Rookie Tackle is a modified game to introduce tackle football to youth players. Designed by USA Football, the Rookie Tackle model is part of the Youth Football Player Development Pathway, which serves as a bridge game from flag to traditional 11-player tackle football.
Unlike traditional 11-player tackle, all players will have the opportunity to learn and play multiple positions. A 7-on-7 format allows for higher coach-to-player ratio leading to advanced player skill development. Another noticeable difference is the smaller field (40 x 35 1/3) to fit the right age, right stage of the player.
During the season, Rookie Tackle players from each conference were spotlighted as the Cleveland Browns Rookie Tackle Player of The Week. The league directors selected the player of the week from their conference. The individual was highlighted on our website and social media platform, for their outstanding work on the field, in the classroom, in the community, and overall being a great kid.
Kevin Stefanski on Rookie Tackle
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