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Raiders helping Las Vegas coaches

Posted at 5:37 PM, Mar 02, 2019

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Raiders haven’t officially moved to the city but already invest in thecommunity.

The team collaborated with the Southern Nevada Football Coaches Association and USA Football provide coaches new insight on running more productive and efficient practices.

"Nobody is a master of everything. Everybody is learning," said Rich Muraco. He is the head coach at Liberty High School and member of SNFCA.

Middle school, high school and youth coaches traded the sidelines for some classroom and field time to learn effective approach contact among other plays and techniques.

"Just trying to pick more tools to put in your tool box just to make yourself a better coach which then translates to better players athletes on the field," said Coach Muraco.

Coach Muraco told 13 Action News the main priority is see less injured players during games.

"We've really put an emphasis on teaching safer tackling and blocking trying to get the head contact," said Muraco.

Former UNLV assistant Coach Brent Myers helped lead the clinic.

Currently, Myers is coaching at Weber State University.

"Teach technique and teach schemes that allows them to grow their coaching experience and coaching knowledge," said Weber.

The Raiders covered all clinic costs.

It allows allowed coaches to get training from USA Football specialists at no charge.

"We're also being trained on how to identify possible signs of concussions and head injuries," said Muraco.

The first-ever coaches clinic was held at Liberty High School Saturday morning for nearly 100 Southern Nevada Schools.