Youth football, has anyone changed their minds? How do you justify allowing a child to do this?
I may be the only one who watched Friday night Tykes, but I was intrigued. I couldn't believe how these adults were treating these kids. I couldn't believe that there weren't parents making better choices for their kids.
Well I just watched the last episode where they brought in former NFL players, drs, child psychologists and analysts to discuss the implication of child sports and the dangers of youth football.
It really opened my eyes. Now, my son did try football. At 9 he played pop warner for a month. He went through the month long everyday work out and then played in two games. He decided it wasn't for him. He had serious concerns for his own safety. So we walked away from it, and I am confident we made the right choice.
Now that I've done more research(I really hadn't done much at the time) I can't believe I ever put him in it to begin with.
Did nyone else see that episode? Or watch the show? Has you views changed at all?
If your child plays, how do you justify the damage you could be doing to them?