Argumentative Essay: The Banning Of Youth Football

691 Words3 Pages
The United States took initiative in the removal of heading in soccer for kids under the age of 10, as well as limiting 11-13 year olds to just 30 minutes of heading per week. Concussion research and recovery programs have decided that it’s best to remove heading from youth soccer for safety issues and long term health reasons. Their idea is that kids who still have highly developing brains should not take any hard hits or damage during this growth. However, the implement of this new rule should be removed. The banning of youth heading should be revoked because concussions are frequent in many more ways, this rule can later lead to more severe concussions, and the growth of soccer in the United States will be halted. Heading the ball “incorrectly” is only a small portion of why kids may get concussions in youth soccer. Concussions are caused more often and are more severe by goalkeeper collisions and contact with the ground. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Head to head, head to ground, and head to goal post injuries are all more common than head to ball injuries in US youth leagues.” This evidence helps support that there are so many…show more content…
Many more programs and facilities have been created in our country, and for the most part our growth has been in the right direction, yet this is an unnecessary step back. The banning of youth heading should be revoked because concussions are frequent in many more ways, this rule can later lead to more severe concussions, and the growth of soccer in the United States will be halted. In order to actually solve the problem of heading in youth soccer, as a collective unit we need to improve the coaching and teaching of headers whether it be from your team practice or extra time at home. This will help prevent concussions as well as maintain or improve the overall abilites of our young
Open Document