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Old 11-27-14, 10:19 PM
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Government has no place butting into this. Many communities have options for both at the youth level; let the parents decide.

The main qualm that seems to be against youth football, young kids hitting each other, is vastly overblown IMO. The majority of kids in these youth leagues aren't aggressive and/or physically mature enough to hurt somebody else (or themselves) in a collision. The big problem is poor technique which can be solved to the best it can by youth organizations mandating youth coaches are "heads up" certified. Youth teams can and should hit every day in practice to instruct and perfect technique. I don't see any good reason why a kid should have to wait until 7th grade to learn to tackle properly when it can be taught in 3rd-4th grade.
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