USA Football Player Safety Clinic

The Buffalo Bills and USA Football held a “Player Safety Clinic” at ECC South Campus on June 14, 2014, to educate local area youth football coaches in teaching their coaching staffs, parents and players the “HeadsUp” football protocols including: proper tackling techniques; concussion recognition and awareness and monitoring for heat related illnesses.

In attendance representing the Niagara Erie Youth Sports Association (NEYSA) and their member organizations – Grand Island, Tonawanda Football Clinic (TFC), Niagara Falls Junior, Niagara Wheatfield, Lewiston Porter, Wilson and Pendleton Athletic Booster Association (PABA), were Player Safety Coaches that were nominated by their member organizations. The full day course was presented by USA Football master trainers and Mark Kelso, former Buffalo Bill and USA Football Ambassador.

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PSC Clinic

Front Row: Ted Barrientus – Lewiston Porter; Ron Cirrito – Niagara Falls Jr.; Mark Kelso – USA Football Ambassador; Bill Ploetz – Niagara Wheatfield; John Lloyd – Niagara Wheatfield; Jim Cashatt – Niagara Wheatfield; Chris Gallivan – TFC; Mike Braddell – TFC.

Second Row: Jeff Davis – PABA; Todd Glynn – PABA; Tom Wrate – PABA; Bill Casale – Niagara Falls Jr.; Mark Ziegler – Niagara Wheatfield.

Top Row: Jack Hodge – PABA; Peter Fox – Wilson; David Archer – Grand Island; Shawn Licht – TFC; Ray Turpin – PABA