I've been thinking about the injuries caused in tackle football and I have an idea. I know most die-hard football lovers may not agree with me. Just hear me out for a minute.
My first grade son is playing flag-football. He loves it and I love watching him play. I'm not sure I would enjoy it so much if he was playing tackle football at this age. I'm not ready to see my son get hurt in the name of sports. I think he's happy he's playing flag instead of tackle too. He's not ready to get plowed down by his fellow peers.
Here's my idea. We know that tackle football can cause serious injuries. Short-term and Long term injuries. We read about it all the time. So, what if we required young kids all the way through High School to play FLAG FOOTBALL! This would reduce the number of head injuries, knee injuries, back injures.. All injuries would be reduced and the game would rely more on talent than size. You would need speed, agility and knowledge.
I never thought about this until becoming a parent of little boy who plays football. I have always loved football but, I'm not so sure I want my sons to play. Reason: I don't want them hurt!!!! Especially a head injury. Flag football would be the best way to play this game. Tell me what you think!!!
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