Football camp aims to develop kids' skills

Football camp aims to develop kids' skills

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The 2013 Gridiron Performance Academy Football Combine and Camp "GPA" -- presented by Army National Guard -- is coming up at Kaiser High School. The inaugural Football Combine and Camp will be hosted and presented by some of Hawaii's  best coaches and players. Rich Miano, Chad Ikei and Brian Kaupiko have partnered together to bring a true homegrown combine that will help teach kids from 6 to 18 years of age. There will be more than 20 coaches with years of experience in the NFL and colleges across the U.S.

Each player will receive a combine shirt (two for the Juniors and High School), two draw-string bags, lunch and a certificate of achievement with a photo and combine test scores. This is a three-week event where each grade group is separated into separate weekends:

The YOUTH DIVISION (grades 1-5) is a one-day event on June 8.

The JUNIOR DIVISION (grades 6-8) start the following week on June 15 and finish the next day, Sunday, June 16.

The HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION (grades 9-12) will have their time on the field June 21-23.

Each player will be tested in agility, strength and speed by noted NFL trainer Chad Ikei. He will test each player's vertical leap, broad jump, 40-yard dash and lateral agility. A certificate of achievement will be given to each player along with dri-fit combine shirts, lunch and bags. All players will also attend classes showing them how they did on the field and how they can do better. Applicants are required to bring gym shoes and football cleats because they will be on and off the field training.

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