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Posted On 2012-08-25 , 4:22 PM
Hello everyone hope all is well. I need some feed back on a idea I have. Without going into great detail My plan is this. To rent youth football equipment to players instead of parents having to buy it every year. So for say $20.00 a month you would get a new helmet and new shoulder pads shipped to your door with a return shipping sticker. everytime you send it back after the season you can reorder at any time like a football camp ect.. and $20.00 is not the set price i think it will be lower. any feedback or questions would be great. Thanks
Posted On 2011-06-18 , 10:15 PM
Many parents of youth football players have been worried by recent news of concussions suffered by college and NFL players. They wonder if they are putting their kids at undue risk by allowing them to participate. The results of many studies of injuries in youth sports are encouraging, clearly indicating that youth footballers are reasonably safe from concussion. The primary reason is that youth players are typically not hitting one another hard enough to cause concussions.
Sports medicine specialists have determined that youth football players are no more likely to receive a concussion than are youth soccer players, which gives most parents the confidence to allow their children to compete. In fact, physicians studying youth sports and related activities claim that children are far more likely to suffer concussion or be seriously injured while skateboarding, roller skating, or bicycling. These three produce half the youth concussions reported. The facts show that children are as safe on the youth gridiron as they are on the local playground.
Parents want their children to be physically active, especially with the dramatic rise in recent years of youth obesity and the long-term health risks associated with being overweight. The recent studies done on youth football have concluded that the risk of concussion is relatively low, making football, which produces excellent qualities such as hard work, team unity, and leadership, a fantastic option for today’s active kids.
The increased awareness of the possibility of head injuries has led to the development of better equipment, reducing the number concussions suffered by youth football players to very low levels, which is outstanding news for kids who love the game, and parents who enjoy cheering them on. Coaches are also receiving better training, and are now able to instruct their players on how to block and tackle in ways that further decrease the incidence of youth concussions.
If you are a parent of a youth football player, of course you are concerned about their safety. While studies show that the number of concussions in youth football is limited, you can still do your part to insure your child’s safety and well-being. Make sure that their team supplies quality equipment that meets current safety guidelines. And encourage your child to remain active and healthy throughout the year, since studies show that children that are in shape suffer fewer serious injuries from youth football than those that are not.
Posted On 2011-06-18 , 10:13 PM
Youth Football Players are not More Likely to Get Concussions
There are new studies that just came out that conclude that concussions are not exceedingly common in youth football. This news has the young players, their coaches and their parents breathing a sigh of relief. Youth football players are relatively tiny, so the physics formula "mass x acceleration = force" sheds some light on the reasons for these recent revelations. The size of youth football players limits the amount of force they can inflict when on the playing field, so they hardly ever hit another player in a fashion that could cause a concussion.
It should be taken into consideration that the technologically-advanced equipment available to youth football players plays a role in the recent reports that are showing that the overall number of concussions is going down by the year. The new helmets are better at taking the brunt of a hit so that the brain does not have to and the force of a hit is allowed to spread out over a greater area. Helmets commonly used for biking and skateboarding are not nearly as effective at protecting the head as those worn by youth football players
Youth football players do not suffer any more concussions than kids who participate in other sports. This displays just how safe football is. Dr. Joe Congeni, a specialist in sports medicine has said, "At the youth level, the injury rate [of youth football participants] is very similar, almost identical to soccer." Considering that kids who play at local playgrounds suffer the same concussion rate as youth football participants, parents of youth football players are comfortable with the low concussion risk associated with the sport. Getting exercise is imperative for a youngster, and youth football is much safer than skateboarding, bicycling and skating - those activities account for close to 50% of all youth sport injuries.
Coaches are now trained at how to minimize concussion risks in youth football. They all tell their players not to engage in spearing and they instead profess the right way to block and tackle using one's shoulders. This practice greatly reduces hard hits to the head. Parents play a role in reducing concussions by providing the safest equipment available and by encouraging their kids to stay in good physical shape. Physically fit youths who play sports suffer far fewer injuries than kids who are not in healthy shape.
NFL players suffering concussions have been all over the news of late and this explains the reason that so many parents of youth football players are worried. Adults must remember that youth football players rarely get concussions. The game is relatively slow, well-trained coaches address concussion issues and updated equipment is much improved at keeping the head protected. Parents can now breathe a sigh of relief when allowing their little sons and daughters to put on the pads and play some football.
Posted On 2011-06-18 , 10:12 PM
Studies showing that concussions are not common in youth football are great news for youngsters playing the game, their parents, and coaches. The physics formula “Mass Times Acceleration Equals Force” is the key to the limited number of concussions in youth football. Simply put, most youth are not moving with enough force out on the gridiron to connect with concussion-producing impact.
To be sure, the advanced equipment that our youth footballers are wearing is part of the reason the news is good regarding the number of concussions reported annually. Today’s helmets feature design improvements that provide outstanding protection, absorbing impact so the brain does not, cushioning the head, and distributing force over a larger area. Youth football helmets provide better overall protection than most bike/skateboard helmets, as many studies have determined.
The bottom line is that youngsters playing youth football do not suffer concussion in greater numbers than do youth pursuing other physical activities. Sports Medicine specialist Dr. Joe Congeni says, “At the youth level, the injury rate is very similar, almost identical to soccer.” Other research shows the rate of concussion in youth football about equal with the rates suffered by children playing on playgrounds, and that is a level of risk most parents are willing to live with. Children need activity, and youth football is relatively safe, especially compared with the rates of concussion and serious injury that occur from bicycling, skating, and skateboarding, which together, account for nearly 50% of serious injuries caused by youth sports.
Youth football coaches who are well trained are also a part of the reason that concussions are limited in youth football. Teaching players never to spear with the helmet, but to block and tackle with shoulders instead, reduces forceful blows to the head. Parents can assist in keeping their children safe by making sure they have the best equipment available, but also by encouraging their children to maintain good overall physical fitness. Kids that are more fit generally suffer fewer and milder injuries than those that are not, when playing organized sports of all kinds.
Concussions suffered by NFL players have been making headlines recently, causing concern for parents of youth players. But the slower speed of youth football, combined with good coaching and equipment, means that concussions are not common, and parents can feel comfortable letting their little guys and gals strap on the pads.
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Posted On 2009-11-26 , 10:12 PM
Flag Football is a popular game filled with fun and action, and is in fact, a modified version of tackle football, but instead of tackling players to the ground, the defensive team must remove a flag from a flagbelt from the ball carrier to end a down.
Flag Football provides participants with the opportunity to develop many of the same skills, tactics and strategies without the body contact (blocking and tackling).
This sport is one of the fastest growing phenomenons, and easily adaptable to any age and any ability. It has been around for many decades,and is generally believed to have begun in the US Military during World War II.
But only within the last ten plus years has it exploded to beyond the college campus. Now, there are flag football leagues all around the United States and many countries world wide.
It is indeed an exciting sports activity. With the camaraderie, the strategy, the physical drive required, Flag football has become very, very popular.
Who plays Flag Football?
Children, men, and women of all ages play this sport. People can play recreationally in parks, as part of school intramural programs and on a more competitive level within organized leagues.
One of the great advantages of this game is that it can be played on any open field or gym. The play area can be simply and quickly laid out with small, rubber pylons.
Flag football may also be divided into "contact" or "non-contact", depending on whether or not blocking is allowed; if allowed, blocking is usually restricted to the chest.
It can be played with any number of players, and coaching requires the ability to be flexible and adjust your game plan according to the situation at hand.
This sport is much more of a pass oriented game than the American version of tackle football, so both the defense and offense sections devote much more time discussing the various ways to attack man on man and zone defenses and how to defend against those tactics.
With the adult leagues, this game has be come so sophisticated with the availability of regimented plays and playbooks fashioned from the professionals.
Flag Football Ninja is a great site that supplies downloadable, printable 4on4, 5on5, 7on7 and 8on8 flag football playbooks that help you get the advantage over your opponents to take you to the playoffs and beyond. It is a mainstream sport that will only continue to grow by leaps and bounds.
Article Written By J. Foley
For much more Information About Flag Football And Playbooks go to http://flagfootballplaybook.org.
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