Youth Football Coaches Must Make Changes to Practice

“That sounded like pillows crashing!  Do it again!” That was a common refrain from one of my youth football coaches during one-on-one tackling drills.  Although the drills varied by name (Oklahoma, Bull in the Ring, etc.) and by details, the basic rules were the same - the ball carrier ran straight ahead into the defender, who would […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Pop Warner Limits Contact in Practice to Avoid Concussions From Kurt Warner to Tom Brady Sr., there has been a lot of recent talk concerning whether kids should play football in light of the dangers posed by concussions. In response to these concerns, the Pop Warner youth football organization has implemented new rules limiting contact in practice, according to the […]