July 19, 2014 at 6:55 AM
LIVINGSTON, NJ - Few things are more exciting for young athletes than learning to play sports from former professional athletes themselves and this is exactly what youngsters from Livingston got to experience this week.
From Monday to Friday, the New York Giants held their annual football camp for kids aged 6-14 at the Livingston High School turf. Along with professional high school and youth coaches from the tri-state area, former Giants stars including Lance Smith and Perry Williams came to teach the game they know so well. Skills taught included throwing, catching, running routes, punting, defending, and kicking field goals.
“It’s a good lesson for these young men to be able to see how the game is played at a high level,” Lou Baldassano, program director and high school football coach in Staten Island said. “More importantly, these kids are running around, getting exercise and having a good time. That is what it’s really about.”