BEST TACKLING TECHNIQUES FOR YOUTH & HS FOOTBALL
A good concussion prevention program goes way beyond football helmets and protective equipment. We believe that in order to keep head injuries to a minimum, it is important to make sure that proper fundamentals are being taught and that the best methods of blocking & tackling are being adhered to.
Recent rule changes have had a positive effect as well as widespread adoption of USA Football’s “Heads Up Tackling” certifications for youth football coaches. We also find great value in the “Hawk Tackling” techniques being taught by Pete Carroll and his staff in Seattle.
As Authorized Distributors of XENITH Football equipment, we promote the ENLIGHTENED WARRIOR concept of injury prevention. Better head protection is just one component of a larger strategy that also includes emphasis on proper technique, rule enforcement and reducing exposures to risk. This also calls for proper injury recognition and management. By implementing the following rules, we can help keep players safe, healthy and strong.