Albion camp kicks off youth football season
The local youth gridiron season kicked off this week with the holding of the 5th annual Albion Football Camp on Monday and Tuesday evenings at Bullard Park.
Over 100 youngsters took part in the program which put the emphasis on player safety.
Coaches from Albion and Holley taught USA Football Heads Up drills, which stress proper blocking and tackling techniques, as well as the basic fundamentals of offense and defense.
The camp’s activities included competitions of speed, throwing and tire flip.
Monday’s opening session had guest speakers Albion High varsity football Coach Gary Parisi and former Buffalo Bills and current USA Football Ambassador Joe Bock.
On Tuesday, Albion High Cheer Director Amber Boyer spoke to the cheerleaders.
Regular practice sessions for the area’s Niagara Orleans Football Association (NOFA) teams begin next week with the opening games scheduled for August 15.