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March 20, 2018

Atavus Sports chosen to provide tackling certification to Texas football coaches

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) and the Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) have worked collaboratively to take an unprecedented step forward to make football a safer sport. In October 2017, the UIL Legislative Council pass...

March 2, 2018

Illinois House committee advances tackle football ban

An Illinois House committee on Thursday advanced a bill that would ban tackle football statewide for children under the age of 12. The bill now heads to the full House, where legislators will debate and vote on the measure. The Mental Health Commi...

February 22, 2018

NFL Draft invites high school coaches of players in attendance

College football players who accept an invitation to this year's NFL Draft can bring along their high school coaches, NFL.com's Gil Brandt reported Thursday. The NFL will pay all expenses for high school coaches who make the trip. The draft kicks ...

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 ...

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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...