Banning In Youth Football

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A parent, who drives their 9 year old to practice, understands the reality of an injury. So if you have a child that plays sports they can potentially become injured even though it’s said that football seems to have the highest risk besides women soccer (Consumer.healthday.com). Organized sports have so many benefits that it tends to overshadow the risk of getting hurt. Considering that injury is a possibility in any sport. However the risk of potential injuries and the growth in popularity of football combined with the teaching of fundamentals of the sport are enough to become indecisive due to reasoning. While evaluating the argument of whether tackling should be banned in youth football, the decision can only be made by the parent. …show more content…
According to the article written by Dennis Thompson reporter for the health day news that the tackling in youth football is “associated with pretty much every negative outcome” stated in a review conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) (Consumer.healthday.com). In Fact not only are the risks of injury is high in youth football, the risk is high in girl’s soccer, youth baseball, and just everyday recreational activities. Due to the age that we live in, in order to excel at anything there will be some sort of effort put forth. While agreeing with the article on the point of views that if tackling is banned from youth football that it would change the fundamentals of the game (Consumer.healthday.com). It is as if you are a boxer but you can’t throw punches to the face. So in all hindsight the risk of potential injury is very high in numerous activities, but why will we lose the integrity of American sport all behind the simple fact of banning tackling in youth sports. The article is very informative in the aspect of alerting the public to the injuries that can be obtained from playing this sport we call football. So what affect did the popularity growth have on the amount of …show more content…
Not because of the risk of potential injuries. Not for the rapid popularity growth rate, or the benefits of the youth sports for adolescents either. But if the fundamentals of the sport were taught the injuries would subdue and the injury rate will reduce. But as a parent who has a kid that plays what is known to be a gladiator sport. Information on what was going to be done to fix this growing epidemic seems to be the most ethical for both side of the argument. For instance the article supported the fact that injuries happen because the fundamentals of the game has not been taught. Intel the American Academy of Pediatrics did not want to ban tackling in youth football. We witness the domino affect of this. The officials should have become educated on the types of injuries that can occur if bad technique is used before being able to officiate any youth game. So then the official will be the first line of prevention on game day. Then the officials should educate the coaches on what they expect out of the player s and themselves. Also express the severity of enforcing rules and that will prevent severe injuries and what these injuries are doing to today’s youth. Once the officials begin to enforce the rules that prevent these severe injuries, then the coaches will understand that it is not to

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