Slide tackling = a send off in the adult co-ed league I play .
Any additional discussion of that league will be posted under the other
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Larry Huey" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 9:32 AM
Subject: Re: Slide tackling
> In a message dated 9/11/2006 8:15:57 P.M. Central Standard Time,
> [log in to unmask] writes:
> Has anyone seen or heard of any slide tackling restrictions on youth
> I'm wondering if the coach saw it in a different area of the country.
> Many local N TX Associations don't allow sliding tackles at U8 and
> One, they don't know how; Two, they don't know when to execute them and
> parents get upset when it starts.
> First sliding tackle is a warning; Second (by same player) gets a trip to
> the coach and held out for the rest of the quarter; Third, he gets to wait
> next week. No cards. I've never seen one go to strike three.
> Certainly bends a few laws but makes everyone happier at this age where
> neither coaches nor parents (nor youth referees) can distinguish a great
> tackle from a deliberate trip.
> Sliding tackles are however allowed in tournaments at this age under the
> general N TX tournament rules.
> Larry Huey
> Grapevine, TX