College football coaches from around the country will be at the University of Hawaii’s Ching Complex for the GPA College Showcase football camp.
The camp runs June 10-12 and is for student-athletes who will be in high school this fall along with recent graduates who are junior college prospects.
Four practices will be held with helmets and shoulder pads, and an educational compliance seminar will be held.
Coaches from Division I Football Bowl Subdivision and Football Championship Subdivision along with coaches from Division II, D-II, NAIA and junior colleges will be there as instructors.
Early registration, with a cost of $199, has ended. The late cost of $225 is available if registering before June 8. The walkup signup cost will be $250 if slots are still available.
A specialist camp for kickers, punters, snappers and holders is also planned for June 12 for $65. Former UH punter Mat McBriar and punter/place-kicker Eric Hannum will be among the teachers at the specialist camp.
As Wednesday, 425 student-athletes have registered and only 75 slots are available, according to organizers.
Coaches are expected from Arizona, Arizona State, BYU, Cal, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Oregon State, UNLV, USC, Utah, Washington, Washington State, Dartmouth, Yale, Portland State, Azusa Pacific, Fort Lewis, Western New Mexico, Hastings and West Liberty, among others.
Student-athletes can register at gpafootball.com.
Former University of Hawaii assistant Rich Miano and strength and conditioning coach Chad Ikei run Gridiron Performance Academy.
According to Miano, there were no college coaches and 130 participants at GPA’s first camp in 2013. The numbers increased to 30 college coaches and 281 players in 2014 and then to 83/419 last year.