On April 22, 2017 at the Starpoint High School Auditorium and Gymnasium in Lockport, New York, USA Football Master Trainers Ken Stoldt and Chad Bartoszek along with USA Football East Regional Manager Aaron Hill and NFL Offensive Line Coach legend Jim “Mouse” McNally were the keynote presenters at NEYSA’s 1st annual Coach’s Clinic. Coach McNally kicked off the interactive session teaching the coaches in attendance about offensive line run and pass blocking techniques. After his presentation, Mr. Stoldt and Bartoszek took the coaches to the Starpoint High School gymnasium and demonstrated the new Heads Up Football (HUF) Shoulder Tackling protocols with the coaches participating in a series of drills.
Over ninety (90) coaches and Player Safety Coaches were in attendance from NEYSA and from the Niagara Orleans Football Association (NOFA).
New equipment from Shadowman Sports (the Shadowman Junior) and Fisher Athletics (Tackle Wheel) were on display and used throughout the hands-on demonstrations.
WGRZ, Channel 2’s Jeff Preval was present to report on the drills and the new techniques.
His report is below: