Kick Your Way to the National Football League
Maui County Department of Parks & Recreation News Release
Young pro football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when the Maui County Dept. of Parks & Recreation hosts an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition on Aug. 27 at the Kaunakakai ball park at 9 a.m. The competition is free and open to boys and girls ages 6-15. For competition information, call Kaunakakai gym staff at 553-5141 or 553-5819. Entry forms are available online at NFLyouthfootball.com or from the Kaunakakai gym.
The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick football competition allows youngsters to showcase their talents in punting, passing and kicking with scores based on distance and accuracy. Age classification is as of Dec. 31 of the current year.
The top finishers from each of 10 age groups at the local competition will advance to a sectional competition. The winner at the sectional competition will have their scores compared with other sectional champions; the top four scorers from the pool of sectional champions advance to the San Diego Chargers Team Championship, to be held at a future determined date.
Age-group champions at this level will be declared NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Champions. The top four finishers in the boys’ and girls’ divisions within each age bracket from the pool of all Team Champions will qualify for the National Finals at an NFL playoff game in January.
A number of NFL players have competed in NFL Punt, Pass and Kick, including top former and current NFL quarterbacks such as Dan Marino and Brett Farve.