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Local coach opposes bill not allowing kids to play football until they reach certain age

February 5, 2017
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Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. COLONIE, NY (NEWS10) – The big game now just a day away, kids across the country will tune in to watch their favorite players hit the field. But if one New York lawmaker gets his way, some kids won’t be able to play football until they’re a certain age. Saturday at the Village of Colonie Rec Center, Coach Andy Faragon was showing kids the ropes. “Well, it’s very important that you teach the kids the techniques especially with tackling and keeping their heads out of harm’s way as much as possible,” said Coach Faragon. It’s the first day of football clinics, today the focus on tackling. Many of the players are in Pop Warner. “I’ve loved football since I was a little kid, ever since I watched the first NFL game,” said Pop Warner player...

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