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AIEA, Oahu (HawaiiNewsNow) - It's not too late! You can still try out for the Hawaii Professional Football League. The inaugural season is set to begin January and will run for eight weeks. The first game kicks off on February 4th. There will be a two round playoffs (divided into two divisions) Leeward division and Windward division and a championship game will be held on March 26, 2011. They're looking to hold all season games at the Aloha Stadium, University of Hawaii or high school fields.
They want to encourage people to come out and join them. After all, most of the work gets done before the players even hit the field. Staffing will be done soon and you can go to their website or facebook page for more information. The link is below.
To keep things "local", there are a few unusual rules that fans will love. There will be one pre-season game, no touchbacks on kickoffs, if the ball goes out of the end zone, it will be placed at the 20 yard line. Junk-n-Po will be incorporated as the coin toss, overtime will be played from each team that scores the least of downs and the HPFL will allow end zone and sideline celebrations. Other than that, instead of cheerleaders they will have Polynesian dancers, a haka will be incorporated as team war chant prior to game start preceded by an oli.
Eventually, based on the success of the season which is projected to grow, they will expand to the other islands and more teams on Oahu. Hawaiian teams only in the league!
Saturday, November 13
Tryout starts at 9:00am
$40 at the door
First come, first served
TRY OUT TESTING CONSIST OF (4) STATIONS:
Vertical Jumps & Standing Board Jumps
40 yard Dash
T - Testing
Click HERE for a link to more information on their website.