The accident that took the life of Joshua Mileto at Sachem East’s football practice should not have happened [“Next step for Sachem East?” Sports, Aug. 17]. This type of drill was inappropriate for this age group. There are many team-building drills that don’t pose the physical danger of hoisting a log overhead. There are many strength-building drills that are exceedingly far more effective!

The coaches involved showed a lack of forethought.

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Jeff Kirby, Hampton Bays

Editor’s note: The writer is a physical education teacher and former assistant football coach.