Football is a great sport that appeals to many people, both young and old. However, there is only a select few who are able to play it well. This is because of body type, ability, and the fact that it is a contact sport, which can cause potential injuries. The thing is, many kids do enjoy playing it. It is an exciting sport. If you, or a child you know, wants to join, you may be asking yourself when it is the right time to start playing football. The answer to that question is something that is debated by many parents and no one can offer a definitive answer.

There are some schools that allow children to play touch football or other variations from a very early age. Many encourage participation in football at around 6 years old to teach children the rules of the game and how to play it well. A lot of parents feel that this is too young for kids. Kids are more likely to say they want to play and then change their mind and be ready to play something else. They may not like the physical aspects of it, even if it is only touch football or football that is considered “safe” for their age group. However, it is proven that football requires strength and stability, and some parents encourage children to get involved because it can help them with other sports that their child may want to participate in.

There is also a group of parents and studies that show that an older child, closer to 12 years old, will benefit from starting to play at about that age. In fact, many professional football players started their career when they were between 10-12 years. By this time, a child has the ability to know what they want to do with their life and they are able to stay dedicated to the sport that they love.

If you are a parent or a child who loves the idea of playing football, you have to decide what is right for you or the child. If you feel that they are determined to play football and you want to encourage them to pursue their dream of playing, you really do not lose anything by getting them started at a young age, but you may not gain anything by pushing them to start early, either.

There is a lot of debate about the violence in football and whether it is dubbed the most violent sport or not. How do you feel about it? It is probably based on how you feel about the game more than how you feel about the fact it is violent. Those who love football, justify its roughness as saying it is a contact sport. Those who hate it simply feel that it is too rough a game.

The truth behind the idea of football being a violent sport is somewhat justifiable. It does involve two teams who are each trying to make points through whatever means necessary. Tackling someone means that that person is taken to the ground in an effort to ensure that the ball does not stay in their team’s hands. It is a contact sport and though there are rules set in place to keep the violence to a minimum, there are sometimes injuries that do happen.

With that in mind, football players are dressed in a variety of safety gear to protect them from severe injuries. They have pads on their shoulders, arms, and knees. They wear helmets with masks to prevent head injuries. Their shirts are made to rip easily, so that someone cannot grab their shirt. Still yet, injuries are possible. Concussions can happen. Football players are aware of the risk and they accept it.

The truth is, football does have some violence in it, but it is not the most dangerous sport around. Rugby is a game that is played in some countries and with it, there is contact without safety gear. Any sport that you play can be dangerous. They can all cause death or injuries if the player is not careful, even when it is not deemed a “contact” sport.

A base runner playing baseball can be injured when he slides into home base. A basketball player can sustain knee injuries or get knocked down by other players. Even golf has some potential for accidental injuries, though admittedly they are rare and often involve sprains or someone twisting wrong. Any sport can be considered violent if you base your judgement on injuries that can happen. As a player, you typically accept that it can happen for the love of the sport that you are playing. That doesn’t make it any more or any less violent.

When people think of a football player, they typically envision a man who is extremely tall and have a massive body mass. Even when you watch them on a television, they seem to be very large. However, the truth of the matter is, most football players are more on the average size than you may expect. Their weight is more of an issue than their height, and admittedly, some football players are rather large in both ways, but it depends more on what position they play out on the field.

If you want to know what the average size of a professional football player is, you need to first know that a football player who is small can be just as good and useful as a very large player. For instance, a quarterback, which most people do associate with hefty men, has an average height of only 6’2” and they weigh only 215 pounds. This is because their goal is to move quickly when necessary. Therefore, they do not need a lot of body mass, which may slow them down. They are still tough and very accurate, even though they are smaller than we may expect.
A wide receiver who must run the ball after catching it is better off being small and fast. Their average height is only 5’11”. They weigh an average of 185, but if they gain too much weight and lose some of their agility, they may need to drop some of their excess pounds. The place kicker is also rather small at only 5’10 inches and their average weight is 180 pounds. This means they are not the smallest in weight, but they are about the smallest in height.

On the other end of that scale, the offensive tackler may be about 6’5”. They can weigh as much as 300 pounds. Their job requires them to be large and have strength and stability. If you have the desire to play as an offensive guard, you will also need to have strength and bulk, but you also have to remain quick for when the need arises. The average sized man in this position is 6’3” and about 300 pounds.

The averages are not all-inclusive. There are very tall men on football teams and there are men who are over 300 pounds. There are also some who are smaller than average. The key is not what size you are, but how good you are at the game.