Despite having a hectic schedule, the coach made time the past two weeks to give back to young athletes who were more than appreciative.
Amorosi served as the director of two installments of the NFL Junior Player Development Program. The final session began Monday and concluded on Friday at Burbank High.
Despite the tremendous amount of preparation it took to set up and run the program — which attracted 170 players — Amorosi said the work has been worth it
“This is what I love to do,” he said. “As a football coach, I’ve never worked a day in my life. For us to come out here and do some of this extra work and put in a few more hours, it’s all worth it. It’s worth it because of the benefits to the community and the long-term benefits to the local football programs. It’s a very small price for us to pay.
“That’s why we coach, to try and make a difference in kids’ lives.”
The program is unique in the fact that athletes are able to attend it for free.
Amorosi wasn’t alone in implementing the inaugural running of the program locally. He was helped by a dedicated group of Bulldogs assistant coaches and current Burbank players, who helped things run smoothly.
“I think it’s important for our varsity kids to be out here helping out and coaching,” he said. “It is important that our kids give back to the community, and it gives them some understanding as far as what coaching entails and what they have to do to be successful with that.
“And it’s real selfless for my coaches to be out her giving of their time.”
At the camps, football players had the opportunity to learn about character development and specific skill training.