SAN DIEGO, Calif.-- No pads, no helmets, no offensive and defensive lines. All summer long San Diego high school football programs participate in passing league single games and tournaments in addition to their regular off season workouts.
"Once a week," said Madison's defensive backs coach Aaron Jones. "So usually every Tuesday we are playing against four teams."
Also known as 7 on 7, passing league provides an opportunity for players to compete, gain a rhythm together, and work on the basics: like scheme, passing, catching, and defensive skills without tackling or blocking.
"Good for camaraderie and for our guys trying to compete for different positions," said Saints head coach Richard Sanchez.
The high school teams will start practicing in full pads in early august, with the first game kicking off on August 19th.