Md. delegate proposes bill that bans tackle football for kids under 14

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ANNAPOLIS, MD. – A Maryland state delegate will introduce a bill to the Maryland General Assembly that bans tackle football for youth until they reach high school.

Delegate Terri Hill also proposes banning physical contact in soccer, hockey, and lacrosse for kids in elementary and middle school on public fields that are maintained with public funds.

The bill, which will be proposed to the House this week, would not ban full-contact sports in private leagues. However, the private league games can not be played on public fields.

It’s unclear what kind of reaction the legislation will receive.