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NOV 2, 2016 TEACHING FOOTBALL THE RIGHT WAY (Audio)

+++In recent years the game of football has fallen under more scrutiny, as player safety becomes more prominent at every level of the game. The evolution of athletes, equipment, and safer techniques are at the forefront of making the game safer as a whole. Safety becomes even more important at the youth level, and the head coach of the Ste. Genevieve Impact 5th and 6th grade team says it starts with keeping your head out of the play…

 

+++The Impact went a step further by purchasing state of the art equipment for the teams…

 

+++Schmidt says with the new equipment, kids are safer in pads than they may be on the playground…

 

+++Inside the game of football are more life lessons than one can count, and many of those lessons start when athletes are just beginning to play football. Schmidt says every year you see young kids develop friendships that will last a lifetime…

 

+++Schmidt adds to that point saying at the youth level the kids learn to play hard, learning what effort is all about…

 

+++Schmidt’s Ste. Genevieve Impact team finished the season as the champions of the youth league. Currently, more athletes play football in the America as compared to any other sport.

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