High School students are around the ages of 14 to 18, which means they are still in growth. Their bodies are still developing, some of them are growing muscles while others are growing taller, they’re all growing in different ways and their bodies are experiencing many different changes. Football players are required to have high levels of physical activity to improve their performance during the games. Older players have had more training and have prepared their bodies for a longer amount of time. As a matter of fact, in the article "How Dangerous Is High School Football?" by Nationwide Children 's Hospital, they quoted "High school football players sustained a greater proportion of season-ending injuries,
Football has been around for many years, but is it too dangerous to play. I have overlooked 3 articles that discussed both the benefits and the difficulties of the sport. A range of things could happen from head injuries to broken bones.But it’s not all bad, it has its perks high school football can lead to college scholarship and also lead to professional playing which gives students time to practice and get to know their strengths and weaknesses. Overall, playing football is in fact dangerous it causes serious injuries and fatal traumas.
To begin with, playing football allows kids to stay fit as fiddle. Football is a highly demanding sport that involves lots of running, jumping and tackling which can help kids stay in shape. Shockingly, “In 2012, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.” That is a huge part of the population of children. Being overweight may lower the self-esteem and decrease self-confidence because one may not feel good about themselves. Also, one may get bullied because of his looks or weight, which may therefore
From the Friday night lights to the last second goal, school sports are a major part of the high school journey. In fact, according to "Are High School Sports Good For Kids?" by Daniel Gould, Ph.D., over five million students from the United States participate in a school sport. High school sports are a great way for student-athletes to stay healthy, make new friends, and be a part of a team atmosphere. In addition, school sports keep kids off of the streets and lower the athlete's chance of committing a crime.
For years, the use of performance-enhancing drugs has haunted all levels of sport, baseball taking the majority of the publicity. Many have lost sight of the fact that baseball players are not the only athletes that face this life threatening addiction. Due to the amount of padding they have to wear, football players can easily disguise their size therefore keeping them from receiving scrutiny from the public. This has allowed more and more players to look to PEDs in order to gain an edge over their opponents. The issue spans to not only the professional level, but the high school and collegiate divisions as well. Because the National Football League sits on a higher platform, they bring in an exceptional amount of money compared to that
In today’s world, there are many truths and myths about weight management for wrestling. As a wrestler, one may expect to be pressured to lose weight in order to move down a weight class and wrestle more ideal competition. However, it is unfortunate that the practice of losing weight by not eating, restricting fluid intake, and over-exercising reduces the enjoyment of the sport. Therefore, there has been a long history of stigmas associated with cutting weight during wrestling season. These truths and myths about weight management for wrestling will be presented to help clear up misconceptions regarding wrestling and weight loss. In addition, a wrestler’s own take on how to properly
Should Ridgeline High School continue to have team sports? There has been debate on whether High Schools should maintain having school sports. Some say that they are a good thing to have, but others think they are a bad idea. Team sports should not be banned from Ridgeline High School because they help the students to be physically fit and have better social skills-in everyday life and while playing.
“Concussions are potentially one of the most serious, yet the most difficult to diagnose injury in sports,” (Hossler A1). MIllions of high schoolers play football each year, yet, at most, 10 people die each year from the sport. Why do kids keep playing it then? Most of them like it because of the physical aspect, being able to hit other people and is also a good way to keep fit. They also get enjoyment out of it because it’s fun. Today, more and more kids are getting concussions from purposely ramming their heads into other people. So, how are we supposed to stop this?
Some people say golf is just a game and you don’t need to be athletic to participate in it. However, there are many facts supporting the idea that if you play golf, you are considered an athlete. A game is considered an activity that is played for self pleasure and enjoyment only. On the other hand, a sport is a competitive activity in which precise skill and athleticism is needed to achieve success.
Football is an enormous part of American culture, and people/kids start playing when they are pretty young. Fathers have their sons play football, and the trend usually continues down the generational line. Unfortunately, injuries are common in football just like they are in many other sports, yet football has a past of extreme violence. Injured football players will push themselves through injury and rehab to get back on the field, because that is just the nature of the game. Occasionally athletes try to get back to playing too soon, and risk further and potentially more severe injuries. One of the main injuries people receive from football, and something that has been a big deal lately, is injuries with the head. In recent years, concussions
It’s not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference - Bear Bryant. Many different sports are in this world, including soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, baseball, basketball, but two sports I enjoy watching are rugby and American football. Two sports that so many people love in this world. When you think of football you think of your favorite team. When you think of rugby you can’t think of anything because not many people in the USA watch it or play it. But did you know American football actually evolved from rugby; surprisingly they are very different in clothing, rules, and set up.
Football is the most watched sport in America (Paulsen, 2016). Football is also a very dangerous sport and a large number of injuries occur in the National Football League each year. Will Shields, a former National Football League player once said, “Football is a violent game. We are violent men” (“Will Shields Quotes”, n.d.). More than two hundred concussions alone occurred in the National Football League last year (Mukherjee, 2017). There is more focus on the potential health consequences, especially the neurological consequences that come with playing football than there ever has been. There are about twenty thousand former National Football League players alive today and thousands more still playing. It is imperative to further our
More than 100 concussions are reported every year in the NFL, and as athletes are getting bigger and faster the consequences of tackles and hits are bound to increase. Popular Mechanics described a study done by Timothy Gay, a physics professor at the University of Nebraska and author of The Physics of Football, “At 5 ft. 11 in. and 199 pounds, Marcus Trufant is an average-size NFL defensive back (DB). Those stats don't stand out in a league where more than 500 players weighed 300-plus pounds at the 2006 training camps. But a DB's mass combined with his speed -- on average, 4.56 seconds for the 40-yard dash -- can produce up to 1600 pounds of tackling force.”
First, as seen in previous research,7 in a sample of 7- to 8-year-old football players, we noted more head impacts during practices compared with games. However, the difference between the mean number of impacts per practice and per game in our study (7.5 vs 12.9) was greater than those reported by Cobb et al5 (9.5 vs 9.6), Young et al26 (9 vs 11), and Munce et al19 (9 vs 12). One additional study found the mean number of impacts per practice was greater than that per game (6.7 vs 5.8).7 Second, the mean number of impacts across the season (106.8) in the current study was similar to that of Daniel et al7 (107) but lower than that of other studies (range, 161-252).5,19,26 These variations may be due to differences in the demographics of our sample, such as age and location. However, this difference may also be due to our purposeful selection of teams implementing the HUF educational program. Had we utilized a sample of all NHUF groups, it is likely that our mean number of impacts per practice and across the season would have been similar. Nevertheless, given that all these studies utilize small sample sizes, further exploration of head impact exposure is
With football being the most popular sport among children and teenagers in the United States, parents and coaches face a real challenge: how to prevent severe knee injuries in children while enjoying this dynamic sport?