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    The worse injury I ever saw was on a soccer field. The kid broke his arm in a horrific way. I still cringe even thinking about it. We didn't allow football until he was a little older. He participated in baseball, the swim team, and state track meets when he was younger so by the time he played football he was well conditioned. It is just a choice parents make so a good coach is important. Children have plenty of years to find out if they excel and in fact some who excel were benched in those younger days. For us, playing too young was a concern. He was an all-in kind of player in any sport so we knew better. Btw: In high school he was a running back so nothing I could do to discourage him worked. lol

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    The fairies that vote for Rodents believe "soccer" is "football". The poll has to be clarified so non-fairies can be sure of what their vote is for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    The fairies that vote for Rodents believe "soccer" is "football". The poll has to be clarified so non-fairies can be sure of what their vote is for.
    Are you 12 years old?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    Are you 12 years old?
    LOL, make allowances. Mummy always told us we must be kind to those less advantaged than ourselves.
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    With any contact sport there are going to be injuries...even Water Polo believe it not (lots of kicking goes on underneath the water)

    My husband played pee-wee contact football and then through high school when his knee blew out.

    What you need to look for are coach's that make the safety a priority above all else, even winning games.

    We have a good family friend that is currently playing football for a D1 collage and his future looks bright - he's had some injuries but nothing serious so far (fingers crossed). I credit the coaching staffs he has over the years that minimize as much as possible, getting hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo2 View Post
    We never wear anything other than shorts, a guernsey, and boots to play rugby, and we have a giggle at the kevlar full body armour, and jousting helmets, Yanks tend to sport on the rugby field. Bunch of big girl's blouses! So good on you and your school.
    Well said, @Leo2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparta View Post
    Straight up question, let your kid play pewee-high school football?
    I didn't vote due to the "judging" aspect of choice #2, but at this point, no, I wouldn't.

    There's just too much info out here about the risk of CTE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    Are you 12 years old?
    I hope you keep your sig pic for a while - so cute!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    With any contact sport there are going to be injuries...even Water Polo believe it not (lots of kicking goes on underneath the water)

    My husband played pee-wee contact football and then through high school when his knee blew out.

    What you need to look for are coach's that make the safety a priority above all else, even winning games.

    We have a good family friend that is currently playing football for a D1 collage and his future looks bright - he's had some injuries but nothing serious so far (fingers crossed). I credit the coaching staffs he has over the years that minimize as much as possible, getting hurt.
    Good point for any sport, one problem is a bad football coach is capable of more damage than a bad cross country coach, and there are very few "good" youth coaches.

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