Safety and Protection at Football Practice



We’ve seen a terrible, terrible tragedy in our midst recently. As the tragedy played out Friday, I came to one conclusion. At previous coaching stops, I would be totally unprepared if something like what happened at Sandy Hook took place at practice.

I, as a coach, will always be asking what the plan is from now on if I am not informed. Whether I need to go to the head coach or the athletic director.

This could just as easily happen (if not easier, with our football practices being outside) at practice. I encourage you and your staff to reflect upon this issue. Begin the conversation if it’s not already happened. Have a plan.

Curtis Peterson