NCAA reverses field on satellite camps

In a widely-speculated change of direction, the NCAA has removed its potential ban of so-called satellite football camps for high school football players today.

See the official announcement on the NCAA’s site here.

The proposal to implant a ban was suggested roughly a month ago to the chagrin of players, parents and some college coaches across the country. Last year, the GPA Maximum Exposure Camp at the University of Hawaii was the first locally to permit on-field contact between college coaches and prep players in nearly a decade.

The ban proposal was met almost immediately by petitioners and critics who argued that this would only empower the nation’s elite programs and undercut the efforts of every other school.

Three days ago, the U.S. Department of Justice began an informal inquiry into the proposed ban.


  1. m filo May 13, 2016 8:15 am

    wouldn’t waste your money on paying for GPA this year. Only star players get their reps in at this event. Tua will make offensive players of the camp and maybe Slade-Matautia for defense. Many players came over from the outer island to participate and only a few who were already had offers were getting reps. Organization blamed the kids for being “shy” but most were turned away bc coaches there arranged the matches. Its better to take your chances in the camps in the mainland. They were more receptive. This is just my first hand experience the last 3 years. Kenny Patton is fair. Blue/Grey is a crock and the same as GPA. Nike Combine was good but they aren’t coming to Hawaii this year, I think. For those who have kids coming up in high school sports, be smart, ask around. Majority of the camps in the mainland were 100% better and organized (All-Poly, MITT-Sapolu’s Camp, NW Elite, B2G-run by UH Alum Dr. Akili Calhoun).

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