February 11, 2013

can anyone Enforce rules NE MO

This is what I mean when I say its sad when some ruin it for others ??




Saturday, February 9, 2013






NY politician pushes to ban
peewee football throughout state

The discussions over the increasing number of
football head injuries are sprouting up everywhere from Pop Warner fields, high
school gyms, the NFL Commissioner's office and all the way up the the White
House.

Suggestions on how to stem the tide of serious, long-lasting
health concerns have included everything from upgrading equipment, limiting what
constitutes a legal tackle and/or fining and suspending players for flagrant
hits.

Now
one New York politician wants to take it one step further and has quietly
introduced legislation to prohibit children younger than 11 from playing
organized tackle football anywhere in the state, according to The New York Daily
News.


"I want to protect the children," said Bronx Assemblyman
Michael Benedetto. "I want them to get an appreciation of the game but I also
don't want them to come out of this wonderful sport in a damaged
condition."

Benedetto's push to ban the sport for children is the first
such proposal in the nation.




President Obama
recently publicized the debate over kids playing football when he said he
would think twice about allowing a son, if he had one, to play
football.


And a newly-released book by Dr. Robert Cantu,
a Boston neurosurgeon, urged kids under 14 to avoid the sport
altogether.

Benedetto agrees with the doctor's assertion that big hits on
little children could be hazardous to their health in the future.

"I
think the evidence is now out there that kind of warrants another look at youth
activities," he said Friday.

Youth football officials have debunked
Benedetto's bill as an overreaction to a few high-profile incidents involving
college and pro players.

"This is absolutely the first we have heard of
any state doing something like this," said John Button, executive director of
Pop Warner Football. "Frankly, it is disturbing."

More than 250,000
children — some as young as 5 — play tackle football in Pop Warner leagues
across the country.




Benedetto said
it's too early to tell whether the bill will pass the Assembly this session and
is still looking for a sponsor to take it to the State Senate.

State Sen.
Martin Golden gave the proposal little chance of success in the conservative
Senate.

"Somebody always wants to regulate something," he said. "And
regulating 6 and 7-year-olds playing football is not the place to do
it."

Still. Where's there's smoke, there's fire — especially with the
blades of the helicopter-parent society of today fanning the flames.

 

Ever hear "one bad apple spoils it"  here we go again with some doogooders?  crying again....how do kids learn sports?? by starting out at a young age...

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  • Everyone has a plan to end recreation for youth, but no one has a plan on what to replace it with. Football has saved a lot of kids from getting into trouble.
  • just a bunch of over protective parents who think they know best for every other child just because they read some book. but it doesn't surprise me that this is being talked about in ny. I mean in nyc they're trying to ban large sodas.... smh. its a great thing we have these dogooders to go out and make new government policies to protect me because god knows i'm too dumb to do it on my own. I'd like to see someone in a southern state try and get little league football banned lol
  • thanks for reading

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