Have you ever played two sports that are similar but the rules are different? As he is bringing the ball up to the pitch it’s one on one the goalkeeper and striker. As he reaches the penalty area the goalkeeper rushes him and he chip shots it and hits the upper 90, The crowd screams goal! The one sport I like to play is soccer. Although there is another sport different to soccer called speedball, they have their similarities.
In the novel Soccer Empire by Laurent Dubois it outlines the diversity of the French National Soccer team and its connections to colonial and post-colonial history in France and other countries. Almost all the French players had roots in the Caribbean and Africa. As early as the 1930s the French professional teams were recruiting from the colonies of the French Empire. Zinedine Zidane and Lilian Thurman were both incredible French football players. They were both born in 1972 and grew up in the outskirts of France.
The birth date of football is thought to be November of 1869. Initially, football was comprised of two games: running and kicking. The two games merged together and the ball began to slightly stretch out in order to accommodate more types of uses. Also, in the early games of football, there were 20 players on the field from each team and therefore it was more closely related to rugby. Currently, all footballs used by the NFL are made by Wilson.
However, this is not true for the sport of lacrosse. Only the name is the same in this game. Looking at this pastime in detail, these two vary considerably in just about everything starting with, the equipment, the protective gear used and the amount of physical contact allowed. While both men and woman have some similar guidelines to follow there are differences as well. One of the largest variations is the rule regarding physical contact.
Part I: The history behind the great American sport, football, is a very important subject to me as I have played the game since I was eight. As I continued playing while getting older, leagues got more competitive and injury seemed to be more prone to some than most. I can’t even recall the amount of times the game has been stopped due to someone getting the wind knocked out of them, head-to-head collisions, sometimes even broken bones. The slide about rules evolution within the College Football realm resonated with me due to the fact that during this time football was being played, people were dying from injuries and the numbers of deaths were only rising. In 1905, eighteen players died and in 1908, that number increased to thirty-three.
Some of the most common injuries seen in youth football include traumatic knee injuries such as ACL/PCL tears and damage to the cartilage of the knee, shoulder injuries such as damage to the cartilage surrounding the socket of the shoulder, concussions, back pain from overuse, and heat stroke, and complications related to dehydration. Many youth football players also must deal with broken bones and torn ligaments. With the amount of injuries these young athletes are at risk of getting, it’s amazing that parents even let their children play football at all. Although uncommon, there have been football injuries resulting in paralysis and other injuries that affect the quality of life for the individual in question. With the amount of injuries young football players are exposed to, it would be reasonable to consider banning the sport in people under the age of 18
The game has also evolved because it has become so fast pace compared to back then. It’s not like when it started, like when you look at teams like the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets their pace in the game in my opinion the older teams wouldn’t be
Soccer is different from the other sports; soccer is so unique. Every player is an idol, how? If a player can’t do a trick, and the other player did that trick, that player who did the trick is the idol of the other player. We just need a ball to start playing soccer. Soccer is so easy to understand, because it is a simple sport.
The main reasons they should be changed are because the game is resulting in injuries and deaths, negative long-term health consequences for players, and children not being allowed by their parents to play due to the dangers of the game. Currently, in the United States, there are approximately 1.5 million young people participating in organized football leagues. These people are playing one of the most dangerous sports and have a high probability of becoming injured as a result of the game. To discover the chance of becoming injured directly from football a study occurred at 100 Texas high schools. This study tested only high school football players.