It is a coaches job to teach the safe fundamentals that allow players to be successful. The yoga ball is just another way that we can teach our athletes in a safe environment while limiting the potential for injury.
One of the biggest topics in football coaching right now is finding ways to decrease contact in practice. With public concerns about concussions increasing it is important that football coaches look at effective ways to minimize contact and collisions in practice. Beyond limiting parent concerns, it will also decrease the chances of a potential injury (not just concussions but all injuries) while at the same time keeping the players fresh and prepared to compete on game day.
How You Can Use Yoga Balls to Practice Tackling
These changes have hit defensive coaches especially hard. The truth is that it is very difficult to practice tackling without making contact with another player.