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Chuck Klausing
11-03-2008, 09:51 AM
Any suggestions to prevent injuries to coaches and players.
Chuck Klausing

Chuck Klausing
11-03-2008, 10:52 AM
One week ago a Veteran Coach Ab Detorre was hit by 3 tacklers and a ball carrier. He tried to back up to get out of the way.Sub players were in his way.He had both Tibula and Fibula crushed. His team was in the play-offs and lost the week after the injury. He was not able to coach and his team lost.There is too much like this. What can we do to prevent it.
Chuck Klausing

11-03-2008, 11:53 AM
If a guy is constantly not where he needs to be on the sideline then:
1) he needs to not dress out
2) if he is a needed sub then he needs to be punished the following week

Coach K

It's funny that you mentioned the coach getting hurt on the sideline- I was on the sideline for a D3 game (my Wesley at Salisbury) this weekend and there were 2 instances like this- first a camera-man got TRUCKED by a ref running up the sideline chasing a long run...it was a huge hit! Then down the other end of the field later in the game the team doctor (who is likely mid 60's to 70 yrs old) got taken out by a late hit out of bounds - and he was well beyond the restraining line behind the coaches box! Yikes! Luckily no one was hurt.

Chuck Klausing
11-04-2008, 10:08 AM
At a lot of fields there is not too much area from the side line to the fence.We seem to dress too many players as a reward for being on the team.The average size of a team at one time was 35.Coaching Staffs 2 or 3.1 mgr or trainer. There might not be enough room for present day games.
Chuck Klausing

11-05-2008, 11:31 PM
or you can use just about anyone with a big mouth..

We also have had success with getting a chunk of clothesline set it on the ground X number of yds off the sideline. if a kid gets caught across that line it is updowns FOR THE TEAM... next practice. After a a practice with updowns, they start to police themselves...