No-Pads Football League Starting to Pick Up Steam
The A7FL, American 7’s Professional Spring Football League, is picking up steam.
The league (http://www.a7fl.com/), which begins Saturday, features 7 on 7, full-contact play without helmets and shoulder pads. It plays up the fact that the sport is quicker and safer because of the lack of pads and helmets.
A forbes contributor recently wrote about it, claiming it is safer because there are “no pads or helmets being worn with the idea, supported by research, that concussions will be reduced because of the elimination of helmet-to-helmet contact. No punts or kickoffs are held, also to promote safety.”
For the full article, visit: http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidlariviere/2015/03/13/safety-first-football-league-to-launch-season-next-saturday/