Youth Football Camp with Harbaugh today in Ann Arbor

Submitted by StephenRKass on May 21st, 2016 at 6:21 PM

Jim Harbaugh hosted a football camp for 2nd through 7th graders in Washtenaw county earlier today. His goal was to teach the kids 2 to 3 things, and to focus on how safe football is. Warning:  this is from the Freep.

LINK: Harbaugh tells campers, "Football's never been safer than it is now"

Money quotes for those who want to avoid a Freep link:

Don’t know of any other sport that requires toughness, courage, discipline, being on time, teaching youngsters to be a part of a team,” Harbaugh said. “So many good things come from being on a football team.
There’s a lot of people attacking football these days, talking about it being too rough of a sport or too tough. I feel like there’s a real prejudice against football at all levels. But there’s just a misconception about football. ... Football’s never been safer than it is now with the rule changes and technique changes.

Comments

Mattavious

May 22nd, 2016 at 11:57 AM ^

Are we proud of this?  The guy is CLEARLY recruiting 2nd graders since you can already see who will cut it by then and who won’t.  Not a fan of these shady recruiting tactics.

Sextus Empiricus

May 22nd, 2016 at 1:11 PM ^

You can't argue that.  It will more than likely only get safer.  Hopefully these kids will appreciate that.  Harbaugh pushes the envelope as usual.

Is there a better ambassador for the game?  I think not.