Skip to comments.Ivy League Moves to Eliminate Tackling at Football Practices
Posted on 03/03/2016 1:15:49 PM PST by PROCON
Ivy League football coaches have decided to take the extraordinary step of eliminating all full-contact hitting from practices during the regular season, the most aggressive measure yet to combat growing concerns about brain trauma and other injuries in the sport.
The move could influence how other football programs, from the youth level to the professionals, try to mitigate the physical toll of football, which has been played on Ivy League campuses since the 19th century.
The eight Ivy League coaches unanimously approved the measure last week. Their decision is expected to be adopted formally once it is affirmed by the leagues athletic directors, policy committee and university presidents. The new rule would be in addition to the Ivy Leagues existing limits on the amount of full contact in practice during the spring and preseason, which are among the most stringent in collegiate football.
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Pardon the interruption on ESPN and around the horn Could be heard cheering from miles away.
I’m not a football fan, but it seems to me that you have to practice tackling and escaping tackles to really get good at it.
Therefore, this seems like a stupid idea. See my tagline
College touch football. Or will they insist upon flag football? Imagine the NFL recruits that come out of that scenario.
Football is for p*ssies.
Real men watch and play hockey.
In the Army we always said you train like you fight.
I’m pretty sure the same applies here.
Well, there goes the current Ivy League domination of the SEC...
“I can’t go over the middle and catch this pass! I’ve got a chemistry mid-term!” “I can’t tackle-I’m going to be a surgeon.”
Something tells me South Park. Did a episode, on something like this. Am I right?
This make’s as much sense as Airborne military avoiding jump injuries by no longer staging training drops. Wait until is for real.
Or when we were getting tossed around by 10 foot waves and the B-BOX hollers “This is a drill....all hands man your battle stations.” An adventure in bouncing of vertical steel.
Why don’t they just drop football and switch to badminton?
If that's so, how come there aren't calls to get rid of hockey because it's too dangerous. Besides, football requires intelligence.
[Besides, football requires intelligence.]
I seriously hope you are kidding...
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