7 ON 7's

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    7 ON 7's

    There have been a lot of discussions about the activities at 7 on 7's recently. For those that have never been to one of these events a quote from an attendee at the Pittsburgh event described the situation as, "As usual, there was a lot of trash talk, a few punches thrown, things getting heated." Having attended these events in the past I can assure you this is the norm. My question is why a player with a tremendous amount of notireity and offers even attend one of these events knowing what goes on during a lot of these games. I can assure that there is a much greater chance of your child being hurt in some of these types of 7 on 7 competitions than in a full contact high school football game. Some will say the competition is better and there can be a better evaluation based on the quality of players a player is playing with. Generally the competition argument is negated because of all the holding, cheap shots, ECT... that occur. There are no college coaches at the events.
    Just curious as to what others who maybe have attended these events think about them and particularly are they really worth it?
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    I guess unless you are a coach and really understand the ins and outs of what it takes to get a kid to understand what he's supposed to do and what can happen when you don't do what you're supposed to do, you can't see why the benefits of 7on7s outweigh any negatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoachJ View Post
    I guess unless you are a coach and really understand the ins and outs of what it takes to get a kid to understand what he's supposed to do and what can happen when you don't do what you're supposed to do, you can't see why the benefits of 7on7s outweigh any negatives.

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    Since we are talking about fighting I think this is better served in Hot Topics.

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    Seriously, there are a lot of fights at these things? I've seen some of these games on ESPNU in the past and they seemed pretty civil.

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    I've been going to local 7 on 7's for many years and I have never seen a single fight. I guess it is common for there to be fights at these national 7 on 7's? I was unaware of that, but why is it allowed? Why not control it in some way?

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