Although there are sports that have similar risk factors to high school football, according to Shotz’s article, “There are more concussions in football than in any other sport. That’s why kids are deciding not to play.” (Shotz 1). Shotz mentions that even NFL players won’t let their own children play because they feel as if the game is just too risky. If the football stars we watch on television don’t want to have their children play football, why should we find every excuse to allow children to play if we know the precautions of
There are over 1.3 million athletes throughout the nation that participate in high school football, but less than 10% of those 1.3 million players even get a concussion throughout their high school career (Weber). The main problems that cause high school football injuries is from the improper teaching of technique on how to tackle, block, and even run the ball correctly (Weber). Even though It can cause injuries, kids should be allowed to play football because when the sport is taught correctly, it’s less likely to get injured and it teaches significant life lessons like teamwork, cooperation, etc. Concussions and injuries in football haven’t been a huge deal until recently, when multiple NFL (National Football League) players sued the association
She believes young football players are too uneducated to understand the importance of rest during concussions. Culverhouse also talks about the human brain and how it develops well past high school. These kids should understand the importance of how a concussion can affect a person later in life. Culverhouse firmly believes that no twenty year old should have to suffer from constant headaches, brain damage, depression, memory loss, and fuzzy thinking at such a young age. “Poor management of high school players’ concussions isn’t just a football issue.
Head Injuries In American Football Since the beginning of American football, concussions have been a big problem with players in high school, college, and the National Football League. Concussions have led to the end of many players football careers and in some cases, their lives. People that are in college and the NFL continue, playing even though they are risking their lives just for a little fame. Today football players play the game to make money and just because of their love for the sport. Football concussions can lead to brain injuries or other serious health issues that can be fatal.
A third of the child population below the age of 20 are considered obese. The way Americans eat today and the lack of physical activity is leading to serious health risk that will continue to get worse as children age. Parents need help from the government to help make changes in the environment that children grow up in. such as, limiting the unhealthy advertisements targeted at children, creating safe places for children to place and exercise, and encouraging parents to prepare nutritious meals for their children as opposed to fast food (Childhood Obesity). Interagency Working Group has started making a difference by setting recommendations for foods advertised to children.
Do you know what having a concussion feels like? Well some football players do. Youths are at risk every time they step onto the field. Youth’s brains are not fully developed so getting a concussion would not be a hard thing to do.Football puts kids at the risk of serious injuries. This is why youths shouldn’t play football.
Kids like to play outside and play competitive sports, such as football, soccer, basketball and other sports, but what parents and children don’t know, are the consequences of trying to strive and win in competitive sports. Even though sports are supposed to be fun and healthy, children are stressed out from playing it. Playing sports are actually dangerous for children. Which is why children should not play competitive sports. To begin why children should not play competitive sports is because they can get injured, which may impact their entire life.
Head Trauma: An NFL Player’s Worst Reality The ideal autumn Sunday, for many of us, involves dedicating time to watch football with friends or family─we consider this a great source of relaxation. Whether it be a classic rivalry or a sensational divisional matchup, people across America enjoy football. However, most viewers do not examine the safety of the players providing entertainment. Head trauma, a major problem battled by countless present-day and former football players, is substantially impacting the league. Head injuries are becoming more common each year; they can lead to greater struggles such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which is similar to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Would I Let My Son Play Football? Can teenagers and children that contribute in football get experience that can help them in the future?. Teens that contribute in this serious sport can get extremely damaged or even die, but many of the teens and children that contribute in either High School Football or Pop Warner Football many capabilities, such as teamwork and problem solving. I would be pleased for my child to play football, because he can gain knowledge in working with others, solve his problems as a team, and learn that when life brings him down, he has to get back up no matter if they bring him down in a game or in the real world.. Additionally, if he desires to continue football and become a professional football player. In the article by Scott Fujita “Would I Let My Son Play Football?,” states that when he was a kid, he begged and cried so they would let them play football.
The difference between adult and child athletes is that when adults participate in sports, they know that playing in that sport is going to come with serious injuries and consequences. Whereas children do not know what they are signing up for when they decide to participate in a sport. Most times kids do not think about the serious injuries that they could get while playing they just join because a parent wanted them to participate in something or because they see that some of their friends are in it and they want to be a part of that sport too. No matter how old an athlete is, the biggest topic that has been talked about for years now is athletes getting concussions during sports. There have been numerous articles revolving around this topic and was even a movie called “Concussion” starring Will Smith who played as a guy who is concern about athletes getting concussions in football and even examines the brain when it has endured a concussion.
The movie hinted at it, but the Bissinger dedicated almost two chapters on it. It was said that the stadium could fit almost 20,000 people. The book is vocal about the preference of the football players. It describes how the team’s SAT scores were terrible, but not many people seemed to mind including parents. James Miles writing teacher even said ‘football is all a kid like [Miles] has going for him (Bissinger).’ Billingsley had even said that school, to him, was only there to take up time between football games and for socializing (study guide).
As concussions occur more and more in the NFL and among teens, more research has been conducted. There has been research on teens that concussions had occurred in teen’s brains, to find out what type of hit teens gotten by football may of suffer from it. There are many concussions in the NFL and especially teens who play football that have suffered death and never to play the sport they love. Teens and athletes who love the sport football, have been suffered by concussions that had ruin their playing for the most of this moments but research has been conducted of ways to help out teens and NFL. To prevent concussions, coaches and parents have the right to support their athletes to mental support from doctors.
Football: A Popular sport among all americans played, from toddlers to adults. Although it might be fun and games, football is the leading cause of deaths of thousands of players from brain injuries such as concussions. Due to large amount of brain development issues, highschool football should not be played. Many cases of brain damage due to concussions at such a young age can cause young children to lose focus in school. Steven T. Dekosky, author of The New England Journal of Medicine states that,“the skull provides the brain with a protective thick, bony encasement, yet its irregular interior presents opportunities for damage to the fragile tissues it has evolved to protect..” (nejm.org) Dekosky proves that the brain is fragile and should
She makes very valid point in discussing how the brain functions and if injured at such a young age, can result into greater problems later in life. The NFL has reviewed articles such as Cottlers’ and one’s similar to it, however they believe that it prepares these young men for their futures in the sport of football and it should be up to both the parents of the children along with their primary doctor if they decided to take on these risks and play the sport. In today’s society, this is a big issue with children being the future of the world we live in and some deaths have occurred from concussions in youth sports over the past 25 years. The NFL released a statement saying that “Proper padding and technique should be more than enough to ensure the player’s safety and because of this, contact will remain in youth
An online survey of 1,000 people conducted by ESPN in Northern California of early August did find that 57 percent of parents said the concussion problem made them less likely to let their sons play in youth leagues (Emmons, 2012). Over 3,200 retired NFL players have sued the NFL over the long-term effects of their head trauma days. Through suing the NFL they seek compensation for the information that was withheld from them about their protection. Studies show that concussions represent almost 9 percent of injuries in nine major high school sports. Although football is a rather violent sport it can still be while relatively safe when coached and monitored properly.