12 years old children should not be able to play tackle football because “The brain is going through this incredible time of growth between the years of 10 and 12, and if you subject that developing brain to repetitive head impacts, it may cause problems later in life". The human brain develops rapidly at young ages, especially between 10 and 12, children should not play tackle football until their teenage years. According to paragragh 20 in the last line it state that "children that are under 12 been banging thier heads n getting injure when
Some people think that high school football should be banned however, this should not happen for many reasons. Doctors and school boards are debating on if high school football should be banned due to the heath risk. If football is the most popular sport in the U.S. why would we take it away from so many high school students who enjoy playing the game. There is the same risk playing other sports. Even though there is a chance for concussion in football; high school football should not be banned because technology is make the game safer, and it is just as safe as any other
In the article, Concussion Doc Calls for Ban On Youth Football, Nicholas Staropoli states,“That is the issue for Dr. Omalu, who believes there is no safe way to play football, or other high-impact contact sports, and so it should only be a choice when kids are legally able to make their own choices, at the age of 18.” I disagree with this view because, as current research has shown, football is less risky than many different activities, such as skateboarding. Also, I agree with Nicholas that the kids shouldn't be able to make the decision, however, if the child's parent is allowing their child to participate in the sport, they should be able to do so. I believe that if there is no need to change the age limit for other sports/activities, then there is no need to change the age on which kids can play tackle football.Young or not, anyone should be able to pursue their passion in any way they
Another reason, and perhaps the most pertinent, as to why youth tackle football should be banned is because it puts young kids at risk for a plethora of injuries – some of which have the potential to affect them for the rest of their lives. As stated earlier in this paper, a total of 1.23 million youth ages 6-12 played tackle football in 2015 (Farrey, 2016). In 2007, more than 920,000 athletes under the age of 18 were treated in emergency rooms, doctors’ offices, and clinics for football-related injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Levine, Owens, 2016). Ten years later, that number has since doubled and continues to slowly increase. Some of the most common injuries seen in youth football include traumatic knee injuries such as ACL/PCL tears and damage to the cartilage of the knee, shoulder injuries such as damage to the cartilage surrounding the socket of the shoulder, concussions, back pain from overuse, and heat stroke, and complications related to dehydration (Levine, Owens, 2016). Many youth football players also must deal with broken bones and torn ligaments (Levine, Owens, 2016). With the amount of injuries these young athletes are at risk of getting, it’s amazing that parents even let their children play football at all (Levine, Owens, 2016). Although
In addition to children obtaining brain damage, today’s youth are not aware of the risks of tackle football. They’re not mini-adults; taking a hard blow is more detrimental for developing kids. Children are more at risk due to the fact that their necks are much weaker
Many parents fear their children playing football because of possible concussions or later being diagnosed with CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy). Although there could be slight changes in football young children should absolutely be allowed to play because football is a part of the American culture and could benefit the young players in many ways. Football can help a child become physically fit as well as teaching the player(s) life time skills that can help them in their bright futures such as leadership, sportsmanship, ambition etc.
Did you know 66% of boys between the ages of 5-18 years old play an organized sport? Over 550,000 boys participate in basketball for a school sponsored team in the U.S, ranked in the top 5 most played sports in the U.S. by youth is baseball/ teeball and last but not least football is played among young boys with more than 1 million interscholastic participants. If I were asked if I were to allow my son to play football I will say yes, because it promotes teamwork, keeps children busy (out of trouble) and it is a safe sport.
42 percent polled say it is appropriate for children to begin playing tackle football younger than age 14. Parents are starting to hold their kids out of football and other sports which is keeping them from learning the game and learning social skills early in life. Youth sports have been a part of many kids’ lives for as long as the sports have existed. Youth sports keep kids active and helps them get out of the house. Youth sports help kids develop social skills at a young age and they gain a better understanding of the game. As a result, youth sports are important parts in kids’ lives because they help kids develop social skills and they help them get a better understanding of the game, even though there are some safety issues.
Why kids shouldn't play tackle football is because a lot of kids get concussions and get bones injuries. Concussions can cause kids major brain damage like really bad headache, lost memory and could also lead to death. Concussions can last up to three months. To prevent concussion you cause wear helmets, and tackle with your head up. Make sure that you take time off football if you do get a concussion.
Is tackle football too dangerous for kids who aren’t even fully developed? Back then, when it came to sports, safety was never one of the main concerns. For example, baseball was played for over half a century without requiring helmets. Recently, society has started to worry about future generations and whether some activities will have long-lasting effects on them, such as football. Although many are advocates for safety, others are arguing that kids should be able to play what they want. While tackle football has been proven to be detrimental to the youth’s health, especially for children under the age of 13, critics have questioned and discussed whether other sports are going to be next and how they can possibly prevent football’s future modifications.
The School Board should not offer middle school tackle football. There is a high risk of injuries including concussions, primarily in middle school children. These injuries can have long lasting effects, especially if repeated. Therefore, offering tackle football in middle schools poses a huge risk for middle schoolers, although there are few benefits, would do more harm than good.
I think that kids shouldn't play football because it is too dangerous. People get concussions every day when they play football. After repeatedly bashing their skulls football players get concussions, caused by the spongy tissue in the brain hitting the hard skull. It is very painful to get a concussion, and leaves permanent damage to the brain. As well as being excruciatingly painful, and possibly never being the same, with many issues. "In milder cases, athletes can be left with lifelong pain, memory lapses, aggression, depression, personality changes, and many other issues."(Shotz). This sport just keeps getting more and more dangerous, manifesting on itself, becoming more and more brutal as players become more competitive. There are
Holding your child out of tackle football until an older age to keep him from getting brain damage later on in life is a great idea. Keeping your child out of tackle football until an older age can help prevent many different negative symptoms like “like developing thinking and memory problems as an adult” (Hard Knocks). This is important so your child can
The kids who are participating in the sport are at risk of damaging themselves as well as the others they’re playing with. Former NFL player and father of two NFL players, Archie Manning was much on the side against youth tackle football. “Archie Manning's instincts as both a player and a father told him that the gentle crunch of helmeted heads on thin necks is not good for little kids” (Jenkins, Online). Archie knew that the possibilities of injury were so high based on the way his kids were developed that they should not be playing, so why is it different for any other child? Though not all will get hurt, all of them are still at
I would not give my son permission to play football because it will cause concussions and bodily injuries, promotes violence, and causes permanent brain damage and death. After reading recent