I have a VERY important question from one of our listeners for today’s episode. How do you teach your players to use the helmet and/or facemask in blocking?
It’s interesting because this got me a little riled up. That may not take much, but this one is really important.
Not because I think the coaches that are teaching anything involving the helmet are bad coaches. But because we have to stop.
I used to teach hat & hands for defensive linemen. Getting the head across on the tackle. You know, all the old stuff.
When we teach blocking now, as with tackling, it’s about keeping the head out of contact. As much as possible, we’re trying to protect against head trauma.
Tall order in a violent sport. But we have to do everything we can to keep our players safe. And save the sport.
Listen to today’s episode to hear all about why you should never involve the helmet in your teaching, even if you can’t keep it completely out of the contact forever.