Should You Let Your Child Play Football?

Play footballShould you let your child play football?

This discussion has loud voices on both sides.  I came across this graphic and thought it would be interesting to sports parents.

What do you think?




Football Safety

Graphic produced by: Elkus, Sisson & Rosenstein, P.C. Law Firm


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  1. says

    Really love how this graphic breaks down some really informative and insightful statistics to some very common questions parents have regarding youth football, concussions, and if to let their child participate or not. I also really like how the graphic does not try and persuade the viewer one way or the other it simply informs and does not attempt to influence the decisions. I personally will allow my child to play tackle football, but it will not be until High School. I played flag football through Junior High School (6th-8th) grade and then started playing tackle football when I started High School. I think by high school an individual’s brain is fully developed. I would not want my child’s brain being injured in anyway before it is fully developed. Thanks for sharing this graphic and allowing me to share my thoughts on the issue.

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    • Janis says

      Thanks, Greg. Our son played flag football up until 7th grade. We held off as long as we could because he was begging to play tackle. It probably wouldn’t have made a difference if we held off until high school, but we didn’t. Good to hear from you!

  2. says

    I really like how the information above will help us to decide whether or not to allow our children to play a physical sport like football. Football is really a very rugged sport. It is important we know all precautions before we allow our children to enter in such a sport.
    Thank you Janis, this is really great for parents and their children.
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