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Former Boise State football star holds clinic for high school players

Posted at 4:56 PM, Jun 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-28 00:21:51-04

BOISE, Idaho — COVID-19 has caused a lot of uncertainty regarding fall sports at both the collegiate and high school levels.

The Boise School District has suspended summer workouts in the wake of the recent coronavirus spike and a soon to be senior at Eagle high school told us they won't be doing any workouts this upcoming week.

So former Boise State safety Kekoa Nawahine hosted a clinic for high school kids from all over the treasure valley.

Nawahine just finished his career at Boise State, and this clinic is the Meridian native's way of giving back.

"I invite anybody to come and play obviously with the regulations with what stage we are in here in Idaho it has to be less than 50 people," said Nawahine. "But anybody willing to compete, that wants to get better and have a little bit of fun I love to work with anyone."

Eventually, Nawahine has plans of creating seven on seven tournaments, but that has been put on hold because of COVID-19, in the meantime, he put players through drills at Settlers Park in Meridian.

"It is pretty cool to be able to work with a great guy like Nawahine, he knows what he's doing, he knows how to work," said Brett Tommasini a soon to be senior at Eagle high school.

COVID-19 affected Nawahine as the former safety didn't get a chance to compete in any pro days, but he also feels for the players who are working hard right now but don't know if they will be able to play this fall.

"I can only imagine what it's like for these kids in their last year of high school," said Nawahine. "What is it going to look like if they don't play, what it will look like if they do play, a lot of that is out of our control to be honest so the reason I am putting these things together is what we can control is coming out and having fun."

If you are interested in joining one of these clinics, follow Nawahine's Twitter or Instagram because that's how he spreads the word to local players.COVID-19 has caused a lot of uncertainty regarding fall sports at both the collegiate and high school levels.

The Boise School District has suspended summer workouts in the wake of the recent coronavirus spike and a soon to be senior at Eagle high school told us they won't be doing any workouts this upcoming week.

So former Boise State safety Kekoa Nawahine hosted a clinic for high school kids from all over the treasure valley.

Nawahine just finished his career at Boise State, and this clinic is the Meridian native's way of giving back.

"I invite anybody to come and play obviously with the regulations with what stage we are in here in Idaho it has to be less than 50 people," said Nawahine. "But anybody willing to compete, that wants to get better and have a little bit of fun I love to work with anyone."

Eventually, Nawahine has plans of creating seven on seven tournaments, but that has been put on hold because of COVID-19, in the meantime, he put players through drills at Settlers Park in Meridian.

"It is pretty cool to be able to work with a great guy like Nawahine, he knows what he's doing, he knows how to work," said Brett Tommasini a soon to be senior at Eagle high school.
COVID-19 affected Nawahine as the former safety didn't get a chance to compete in any pro days, but he also feels for the players who are working hard right now but don't know if they will be able to play this fall.

"I can only imagine what it's like for these kids in their last year of high school," said Nawahine. "What is it going to look like if they don't play, what it will look like if they do play, a lot of that is out of our control to be honest so the reason I am putting these things together is what we can control is coming out and having fun."

If you are interested in joining one of these clinics, follow Nawahine's Twitter or Instagram because that's how he spreads the word to local players.COVID-19 has caused a lot of uncertainty regarding fall sports at both the collegiate and high school levels.