As 3rd and 4th graders, playing in the NFL is far off if at all possible.
"We are teaching them the fundamentals now, so when they get to the
upper levels they aren't starting from scratch. They're learning the
blocking and tackling and how to do it correctly now as 8 and 9 year
olds, rather than 11 and 12," CJFL Player Safety Coach, Jeremy Taylor said.
According to NY Times, USA Football says from 2010 to 2015, nearly a
million 6 to 14 years old kids have quit playing football, but the
Casper Junior Football League is growing.
"We had asked if he wanted to play flag football and he wasn't
interested at all. It's kind of nice to find the league where they are
actually letting them play tackle at such a young age and teaching them
how to do it right," Enrique Alcaraz
With help from CDC Heads Up program back by the NFL, kids are instructed the right way to hit.
"It's cool because I like tackling," Grayden Bailey said.
"We hit dummies, we practice hitting, we practice running the ball," Jerred Smith said.