GPA football showcase returns for Year 5

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The Gridiron Performance Academy returns for the fifth year with a two-day college football showcase for incoming high school freshmen and above — as well as potential junior-college prospects — June 7 and 8 at Saint Louis School.

There will be three practices (bring helmets and shoulder pads) and an educational and compliance seminar. Student athletes will be directly instructed by participating coaches and campers will receive lunch, snacks and a Nike Dri-fit.

With the help of local organizations, the price this year has been dropped to $99 for early registration (May 31 deadline), $129 for late registration and $150 for walk-up registration if available.

The camp is open to any and all participants and is limited only by age, grade or number of participants.

Recent NCAA legislation has impacted Hawaii high school athlete more than anyone else in the country. The GPA is asking for an exemption or a carve out by the NCAA to allow Division 1 FBS and FCS coaches to attend. They will already be paying for as many Division II, Division III and junior college coaches as possible to attend.

GPA will vet every coach that they subsidize to evaluate their history and passion for offering scholarships and financial aid before paying them to attend the camp.

For more information, visit GPA Football.

Saint Louis LB Isaac Slade-Matautia was named defensive most valuable player at least year's GPA camp. He signed with Oregon in February. Photo by Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser.
Saint Louis LB Isaac Slade-Matautia was named defensive most valuable player at least year’s GPA camp. He signed with Oregon in February. Photo by Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser.

COMMENTS

  1. Class of 2016 May 11, 2017 1:37 pm

    This is so wrong what’s miano and ikei are doing. Taking money from these families. They made so much money last year not one kid got a scholarship from that camp. Unless you count Oregon for Tua? All those coaches come is to see the kids they already offered too or to watch the kids already on their radar. Coaches don’t even stay that long. It’s a free trip to Hawaii. Who wouldn’t take that? Miano and Ikei uses these kids for money. So if you go again this year let’s see how many kids get offered.


  2. Education First May 11, 2017 11:48 pm

    Class of 2016; Stop whining. Miano and Ikei can’t help it if you’re kid is slow and overweight like you and didn’t get an offer. At least my asthma prevented me from playing HS sports. What’s your excuse, Papa Smurf?


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