Should children play tackle football? | The Tylt

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It's one of America's most hot-button issues in sports right now: Should young children be allowed to play tackle football? Studies and parents say no. It's far too dangerous for children to play until their teenage years! But some believe real football not only builds character in children, but teaches kids discipline and the skills necessary to be great at the game. What do you think? Scroll to read more and vote below!

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Let’s face it: children tackling each other is dangerous because professional NFL players tackling each other is dangerous. It’s even more problematic to allow children to be injured  at a younger age let alone in their adulthood for entertainment. Many believe youth shouldn't play tackle football until 14 or 15 years old.

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Many parents and critics say kids shouldn't play tackle football because it's unsafe.

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Ann McKee, director of the Boston University CTE Center in Massachusetts, says it's riskier for children to play tackle football. Children are at risk of brain injuries, and this can cause memory loss, confusion and/or anger issues at an early age.

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Joey Blethen, recreation director in Tega Cay, S.C., told Sports Illustrated's Muscle and Medicine, he would feel responsible if any child was hurt playing tackle football. Tega Cay made the decision to keep kids safe by banning kids ages 5 to 11 from tackle football. Instead, children at this age play flag football only.
The impetus for the decision arose last November when Blethen saw an ABC news report about the 11 high school football players across the country who died in 2015 (four from head trauma). “I asked myself a question,” said Blethen. “Could I live with myself if a participant in our tackle football program were to become seriously injured, paralyzed or even worse?”
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On the other hand, tackle football not only builds skills, but character in children. Here’s a list of more qualities that children get from football.

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Some people believe there are too many rules and regulations that prevent kids from being active and having fun. Let kids play real football and be kids!

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Many supporters have respect for the work ethic that tackle football teaches children.

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Children playing tackle football has been a thing for a long time! Has there really been that many casualties to completely rule it out before their teenage years?

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Some parents support their child's growth by allowing them not only to play tackle football, but by allowing them to discover their own true character and talent. What’s so wrong with that?

FINAL RESULTS
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Should children play tackle football?
#BanTackleFootball
A festive crown for the winner
#LetKidsTackle