Redesigning the Football Helmet Head to head contact is a very serious matter. Kids, adults, and everyone in between are getting hurt in football due to the hard hits they take either in practice or games. The goal is to make football safer but people are still getting hurt and even killed. There are new helmets coming out every year but still not eliminating the problem.
This study was carried out in 2005 and 2006 season which also noted that the rate of students who get injured when playing football in high school is high. This shows that the number of plays is high in high schools is high compared to other institutions. Some individuals might think that 1000 but for those who understand the concept of football, each game should have 140 plays approximately and several in practice each
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
Young boys go full force in everything they do, and football is no exception. Most boys will start playing at age five, beginning the blows to the head that continue each year they participate in the sport. Young boys do not realize that concussions each year are greatly detrimental to their developing brain. Playing tackle football before the age of twelve can lead to negative cognitive effects and memory decline later in life. Playing tackle football has an overall negative effect on the cognitive and memory aspects of the adult brain; therefore, the age of players needs to be increased above the age of twelve years old.
In the high school sports community, concussions remain a high threat to the athletes who do not receive sufficient awareness and the knowledge they need about concussions. Even though sports, such as football, are implementing penalties and different policies to try to reduce the amount of concussions that occur, high school student-athletes still suffer concussions at an alarming rate. Concussions remain a serious public health concern, as approximately 1.6 to 3.8 million sports-related concussions are estimated to occur each year. (Covassin, Elbin, Sarmiento 2012). However, North Carolina has taken the initiative to increase the student-athlete 's education of concussions within the high school community.
Especially when it balls down to tackle football. This activity itself generates a huge national rate on head injuries because of “concussions’. Statistics show that “ 70% of all football players in the U.S are younger than 14 and that players between 9 and 12 are exposed to an average of 240 head impacts in a single football season.” Other percentages show that “ 50% of “second impact syndrome” incidents- brain injury caused from a premature child return to activity after suffering initial injury (concussion)- result to death. Considering that this sport is very amusing, it also is very dangerous especially for premature
Friday Night Lights, by H.G. Bissinger, follows the Permian Panthers, a successful high school football team in Texas, while they do everything in their power to win the state championship. Near the beginning of the book, we learn about the star running back on the Panthers, Boobie Miles, and how he has college coaches all over the state who are offering him scholarships to come and play for them. Unfortunately for both Boobie and Permian, Miles injures his knee before the season even starts which forces the team to fall back on the second string running back. Boobie’s knee injury was not the only thing that bothered him, he deals with a lot of racial discrimination also. “The black population in Odessa was quite small- about 5 percent” (102).
November 3, 2015 was an ordinary Friday night for the community of Sharon Springs, Kansas. Hundreds gathered at the high school football field to support their boys. Luke Schemm, a 17-year-old senior linebacker and running back was having a heck of a game. Late in the third quarter, Schemm ran 58 yards for his third touchdown. In the very next play, he received an outside pitch for a two-point conversion.
Holden signals early on in the novel how he physically isolates himself, “Anyway, it was the Saturday of the football game... I remember around three o'clock that afternoon I was standing way the hell up on top of Thomsen Hill... You could see the whole field from there, and you could see the two teams bashing each other all over the place...practically the whole school except me was there,” (Salinger 4). While everyone is at the biggest game of the day, Holden decides to hide away on the hill.
In many of today's most popular sports, head injuries are quite common and are starting to occur more frequently in children. These injuries can bring upon brain damage, nerve damage, loss of memory, CTE, and much more. In the article “Hard Hit” by Kirsten Weir, and the video “Hard hits and head trauma, the dangers of team sports” by AFP News Agency, they both talk about head injuries in football, and the new safety measures put in place to help decrease them. In the video, they also talk about hockey, and how they are also putting in place rules to help decrease the amount of head injuries occurring in childrens hockey. Gwen Moran’s article, “We should all care about concussions in women’s soccer.
According to article one, more than 5% of high school students that are athletes while participating collision sports each year have been concussed. High school athletes are more likely to get a concussion than older students but it will take a while to recover. It's likely you will get a concussions he second time if you already had one before. I recommend you sitting out longer if you have a concussion or a brain injury in sports.
If being hit and slammed onto the ground many times on your head in painful ways, then playing sports may not be your cup of tea, however for many kids it is just what they like. They like the rush, the adrenaline, they get when they are making the run for the touch down or scoring the winning goal. People should wait after they get a concussion because once you get the first one it is easier to get another one, also if you go back to sports to early it could cause brain da,s Nevertheless, they don't understand that it comes at a cost that significantly out weighs the adrenaline rush. Concussions an injury that can go unnoticed, an injury that can last for weeks even for months once you have it getting another one is almost inevitable.