Stay on two feet while learning the finer points of blocking, defeating blocks and tackling through Limited Contact. A progression of skills and reduction in contact are centerpieces of this path to play.
In the Football Development Model, Limited Contact is the second step in the Game Category progression and features two Game Types called Rookie Limited Contact™ and Senior Limited Contact™.
Limited Contact is a great way to introduce contact football skills without going to the ground. Some athletes start in flag before advancing to Limited Contact, while others start here prior to proceeding to full contact. The goal is to develop young players' skills and keep the sport fun.
Rookie Limited Contact introduces athletes to contact slowly, focusing on proper skill development. Fewer players and a smaller field ensure the game isn't overwhelming but is still lots of fun. This Game Type slowly adds contact and builds great skills.
Senior Limited Contact continues to get athletes ready for contact with a few more variables like a larger field and more players. Through Senior Limited Contact, athletes experience the traditions of the game and develop skills with less contact.
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A discussion on growing your programs at both the youth and high school level through Limited Contact with coach Tom Flood and USA Football's Andy Ryland.
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