TackleBar Football consists of a harness worn around the torso with two foam bars attached at the back. A ball carrier is downed by tearing off one of the foam TackleBars. The TackleBar Football system has been strategically designed to teach proper defensive fundamentals. The bar location requires defense to play with their head-up and eyes on the ball carrier at all times.
This 3rd/4th grade division is a 9-player partial contact game on an 80 yard field. At this level, players are introduced to the Heads UP Football, helmet and shoulder pads and a Wrap and Tip football technique. Wrap and Rip is the technique for engaging and downing a ball carrier by removing a bar. This technique has been developed in harmony with the latest safety recommendations for shoulder tackling, which calls for the tackler to keep his/her head to the side, away from the impact of the tackle.
Players will compete in the Metro East Tacklebar League. Practices will be held on M/W and some Thursdays with games TBD on Saturdays. Heat acclimation practice will begin on 8/1