Should Kids Play Football?

By: Bianca Boor


Has your son ever went up and asked. "Can I play football?" Before words come out think about what can possibly happen? a Concussion? children and youth ages 5-18 years accounted for 2.4 million sports-related emergency department visits annually, of which 6% (135,000) involved a concussion. Would you want that for your child? Young Athletes Shouldn't be Playing Football because Football can cause injuries some may last a while some may last a lifetime, it's just up to you if you want to take that route.

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Football can cause lost of serious injuries that can last a long time. According to ESPN, enrollment Pop Warner, the largest youth-football league in the U.S., dropped 9.5 percent from 2010 to 2012. Because of concussions, many considered the game just too risky. Once your child gets a concussion there's no turning back to the reality, Football players of all ages have suffered permanent brain damage from repeated concussions—even when they’ve given their brains time to heal (which can take months). If a player’s brain has not healed, even a small jolt can cause permanent damage—or death. Still want this a sport?


Football shouldn't be even a sport if there are these much injuries, these injuries can affect children but also adults like in the NFL, so next time someone says "Can i play football?" think about how those words can change someone's life.