Coaches we’ve been saying that the game is under attack for years, and it’s never been so evident than it is now with the laws certain states like California, Maryland, Illinois, and New York are attempting to put in place. As coaches, we’ve seen what football can do for a young man, and it is our duty to protect that for generations to come! Think we are blowing this out of proportion? Look at the tweets of California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez and Assembly Member Kevin McCarty who want to pass legislation to make it illegal to play tackle football until a certain age.
Among the parenting decisions the state regulates: if your child is in a car or booster seat, gets a vaccine, wears a helmet, smokes a cigarette, drinks alcohol, gets a tattoo, goes to school, buys a gun, gambles.
I’m ok with adding plays tackle football to the list.
— Lorena (@LorenaSGonzalez) February 9, 2018
Youth flag football v. youth tackle football?
Proud to join @bennetomalu9168, Asm. @LorenaAD80, @drewbrees, and John Madden in advocacy for limiting tackle football for kids until after they enter high school.https://t.co/1zM6iT4gLr
— Asm. Kevin McCarty (@AsmKevinMcCarty) February 10, 2018
It is times like these, more than ever, that we must come together as a football coaching community, and stand up for the game that has made us into the men we are today. We are trying to do our part at RTP to build a community of Football Coaches that love the game, the players, and the lessons football has taught and is continuing to teach us in life.
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