Source: Tackling Dummies Smarter

Bobby Vernon, a coach at Miami Palmetto High (Fla.), authored the best-selling book titled Tackling Dummies: Playing Amateur Football Smarter.

He also produces a series of football tackling drills, Tackling Dummies, which promotes “Heads Out” tackling and combines rugby style tackling and American football. Vernon’s tackling philosophy offers solutions to some of the sport’s safety concerns surrounding concussions.

Last year, the Miami Herald published an article about Vernon’s tackling techniques and the success he has had in improving defensive performance while at the same time reducing the number of concussions from over a dozen each year from 2011 to 2014 to zero in 2016.

Here’s Part IV of the Tackling Dummies series.

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