In February of 2018, a legislative measure AB 2108 (the Safe Youth Football Act- California) was created, but failed to be submitted to the committee for consideration because of the efforts of the Save Youth Football Coalition (Save Youth Football California). Heading into 2019, make no mistake, youth football is still under attack.
Why Youth Football Shouldn’t be Banned- Coach Rick Mantz How do you feel about the measure A3760 which would prohibit children under age 12 from participating in tackle football? I am concerned and disappointed.
Why Youth Football SHOULDN’T be Banned-Coach Marcus Borden How do you feel about the measure A3760 which would prohibit children under age 12 from participating in tackle football? First, I would like to say that politicians should limit their involvement in trying to pass legislation that affects parents making their own decisions regarding their child’s […]
Throughout my life I think I may have played every sport available in the midwest. From soccer, to wrestling, to tennis, to travel basketball, to rugby, to cross county I played, and loved everyone of them.
As a football coach it is critical to put your players in a position where they are 100% protected and can remain healthy throughout the season. Beyond equipping them with the proper padding a coach can help the players develop their body to prepare for the collisions that take place over the course of a […]
There has been much confusion on USA Football’s new rule changes set to be tested in 2017. Reputable online news organizations have given vague and misleading descriptions of what the test program is all about.
Top 10 Guide For Your Child’s Youth Football Success 10- The Right Gear – Youth football athletes need the right equipment for optimal play. Read product reviews for youth football cleats, gloves and other gear for insight.
I want to identify a topic that is vastly overlooked during an intense physical training program for youth athletes. This topic is something that many of us would equate with a miracle drug.
As the football season nears, you may be debating whether or not it is a wise decision to involve your child in tackle football. Do the risks outweigh the benefits?
If your child saw the 2016 Steelers vs. Bengals playoff game, sit him down and explain to him that what he saw was not football.
The film Concussion is based on the ‘true story’ of Dr. Bennett Omalu- a forensic pathologist who is said to have discovered important information about the dangers of playing professional football.
Tips for Preventing In-season Injuries- Youth Football Bumps and bruises are going to happen, it’s just a part of the game. So, for youth football players, how do we go about preventing injuries at football practice and at games?
For some youth football athletes, confidence and assertiveness is a natural part of their personalities, while others a good coach will bring it out of them. At this point in the football season, you are able to easily distinguish between two types of players- your aggressive athletes vs.
In the football world, August brings the heat in more ways than one. Heat illnesses are common, but certainly avoidable, in youth football.
Injuries happen at the most unexpected times and without question it is the most unfortunate part of youth sports. As coaches, parents and athletes, it is our duty to do all possible to prevent injuries.