The Junior Dolphins program works to strengthen and empower the South Florida youth football community.

In partnership with the Dolphins Foundation and NFL Foundation, this program provides improved infrastructure programming and equipment. Striving to create opportunities for disadvantaged youth living in South Florida is central to the Junior Dolphins program.

Practice Visits


The Dolphins host high school, girl’s flag and youth football teams during the team’s organized team activities (OTAs), minicamp, training camp and Saturday walkthrough practices.

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RISE Awards


The Dolphins and the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) identify a high school coach of the week, high school player of the week, youth player of the week and team mom of the week.

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Audible:  Football Fridays


On Fridays during the football season, the Dolphins traveled to high school football games across Miami-Dade and Broward counties as part of a 30-minute pregame show.

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UHealth Concussion Support


Through a continuing partnership with UHealth, baseline testing and support is provided for all athletes that play contact sports in Miami-Dade County.

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Allstar Game


The Dolphins in partnership with the Greater Miami Athletic conference and the Broward County Athletic Association, host the Dade vs. Broward All-Star Football Game.

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PRACTICE VISITS


The Dolphins host high school, girl’s flag and youth football teams during the team’s organized team activities (OTAs), minicamp, training camp and Saturday walkthrough practices. These team visits, initiated by Dolphins Head Coach Adam Gase, are unique opportunities to encourage and inspire youth through the game of football and is a continuation of the organization’s youth football platform of character building and reinforcing safety standards.

Walk & Talk Videos

RISE AWARDS


Each week during the football season, the Dolphins and the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) identify a high school coach of the week, high school player of the week, youth player of the week and team mom of the week. Award recipients are chosen based on their commitment to leadership and character both on and off the field.

Award Categories

Team of the Week

High School Player of the Week

Mom of the Week

Coach of the Week

Youth Player of the week

AUDIBLE: FOOTBALL FRIDAYS


On Fridays during the football season, the Dolphins traveled to high school football games across Miami-Dade and BrowardCounties as part of a 30-minute pregame show. The show is hosted by Miami Dolphins alumni and shown on team’s s social networks.

UHEALTH CONCUSSION SUPPORT


Through a continuing partnership with UHealth, baseline testing and support is provided for all athletes who play contact sports in Miami-Dade County. All high school athletes are encouraged to participate in an online educational concussion video program. This concussion program also focuses on education and training workshops for athletic trainers and coaches to enhance their knowledge of concussion management.

ALLSTAR GAME


The Dolphins in partnership with the Greater Miami Athletic conference (GMAC) and the Broward County Athletic Association (BCAA), host the Dade vs. Broward All-Star Football Game presented by Broward College. High school seniors from both counties take part in the game that alternates between Miami-Dade and Broward locations. Athletes get custom uniforms and a primetime game experience.