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Players, Parents and Coaches Discuss Tackle Football

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In late January, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he would reject a proposed ban on tackle football for children under the age of 12 in California; though, he still acknowledged the dangers of the sport, according to ESPN.

However, you can always teach a player to tackle, said DJ Blas, Pepperdine senior and assistant football coach at Moorpark High School. While tackle football is a great sport, the player’s safety is important, Blas said.

“But, I mean, how much is a 10-year-old going to really understand playing tackle football,” Blas said. “So, you know, keeping them safe.