Should Young Athletes Play Football

Wrote By Ethan Vanz

Kids Should Play Football

Introduction

"BAM!" You are playing football and you get hit. The debate about if kids should play football is still going on. According to https://ocps.edmodo.com/file/view-office-online?id=88459a518a635fd3251706dface1782b people think that kids shouldn't play football. Kids should still be able to play football.

Paragraph 1- Kids Should Play Football Because...

To begin when kids play football they stay in shape and don't gain weight. According to https://ocps.edmodo.com/file/view-office-online?id=88459a518a635fd3251706dface1782b it says, "Childhood obesity remains one of the biggest problems facing the country, with more than one-third of kids overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A lack of exercise is a major component of this epidemic, says Stanley Herring, a clinical professor in the University of Washington's sports medicine department, so parents should be encouraging kids to get outside and exercise." That's a reason kids should play football because kids could become overweight. Also another reason is because when kids play sports they do better in school, "Organized sports don't just help kids' bodies, but their minds as well, says Kim Gorgens, clinical associate professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. A study published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience in August found that kids who did more aerobic exercise had more compact white matter in the brain, which is linked to better cognitive function." So when kids play football it helps their mind in school. Lastly sports can teach kids life lessons. "Joining Pop Warner offers even more benefit than playing a pickup game with your friends, Gorgens says. “Organized sports are a learning lab for life,” she says. “They steep kids in everything from frustration management to diplomacy to collaboration, and data suggests that involvement in team sports is associated with higher high school graduation rates.” So football can help kids with life, school, and staying fit.

Conclusion

So football can help in life. Football helps with staying fit. Football helps us in school because when you play football it helps the mind in a good way. Football can teach life lessons, one reason is because it can show discipline. So football can help us in life so kids should be able to play football. So sometimes "BAM!' could be a good thing not a bad thing.