From The New York Times; Why Kids Shouldn’t Play High Impact Sports
“Over the past two decades it has become clear that repetitive blows to the head in high-impact contact sports like football, ice hockey, mixed martial arts and boxing place athletes at risk of permanent brain damage.” Says a recent post in the New York Times, titled Don’t Let Kids Play Football
Author Bennet Omalu writes there should be a legal age for high-impact contact sports. READ MORE
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According to a survey conducted over 30 years by two coaches and athletic administrators about what young athletes want to hear most from their parents after a sporting event, it turns out it is: “I love to watch you play.”