The Truth About American Football
Have you ever wondered how it feels like to play American Football? To get tackled, to get pushed around, to possibly get injured? How about let your own little child play Football? There has been many injuries in football that involve young teens. More than ever nowadays. These injuries can have have a negative impact on their lives.Teens under the age of twelve should not play American tackle Football because the sport isn’t safe enough.
One reason is a research conducted by Boston University showed that teens who start playing football at a young age are more likely develop CTE, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. CTE is a brain disease that you get when you sustain too many blows to the head and damage your brain. CTE is basically brain trauma and it can be very severe at times. Tau, a protein, forms clumps on your brain that eat away at brain cells. The loss of many brain cells can cause memory loss, confusion, impulse control problems, aggression, depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. Do you really want your child to suffer in the future? Do you want to lose a loved one sooner than you expected? Then avoid all this trouble and do not let your child play American Football.
Another reason is if your child plays American Football, it can effect their education. Teen brains are still developing and getting your head getting bashed in multiple times may delay that progress. According to Neurology Journals, teens under the age of twelve are more likely to develop attention problems and it can have a negative impact on your chilld in the classroom. Would you really like to have you child study their butts off for the major History test that is a major part of their grade and then the next day, they forget all of it? Would you really like to have your child to play football rather than focus on their education? Do you really want to roll the dice and hope your child becomes a pro? Less than two percent of football players goes on to become a professional athlete?
I can see what you may be thinking, “Playing football can teach kids the fundamentals of teamwork and leadership! How can that possibly be bad?” Well yes, they can but those fundamentals that they learn wouldn’t mean anything when they die of a brain disease? Now would that? The helmet bashing, the constant scratches and bruises, the possible breaking of your bones. You can’t let this pass by every time this happens! Someone must take action about this!
In conclusion, teens shouldn’t play American tackle football because it can cause a life time of pain and suffering. All the injuiries sustained by your child, your baby, your world, your everything should be avoided at all costs. Don’t let your child play football.