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Northbrook Coach Responds To Head Injury Bill

Glenbrook North's head football coach, Bob Pieper, attended a public forum on Monday hosted by Rep. Carol Sente, voicing his concern over a bill the state representative proposed to limit tackling during football practices.

Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, may have reconsidered her thoughts on high school football practices after a forum Monday at Vernon Hills High School on football head injuries.

The state representative adjusted her proposed legislation to allow tackling during more than one practice per week, based on conversations she had with football experts and coaches, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Glenbrook North's head football coach, Bob Pieper, spoke at Monday's forum, saying, "this bill would put players at greater risk on Friday nights,” the Chicago Tribune reports.

Northbrook-based neurologist, . 

According to the Daily Chronicle, Robbins discussed evidence that kids who start playing football before they're 10, could endure up to 4,000 blows to the head by the time they're 18

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CFC February 27, 2013 at 03:54 PM
Here's a suggestion, don't start playing football until High School. The number of kids, programs and coaches would be far more manageable to ensure the proper techniques and training regimines are in place.
CFC February 27, 2013 at 03:58 PM
Further, with all of the issues in Springfield is this really the most important issue for Ms. Sente to focus on? More of the nanny state diversion tactics. This type of legislation ssumes parents have no concern for thier kids or are not equipped to deal with this decision! Parents are far more involved than ever and they have the ability to protect their kids.
Meshephelous February 27, 2013 at 05:48 PM
A woman who has never played football should not be legislating football.
Cole Pierce March 19, 2013 at 11:34 PM
Let the kids play. Let Mom cook dinner. No harm, no foul.

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