Football Argument

By Leah Beiz

Should young athletes play football?

Football is a dangerous sport. And though there are risks involved, men still love the game. As you go through my s'more, you will find information that young athletes should play football but just be careful doing so.

Solutions to Football injuries

  • Have a pre-season health and wellness evaluation
  • Perform proper warm-up and cool-down routines
  • Consistently incorporate strength training and stretching
  • Hydrate adequately to maintain health and minimize cramps
  • Stay active during summer break to prepare for return to sports in the fall
  • Wear properly fitted protective equipment, such as a helmet, pads, and mouthguard
  • Tackle with the head up and do not lead with the helmet
  • Speak with a sports medicine professional or athletic trainer if you have any concerns about football injuries or football injury prevention strategies

Should we or should we not?

Now after the pro's and con's that were listed think to yourself, should young athletes play football? The football rules have been updated, it does improve concentration, and its good for cardiovascular health.

My sources

http://www.piedmont.org/living-better/pros-and-cons-of-playing-football

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