The Hawaii Gridiron League announces tryout #2 for its 2016 season Sunday January 24th 2016 at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki Hawaii from 12:00-4:00pm.
The HGL is just months away from the Kickoff of our 2016 Season and teams are in search of players to fill some valuable roster spots. Each team will have their coaches and owners in attendance that will be there to evaluate talent based on your overall ability to play the game of football. Because we are a development league no player will be turned away and will be found a roster spot on a team. Tryouts are used to not only find players but also get to know them and determine how we can improve their performance and overall football skills.
This season we have some great things we are in the process of completing including teams from Maui and the Big Island joining the HGL. We are also in discussions to have our games played in Aloha Stadium. The HGL is also pleased to announce our partnership with the READ Foundation and their commitment to bring our Huddle Program to life as well as forge some much needed business relationships necessary to grow and sustain the mission of the Hawaii Gridiron League.
On Sunday January 24th Tryout Participants can expect the following:
12:00pm Check In and Registration begins (Registration Fee for all players attending the tryouts is $25.00 which will be applied to your $100 Player fee due immediately once you officially join a team. Participants can pay their registration fee in advance online by CLICKING HERE or onsite by using a Credit/Debit Card, Cashiers Check or Money Order).
12:30pm Introduction of HGL Staff, Team Owners and Coaches (we’ll also cover any expected season kickoff, team practice locations, dates and times, rule changes, players questions/ concerns and any additional important announcements)
12:45pm On-Field Stretching and Warm Ups
1:00pm Speed Testing (Participants will be testing on how fast they can run a 40 yard dash. This is a grass surface so be prepared to wear the appropriate footwear[cleats]. Each participants will have the opportunity to run 2 – 40’s and maybe an additional in the case of a slip or interest of a league or team representative).
1:45pm Change of Direction (Participants will be tested on their ability to complete what’s termed as the Pro Agility / Shuttle Drill. Proper footwear is important in this drill because of your need to change direction with speed and efficiency. Participants will be allowed to have two shuttle runs, one starting in each direction).
2:15pm Position Breakdown (Participants based on the primary position they select to play will be broken down into groups based on that position’s skillset. Coaches will lead position specific drills and explain to participants what is expected of them in the next stage of the tryouts).
2:45pm 1 on 1’s (Offensive Players versus Defensive Player displaying their ability to beat one another. WR’s vs DB’s, RB & TE’s vs LB & SS/FS and OL vs DL. This is a non contact drill so nothing is live contact. Display your football skills in a controlled manner).
3:05pm 7 on 7 ( Offense versus defense as the O looks to execute it’s plays against the secondary and linebackers of the D. Once again this is not a contact drill so no contact will be tolerated).
Location: Kapiolani Park
Park is located at the end of Waikiki at the foot of Diamond Head
For any additional questions please contact our headquarters by dialing 808-218-4060 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.