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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilling View Post
    Cheers!
    Just words on a screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Just words on a screen.
    Doesn't mean I wasn't wrong. I could see this thread ongoing. Since there is a good chance we will disagree, you get a free shot at me. Mods please allow it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilling View Post
    Doesn't mean I wasn't wrong. I could see this thread ongoing. Since there is a good chance we will disagree, you get a free shot at me. Mods please allow it!
    OK.

    You're ugly and your mother dresses you funny.

    Fire back if you wish...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    OK.

    You're ugly and your mother dresses you funny.

    Fire back if you wish...
    Cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilling View Post
    Cool!
    If only more members could keep it a little more lighthearted...
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    I know it isn't a contact sport, but girls doing ballet aren't allowed by reputable teachers to go on pointe until they're old enough and strong enough to do it without causing long-term damage to their feet and legs. In some cases I've heard of, shops have refused to sell pointe shoes to girls who aren't ready even if their (apparently not reputable) teachers send them there.

    In the same way that you wouldn't let a six-year-old girl go on pointe during ballet classes, there ought to be ways that youngsters can play football without doing things that are more or less designed to do them long-term damage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnbskts View Post
    I know it isn't a contact sport, but girls doing ballet aren't allowed by reputable teachers to go on pointe until they're old enough and strong enough to do it without causing long-term damage to their feet and legs. In some cases I've heard of, shops have refused to sell pointe shoes to girls who aren't ready even if their (apparently not reputable) teachers send them there.

    In the same way that you wouldn't let a six-year-old girl go on pointe during ballet classes, there ought to be ways that youngsters can play football without doing things that are more or less designed to do them long-term damage.
    This is all I'm asking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilling View Post
    They are not referring to Repetitive Sub Concussive hits. I am trying over and over to get that through to you.
    I get that. But all sorts of things can lead to that. One has to approach it from many different angles. There isn't an easy fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnbskts View Post
    I know it isn't a contact sport, but girls doing ballet aren't allowed by reputable teachers to go on pointe until they're old enough and strong enough to do it without causing long-term damage to their feet and legs. In some cases I've heard of, shops have refused to sell pointe shoes to girls who aren't ready even if their (apparently not reputable) teachers send them there.

    In the same way that you wouldn't let a six-year-old girl go on pointe during ballet classes, there ought to be ways that youngsters can play football without doing things that are more or less designed to do them long-term damage.
    Same thing for soccer. Most youth or community leagues don't allow using their head until they are old enough to do "official" jr high soccer. Which is around 5th or 6th grade. I know at least here, the local pop warner, police league football teams don't do tackle football until they are 10 or 11 either. But as I pointed out above, there is nothing that would prevent me as a parent from starting my own team with a bunch of other parents and then finding others and playing tackle at any age. That's where the issue falls at least for me. Its something that's really not regulated at any level. Most pop warner teams have a level of certification so a parent knows the coaching staff has been trained and so forth. But these more "rogue" teams usually have parents or staff that aren't trained and don't care. They feel that a 7 year old tackling isn't dangerous because they are tackling other 7 year olds. As I said, its complex and I don't know the answer. Most towns are completely hands off on this and wont legislate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    I get that. But all sorts of things can lead to that. One has to approach it from many different angles. There isn't an easy fix.
    Correct.

    But they are working on it.

    Instead of "rub some dirt on it and get back out there", now there is "concussion protocol".

    It will never be a safe sport for ANY age, but they are trying...
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