Parents signing in their children into the game should be educated on head injuries. They need to understand the remedies of concussions to avoid long term problems.In fact, some of these parents need some rules set to ensure their kids are in safe hands. John Conyers Jr is among the representatives, Chairman and a Michigan Democrat of the (HJC)House Judiciary Committee who is fighting to make sure their football laws and that they are obeyed. The year 2009 December, the law was established saying that any player having a sign of concussion should be taken out of the game until further notice. The goal is to ensure the players are safe from injuries and let them enjoy the
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. Although some football enthusiasts believe that children under the age of twelve should play tackle football because it promotes friendship and teamwork, the negative impact that the sport has on the brains of adolescent males outweighs the comradery that the sport teaches. Children play the sport without thinking of the effects of the brain injuries. Through interviews with past players as well as scientific studies, researchers have found that the cognitive ability of males (average age of early fifties) is greatly affected by the age in which the young player began playing (Boston University School of Medicine). Boston University’s Dr. Robert Stern said the concern is not from concussions, it is from, “subconcussive hits: these hits that don’t necessarily result in the symptom right then, but people can get hundreds of them a year.” Stern went on to
Head injuries drive a player out of the sport earlier than normal, so the NFL has looked into the issue and has gone about bettering technology and equipment to prevent concussions in the future. Football is a very aggressive and dangerous sport to play, and researchers are studying the brain to better understand how the brain becomes damaged due to a hard
Another thing, kids and parents know what they are getting into with the dangers and all, but they sign up anyway. People believe that concussions and deaths are the results of football, but the good outweighs the bad and the concussions can be prevented Football should not be banned because it keeps kids off the streets and into the classroom. In Michael Lewis’s “The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game,” a homeless boy is given a second chance by getting the opportunity to play football in high school. This heartwarming story about a teenager, Michael Oher, proves that football and other
("Concussion Statistics for High School Sports", Lindsey Barton Straus, JD. There is a concussion test on ("Heads up on Concussion" where you can learn how to spot the signs of a concussion. This is helpful for parents to know if their child may be suffering from a concussion or not. The motto is "when in doubt, sit them out". It is better to play
I strongly believe that children should play American football for the following reasons: football builds character, requires comradery, and involves commitment. There are those who would warn against kids playing the sport because of its barbaric style and safety concerns, but the sport’s positives outweigh the negatives. Football teaches many life lessons that should be installed at an early age. The sport is used to teach boys how to become men. Kids should play football because it builds character.
This prohibits players from intentionally harming the other players on the opposing team. It’s beneficial to have these rules to keep everyone on the football field safe while trying to enjoy the game in which they love. There is also a penalty that is called Spearing, a penalty flag for Spearing will be thrown when a defensive player attempts to tackle the ball carrier whilst leading with their head. The penalty is a fifteen yard penalty and automatic first down both for the offense. The major complaint that everyone says about high school football is that they get injured to often and those injuries are very serious.
When carrying or throwing the football is also gives the player who has it this extra little boost to try even harder. “I have to have something to look forward to, or life is just blah. That football is just something that keeps me goin” (Bissinger 41). This quote represents how the football game and ball itself help this player to keep going. These guys eat, sleep, and breath football and when they have the chance to carry it there is no give in their effort.
Tackle football is very popular sport in the U.S and it 's the main topic of a sports fanatic. The youth is also affiliated with this activity as well. Although, children at the age of 12, participate in these activities, tackle football shouldn’t be a youth hobby because at the age of 12, the brain development is vital and the activity increases the national rate of head injuries or even death. Children at the age of 12 and above are going through a very vital moment of body growth and this system can be altered if any organ is damaged such as the brain, heart and even the lungs. The brain itself is very very important to the human body because it controls each organ and organ system.
This article talks about how coaches could better recognize concussions as they went through an education program that helped them recognize the symptoms of a concussion. Some sports teams may not have certified athletic trainers or doctors on the sideline to take care of a concussion and that leaves the coach to be the first person to try and recognize a concussion. Also, to help coaches recognize concussions, the Center for Disease Control started a program called Heads Up!, which was used at the youth and high school levels. The big issue with the concussion knowledge is that some of these coaches today have misconceptions of concussions because of the magazines and newspapers they read instead of going through coaching education programs to properly get their information on a concussion. For this study, they had to get people who were enrolled in classes related to coaching education majors and minors.
The National Football League should be held responsible for the head injuries caused to players, because the improvement of equipment, such as helmets is possible through the use of technology. As a consequence of the physical contact that is required in the National Football League, there are a great number of players that have come to face brain injuries during or after their careers. Many players have productive careers in the National Football League, which help lead to them developing horrific health issues. The players of the National Football League play with great effort and passion until they are physically incapable. In the book, “Slow Getting Up”, author Nate Jackson gives insight to how, “In the NFL, you are alive until you are dead” (Jackson 7).