In the past, Colin Kaepernick has been criticized for being emotionless and monosyllabic with the media. There is a solution: 300+ kids and St. Ignatius Prep school’s football field. It’s very possible that Kaepernick had more fun than the kids catching passes from him during his two day camp.
ProCamps is an amazingly well oiled machine that allows kids from grades 1-8 to be coached by some of their favorite professional athletes. The ratio of kids to coaches is 10 to 1 and drills, games and a 40 yard dash are on the agenda. The MVP on their coaching staff is Rod Huber from College of Mount St. Joseph, who motivates and emcees the entire event. He’s truly amazing at organizing the kids and coaches and you can see his passion for what he does.
Honestly the most notable part of the camp was Kaepernick’s genuine ear to ear grin. He moved from group to group and threw passes to all of the kids. In the first day camp wrap up when he was asked about throwing picks to some of the kids, he replied “I was trying to be nice!” When I asked if he was having more fun than the kids, he said “I love football and I love the kids. This is what I love.”
Kap was so great with the kids, I had to ask if he wanted any of his own someday. With a surprised face quickly answered “Not now.” But as the conversation continued he clarified “Later when I settle down, I could see myself with….maybe three.”