Registration Open for ‘Special Forces’ Football Camp/Clinic

April 27, 2017, 9:00 AM HST
* Updated April 27, 9:05 AM
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The Big Island Sports Academy (BISA), a community-based nonprofit organization, will offer a “Special Forces” football training camp and clinic June 8 to 11.

The camp is open to boys and girls, ages 12 to 18, and will be led by a team of outstanding coaches and former NFL and collegiate team players.

Coach Paul Alsbury, former punter for the NFL New England Patriots, has been part of five college All Americans and numerous high school and all-state performers in Texas. He is also a successful character development leader.

Sergio Castillo is an NFL and CFL place kicker and punter described as having a “passion for teaching.” Castillo is a motivational speaker and promises the camp/clinic experience to be “life altering.” He was a first team All American and won the Fred Mitchell Award for best kicker in the nation in 2013

Haskell Buff, a special team coach, will also staff the clinic. He most recently served as the defensive coordinator and special team coach for Texas A&M University, Kingsville.


BISA is led by Bill Trumbo, former Athletic Director at Konawaena High School and the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. The camp and clinic is supported by a grant from the County of Hawaiʻi Department of Parks and Recreation and hosted by the Konawaena High School Football Program.


Registration and check in will be on Thursday, June 8, at 5:30 p.m. The first session begins at 6 p.m. with an orientation session and organizational meeting. Those interested are encouraged to register early.

Early registration costs $125 and comes with a “Special Forces” BISA t-shirt, free drawings, auction items, event insurance and informational handbook. Registration on the day of the event is $150.

Download the Special Forces Application to register, or for more information contact Bill Trumbo or call BISA’s office at (808) 322-9419.


Proceeds will benefit BIIF high school football and BISA, as well as participants who qualify for performance scholarships on Hawaiʻi Island. BISA accepts donations and sponsorships to support its nonprofit mission of engaging local youth in sports activities.


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