Schmitt said teaching his campers advanced concepts is difficult because of the time constraints and ages involved.
"At this age, trying to teach real technique is hard because they probably aren't going to really understand it and grasp it," he said. "We just do a couple of basic things and have some fun competitions."
Schmitt said the primary purpose is to provide the kids with a real-life example of what can happen if they are willing to work hard.
Schmitt started his college career at Division III Wisconsin-River Falls, but he believed he had the ability to play for a Division I team. He and his mother drove up and down the East Coast distributing his highlight tape and shopping his services to potential colleges.
He landed at WVU as a walk-on, although he soon earned a scholarship because of his hard-nosed blocking and running.
"I just want to teach them about working hard and doing the right thing," Schmitt said.
Although it might be hard to believe, the 6-foot-2, 245-pound Schmitt looks more intimidating than he did at WVU. The blonde-haired hulk now sports a thick, full goatee and has traded his Morgantown Mohawk for shoulder-length locks that curl under and stick out of his backward-turned WVU baseball cap.
"I feel like I'm in the best shape that I have been in in a while," he said.
Schmitt hopes it leads to an increased role in Seattle's offense.
"I'm just looking to get over that hump a little bit as far as breaking into the starting lineup," said Schmitt, who finished his 38-game college career with 160 carries for 1,003 yards and 13 touchdowns and 32 catches for 288 yards and two scores. "I'm fired up."
Schmitt appeared in 15 games and started one in each of his first two seasons with the Seahawks, who picked him in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He has five carries for 21 yards and 12 catches for 50 yards with one receiving touchdown in his professional career.
He is entering the third season of a four-year, $1.863 million contract.
Schmitt is working under his third head coach in as many years. Pete Carroll replaced Jim Mora (2009), who replaced Mike Holmgren (1999-2008).
"That has been a big shock," Schmitt said. "I struggled the first two years just because I was kind of finding out who I was and what I had to do."