Why the Violence in Football?
If children see violence being tolerated at the professional level they believe it should be tolerated at the intermediate level or beginning level. Children see their favorite sports players using violence to get them what they want in the game so the children will use the same violence in their games to get what they want out of the game. "Athletes in the youth leagues emulate their heroes on the collegiate and professional levels. They watch their sports heroes receive awards, applause, money, and adulation for behavior that borders on open aggression, and they want to become like them" (Cox, 2012.p.337).
What happens when violence is used in football...
(The image is showing a New York Jet being helped off the field after being injured by the other team.)
What happens when their is violence on the field...does it lead to violence off the field?
Stopping the violence on the field
Cox, Richard H. (2012). Sport Psychology: Concepts and Applications. 7th edition. New York, NY: McGraw Hill Education.
Kluger, Jeffrey. (Spetember 18, 2014). Why On-Field Violence Continues Off-Field. Time. Retrieved from http://time.com/3398946/nfl-violence-psychology/
Rhoden, William C. (September 14, 2015). A Quick Reminder of Football's Violence. NY Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/14/sports/football/a-quick-reminder-of-footballs-violence.html