Niagara Storm Archive

James Ryan
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Frank Trivieri is the President of the Niagara Storm youth football organization. In this interview, we discuss the origins of the Niagara Storm, the rapid growth that the organization has experienced over the past year, recent coaching changes, the need for improved player safety, skill development, funding options, upcoming events, and the NFL playoffs.
James Ryan
. . . . . “We are all faced with a series of great opportunities, brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” – Charles R. Swindoll As I stood there in the mist and the rain at tonight’s practice, it was evident that the Niagara Storm Junior Varsity players were all feeling good about themselves. They...
James Ryan
. . . . Atom Final Score: Niagara Storm 18, Port Dover Steelheads 0 “It’s quite evident to all Niagara Storm members and fans alike, that the placement of Kent Risko as Head Coach for the newly developed Atom division was a move in the right direction. With close to a half a century...
James Ryan
. . . . “How you gonna write about this James?” asked Niagara Storm President, Frank Trivieri. All I could do was shake my head. I’m not a spin-doctor, and the truth was almost too much to comprehend after such a long and emotional day. Two days later, and it’s still hard to put...
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. . . . This past weekend, marked my first ever attempt at reffing an Atom level football game (ages 9-10), and for the most part, I think I did okay, as at the very least, my priorities were definitely focused on player safety. At a developmental age, winning always takes a backseat to...
James Ryan
. . . . I’ve been coaching just long enough to know that players, parents, and even sometimes coaches, can all let their emotions get the better of them out there on the football field, especially if they’re not careful enough to control themselves, no matter how upset or angry they might be. Unfortunately,...
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. . . . Teamwork: “Coming together is the beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.” – Henry Ford One of the lessons from this past weekend’s game was pointed out by Niagara Storm Defensive Line Coach, Brian Hutchings, as he called each of the Junior Varsity team members together for a...
James Ryan
. . . . It’s been a long and event-filled off-season for the Niagara Storm youth football organization, as not only did they experience record-breaking growth, but the majority of players themselves have been training extremely hard, both indoors and out, since about mid-to-late January. They’re definitely ready for action. To quote Storm President,...
James Ryan
“Recently, the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) and the Ontario Minor Football League (OMFL) announced a partnership between the two leagues that will see the OVFL become the largest football league in Ontario.” Read the full article on Canada Football Chat here. I know a lot of people, especially in Niagara, are trying really...
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At last, the wait is over – the Niagara Storm Youth Football Organization has “officially” become one of the new proud members of the Ontario Football Conference (OFC). This is long-awaited and exciting news for the Storm, who in prior years competed in the Ontario Minor Football League (OMFL). It should be noted however,...
James Ryan
It’s been a very interesting event-filled off-season thus far for the Niagara Storm youth football organization and today was no exception, as the “Boys in Blue” proudly announced that Coach Brian “B.J.” Malott would be replacing Don Moses as the new Head Coach of the Senior Varsity football program. “I am proud, excited, and...
James Ryan
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. . . . “Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.”—Vince Lombardi via UCLA coach Henry Russell Sanders We all know that football is a game of winning. Any coach, player or fan who has in any way familiarized himself with the culture of American football over the past few decades has been bred...