage. Lockett, who is recovering from a leg injury, delivered an inspirational message later in the day.
"We're really good teammates all across the board, and to have them come out here and share their input and coach whichever way they want to and just give back, it means a lot to me," Britt said. "It means a lot to the kids, and ultimately, that's the bottom line, to give back to the kids. At the end of the day, it's not about me, it's about them and I'm just using my platform that I have to bring influences like those guys out here for the camp."
Earlier this month, Britt held camps in the Spokane and Sunnyside area. He also provided the youth an opportunity to attend in his hometown of Lebanon, Mo., where his inspiration to start the camps was born. All of Britt's camps this year were available to kids between the ages of seven and 12 and 13-18.
This was the third year Britt organized his football camp — the second in the state of Washington. Britt hopes to continue to give back locally, in his home of Missouri and more.
"I just want to give back to the youth and inspire them," he added.
"I'm in the position now and that's all that matters to me. I can give back and I'll try to do my best."
Seahawks center Justin Britt held the final day of his three football camps for youth in the state of Washington Sunday at Bellevue High School.