Enhance youth and scholastic football athlete protections while enhancing skill development.
Levels of Contact
More opportunities for athlete development. Less risk of helmet-to-helmet contact.
Gradually increasing intensity levels introduce young athletes to blocking, defeating blocks and tackling drills that make it easier for them to master essential football skills.
Levels of Contact allows coaches to plan effective practices through a step-by-step approach to teaching the fundamentals — so players can build skills and gain confidence in limited full contact environments.
LEVELS OF CONTACT
Player runs a drill unopposed without contact
Drill is run with a bag or against another soft contact surface
Drill is run at assigned speed until the moment of contact
One player is pre-determined the winner by the coach
Contact remains above the waist and players stay on their feet
CONTROL TO GROUND Contact:
Drill is run at an assigned speed non-competitive speed until the moment of contact
One player is pre-determined as the winner
Players are allowed to take their opponent to the ground in a controlled manner
Drill is run at a competitive speed through the moment of contact
There is not pre-determined "winner"
Contact is above the waist
Players stay on their feet and a quick whistle ends the drill
Drill is run at a competitive speed in game like conditions