Summary: The Benefits Of Playing Youth Football

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Having to choose between allowing my son to do something that makes him happy or to deny him that choice in order to keep him safe if always a difficult decision. I understand I cannot wrap my child in bubble wrap, send him out into the world, and hope that it protects him from all the things that go bump in the night. Parents have to allow their children to experience life, both the good and the bad, so they can learn from their choices. If we keep our children sheltered from everything in life, they won’t be ready for when they go out into the real world on their own. Therefore, I would allow my son to play football if he wishes to because it would help him sustain his grades, promote teamwork, and despite the dangers, it would most importantly make him happy.
The participation in sports at a high school or middle school level would help to sustain the grades of my son. For example, I know for a fact that students must maintain a “C” or higher in all classes at my high school in order to continue participating in sports. By using a system of flight checks to help manage and check on their grades, students are motivated to push themselves
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The article, “The Benefits of Playing Youth Football” by Miri Elmaleh, highlights the positive benefits that football can have on the mind and body. The author voices, “Such physical benefits include strength, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility. Some mental benefits include boosting self-esteem, problem-solving, and leadership.” Not only can football increase physical health, it can also make a player a better person all around. It is a great way to make friends and to learn how to work as a team and feel like you have a second family on the field. Every parent wants their child to be confident, happy, and healthy, and letting their child play football can be a way to achieve