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PSFCA has partnered with the American Cancer Society for the first annual "Score for a Cure" charitable fundraising program. Participating teams across the state will be given online fundraising campaigns where your fans can donate for every touchdown you score during the month of September.
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We simply play the games, score TDs and raise money for a great cause!
USA Football is launching a “Thanks Coach” football promotion. We are looking to celebrate and honor those football coaches that make contributions both on and off the field. We all understand that being a great coach is not always about the Xs and Os but about building relationships, being committed, continuing to learn and enriching the life of a student-athlete through the game of football is what differentiates a good coach from a great one.
We have been capturing amazing stories from HS players, NFL players, former coaches and more about the ONE coach that made a difference in their lives and it’s truly inspiring. These coaches often only get recognized for their wins and we want to celebrate them for the intangible benefits they bring to their athletes that make them better people.
Any school, player, parent, coach can nominate a coach online at www.usafootbal.com/thankscoach. The nomination period is open now through September.
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1. PSFCA is the professional organization representing specifically football coaches and football interests
2. All PSFCA Members will receive a membership card used for PSFCA Events and a Discount Card courtesy of The Funding Zone with many bargains that can be used in your area.
3. Membership is required for any coach to be eligible to coach in the Big 33 or East‐West all‐star games.
4. Membership makes coaches eligible for recognition under the Honor Our Own program for Years of Service, Years as a Head Coach, Number of Wins, and Coach of the Year awards both District and State.
5. Membership is required in order for players from the coach’s school to be considered for selection to play in Big 33 and East‐West games.
6. Members get individual and staff discount rates for the PSFCA Kick‐Off Clinic.
7. Periodic newsletters and bulletins keep members up to date on rules changes as well as changes and policies of the PIAA.
8. Children of members are eligible for one of the PSFCA scholarships awarded only to children of active members of PSFCA.
9. Coach complimentary tickets for Penn State, Pitt and Temple require the coach to be a member of the state association.
11. Members will receive access to Hotel Discounts through HotelStorm.
Heads Up Football High School – endorsed by the
As the sport’s most comprehensive high school player safety program in the nation, we endorse USA Football’s Heads Up Football High School program. Student-athlete safety is our No. 1 priority and Heads Up Football High School empowers coaches to make a difference and help make the game better and safer for our student-athletes.
The Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association (PSFCA) has endorsed USA Football’s Heads Up Football High School® program for the betterment of it member coaches and their student-athletes. Including the PSFCA, a total of 26 state high school athletic associations and coaches associations support the USA Football program.
USA Football, the sport’s national governing body and a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, trains more high school and youth football coaches combined than any organization in the United States.
In preparation for the 2016 football season, the PSFCA recommends each of its 4,000 members to enroll for USA Football’s nationally endorsed Heads Up Football High School training and coursework.
Created and administered by USA Football, Heads Up Football High School establishes important standards rooted in the best available science and is supported by the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, among others.
More than 1,100 high school football programs nationwide enrolled in Heads Up Football High School in 2015.
“The health and safety of Pennsylvania’s student-athletes is our top priority,” said Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association Executive Director GARRY CATHELL. “Implementing USA Football’s Heads Up Football program will provide our coaches with the education and resources to best teach the sport, ultimately making the game better and safer for our student-athletes.”
Heads Up Football High School is a comprehensive approach to teach and play the No. 1 participatory sport of high school boys. The program teaches blocking and shoulder-emphasized tackling techniques designed to reduce helmet contact and improve skill development as well as all-sport-relevant topics including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concussion recognition and response; sudden cardiac arrest protocols; hydration and heat preparedness; and instruction on proper helmet and shoulder pad fitting.
Coaches enrolled in the USA Football program complete hands-on, in-person training as well as the Heads Up Football High School certification course developed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and USA Football. USA Football is an education partner of the NFHS.
Education Components of Heads Up Football High School:
· Concussion Recognition and Response
· Heat Preparedness and Hydration
· Sudden Cardiac Arrest
· Proper Equipment Fitting
· Heads Up Tackling
· Heads Up Blocking
“This is an important commitment by the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association for its members and student-athletes,” USA Football CEO SCOTT HALLENBECK said. “Coaches are teachers. This empowers them to establish an exciting new standard across the state, raising the bar for fun and positive football experiences with lasting fitness, academic and social benefits.”
State high school associations and coaches associations that support USA Football’s Heads Up Football High School program for the good of their student-athletes:
Alabama High School Athletic Association
Minnesota Football Coaches Association
Alaska School Activities Association
Mississippi High School Activities Association
Arizona Interscholastic Association
Nebraska Coaches Association
Arkansas Football Coaches Association
North Carolina Football Coaches Association
California Interscholastic Federation
Oregon Coaches Association
Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association
Oregon School Activities Association
Hawaii High School Athletic Association
Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Assoc.
Idaho High School Activities Association
South Carolina Football Coaches Association
Indiana Football Coaches Association
Vermont Principals Association
Indiana High School Athletic Association
Virginia High School League
Louisiana High School Athletic Association
Louisiana High School Coaches Association
Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Assoc.
Northern Virginia Football Coaches Association
Michigan High School Football Coaches Assoc.
Washington Interscholastic Activities Association
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April 16, 2016 — The Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association (PSFCA) in conjunction with the Big 33 Classic, has released its annual listing of top high school football prospects for the class of 2017. This list of 105 student athletes who are rising seniors from across the state, compiled for the sixth straight year, represents a cooperative effort on the part of representatives from PSFCA — district directors, coaches and other functions of the association. It is the only list of its kind to be compiled exclusively by high school coaches.
“This year’s list reflects balance in every position, reinforcing that Pennsylvania consistently turns out quality student athletes who are solid college prospects,” said PSFCA member and Philadelphia area coach Mark Schmidt. “We look forward to seeing them excel both on and off the field in the coming year.”
|First Name||Last Name||School||Position||Height||Weight|
|Levi||Becker||Erie McDowell High School||QB||6’3″||200|
|Lance||Blass||Crestwood High School||QB/Athlete||6’1″||205|
|Nasir||Boykin||Imhotep Institute Charter High School||QB||6’1″||192|
|Grant||Brenaman||Cedar Cliff High School||QB||6’1″||195|
|Bryan||Downey||Lancaster Catholic High School||Athlete||5’11”||180|
|Luke||Emgee||Fleetwood High School||QB/DB||6’1″||188|
|Rob||King||Father Judge High School||QB/Athlete||6’1″||180|
|Brycen||Mussina||Montoursville High School||QB||6’3″||190|
|Grayson||Sallade||Manheim Township High School||QB/DB||5’10”||175|
|Collin||Smith||Ligonier Valley High School||QB||6’1″||196|
|Reece||Udinsky||North Penn High School||QB||6’4″||180|
|Jacob||Watts||Scranton High School||QB/Athlete||6’2″||235|
|Darius||Wise||Beaver Area High School||Athlete||5’10”||175|
|Joe||Young||Bethlehem Freedom High School||QB/DB||6’3″||200|
|Journey||Brown||Meadville High School||RB/DB||5’11”||185|
|Charles||Carr||Hickory High School||RB||5’9″||195|
|Evan||Chadbourn||Bishop Guilfoyle High School||RB/DB||5’11”||180|
|Solomon||Gross||Warren Area High School||RB/LB||6’2″||235|
|Sean||Judge||Wyoming Valley West High School||RB/DB||5’8″||165|
|Amir||Lewis||Imhotep Institute Charter High School||RB||5’9″||180|
|Syaire||Madden||LaSalle College High School||RB||5’10”||205|
|Dwayne||Murray||Steel Valley High School||RB||5’10”||185|
|Trael||Seegares||Susquehanna Township High School||RB/LB||5’11’||198|
|D’Andre||Swift||St. Joseph Prep||RB||5’10”||205|
|Devon Allen||Szymczak||Erie McDowell High School||RB/DB||6’0″||189|
|Ross||Stebbins||Williamsport Area High School||RB/LB||5’10”||225|
|Bill||Williams||Camp Hill High School||RB/DB||5’6″||175|
|Dajone||Averett||West Catholic Prep High School||DB||6’3″||200|
|Amadou||Barry||West Catholic Prep High School||WR/DB||5’10”||170|
|Aamir||Brown||Imhotep Institute Charter High School||WR||5’9″||179|
|Kevin||Brown||Plum High School||DB||5’11”||180|
|Mike||Crawford||Imhotep Institute Charter High School||DB||6’0″||188|
|Devin||Evans||Susquehanna Township High School||DB||5’10”||195|
|Paris||Ford||Steel Valley High School||WR||6’2″||185|
|Noah||Hamlin||Clairton High School||WR||6’0″||170|
|Foday||Jalloh||Wilson Westlawn High School||WR/LB||6’2″||200|
|Jeremy||Jennings||Downingtown East High School||DB||5’11”||170|
|Ricky||Johns||North Penn High School||WR/DB||6’3″||180|
|Kalen||Keathley||Athens High School||WR/DB||6’0″||185|
|Kade||Kubicki||Manheim Township High School||WR||6’2″||185|
|Ryan||Lezzer||Clearfield High School||WR/DB||6’1″||180|
|Trysten||McDonald||Cedar Cliff High School||WR/DB||6’2″||202|
|Bryan||Neal||Susquehanna Township High School||WR/DB||5’10”||188|
|Kenny||Robinson||University Prep High School||DB||6’2″||205|
|Darian||Street||Bethlehem Liberty High School||WR/DB||6’3″||180|
|Jalen||Szymczak||Erie McDowell High School||WR/DB||6’2″||177|
|Dan||Trimbur||South Fayette High School||WR||6’3″||195|
|Alex||Wade||Manheim Township High School||WR/DB||5’11”||185|
|Lamont||Wade||Clairton High School||DB||5’10”||185|
|Mark||Webb||Archbishop Wood High School||WR||6’3″||200|
|Joel||Whitteker||North Penn/Mansfield High School||WR/DB||6’0″||175|
|Noah||Woods||State College High School||WR||6’0″||165|
|Bryon||Williams||Erie Strong Vincent High School||WR/DB||6’2″||190|
|Jack||Young||Mt. Lebanon High School||WR||6’2″||185|
|Zane||Zandier||Thomas Jefferson High School||DB||6’3″||203|
|Luke||Frederick||Bishop Guilfoyle High School||TE/DE||6’3″||215|
|Donovan||Jeeter||Beaver Falls High School||DE||6’5″||270|
|Parker||Jones||Wellsboro Area High School||TE/DE||6’5″||225|
|Connor||Kerstetter||Blue Mountain High School||TE/LB||6’3″||215|
|Will||Kiely||Downingtown East High School||TE/DE||6’3″||250|
|Micah||Parsons||Central Dauphin High School||DE/WR||6’3″||240|
|Ricky||Poillon||Lancaster Catholic High School||TE/DE||6’5″||235|
|Tyler||Sears||Neshannock High School||TE||6’5″||245|
|Griffin||Sestili||North Allegheny High School||TE||6’3″||245|
|Alex||Twiford||Wilson Westlawn High School||TE||6’3″||230|
|Nick||Argento||Red Lion Area High School||OL/DL||6’3″||305|
|Gavin||Barclay||York Suburban High School||OL/DL||6’6″||282|
|Mason||Cholewa||Montour High School||DL||6’6″||260|
|Rayquan||Crowder||Beaver Falls High School||DL||6’3″||280|
|Jaohne||Duggan||Bethlehem Liberty High School||DL/TE||6’3″||260|
|Michael||Farrell||Dallas High School||OL/DL||6’2″||280|
|Kieran||Firment||West Allegheny High School||OL||6’4″||280|
|James||Gmiter||Bethel Park High School||OL/DL||6’4″||290|
|Curtis||Harper||McKeesport High School||DL||6’2″||290|
|Shaun||Hastings||Cedar Cliff High School||OL/DE||6’3″||265|
|Kurt||Hinish||Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School||DL||6’3″||270|
|Logan||Hivner||Abington Heights High School||DL||6’0″||235|
|Gabe||Houy||Upper St. Clair High School||OL||6’6″||280|
|Josh||Lugg||North Allegheny High School||OL||6’6″||290|
|Brady||Maxwell||Cocalico High School||OL/DL||5’11”||250|
|Alex||Minford||South Fayette High School||OL||6’2″||280|
|Raunya||Mitchell||Susquehanna Township High School||OL/DL||6’4″||280|
|Carson||Picheco||Erie McDowell High School||OL/DL||6’3″||268|
|Kyle||Pierce||Berwick High School||OL/DL||6’0″||270|
|Zachary||Rode||Wallenpaupack High School||OL/DL||6’3″||300|
|Conner||Rutan||South Williamsport High School||OL/DL||6’1″||298|
|Ryan||Solt||James M. Coughlin High School||OL/DL||6’3″||290|
|Will||Swope||State College High School||OL||6’6″||270|
|CJ||Thorpe||Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School||DL||6’4″||300|
|Khalique||Washington||Lebanon High School||OL/DL||6’5″||285|
|David||Adams||Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School||LB||6’2″||230|
|Amin||Black||Imhotep Institute Charter High School||LB||5’11”||224|
|Max||Chizmar||Mars High School||LB||6’2″||225|
|Antoine||Cook||McKeesport High School||OLB||6’3″||215|
|Pete||Haffner||State College High School||LB/RB||6’0″||215|
|Brady||Hornbaker||Bethlehem Freedom High School||LB/TE||6’0″||225|
|Andrew||Irwin||Bishop Guilfoyle High School||LB/RB||6’2″||215|
|Major||Jordon||North Schuykill High School||LB/RB||6’1″||210|
|Mike||Kalyan||Schuykill Haven High School||LB/RB||5’10”||210|
|Matt||Kalyan||Schuykill Haven High School||LB/RB||5’10”||215|
|Josiah||Quigley||Cumberland Valley High School||LB/RB||6’2″||205|
|Rick||Squires||Penn Hills High School||OLB||6’1″||200|
|Marcus||Wilson||Berks Catholic High School||LB/RB||5’11”||220|
|Colin||McCreary||Abington Heights High School||K/P||6’1″||185|
Five coaches were named into the 2016 induction class of the PSFCA Hall of Fame.
Scott Heinauer - Mars High School
Nick Donato - North Pocono & Scranton Prep High Schools
Phil Kauffman - Cocalico High School
Greg Botta - Franklin Regional High School
Mike Zmijanac - Aliquippa High School
The Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association is proud to announce the initial team roster including coaching staffs for the 15th Annual PSFCA East/West All Star game. The game will be played Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2:00PM at Cupples Stadium on the South side of Pittsburgh.
The head coach of the West will be Rick Murphy from Brashear High School and the East head coach will be Rick Pennypacker from Pottsgrove High School.
Both teams practice on April 17th and April 24th. The East team will practice at Dowingtown High School and the West team will practice at Cupples Stadium. The final practice for both teams will be April 30th at the game site. Tickets for the game are $8.00 and will only be on sale on game day starting at 12:30pm.
See preliminary rosters attached. A final roster release will be sent the week of April 20, 2016.
PSFCA East / West Game Director
(Myerstown, PA) – The Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association (PSFCA) is proud to provide a new nonprofit service designed to assist families in being properly educated about the athletic collegiate recruiting process http://www.psfca.mobi/links.
The Recruiting Education Foundation Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit venture, is now providing the PSFCA with recruiting webinars for high school student-athletes and their families in the state of Pennsylvania. The webinar is available at no cost, and can be accessed on the links page of the PSFCA at http://www.psfca.mobi/links.
PSFCA is happy to provide this informational program to our student-athletes and their families at no cost. We highly encourage anyone who has aspirations of playing sports in college to watch this webinar. It is an outstanding first step in properly educating parents and students about the recruiting process.
The PSFCA recruiting webinar addresses these and other recruiting topics:
§ Three rules of being a parent
§ Scholarship myths and facts
§ NAIA and JUCO education
§ Scholarships, do they differ?
§ The Name Game
§ Negotiate/Cooperative Education
§ Dangers of social networking/cell phones/Saving for College
§ National Letter of Intent
§ NCAA/NAIA Eligibility Centers
§ Recruiting Services
§ NCAA core course requirements
In addition, an in-service “HS Staff” webinar for counselors and coaches is being made available for viewing also at no cost. Access to the in-service webinar can also be found at the bottom of the PSFCA home page at http://www.psfca.mobi/links This 50 minute service will greatly assist counselors and coaches with their continuing education on NCAA/NAIA/JUCO eligibility and recruiting matters.
Contact: Mark Evans 717-866-7447
Recruiting Education Foundation 813-398-1060
Baldwin HS and University of Pittsburgh graduate, Dave Wannstedt will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 PSFCA Clinic held in State College 2/11-13/2016. coach Wannstedt's resume includes heac coaching stints at his alma mater, Pitt, as well as the Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins.
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