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Youth Football

Resolute 10-Year-Old Returns To Football Field After Double Leg Amputations

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.19.2014 | Good News

Sometimes passion is a key factor to beating impossible odds. Because of his insatiable love for football, 10-year-old Deven Jackson from Shermans ...

7 Guides for Parents to Help Their Children through Competitive Youth Football

Michael Gervais, Ph.D. | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Michael Gervais, Ph.D.

Though young athletes handle pressure differently, parents of youth football players often experience their own anxiety not knowing how to help their children navigate a stressful experience.

Having a Son Has Ruined Football for Me

Scott Benner | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Scott Benner

The boy in me who was raised on Buddy Ryan football was shocked to hear himself say no. My ego and pride were alive with the notion that someone thought my son would be a good football player, but the idea of him banging his head into other people terrified me.

4 Unexpected Upsides to My Son's Obsession with Football

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

When I met my husband 14 years ago, he turned me into a football fan. He was passionate about his team, and I joined his bandwagon. Now, our 4-year-old son has done the same. But he, well, he has taken it to an entirely new level.

Brett Favre 'Would Be Real Leery' Of Letting His Son Play Football

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 11.18.2013 | Sports

Count Brett Favre among the parents who would think twice before allowing a son to play football. In the same week that ESPN's "Outside The Lines" rep...

Is Football Just Too Dangerous?

Larry Strauss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Larry Strauss

Should there even be high school football? Just asking that question is probably an affront to players and their fans at every level. But I'm asking because the question needs to be asked. Because don't we put student safety above all else?

America Is in a State of Denial When It Comes to Football

Ken Reed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

As a nation, we love football and we don't want to deal with the giant elephant in the room: football is a game that's inherently dangerous to the human brain, and there's really not much we can do about it.

Boy Gets Booted From Team For 'Being Smart,' Mom Says

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.24.2013 | Parents

A youth football player in Lunenburg, Mass., has been kicked off his team for "being smart," his mother says. Michael Nowd skipped a grade five yea...

What Every Parent Should Know: Making Football Better and Safer for Our Kids

Charlotte Jones Anderson | Posted 11.17.2013 | Parents
Charlotte Jones Anderson

I grew up watching football, and my two sons, ages 18 and 12, are no different. In my family, football is more than a sport -- it's a passion. After my sons asked persistently, I decided to let them play the game.

Talented Children: Blessing or Burden?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 02.11.2013 | Parents
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

It seems like a nice problem to have; a gifted child with a seemingly promising future. But when -- and how much -- should a parent get involved? And when should they get out of the way?

Youth Football -- Parents Gone Wild

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 01.09.2013 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

In Florida nine men were arrested last week for running a gambling ring centering on youth football. How did bettors attempt to influence the outcome? By bribing and paying the young players. Players would be paid thousands of dollars after a particularly pleasing game.

For Fear Of The Game? NFL Concussion Issues Change Thinking About Youth Football

AP | CHRIS JENKINS | Posted 05.26.2012 | Sports

-- Already uneasy about the idea of letting her 7-year-old son Jason start playing tackle football, Elizabeth Giancarli made up her mind when former ...

The Greatest Juke In High School Football?

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 12.13.2011 | Sports

If you're going to make a highlight reel, this is the type stuff you're definitely going to want to feature. In the clip below, Petey Williams, a k...

Woman Allegedly Stabbed Someone At Youth Football Practice

Evanston, IL Patch | Jessica Rudis | Posted 11.28.2011 | Chicago

Evanston police say they arrested a 36-year-old woman and charged her in connection with a stabbing that occurred at Evanston Township High School dur...