The HFT progression naturally increases the tackle coming out of the dip phase, ripping-the-arms-up-through-the-opponent phase, and shooting-hips
phase; taking the head up and out of the tackle. The contact at the point of attack is the
breastplate, shoulder tip to shoulder tip. The traditional wrap tackler his or her head at the first
point of contact (Heck, Clarke, Peterson, Torg & Weis, 2004).
In conclusion, evidence suggests that HFT reduces the incidence of self-directed helmet-first impact, reducing the likelihood of
concussion and other related head, neck and spinal cord injury in the game of football
(Freudenrich, 2012; Meaney & Smith, 2011).
In 1997, Bobby Hosea the father, was no different from any other parent. While coaching his 12 year old son’s first tackle football team, he was worried his son and his teammates might suffer a serious head injury tackling incorrectly. So Coach Bobby Hosea invented the “Dip-N-Rip-Sticks” WORDS TO PLAY BY 12-Step Tackle Progression (“Hosea-Method”) to teach his young football players how to keep...