Playing Amateur Football SMARTER
IS AMERICAN FOOTBALL SAFE ENOUGH FOR OUR KIDS TO PLAY?
Did you know that not all concussions are the same?
Can playing flag football actually improve your tackling skills?
Are there better alternatives to Big Time college football?
Is a professional football career in the NFL worth it?
This book answers these difficult questions and many more. Written by a successful businessman, father, and high school coach with nearly twenty years of experience playing and coaching football, Tackling Dummies provides both an objective and insider’s look at the game, shining a clear and sometimes uncomfortable light on the key problems with the sport and culture of amateur football. Both technical and common sense solutions are provided in a simple and easy-to-understand way, which will help all players and coaches perform better, play safer, and have more fun.
With real and often hilarious football stories told from the author’s perspective, descriptions and photos of safer and more effective tackling techniques, recommended alternatives to early youth football, suggested changes to the rules of the game, and honest insights into college and NFL “careers”, this book is a must-have for any football fan, player, coach, or parent. Learn more…
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“Awesome book! Coach Vernon’s love for the game and for players of all ages comes through on every page. Football has to become safer. Tackling Dummies suggests solutions that can reduce the force and frequency of head impacts, improve the game and make it more fun for kids while preserving its essence.”
“Tackling Dummies is a must-read for anyone who wants youth and high school football to be safer, yet just as exciting.”
“Parents who question football’s safety must read Tackling Dummies. As a neurosurgeon who has treated concussions received by football players at all levels for nearly twenty years, I have never read such an enjoyable, yet technically proficient book about football and how to play safer. It’s a fantastic read!”
“Coach Vernon does a great job of analyzing the entire world of amateur football from the youth level to major college. It is obvious that he has done the research and his analysis of the current state of the sport is spot on. This is a book that every parent and coach, at every level should read.”
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