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Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:26 am

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Postby BDN » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:27 am

Bangor football tries a grass-roots reboot through Junior Rams program

BANGOR, Maine — The early evening was borderline crisp for mid-August as a couple dozen helmeted youngsters worked on football drills at Cameron Stadium.

Passing, catching and running with the ball, the repetitions were meant to provide familiarity as the kids anticipated their coming season representing the Queen City in the Eastern Maine Youth Football League.

But most of all, for coaches and young players alike, the primary goal in this instance was just to have fun.

Welcome to the Bangor Junior Rams, the city’s newly branded youth football program.

http://bangordailynews.com/2017/09/01/s ... s-program/
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Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:49 am

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Youth teams (5th & 6th) there is no practice tonight or Monday. Enjoy the long weekend with your families.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:08 am

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Thornton Academy freshman football opens the 2017 campaign with a 34-8 victory over Massabesic at Hill Stadium this afternoon.
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Postby Village Soup » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:24 am

MIDCOAST ATHLETICS
FTF splits doubleheader against Oceanside

ROCKLAND — The fifth season season of the Coastal Youth Football League opened Saturday, Sept. 2 and included a doubleheader of the junior varsity and varsity squads for Five Town Football going up against Oceanside at Rockland District Middle School.

The visiting Jammers prevailed in the JV contest 35-19 while debuting new game jerseys. Fortunes were reversed in the varsity game as Oceanside's sturdy line play helped towards a 29-8 victory.

Pictures of the games can be found on the Five Town Football Facebook page.

http://www.penbaypilot.com/article/ftf- ... side/91462
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Postby TADuckBoats » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:57 am

Just to keep miked up to date the TA JVs beat Scar 39-8 the TA frosh beat Massabesic 34-8 the Saco 8th graders beat BE 18-0 and the 7th grade beat BE 36-0. Looks like we better keep those TA Duckboats tuned-up for the foreseeable future!
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Postby Speed » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:45 pm

TA has the best " program " in Maine....bar none....they should have even more gold to show than they do...I think in future years the trophies will grow in number...very solid program in every respect....
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Postby PPH » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:51 am

Tackle football before age 12 linked to mood, behavior problems
A study by Boston University shows that even non-concussive hits can harm developing brains.

...“Between the ages of 10 and 12, there is this period of incredible development of the brain,” Dr. Robert Stern, who co-authored the study, told The Washington Post. “It makes sense that children whose brains are rapidly developing should not be hitting their heads over and over.”

Participation in tackle football among 6- to 12-year-old boys has dropped 20 percent since 2009, according to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association. Meanwhile, flag football has seen an increase of 225,000 youth players nationwide since 2014, the Post reported. Data on youth football participation in Maine is not available.

Paul McCarthy, 47, the president of Windham Youth Football, said he’s often wondered why tackle football starts so young. McCarthy said it’s probably a matter of competition. If one town has tackle football for second-graders then other towns feel the need to follow suit.

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/09/19/t ... -problems/
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Postby augie » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:53 am

These studies are going to be a BIG problem for football in the future. We are already seeing very noticeable declining numbers here at our local level.
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Postby voiceofreason » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:18 am

No matter the subject, whenever a study claims something, there is also a study or information that claims the opposite. I played from 7th grade through college at Maine, would have continued to play after college if given the chance, would have played younger if it existed in my town. My kids play, and I would do it all over again in a heart beat.

Here is an interesting article written by a neurosurgeon that offers an argument based in facts.

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/im-brain-scientist-let-son-play-football-135727314.html
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