The Importance Of Football In High School Football

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Looking across the field, I see all the high school football players walking on the field to practice. Their coach blows the whistle as a warning to hurry up. As I look around, I notice that not all the football players are dressed properly. As I am sitting on the bleachers watching them practice I witness two players get seriously injured. One player, who was the quarterback, got hurt because he was playing without his pads. He dislocated his shoulder because he wasn’t suited up properly for practice. The other player got hurt because he was playing in shoes instead of cleats. This player broke his ankle because he wore shoes to practice in. These injuries could have been avoided if their coaches would have enforced the proper safety of equipment …show more content…
It all starts with practice. Not every player gets seen by the referees, which causes players to play with a lack of gear being worn properly. In a high school football case that was filed in 2014 a player, Mark Sonetti, was tackled from behind during kickoff and was seriously injured. Sonetti fell forward and hit another players chin causing him to break his own chin. Sonetti filed a case against his high school, Huntington Beach High Union School District. Sonetti believes and argues if helmets and mouth guards were supplied, then his injury could have been avoided. Players and coaches choose to play football without the proper equipment which caused Sonetti to break his jaw and end his football season early. This accident could have been avoided if they waited for their equipment to arrive. The case was dismissed because equipment was required and choose not to be worn by Sonetti and his coach. The lack of gear causes more injuries than the lack of …show more content…
In order to change this problem, coaches have to step up and do their job. This high school football player’s safety all starts with their coaches. Coaches have to ensure the proper equipment use in practice and games. Also make sure practice time is being utilized correctly and safety is being taught correctly. Nonetheless coaches have to teach their players to not hurt other player out of anger and be considerate of others safety. Safety is the biggest concern of parents whose children play football. The lack of safety can become very serious toward others in effect to not practicing the proper safety. I believe that by improving safety throughout high school football teams less players will get hurt and more players will try out. By not improving the safety in football is effecting the well-being and health of

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