LOVE OF THE GAME
IT IS A FOOTBALL RULES VIOLATION TO INITIATE CONTACT WITH ANY PART OF THE HELMET OR FACE MASK TO BLOCK, TACKLE OR
RUN OVER AN OPPONENT.
VIOLATING THIS RULE CAN RESULT IN INJURY OF THE...
BRAIN - NECK - SPINE
"I never thought it would happen to me!"
Please click photos to view their stories.
- Clif Weston -
- Joe Jackson -
Head first tackles changed the lives
of these two High School Football Players...
The X-ray of Weston's injury shows the metal plates
and screws that had to be inserted into his vertebrae.
Darryl Webb, Tribune
TACKLING WITH THE HEAD, IS THE PRIM
CAUSE OF CATASTROPHIC INJURIES
Coaches, Players and Parents be aware of the following terms, tackling techniques and others like them that causes players to initiate contact with their head.
"Bite the ball"
"Ear hole Em"
"Lay some Hat"
"Knowledge and Training are the best protection from
Head, Neck and Spinal Cord injuries!"
- Coach Bobby Hosea -
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