What's your thoughts on young kids playing football? There have been many articles and stories about the dangers of it so just wondering if you would let your son (or even daughter) play football. If so at what age?
ETA...my son is about the start his 2nd year of tackle football. It started at age 7. I was nervous but we had zero injuries on our team all year. It is expensive ($300 to register, plus mouth guards, traveling to games, under armor, girdle, etc......). It's also time consuming.....4 days a week 2.5 hours a day of practice until school starts then it drops to 2/3 practices a week and a game on the weekend. I would never push him to do it....but he really wanted to (was literally counting down until he was going into 2nd grade). I guess it makes me feel better that he is a bigger kid. If he was a twig i would be much more hesitant! Just wanted to see what everybody thought of it!
Added pic of my football player on page 3!