Website Manager

Grand Valley Gridiron Club

News Detail


Apr, 2021

What is Rookie Tackle?

Rookie Tackle builds upon the skills gained in Non-Contact and Limited Contact football as part of a player pathway in alignment with the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee’s American Development Model (ADM). By playing Rookie Tackle, coaches and administrators are able to:

• Increase a team’s coach-to-player ratio
• Play and teach in an age-appropriate space
• Decrease the cognitive load on individual players
• Lessen the number of players on the field for more individual attention
• Focus on skill development
• Foster a fun, positive experience for young players

These are just some of the factors that allow coaches to dedicate greater attention to skill development, especially newly introduced skills of blocking, defeating blocks and tackling. A greater focus on teaching these aspects of the sport advances young players’ understanding and learning of foundational skills, helping them transition to 11-player tackle and regulation-sized fields at the next stage. Click Here to watch video


Grand Valley Gridiron Club

Orwell, Ohio 44076

Email: [email protected]

Copyright © 2024 Grand Valley Youth Football  |  Privacy Statement |  Terms Of Use |  License Agreement |  Children's Privacy Policy  Log In