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Old 09-21-2017, 07:24 PM
 
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I remember i wanted to play football in highschool but after the first tackle during try outs,i was like heck no.Football is a dangerous game i wouldn't want my kids to play it.Basketball better option.
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Old 09-22-2017, 11:00 AM
 
Location: East Helena, MT
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My son will never play football. What the hell? Kids with broken vertebrae and fractured wrists ...nope. Not going to happen.



Football isn't for everyone, most people don't have the pain tolerance, or determination to play football. In 4 years of little league, and 4 years of high school, the only injury I got was a broken pinkie finger, and a couple of sprained ankles. In fact, a large percentage of kids will get through little league and high school without a single injury.


I got hurt the most riding my bicycle. I got a serious concussion, and fractured my skull in one wreck (going downhill, lost it and hit a big boulder). I broke my wrist, and 3 fingers in another( didn't see a small tree, nailed it at full speed with my right hand). I separated by sternum from my ribcage (hit the back of a truck I didn't see going around a corner). All of this was from bike crashes, all while I was an older kid, into being a teenager.


Every sport has risks. You don't have to play sports if you don't want to. You can have fun playing video games, sitting on the couch. I was a very active kid and teenager, and all 4 of my children are very active. I'm not going to restrict what they do because I am worried about them being hurt.
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Old 09-22-2017, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Have you ever seen a high school rugby game ? No pads no helmets, and it is for sure a full contact sport. The difference ? The players know that they will get hurt if they do stupid things on the field. That means that they tackle low. below the waist, and no body is doing any face mask drags.


Wearing armour encourages the kids to do stupid things. If they had to play with out any pads or helmets the injuries would go down dramatically. Of course the dinos on the sidelines would bleat and clutch their pearls.


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In rugby youre taught to run into a player and drag them down to the ground when you hit them to complete the tackle. Nobody wants to hurt themselves to do that. In football you're told to run head first like a cabbage into people to knock them over.
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Old 09-22-2017, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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My son will never play football. What the hell? Kids with broken vertebrae and fractured wrists ...nope. Not going to happen.

If I ever have a kid I'm not going to support them if they take up a sport I wouldn't want them to play, but with that said I'd rather have them NOT play football. If they decided to play, I'd still support them in their quest however.
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Old 09-22-2017, 04:03 PM
 
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In Canada, the land of hockey as a religion.....kids cannot play contact until they pass age 14.


And the adult women's hockey leagues are non contact, right up to the Olympic level.





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Old 09-24-2017, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I think its hard to be game ready without some live hitting during the week. I coached Pee Wee football for several years and the risk for injury between the ages of 6-10 was very low. Those kids simply don't run fast enough to create big hits or cause any major injuries. There is not enough impact during the game or practice. Around the age of 10-12, kids start hitting puberty, run faster and hit harder.. the risk injury increases greatly at this time. You have to limit how much hitting they do in practice but to eliminate it all together would be cheating the kids. They would never learn the skills required to play the game effectively and safely.
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