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What do athletic trainers say about tackling techniques in football?

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association position on tackling techniques is that coaches should teach correct tackling techniques. Good teaching should start with young players and continue at all levels of football.

(This answer provided for NATA by the University of Alabama Athletic Training Education Program.)

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