Carson played tackle football for the first time last year. It went much better than I thought. He took his pump off for everything, but never for more than 2 hours -- really, the practices and games are not that long. We found that he went low for practices, so we made sure he had gatorade. And he went high for games because of the adreneline. Sometimes we'd hook him up at halftime and give a correction. He ate dinner after evening practices and we'd just bolus as normal. It really was too rough to wear the pump and he was adamant about not wearing it. The pants are tight and there's not a good spot to wear it. Even in a spibelt the tubing would be at high risk of being ripped out. Not worth the risk for a 2 hour practice/game.