REDUCING NEEDLESS INJURY
IN ADOLESCENT FOOTBALL....
ENDORSED BY PROGRESSIVE MINDS FROM FOOTBALL AND MEDICAL SCIENCE....
DR. ROBERT CANTU
Practice Like Pros, founded February, 2013, is a national movement to reduce needless injury in adolescent football. Our primary activity is a traveling clinic which shows youth and high school coaches – not tells them, shows them on video – how NFL and college teams practice with less contact.
We’ve presented this clinic to more than 10,000 coaches and administrators from 40 states and testified before Congress. Our gratification during these clinics is watching coaches’ faces melt from skepticism to consideration to acceptance.
We bridge the great divide from medical science to athletic administration to coaching. Rather than a top-down approach, we've instead gone directly to coaches, talked football with them, shared our expertise at no cost, won their respect, then asked them to collaborate with us on contact reduction to improve the game they/we love so dearly.
In the past two years, several state coaches associations have endorsed our recommendations for limited practice contact and asked their governing bodies to adopt. So our education program has now become a campaign to change regulatory policy across the country.
On February 13, 2019, New Jersey became the first state to adopt Practice Like Pros' recommendation of these limits on full-contact practice:
No full contact in spring/summer,
6 hours total including scrimmage(s) in pre-season,
15 minutes per week in regular- and post-season.
On May 2, 2019, Connecticut became the second state to embrace Practice Like Pros' philosophy.
On May 6, 2019, Michigan became the third.
FOR THE TEAM!!
Thank you for considering a donation to Practice Like Pros.
For all of us who love the game, player safety is suddenly the foremost issue. And there is no level of the game that demands more urgent attention than high school football, played by one million American boys.
Practice Like Pros is an opportunity to make a difference, to engage in a movement bigger than our individual selves.
Practice Like Pros, Inc., is incorporated in Connecticut and registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charity, EN # 46-2994162. As such, your donation is 100% tax-deductible.
Practice Like Pros
P.O. Box 1066
Weston, Connecticut 06883