How to teach my child how to tackle?
Tackling can be scary. It can be scary for the child attempting the tackle, and it can be scary for the parent in the stand watching their kid throw their body in the way of a player considerably bigger than them and running at full speed. Here at Tackle Smart, we understand that natural fear […]
Choosing a Football Camp or Clinic this Summer
Summer is a time for camps of all kinds. From church camp to space camp to boot camp, there is always something going on to throw your kid into. Football camps and clinics are always popular. Any chance for your kid to refine their skills out of season and return in the fall as a […]
First year of tackle football – The essential guide
The first year of tackle football can be daunting. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be that way. This guide will step you through everything that you – and your child – need to know to make that first year of tackle football fun, easy, and painless. Whether they are stepping up from flag football (recommended) […]
How much tackle practice should I be doing as a coach?
One of the hot topic questions when it comes to youth tackle football is how much tackle practice kids should be doing. We see news stories and research that an increase in tackle sessions – and an increase in contact – is what leads to concussion and traumatic brain injury. However, without the right football […]