Friday, July 20, 2012

Team USA Coaches love Daron

Daron arrived midnight on Monday morning from Ohio where he was there for Duel of Dozen Competition then later in the day Daron left for Long Island to participate at USA Football Player Academy for 3 days. Daron had a great time meeting new friends there. Jimmy Thomas of USA Football staff said Daron was the best QB of all age groups in the camp! He said his footwork, throwing mechanics and focus were amazing. He could not believe he is 10. He told the USA coaches about Daron already and will bring him to Team USA Under 14 Regional Trials in few years when he gets older! Congrats Daron! Hard work pays off! Go represent for your country in few years!
Daron in shotgun.
Jimmy Thomas and Daron after the camp!

Daron came short at Duel of Dozen (Canton, OH)

Daron was great showing the QB coaches his stuff at the skills challenge with the youth quarterbacks. He made the top 4 to participate at Gauntlet for the Final Round. He nailed the first two throws then he slipped and fell while he was running around the cones in the final round. He ended up finish 3rd. Daron did a great job there! Proud of you Daron! He also met a new friend named Sam Howell from Charlotte, NC! Sam finished 3rd in his age division. Sam is a huge kid! He is turning 12 in Sept and will be in 6th grade this fall. Sam can throw LONG balls!
Daron was warming up to get ready for the final round gauntlet competition
Sam Howell and Daron Duel of Dozen Awards
Sorry Coach Maddox Daron wont move to Oklahoma to play for you but if you move to Connecticut he is all yours! ;)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

P.R.I.D.E selected Daron as Quarterback for their 5th Grade Classic All Star Game at Las Vegas on Jan. 2013!

Daron got an official invitation from Warren Preston CEO of P.R.I.D.E to participiate at 5th Grade Classic All Star Game at Las Vegas on Jan 2013! "Daron is the TRUTH. It is rare to see a kid that young with those feet. It is amazing that he is only in the 5th grade!! I am so excited to have Daron!" said Warren Preston. Daron is really looking forward to great competition with the best youth football players in the nation. They will be running spread offense for Daron's team!

Daron will appear on a TV show called Kids Love Cooking with Chef JJ on NBC.

Daron had a meeting with a TV producer named Chris Surrey who came down from NYC to meet with Daron the day at our house the day after he arrived home from Los Angeles, California. They will be filming Daron his QB training at Enfield HS then cook one of his favorite food. Chris Surrey said "Thank you Craig Bryden for agreeing to join forces with us to help end childhood obesity. We look forward to featuring you, Daron, and the Bryden family in an episode of Kids Love Cooking with Chef JJ." on his facebook fan page.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Daron's trip to Los Angeles for TV filming!

Daron and his family had a great time in California for his TV filming. I can not say much about it. I will keep you posted when I hear from them when it will be air on national tv! The media is going to be all over Daron after it airs! We are very excited and can not wait for everyone to watch the show! We will probably do a party for friends and families to get together to watch Daron on TV when it airs maybe at Chicago's Sam Sports Bar in Enfield, CT! We did a lot of sight seeing! We went to Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles, X Games, Beverly Hills, Venice Beach, Disneyland, Downtown Disney, CityWalk at Universal Studio and Santa Monica Pier Beach! The kids had a lot of fun! Daron met a new friend named Aaron Castillo. His dad drove two hours for Aaron to meet Daron for first time and they had QB workouts together at LA. They had a great time!
Daron signed his autograph on a dollar bill for one of his new fans!
Family picture at Disneyland!
Family picture at Hollywood, CA You see the Hollywood sign behind us?
Daron was throwing one of his passes to Aaron's father.
Daron was grinding hard during his workout at LA!
Daron was having a ball training with Aaron!
Daron and Aaron Castilo who is one of the top 13 year old QBs in Southern California! He has a lot of potential!
Great Picture of Aaron, his dad, Daron and his dad,
Daron's aunt and cousin had a big surprise for Daron when he arrived home at 1 am from LA!