New Jersey Restricting Tackling During High School Football Practice

New Jersey Restricting Tackling During High School Football Practice


IT IS A GROUND BREAKING RULE CHANGE. NEW JERSEY IS SEVERELY RESTRICTING TACKLING DURING HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PRACTICE. “EYEWITNESS NEWS” REPORTER DAN KOOB JOINS US FROM CAMDEN HIGH SCHOOL WITH WHAT LED TO THIS HISTORIC RECOMMENDATION, DAN. REPORTER: UKEE AND JESSICA THAT IS RIGHT THIS POLICY GOES INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY AND AIMS AT SOLVING TWO SEPARATE THINGS: ONE KEEPING KIDS HEALTHY ON THE FIELD AND GETTING THEM TO COME BACK TO THE SPORT ALL TOGETHER. CAMDEN HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH DWAYNE SAVAGE WILL TO HAVE ADJUST HIS GAME PLAN. IT IS A GOOD ONE BECAUSE TAKING FAT BALL OUT WOULD BE A BIG PROBLEM. REPORTER: STATE SPORTS GOVERNING BODY ROLLED OUT REGULATIONS CUTTING OUT 75 MINUTES OF IN SEASON FULL CONTACT PRACTICE, FROM 90 TO 15 MINUTES. IS THIS GOOD FOR THE GAME. IT IS, NECESSARY BECAUSE THEY ARE DOING IT AT THE NFL LEVEL, IT HAS TO HAPPEN AT OUR LEVEL. WE HAVE DONE A LOT WITH THE EDUCATION WE HAVE GOT TO MAKE FOOTBALL SAFE. REPORTER: KEVIN CASH I, MEMBER OF THE, GROUP THAT INTRODUCED THE POLICY SAID THAT IS PLENTY OF TIME TO TEACH TACKLING THE CORRECT WAY THE MOVE BATTLES TWO FRONT, A 7 PERCENT DECREASE IN PARTICIPATION FROM A SEASON AGO ACCORDING TO THE NEW YORK TIMES AND TO MAKE THE GAME SAFER WHEN BRIGHT LIGHTS ARE NOT ON. OUR NUMBERS HAVE DECLINE A LITTLE BIT IN THE URBAN AREA, FOOTBALL IS LIKE A MECCA, WE DON’T HAVE THE LACROSSE WHERE SOME OF THE SUBURB HAVE LACROSSE THAT IS TAKING OVER FOOTBALL. FOR US IT IS STILL VERY VITAL SPORT. REPORTER: FULL CONTACT PRE SEASON PRACTICE THAT WERE PREVIOUSLY UNLIMITED HAVE NOW BEEN REDUCED TO JUST SIX HOURS THAT IS ENOUGH TACKLING TO THE GROUND TIME. THEN THERE IS SO MUCH MORE EDUCATION, DRILLS, BETTER WAYS TO KEEP TACKLING WITHOUT GAME LIVE. REPORTER: POLICY HAS GARNERED PRAISE, PLACE FROM SEVERAL NFL PLAYERS INCLUDING ARCHIE MANNING, WARREN MOON AND FORMER EAGLES HEAD COACH DICK VERMEIL. ALL THREE TWEETED THEIR SUPPORT.

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