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February 9, 2018

Calif. fourth state to consider minimum age for tackle football

A pair of California lawmakers have introduced a bill that would set a minimum age for kids to participate in tackle football. California is the fourth state this year to consider such legislation, joining Maryland, Illinois and New York. Californ...


February 8, 2018

NFHS approves rule changes for high school football

High school football players found with missing or improperly worn equipment while on the field will be removed from the game for at least one down, unless the improper equipment is attributed to a foul by the opponent. This revision in Rule 1-5-5...


February 2, 2018

Poll: Half of parents would discourage kids from football

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that nearly half of parents would discourage their kids from playing football due to concussion concerns. The same poll was conducted in 2014, when 37% of parents said they would steer their kids away ...


February 2, 2018

Georgia bill would require replay in high school football playoffs

A proposal by Georgia lawmakers would require that instant replay be used in high school football playoff and championship games to correct missed calls by referees. [caption id="attachment_16017" align="alignright" width="263"] Photo: Brian Canto...


January 30, 2018

Tracking Football: 96% of Super Bowl players were multi-sport athletes

A staggering 96 percent of the players participating in this weekend's Super Bowl played multiple sports in high school, according to an analysis from TrackingFootball.com. The scouting service released its breakdown Tuesday, showing that 102 of t...


January 25, 2018

Cultivating a team identity

For four years as a player and another six as a coach at Rutgers University, “play all nine innings” was a consistent theme under our hall of fame head coach, Fred Hill. It wouldn’t be until years later, when I had my own clubs as a minor leagu...


January 24, 2018

N.Y. bill aims to ban tackle football for children under 12

A New York lawmaker says he will reintroduce legislation this week that seeks to ban tackle football statewide for children under the age of 12. According to The New York Times, state assemblyman Michael Benedetto, who sponsors the bill, faces lo...


January 24, 2018

USA Football announces partnership with Focus 3

INDIANAPOLIS — USA Football has partnered with industry leader Focus 3 to offer a leadership system to support high school football programs. The new program offers coaches a multifaceted training approach to install leadership and culture-buildi...


January 17, 2018

Calif. to examine new restrictions on full-contact football practices

California this spring could cut in half the amount of time high school football coaches can run full-contact practices. As it stands, the state's football teams are allowed to conduct full-contact practices two days per week with no more than...


January 11, 2018

Scott Frost named Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant Coach of the Year

HOUSTON — Coach Scott Frost took home the title of the college football Coach of the Year at the American Heart Association's 32nd annual Paul "Bear" Bryant Awards presented by Marathon Oil Corporation Wednesday. [caption id="attachment_25473"...