(Source #1,pg.1) More evidence states that, “...Pee Wee and Pop Warner players sustain from 240 to 585 head hits per season between ages 9 and 12, a critical period of brain development. ”(Source #2,pg.4) This supports the claim that kids should not be able to play football because it is very dangerous and risky. The effects of playing football can cause life long injuries like brain damage and concussions.
From the outside looking in everyone sees all the dangers of the game and all the big stories of injuries, but no one ever knows the true statistics of the game. From a recent study in 2004 to 2009 by the NCAA they found this information. Per 1,000 athlete exposure only 8.1 injuries were suffered and per 25 million exposures only 41,000 in juries were suffered. (1) (NP) Exposure are anytime there is a possibility that you could be injured. The amount of exposures one athlete could see in all his years of playing could be a huge number.
Football has the greatest risks of concussions. (Head Case Company, 2014). One might think that concussions can always heal, but 39% of catastrophic head injuries lead to permanent neurological
If the problem that I picked can be solved, it will affect many football players. In this paper I’ll be focusing on their helmets, The helmets that they wear are a crucial part to their protection. On average football players receive about 1.6 million to 3.8 million concussions in a year. I believe that If we engineer new equipment, then these numbers will drop significantly.
So i guess this was fun but at 17 18 years old they would be in charge of 500 children needed to be trained. ”Physical fitness wha’s a strong priority for the Hitler Youth.” There has been reports of children being severely injured in these activities. They were taught wrestling and boxing but were left with injuries like broken legs, arms, ribs and some even got left out being handicapped.
A study conducted at Ohio State University showed that high school students suffered catastrophic head injuries three times more frequently than college players in American football. One of the main reasons for the large amount of head injuries is that in high school a medic isn’t present to make the students stop playing. The student will then either keep playing or return to the sport too soon (Gunner). The most common injuries for girls happen in cheerleading and basketball. Cheerleading leads with sixty-five percent of all head injuries in 2015.
More than half of all female athletic injuries are caused by competitive cheerleading. According to The Telegraph(2013), “At the college level, cheerleading, or "competitive cheer," caused more than 70 percent of the catastrophic injuries among females.” Over the last three decades, there were 110 serious head and spine injuries that resulted in permanent brain injury, paralysis and death(Allen, 2013). The major focus in the competitive cheer world is to get officials to recognize competitive cheerleading as a sport. While that is a good thing, cheerleaders and their coaches should make preventing injuries in the sport one of their top priorities.
An estimated 1,442,533 injuries occurred among U.S. high school student athletes participating in practices or competitions for the nine sports studied. The overall (i.e., practice and competition) injury rate in all sports combined was 2.44 injuries per 1,000 athlete exposures (Table). Football had the highest injury rate (4.36 injuries per 1,000 athlete exposures) followed by wrestling (2.50), boys ' (2.43) and girls ' (2.36) soccer, and girls ' basketball (2.01). Boys ' basketball, volleyball, baseball, and softball each had injury rates of less than 2.0 injuries per 1,000 athlete exposures. In each sport, the injury rate was higher in competition than practice settings.
It seems that every week players are getting injured and carted off the field and statistics show that concussions had risen 32 percent between the 2014-2015 seasons, that is 271 concussions in the 2015 season compared to 206 in 2014. There was also an increase of ACL and MCL injuries between the 2014-2015 seasons, although the change was not as drastic. These statistics from ESPN show that there might be a better way to play the game but the leagues and programs insist that the players know the risks of what they are doing. As hundreds of thousands of sports concussions continue to happen every year, the issue has gathered people who say that the leagues/programs should do more and others who say that concussions and getting injured are just
Many children around the world love to play football as a competitive sport or just as a fun way to entertain themselves. While football can be a great way to exercise, many troublesome injuries can occur. 30 million kids in the United States play sports, and more 3.5 million of them have an injury each year. In 2009, 215,000 kids ages 5-14 went to the hospital with serious injuries from sports. (Stanford, n.d.)
Some would argue that playing football is dangerous and that teams don’t have enough medical training to address concussions. The risk of concussions are 3x greater when playing football than any other high school sport. Another shocking statistic is that high school students across the nation suffer about 2 million injuries every year, about 500,000 doctor visits, and about 300,000 hospital visits a year, all caused from football! Some children even suffer severe head injuries. “Each year U.S. emergency departments treat an estimated 135,000 children ages 5 to 18 for sports-related brain injuries” writes Dr. Alexander K. Powers, Neurosurgeon.
Over 147,000 youth football players suffered from concussions in the 2013-2014 school year. Although, the article “Should kids Play Football?” states that “Young athletes learn discipline, focus, teamwork—skills that will help them be successful later in life.” Football is too dangerous of a sport. Football players are at a high risk for concussions,
In football today, concussions are the number one leading injury in the National Football League. In the past 7 years alittle over 10 national football players have died due to concussions. The list of players getting concussions during the past couple of years have just increased more and more as time goes on. A reason why the NFL concussion protocols are so strict is because the NFL does not want to get sued for mistreatment of players and insufficient care. That could possibly cause permanent damage physically and mentally to players.