Tackling in Practice: Could it be safer? News by: Jeff Eberle Posted: May 9, 2016 / 11:00 PM CDT / Updated: May 9, 2016 / 11:00 PM CDT Six years ago, Dartmouth football eliminated players tackling other players in practice. After the policy was implemented, the injury rate plummeted. Could high schools in west Texas use a similar philosophy? Three local coaches voice their takes.