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should kids under 9 play tackle foot ball

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TheChosenOne742
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/26/2016 Category: Sports
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Angelo1245

Pro

I think they should
TheChosenOne742

Con

I accept this challenge and will argue that children under the age of 9 years old should NOT play tackle football.
Debate Round No. 1
Angelo1245

Pro

Why do you think that they shouldn't it's fun and keeps younger kids
active
TheChosenOne742

Con

Tackle football is not only dangerous for young children, it can also be a distraction from the crucial things they need to be learning. Here's a pretty good TIME Magazine Article discussing the topic:

http://ideas.time.com...

While tackle football can be considered fun, the risks far outweigh the "fun". I will cover the physical and mental risks in playing tackle football at such a young age.

Physical- Children aren't fully developed and have weaker necks and bone structure. I mention weaker necks because concussions can happen much easier when there is little resistance to impact. Concussions are a major issue, especially at a young age because the brain isn't fully developed.

Mental- Along with concussions leading to brain damage, football can take away from the fundamental education that children need to be learning. If children are focused in sports they can miss out on information they need to learn. While football can teach skills like teamwork, it can also teach kids to be violent at a young age.
Debate Round No. 2
Angelo1245

Pro

Angelo1245 forfeited this round.
TheChosenOne742

Con

What a shame. I was looking forward to a good argument.
Debate Round No. 3
Angelo1245

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Angelo1245 forfeited this round.
TheChosenOne742

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TheChosenOne742 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by XxBeccaxX 1 year ago
XxBeccaxX
Well...i think 7 and up should be the real deal. Kids under 7 should not play tackle football (My personal opinion) but kids have rights to do what ever they want (Or what there parents tell them.) 7 and up is OK in my opinion but if parents have a problem with that they will personalty tell the child not to play.
Posted by MagicAintReal 1 year ago
MagicAintReal
Under 9 years old?
Under 9 feet tall?
Under the guidance of 9 parents?
Literally under 9 people on top of them?

Define terms...
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Vote Placed by U.n 1 year ago
U.n
Angelo1245TheChosenOne742Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro forfeited more turns.