Reader Opinion: Safety in youth football


While I commend the makers of TackleBar and the Minnesota Vikings in their efforts to improve the safety of youth football, I also wonder if contact is necessary at the elementary school level. (It sounds like TackleBar could be beneficial for practice at the high school level.)

Considering Pierz does not have any organized tackle football program prior to junior high, I wonder if teaching contact and/or tackling at an early level is really necessary to build a competitive program.

Brenda Weber