Georgia High School Football Goes High Tech

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Along with a new football season comes some new changes.

“Not being the technology guru that a lot of people are, it was interesting really you know. I feel like probably it was going on for a while and Georgia High School Association had just decided to make it a permissible for everybody,” Early County Head Football Coach Trey Woolf said.

He’s talking about a new rule that allows Georgia high school football coaches and players, to use electronic communication devices during the game.

“As far as we’re concerned here at Seminole County, I’m kind of an old school guy, I’ve been around for a while. Personally speaking for us, we’re not going to use it I just can’t see where we would use it,” Seminole County Head Football Coach Alan Ingram said.

Although both of the coaches are pretty old school, both agree that the instantaneous feedback would be a good practicing tool.

The new guidelines allow coaches to film plays from the sideline and use video or photos to coach players on the spot.

“The way I can see it probably helping is on game night, instead of having the watch the game as it flows, you’re able to take still shots, video and go back and review it as the game progresses. In the past we haven’t been able to do that you have to see it as it goes at the speed of the game and try to figure it out,” Woolf said.

Neither school will be adapting to the new rule very soon, but Coach Woolf says it may be a good idea in the long run.

“It’s the way it is now we’ve got to go with it. The kids are used to it. They’re very technology driven so we’ve got to use that to our benefit,” Woolf said.