In America, as a social glue to gather communities, groups of friends and entire families, football is really popular with the whole nation. There are millions of people gathering in the stands and around TV screens yearly to share the thrill of a big game. Also there are thousands of kids gear up for this national entertainment. However, as a full-contact sport, football can really be dangerous at any level. For safety, there are several ways for safe football game for kids.
Proper gear is really needed to ensure the safety when kids are playing on the field regardless of position he or she will play. There is a list of all the equipment that any football player should be outfitted. Helmet with face mask and a mouth guard for protecting the head and face when being knocked off during rougher moments; protective padding for thighs, shoulders and around the hips; cleats to prevent twisted ankles and other foot-related injuries in all-weather condition; legs and ankle braces to minimize the severity of the slips, trips and falls that probably happen everyday.
Good preparation is really important for safety, as well. Before the game, proper stretches and warm-up exercises are very significant to preventing strains and maximizing athleticism. But just stretch to the point of discomfort, not beyond. It takes just 15-30 minutes anywhere to warm body and raise heart and respiratory rates. A short run in advance can really keep you from pulling a muscle.
Finally it is the
most important to always make sure your kid understands the rules of the games
before on the field. This is the simplest to avoid injuries but usually being
ignored. In addition, good communication among players, coaches, and referees
is one of the best ways to ensure a safe game as well.