Warriors to host free football clinic at UH Hilo

Warriors to host free football clinic at UH Hilo
HILO, Hawai`i–University of Hawai`i football coach Nick Rolovich is bringing Warrior football to the Big Island this Friday (June 15), hosting a clinic at the University of Hawai`i Hilo.

The one-day event will be held on campus, on the outfield of the Vulcan Baseball Complex. A big man camp for offensive and defensive lineman will run in the morning, from 10:30 to 12:30, with a skills session to follow in the afternoon for quarterbacks, wide receivers, and running backs, 2-4 p.m.. The clinic will be open to incoming high school freshmen through seniors.

The event is free. The entire Warrior coaching staff will be on hand to run the sessions.

“We are really proud and excited to collaborate with Coach Rolovich and UH Manoa for this event,” said UH Hilo athletic director Patrick Guillen. “With all that the people of our great island have suffered through lately, we hope that this will serve as a morale builder for our community. The youth of these effected areas and their families could use a much needed distraction, and we hope that they are able to join us on Friday.”

Acknowledging the impact of the Kilauea eruption, the NCAA has approved UH Manoa's request to host the clinic at UH Hilo. NCAA rules restrict a Division I school to only holding football camps for high school players on its own campus.

“Because UH Hilo is a sister school, we asked if we could have it there because of the volcano,” Rolovich told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. “They approved it.”

For more information, call the UH Hilo athletic department at 808-932-7168.

(photo courtesy of UH Manoa sports information department)