Coaches find that less is more

By limiting hitting at practice, football could become a safer youth sport

Updated: August 11, 2013, 5:22 PM ET
By Scott Barboza | ESPNBoston.com

Jim Kelliher describes himself as an "old school" kind of guy.

His football coaching career at Abington High has spanned five decades, beginning as an assistant in 1971. Kelliher has more than 200 career wins and three Super Bowl titles to his résumé as a head coach. But that doesn't mean he's set in his ways.

In recent years, the Green Wave head coach has taken a closer look at the amount of contact drills he's implemented at practice. Kelliher was of ...

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