What They're Saying: Fred Tarbox

“I feel like as long as the kids get a chance to play it doesn’t matter how the MIAA modifies the rules. In regard to the modifications, as a coach I am actually excited about some of them as they allow for better possession and creativity on set pieces. The only rule I do not agree with, is the players wearing masks while playing the game. I think this is going to make breathing and communicating very difficult while running, sweating, or playing in the rain.”

-- Fred Tarbox, the girls coach at Haverhill High School, on the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association rules for the 2020 soccer season that have banned heading, throw-ins, defensive walls on free kicks, slide tackling and deliberate body contact. Also, players have to wear masks during the games. (Eagle Tribune)
2 comments about "What They're Saying: Fred Tarbox".
  1. David Richardson, September 9, 2020 at 1:55 p.m.

    That's not soccer.

  2. uffe gustafsson, September 9, 2020 at 5:38 p.m.

    No it's not real soccer but the alternative is no physical 
    excersise. At minimum they get to touch the ball.
    we are now in September and no practeing and little physical training. Add in the fires in nor cal and you can't even go out for a run because of all the smoke.

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