Contact Sports for Kids

Did you know that football is not the only sport that causes concussions? Well if you didn’t then you will love this argument essay. There has been a lot of debate on if kids under 14 should be able to play tackle football. I say that kids should because it isn’t the only sport in the world that can cause concussions or that is dangerous. Hockey and soccer and many other sports can be dangerous or can cause concussions too.

People say that kids under 14 shouldn’t play tackle football. How come? If kids don’t play now they might not want to play tackle football later in their life which would end the NFL ( National Football League). Colin Kaepernick, a professional football player on the 49ers, started playing tackle football at the age of eight. So shouldn’t that mean that your kid should be able to play at that age too.

Another reason why kids should be able to play tackle football is that, although parents think tackle football is too dangerous, what if kids try to tackle more carefully? Kids can be taught to tackle below the shoulders so that way they aren’t tackling by the head.

Most parents don’t like their kids playing tackle football because there are no coaches or medics. What if there organized tackle football? There would be adults there to watch the game to make sure nothing got out of hand and if somebody got hurt there would be paramedics to help kids who got injured immediately.

There are a lot of concussions in tackle football and a lot of parents are afraid of that but if your kids want to play tackle football you shouldn’t stop them from what they want to do.

So in conclusion, I think that kids should be able to play tackle football because there are a lot of other sports that can cause concussions or that are dangerous. Do you want to end tackle football because then there will be nobody to play in the NFL ( National Football Association) because they never got the chance to try tackle football. I am talking to you dads. Everybody knows that tackle football is a dangerous sport but if your kids want to play you might as well let them try. If you don’t let your kids play tackle football then the sport will slowly go away. If you don’t let your kids play you are not letting them risk their lives by playing tackle football. So in conclusion I think kids of all ages should be able to play tackle football.

Thank you for reading my letter and can’t wait for the response.

Sincerely, Owen Gottstein

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