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Do we need to take tackling out of youth football?

May 8, 2018


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Jacob Goble
May 15, 2018

Yes, ma’am. Absolutely. We teach shoulder tackling, hands and shoulder blocking, and take great pains to get the head out of ALL our football techniques. The risk is worth the reward.

I’v never had a player get a concussion in practice or a game. However, I’ve had lots of players get concussions and other injuries on the playground at school or the trampoline at home.

Thank you for the great article. Parents and kids need to ask themselves the question about risk vs reward for any sport or activity they take part in.

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