NOFA safety coaches attend training

Contributed Story Posted 12 June 2016 at 12:00 am

Contributed Photo – Some of the NOFA Player Safety Coaches who took part in Saturday’s USA Football annual training included, in front from left, Brian Mruczek Batavia, Chris Wolcott Tri Town and Phil Munger Oakfield Elba.  In back,  DJ Moore Albion, Geno Allport NOFA and Brian Payne Medina.

A dozen local Niagara Orleans Football Association (NOFA) player safety coaches took part in the annual USA Football training program on Saturday at the AdPro Field House, home of the Buffalo Bills.

USA Football Master Trainers Ken Stoldt and Rob Currin trained close to 100 coaches from all over WNY, Rochester and Northern PA including the 12 NOFA Player Safety Coaches.

Each organization has their own PSC to bring back to all their coaches and parents the Heads Up Tackling and Blocking technics.   As well as information on Concussions, Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Heat Preparedness/Hydration.

Special guest speaker Ed Reed, new Assistant DB coach.

“The Buffalo Bills and USA Football are going above and beyond on getting the training and information to coaches, parents and players,” said Geno Allport, NOFA player safety director.

NOFA requires that every coach before approved to be on the field is USA Football certified.  The upcoming season will start practice on July 25th. Contact your league to sign up Allport at 585-705-0354.