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Don Beebe's House of Speed

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From youth sports to the professional ranks, every athlete is constantly working to make themselves better. Saturday in Corning, some local kids had the opportunity to take part in a fitness camp used to train professional football players. Our Bill Mich was on hand and has more on the camp and the message it delivers.

CORNING, N.Y. -- From rushing the quarterback to driving to the basket, an athlete's speed in essential to their success. Saturday, Don Beebe's House of Speed made a stop in Corning to help train local kids like the pros.

"We are just trying to learn. We'll just keep getting faster. The drills all help," said Michael Rossi of Corning.

"They are going to make me run faster and have better agility and stuff," said Kody Stebbins from Corning.

Beebe is a former wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills and designed the program to improve any athlete and the kids were confident their hard work would pay off.

"It is going to help me defend and it's going to help me run faster and go and get the ball," said Jaquelle Quenan of Corning.

But the program is also designed to improve your skills off the court and away from the field.

"Don Beebe's House of Speed really relies on also character building as part of the full athlete so that is something that is important to us," said Paul Rossi, the Director of Marketing at the YMCA.

While Beebe was not on hand for the event, the kids still loved the fact that everything they were doing was designed by Beebe and has been used by stars like Michael Turner and Tony Romo.

"It's just cool to think that a pro football player is doing what we did," Quenan said.

"My dad has told me so much about him and what he did and he is just a really fast guy and we are trying to learn from him," Michael Rossi said.

So while these kids may not be ready to chase down Leon Lett and force and fumble in the Super Bowl, their hard work could lead to their own memorable highlights.

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