Should Young Athletes Play Footbal
Have you ever wonder why football players get in trouble with the law and get violent well it met because the have brain damage From getting tackled.
Well luckily kids that play football have age and weight division so that you wont't get tackled by a bigger guy than you and the game would be equal.
Even if football isn't the safest sport out there it has it benefits. Like kids could be in shape and it met give them a better mindset in school and out. Also it met give them life lessons
What is football leagues doing to keep the kids safe on the field?
Technology is certainly one way. There are already safer helmets in development, individually designed for each player, with sensors to monitor and evaluate the force of impacts.
There are also plans for protective shoes with shorter cleats and shoulder pads that will absorb greater amounts of energy away from the player.
Several college football programs will be using the new Riddell SpeedFlex helmet and InSite Impact Response System in 2014. The helmet is designed to disperse energy, reducing the risk of trauma, while the InSite is intended to alert coaches when a player suffers a significant hit to the head, or multiple hits that combine to pose a risk.
Even though i think that kids should play football there are some cons
According to the National High School Sports-Related Injury Surveillance Study, more than 500,000 high school football injuries occurred between the 2014 and 2015 school year.
“Regardless of how safe we make it, it’s still a dangerous sport,” explains Dr. Behr. “One of the hardest things for a team is to get through the season without people getting injured.”
“We’ve had a number of deaths around the country of kids who have had head injuries from a tackle that have led to death,” says Dr. Behr. “And of course that’s the worst thing that anyone could ever imagine. There are also the unknown cause of deaths where kids play and die from congenital problems that they weren’t aware of. The most common being an enlarged heart. But some conditions are difficult to pick up on a routine preseason physical.”