Summary In “Children Need to Play, Not Compete” the author Jessica Statsky argues that the contact sports like tackle ball and peewee football have damaging effects on children. She holds a strong opinion that the children sports should be about teaching them sportsmanship and teamwork. She says that the sports that focus on winning either induce either the fear of losing or the fear of getting hurt. This causes the children to avoid playing. These sports also exert great pressures on the mind and body of the children.
I wouldn’t want to have that scary feeling of losing my son every time I saw him on the football field. Therefore, I would not give my son permission to play football because it causes concussions and bodily injuries, promotes violence and causes permanent brain damage and death. One of my reasons that my son would not be able to play football is because it leads to violence. It has proven that ¨Ray Rice a NFL player beat his wife-to-be.¨ This is very clear from a mom’s perspective that the things you enjoy can affect your love ones and cause them damage as well. At this point I feel like it would be hard to control yourself when you have suffered from hits on the head.
Concussions are very common in football because there is so much contact in football. A concussion can happen even when the head is not hit. The whiplash of a body moving unexpectedly can also cause a concussion. In football people are being tackled and they are not prepared causing concussions. Also when there is a restart of play and everyone lines up at the line of scrimmage heads hit together really hard hurting people.
These sports programs are causing mental and physical damage for these developing kids and the intensity of parents and coached have made it even more overwhelming. Youth Sports are getting so intense they are putting the lives of children in trouble. As the intensity in youth sports increases, children begin to ignore the constant pains in their bodies to seem “tough” which leads to problems in their future. Among all injuries, the most
My primary position on the junior varsity team was quarterback. Although we had many outstanding athletes, our first season was far from successful; however, my eighth and ninth grade years, we went undefeated in football. In middle school, I continued my baseball career with the school; yet, my desire to be on the diamond shifted more towards football. Sports brought a glorious feeling into my life in middle school; on the other hand, not everything turned out the way I had expected, for a tragic event changed my life forever. Something horrendous occurred to my close friend, Payton Mitchell.
When children play the sport, it changes their viewpoint to a different set of mind. According to Youth Activities a sport article states, “ Life is about competition- whether it is playing a football not, but the sport will toughen them up and let them know to compete for what they want to achieve”(Youth Activities). In life, not everything is easy. Life is nothing but competition and people are always competing with each other. Football is a great sport to teach young boys to work for what they want which is winning the game and eventually taking the championship.
But when athletes hit their heads, the impact can shake up their brains and cause concussions. A concussion is a brain injury that leads to problems like dizziness, confusion, and nausea. (Source #1). If they banned football for kids, then kids wouldn’t have to worry about concussions. It is clear that kids shouldn’t be able to play football because it injures the kid’s brain.
I was starting cornerback, andwe won a championship. And I just went to Tennessee for a football tournament with kids that were a grade above me. Everything was going so well for me, but the one thing I was missing was a touchdown. That was the one thing I needed in order for me to say to my 10 year old weird self “I am one of the greatest football players at my age.” Now at that time I was starting cornerback on defense, but on
Football seems a little too extreme. I can’t see really how my children would even play football. How does a nerdy person even make an athlete? I don 't understand. But I guess my point is that football is very dangerous and can be dangerous.
Being at an NFL game was not the correct time or place to hold a silent protest, and there are people that fight to give Americans the freedoms and rights that they have, so why disrespect those who risk their lives for the USA. It may be one simple act of protest, but not only does it disrespect those fighting but their family and friends too. Like every situation in life, there are two sides to every story, both sides of this one have reasonable arguments. In conclusion, most people frown upon any type of act to disrespect those who give them their freedoms and rights, as well as those who’s duty is to keep communities
Can we make this sport safe without ruining the thrill? Solving this problem involves not only educating the public, but also eliminating head-first tackles and providing better equipment. Undoubtedly, football is a difficult, treacherous sport but currently no measures are being taken to improve players’ safety. Small things could make a big difference in the NFL. People are getting hurt before our very eyes, and we don’t do a thing about it, we should be appalled our lack of action and let it motivate us to make improvements and needed
Early in Ernie Davis’s life he attended the Elmira Free Academy for high school where he exceled in basketball, football, and baseball. He was an All-American in basketball and football his senior year of high school. This is unbelievable considering it is difficult to be an All-American in one sport. Although Davis shined in basketball, his first love was football and top programs for college football were recruiting him. He looked up to Jim Brown and wanted to follow in his footsteps at Syracuse University.
The NFL should research more on CTE and discover ways to prevent it. One way could be providing safety gear that could protect the players from concussions, which is a major cause of CTE. The NFL should also accept that there is a connection between playing football and getting CTE. Our brains are not genetically engineered to sustain an impact on our cranium, so players who suffer a concussion in a game should not be let back into the game until proper treatment is provided. Until this happens we cannot trust the NFL on anything they
I started at 6, and I 'm definitely not going to allow him to play at that age. Throughout the years you just continue to build up and pound your body, and bad stuff ends up happening from that” (Trotter, 2016). The fact that former and current NFL players are coming forward to express concern about the safety of their children potentially playing football points to the growing issue that
When I see football on the television it makes me think how does the helmets protect much impact, on their heads from being tackled. Is football worth losing brain cells? Well no it can protect the skull from being pulverized, but not help much with brain cells. My personal feelings about football is that it is not worth injuring yourself for devotees. In my sister’s opinion I am not allowed to like any football team except for the Philadelphia Eagles.