KAPAA — There were no x’s and o’s Saturday at the Bryan Baptiste Memorial Sports Complex.
Instead, there were football players working with Rep 50 football camp coaches on hands-on lessons, including offensive and defensive lines, quarterbacks, pass receiving and defending, and more.
“This is the first time Rep 50 is coming to Kauai,” said Brad Hiranaka, the commissioner for Kauai Youth Football. “We put the word out to the schools. Kapaa and Kauai have some of their players out here. Waimea is tied up with fundraising so their players couldn’t come. I would estimate about 40 to 50 players.”
Hiranaka said the Kauai Police Activities League flag football games were also being played so those players were not able to capitalize on any of the hands-on football instruction.
“We have some really good coaches with Rep 50,” Hiranaka said. “We have some retired National Football League players, the quarterback coach who worked with Marcus Mariota, and a lot of coaches from high school and college.”
The morning session was set aside for the younger players including the K-PAL, Kauai Youth Football and Pop Warner programs. The afternoon session included players from the high schools.