- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 3133 KB
- Print Length: 200 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Redwood Publishing (2 August 2016)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01JKZJRL8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 35 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,672,571 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Tackling Dummies: Playing Amateur Football Smarter Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Bobby Vernon is an accomplished entrepreneur, having started, managed, and sold several companies. He received his MBA from Duke University and his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, where he played varsity football for the Hoyas. Between 2001 to 2015, Bobby founded and sold three financial insurance distribution businesses. He also co-founded ProcessMaker, Inc, an open source, business process management software company, where he still serves as a non-executive director.
Bobby currently coaches high school football in Miami, Florida, where he resides with his wife Lelis and their three amazing sons. Bobby is also a speaker and writer and remains active as both an investor and board member in the financial and technology industries.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
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He answers questions about tackling versus hitting, and how kids play should be different than what NFL teams do. There is even a section of photographs showing players how to stand and how to do drills more safely. The author is a former player and a coach himself. He really wants the game to be available to kids, but he wants it to be safer and more fun. But his methods won't work unless coaches and players accept it. I think everyone who has kids in the game, or kids who want to play, or is a coach or wants to be a coach should read this book.
As a mother I would want my kid to be safe in the most possible way. Even though my little one is too young for sports this is an eye opening to how tackling football is very dangerous for kids 12 an younger. This book informed the importance of tackling the right way, with diagrams and information to support why tackling to the head should not be done. It is interesting that rugby has more physical contact with tackles, but less injury due to tackling done the right way as informed in this book. This book also goes into details of the financial impact of how football brings in money for universities, yet the players get none of that other than a possible concussion. It also goes into details from what happens to the individual that has those injuries, with having performance-enhancing drugs, domestic violence, alcohol/drug abuse.
I would recommend this awesome book for anyone that wants to learn of how tackling football affects players and organizations. This book was a very interesting read.
I grew up in a town where the focus was adventure/individual sports, and team sports were something we did for fun only. I don't think we had enough kids in a single grade to field a football team, let alone the interest of all the boys and girls in the class. Suffice it to say, I never imagined growing up that I would marry into a football family with season tickets to an NFL team's games. The end result is that I have watched more football each year for the last 10 years, than I did in the prior 24 years combined. I also now have a young son, who is destined for some kind of contact sport, with all of the intensity that he puts into every action... and if my husband has his way, he'll be starting to play football soon.
Ultimately, I didn't understand some of the specifics of the drills, but I showed the images and discussed some of the items with my football-playing, football-loving husband, and it made a lot of sense to him. I appreciated Vernon likening his recommendations to rugby practices, because although I may not know the technical side of rugby either, I understand some of the key differences, and that rugby players tend to see less traumatic injury. Because of this, I really am glad I read the book... it will help me choose a program that is good developmentally, and will help our family choose a program that fits long term goals of health, wellness and fitness. I strongly recommend TACKLING DUMMIES for anyone with kids and an opinion on the game, certainly injuries are possible with anything - from playing football to walking down the street, and Vernon has great suggestions for improving the sport and it's safety.
How many professional NFL players have come forward publicly, decrying the damage that the game has done to their mental state? Former Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson took his own life in 2011 after having been an integral part of the 1985 Superbowl team, being a father...because his lifetime of football-related concussions drove him to. He urged his family, before taking his life to donate his brain to Boston University to research CTE, and it was confirmed he did in fact suffer from this.
So, reading this book further pushed my thoughts into a very informed and confident stance in advocating for our kids and their safety. Mr. Vernon is a very thorough and convincing speaker in this book, and his stance is honorable and persuasive, and I hope it persuades the appropriate people. If anyone can, he can.
I plan on recommending this book to all my friends--it spans all sports, really. Volleyball coach Corrine Atchinson can attest to this. I hope many people, not just parents, not just those involved in football, read this book. It's incredible and eye-opening. I loved every part of it.
The first being about the fundamentals of the game. How we teach our children to hit the other player as hard as they see on tv regardless of their health risk. He also goes on to explain that organized sports like football need more qualified and trained coaches. How most teams are taught by volunteer parents who really don’t have any knowledge of the sport and the health risk it causes for our children.
In the Second Part, Bobby emphasis the importance of teaching our little players that winning isn’t everything. That there has to be a winner and a loser to play a game. That we as parents forget the game is about having fun as well as learning the game. How parents and coaches invest so much in our child’s future career that sometimes that line is crossed. Resulting in bribes and money in exchange for talent. That we have taking the fun out of “amateur” sports. In conclusion I recommend this book to parents and coaches who are seeking suggestions in making their hometown sports teams safer and more realistic for their children.
I wish all coaches and parents and possible parents who want their children to play the game would read this book....have all fans read this book too. It's an easy read and could change the safety of the game tremendously!