Originally Posted by hoekd0250
ok this is a terrible idea. The way we teach our high school kids is to break down at about 2yds away with there hands back like there reaching for a gun in the holster then exploding them forward up there back grabbing cloth and driving with there inside foot splitting the ball carrier. We then teach them to place there facemask on the ball bc it keeps there head up and makes them drop there hips to drive through the ball carrier so if u remove the facemask this eliminates this teaching point making tackling worse.
My suggestion was more tongue-in-cheek than anything. You're preaching to the choir with "holster, punch" though, because that's the exact same way we taught our kids in form tackling drills haha.
You cannot deny, though, that guys would think twice before launch themselves face first at people if you took that cage protecting their face away.