Every year, more than 3.5 million children under the age 14 need treatment for sports injuries, with nearly half of all sports injuries for middle and high school students caused by overuse(Inetwork, 2017). This means that kids are being worked out to hard and play too much. Kids should not have to practice their sports everyday. 1.35 million kids a year get a serious injury from playing sports that are too competitive. It is getting to a point where the kids are not even having fun when they are playing sports, they are just playing it to win.
High school sports can be dangerous causing severe injuries at a young age, lead to health problems later in life but it all could be prevented with proper training, equipment and condition. When a parent signs their child up for any athletic event they need to know that there are potential injury risks. Lethal injuries very rare but they can happen, most just being a sprain, bruise, even a broken bone. More severe than those a concussion depending on the stage. The estimated two million differentiate in injury and severity.
These injuries would scare any parents and would deter them from allowing their sons to play football. Over the years, more parents have become stricter on the decision to allow their children to play football. Based on a survey in 2016, only 75% of parents would allow their children to participate in the sport. This number in 2013 was 87%. The number of parents that would allow their children to play decreased because of the of the recent news of the negative health issues associated with playing football.
“Tom Brady is the gifted quarterback of the New England Patriots, widely recognized as one of the best in his positions. But in the late 1980’s and early 90’s his mom and dad didn’t allow Tom to play organized youth tackle football because of high risk injuries in youth football”(Hyman). Due to these high risk injuries, parents have been debating whether or not their child under twelve should be playing youth tackle football. For example, Cam’ron Matthews played on Alto Texas youth football team and sadly died after a hard hit to his brain in October. Children under the age of twelve should not be allowed to play tackle football because these kids are not developed enough yet to understand the concept of the game, they are at a higher risk of injuries, and they aren’t mature enough yet to be playing youth tackle football.
1. Over the past decade, there has been a growing concern over whether or not children should play football. This has become such a crucial question that divorced couples are taking the issue to court. Mr. and Mrs. Orsini have two polar views when it comes to allowing their son to play football. Mr. Orsini understands that studies indicate how playing the sport can cause concussions and other significant brain damage in children while Mrs.Orsini believes that her son is old enough to understand the risks of playing football and if that is what he desires than she should not stop him.
The younger kids are, the less developed they are (Smith). Their heads and necks are weaker so when they are hit, it causes them to have more severe injuries (Smith). Since children are not fully developed, it is morally reprehensible to allow them to play such a sport in which they can possibly have life-changing or life-ending injuries. Far too many high school athletes get concussions from playing football (Watson 35). Approximately 100,000 high schoolers report concussions each year
From this quote, I can now see that players are actually starting to see the cruelty and danger football causes. The NFL (National Football League) is very slow to take part in studying head injuries, Which shows the lack of interest the league has in making it
ne of the questions asked on a daily basis is “Is football too dangerous of a sport?’. When you think about football what usually comes to mind? Touchdowns, the Super Bowl, the NFL? Most people would not think about the concussions, the diseases or the memory loss they gain as they become an adult. Football is too dangerous of a sport and is not as fun it seems.
The pressure put on kids to perform from coaches, parents, and peers is a lot, and can lead an athlete to put a sports team over their own health. According to Dr. Aaron Karlin, the Director of the Concussion Management Program at Ochsner, “A concussion won’t appear on a CAT scan or MRI, as it is a functional injury to the brain”(Ochsner). Due to the fact that these injuries do not show up on scans, it is completely up to the injured athlete and anyone surrounding them to report any symptoms after a big hit. Although this may sound simple, some athletes ignore symptoms to stay in the game or to return quicker after already being taken out. In a report from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council it stated this,” There is still a culture among athletes that resists both the self- reporting of concussions and compliance with appropriate concussion management plans” (Hoffman).
Isaac and Joseph Football is Dangerous for Younger Kids Do you want your kids to get injured when playing football? Schools should remove football off their extra curricular activities because of many various reasons. Football has hurt kids around the world ever since. These reasons include ankle injuries, concussions, helmets aren’t 100% safe, and rough play could lead to alzheimer’s disease. One reason I think that we should not let younger students to play football is because when you tackle someone or get tackled you could injure someone or injure yourself it can result into ankle injuries, concussions, etc.
Another reason is football players can even loose consciousness playing football. If a football player bangs his head hard enough on another helmet , he can suffer from a concussion . A concussion is temporary unconsciousness from a blow to the head. In source two- "Let Them Play" , the author stated "Today, the NFL does not allow a player with a concussion to return to a current game." That makes sense though, I wouldn 't want to go back into a game after i loose consciousness.
Many athletes are injured every year. These injuries sometimes are career ending and ruin dreams of great players. In football alone there are nearly 15 concussions a season. This could cause major problems in the future for these athletes. After, the first concussion you could die if you get hit again.