This is why youths shouldn’t play football. Some say kids should be allowed to play football even though there is risk of concussions. Youths are very susceptible to concussions so they should not be allowed to play football. The number of kids in emergency rooms because of concussions has gone up. “Between 2001 and 2009, the number of kids under 19 visiting emergency rooms for concussions each year increased by 62 percent.” (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.
Tara Scanlan and Michael Passer obtained anxiety ratings from boys and girls immediately before and after soccer matches. They found about 20% of the kids reported high levels of stress before the game, and many of them reported high anxiety after games that their teams lost. (Are Youth Sports Too Stressful, Smoll, 2014) This clearly illustrates that
Football should be banned in the United States because it can lead to a concussion, can cause brain damage, and can even kill you. When anyone plays football whether it’s professional, college, or high school you can get a concussion. A concussion is also known as traumatic brain injury(TBI), a concussion is caused by the violent movement or jarring the head or neck. Most cases of brain injury are concussions. People who suffer from concussions generally fully recover fast.
In 2010 alone, nearly 10.4 million visits to the doctor 's office were caused by knee injuries in football. Many players may think they’re just tired. “Pain and swelling are the two most common signs of a knee injury.”-American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Some kids don’t even know they have an injury. When kids are overscheduled and pushed to hard, this is known as the ‘silent epidemic’.
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. Concussions occur way to much in sports, A concussion is when the brain hits the sides of the skull and causes damage to the brain.
HEAD TRAUMA IN CONTACT SPORTS The popularity of contact sports in the United States exposes a large number of players (Ranging from kids to professionals) to potential brain injuries. 300,000 sports-related head injuries, most which are concussions, occur in the United States each year. Federal court documents show that one third of NFL retirees are expected to develop long-term cognitive problems, and conditions are more likely to emerge at younger ages that the general population. Recurring trauma to the brain can be serious or fatal and may not take to medical treatment. However, Brain injuries are preventable.
The Dangers of High School Football Just as it does with American sports fans and on the big screen, football reigns supreme in high school sports as well. According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, nearly 1.1 million American boys played on an 11-player high school squad, compared to just 575,628 athletes who ran the track and 535,289 who played basketball (Miller). Despite the growing number of participants, high school football has also proven to be the most dangerous out of all high school activities. High school football has the highest death rate of school sports and also holds the spot for the most concussions and long term injuries. Since the start of football season in 1980, both the average number and
The favorite pastime of many Americans -whether it be playing or watching- is American football. But, the chance of temporary or permanent physical and mental damage are to great of a cost to pay for this game. Roger Goodell said, “It has tremendous values that outway the risks”(Kindelan and Conway); however, the danger of this sport is too high of risk for our American athletes to risk their health and wellness. For example, the highest rate of head injuries found in high school students are in football athletes. These injuries are life altering changes that may not have ever come about if they had not played the sport.
Concussions in football are a huge problem. Seven point four percent of injuries are concussions(national center for catastrophic sports injury research) and these injuries can change someone’s life. Head face and neck injuries are also issues and can be fatal injuries. Do you really want to join a game where you can be injured this much? Imagine the damage that would have been done to your brain if you had ten concussions!
Most of these concussions are caused from playing sports, and football is the number one cause. 64 percent of concussions from sports are from football. In the NFL, more and more head injuries are occurring. Concussions can have lasting consequences to your health and need to be taken more seriously by the NFL. Concussions can have long lasting effects on the brain.
Current players are more at risk because the game of football is becoming more violent and players are getting injured more often(Vrentas). But the public 's problem is not just with the NFL but also with middle school, high school, and college football because it is at that age when the players are most at risk(Barra). Parents are preventing kids from playing football because of the high risk for injury and fear that their children will suffer from a concussion and be permanently harmed. One of the main reasons the general public is beginning to shy away from football is all of the risks and past injuries. In the NFL every week there are injuries including concussions.
In high school football, boys are battered on the practice field and game day. Opposing teams can’t let that touch down happen. Players are hit harder and harder to the point where they occasionally get concussions. The demand to play college football or even in the NFL has increased, as do the harder hits. And with those harder hits come the bigger bruises, concussions and injuries.
With the movie "Concussion" appearing in theatre 's last December, I took it upon myself to dive deeper into the subject. This time with the same concept, but with a different group of football players. More specifically, the young football players in which the injuries received, being both minor and major injuries, contributes to the development of their brain structures. Within each hit these young players take, the still growing brain comes to a halt every time the team makes a tackle that damages the brain further than most humans do throughout their lifetime. Many different scientists have been conducting experiments to provide proof of how concussions can cause a decline in lifespan of young football players.
There are estimated to be between 1.6 and 3.8 million sports related concussions in the United States every year (prevacious.com). Is there a way to stop this? Team doctors are responsible for the long term effects of concussions in football players. Most of the concussions are coming from football, the concussion rate is 64 to 76.8 and 33 percent of these injuries are happening in practiced and not in games (Headcasecpmpany.com). Most of these concussions are happening because they can 't defend themselves from the hard hits or the balls hitting them or just falling to the ground hard.