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TackleBar Football is a safer approach to the game that preserves the tradition and spirit of the sport. Players wear traditional football equipment, plus a TackleBar harness that holds two foam bars across the lower back. The defender must track and engage with proper form tackling technique while wrapping the ball carrier and ripping a bar from the harness. With this approach, players stay on their feet rather than taking the ball carrier to the ground.

Why TackleBar Football?

Decreases injuries by reducing hits and high impact collisions
Teaches proper shoulder tackling technique
Ideal transition between flag football and tackle football
Increases participation

With current medical research recommending children wait until the age of 12 to begin playing tackle football*, TackleBar Football is an ideal transition between flag football and tackle football. TackleBar Football works to eliminate the big hits and the high impact collisions. TackleBar Football is increasing youth participation numbers by easing parent fears and making the game accessible and fun for kids of all ages and sizes.
* Boston University, September 2017

tacklebar on white background

tacklebar on white background

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