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MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon Nazarene University is holding a four-day track camp for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade that goes beyond sprints and jumps.
MVNU head track coach Chip Wilson has offered campers “words of the day” to show kids that there is more to sports than just winning. The word of the day for day two was “attitude.” Wilson explained to the campers that their attitude is the only thing that they have control over in their lives and on the track.
“There are a lot of life lessons that can be learned through athletics, so we really try to spotlight teaching them those lessons early on,” he said.
After listening to Wilson’s lesson, the kids played two quick games to get their energy flowing before stretching. Post stretching, it was all business. Campers mustered into groups based upon their grade level and hit the ground running with a series of drills led by members of the MVNU track team.