For decades, we’ve been teaching our kids to start playing tackle football earlier, hit harder, practice longer, and play like the pros. What if our current thinking about football coaching and culture was all wrong?
Pee Wee League players are getting paid to play football. Football conditioning is a year-round endeavor. Our kids are sustaining traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s) before they reach high school. And, worst of all, many young football players are sacrificing everything to make it into the NFL history books…an almost impossible goal that isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. No wonder they’re not having any fun anymore.
So how do we fix it?
Written by a successful businessman, father, and high school coach with nearly twenty years of experience playing and coaching this game, Tackling Dummies offers both an objective and insiders look at the game and identifies key problems with the sport and culture of amateur football. Both technical and common sense solutions are provided in an easy to understand and often hilarious way which will help every player, coach, and parent get the most from the game.
With real football stories from a number of amateur fields at all levels, concussion treatment and prevention protocols, descriptions and photos of safer and more effective tackling techniques, football tactics, and honest insights into college and NFL “careers”, this book is a must-have for any football fan, player, coach, or parent.