Dave Reardon writes about the inaugural June Jones American Samoa Football Academy, which is being held in Pago Pago from June 26th to the 29th, and will include a mix of Hawaii and SMU coaches.
The UH coaches are Greg McMackin, Alex Gerke, Nick Rolovich, Brian Smith and Craig Stutzmann. The SMU coaches are Jones, Dennis McKnight, Wes Suan, Jeff Reinebold and Frank Gansz.
The June Jones Foundation is sponsoring the academy, as well as $2,000 college football scholarships that will go to five of the expected 550 participants, foundation director Kevin Kaplan said.
Current and former NFL players Jesse Sapolu, Maa Tanuvasa, Mel Purcell, Reagan Mauia, Paul Soliai and Leo Goeas are also scheduled to appear. More information can be found on the JJ Foundation website.
In the month of July, Hawaii Speed and Quickness will hold three separate football camps on the UH grass practice field. A keiki instructional camp for ages 5-12 will be held July 12 and 13. The Hawaii Football Skills Camp for ages 13 and up will be held July 15-18. And the Hawaii Big Man Camp will be held July 21-23.
In fact UH will be hosting a variety of camps for a variety of other sports. Check out the camp info page on the Hawaiiathletics.com site. Be there!