Coach mentions changing our time worn ways of doing things. I have a study in place to help discover if some of our “time worn ways” can be adjusted to help make the game safer. Read more and please contribute here: https://coachgrabowski.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/concussion-study-coaches-please-send-your-video/
I never wanted to be one of those “old” coaches that was always saying…
“Well, back in my day we….. “ , fill in the blank.
But, the game HAS changed. Recent rule changes, and discussions at all levels from Pop Warner to the NFL regarding contact, concussions, and practice restrictions have made it necessary for coaches to adapt. Outcomes of pending lawsuits in the NFL regarding concussions and head injuries will trickle down to all levels of play. I am not saying these discussions and rule changes are bad, but as coaches we may need to change some of our “time worn” ways of doing things.
To all of us, the safety of our players is paramount. Most of us took the “head” out of our tackling vernacular years ago. We must continue to teach safe tackling. But, here is the rub… the
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