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Kind of dumb, takes away contact until the week of first game, basically, and eliminates two-a-days.
What are these kids going to experience if they can make it to the next level. I think this hurts them in more ways than one more so than it is going to be beneficial for safety.
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That's ridiculous. Particularly in football, players' bodies need to be acclimated to contact. And with delaying contact to such an extent, now the coaches face an impossible balance of getting enough contact in before the first game versus wearing their players down in the days leading up to the opener.
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There maybe more injuries in that 1st game now that they won't be used to proper forms. And can see teams making kids come to an extra practice on the Saturday (heck, Sunday too if you have Bear Bryant).
Understand the rationale for eliminating 2 a days but why not just eliminate non contact practices for the 2nd ones. They can still do drills, walk through plays, break down videos or heck conditioning indoors.
Reads like the weather was a driving force behind this stupidity. What happens when the weather you're expecting, doesn't come?
Or what happens when it's 97 degrees at kickoff of the season opener, and your players aren't prepared for it?
When does Iowa allow contact in peewee football? Back in the day, it was flag football until 7th grade. Here in Ohio, tackle football begins in 3rd grade.
I believe I started playing in 4th grade, and I think it starts younger than that
I'm personally not a big fan of kids playing tackle football before seventh grade. In such a physical sport, you need quality coaching in order to play, and there really isn't much quality coaching at the youth level.
I don't disagree with that, when I think back to the "coaches" in the league my younger brother and I played in before middle school, they were just dads, most of which were too fat to even bend over and show a proper 3 point stance
Yeah, I think that's a typical situation at that level. I'm not at all bashing those coaches, because they're obviously voluntarily giving up their free time to help those kids. But all in all, I think the negatives outweigh the positives at that level.
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