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Quiz the Coach :: Football For Females

Hey Coach,

Should girls be allowed to play football?????


Dear malbear15,

This is a good question because football is such a violent sport and a lot of children, teens and adults get hurt every year. But did you know that even more children get hurt doing cheerleading? OK, it’s hard to compare football to cheerleading, but the fact is that there are dangers in many things that children do and there are measures we can take to prevent injuries.

Coaching Comes First

Having a good coach is important. Most injuries in sports happen when the coach concentrates on winning too much. The best coaches know that the health of the athletes is the most important thing. Here is a list of things that describe a good coach:

  • Easy to talk to and friendly
  • Answers questions
  • Asks questions
  • Describes and Demonstrates Sports skills properly and safely
  • Always takes time to go over safety, stretching and health
  • Set Boundaries for safety
  • Treats everyone fairly

No matter what sport you play, there are dangers. Football is a very dangerous sport, but with the proper coaching and training, your coach will be able to determine whether or not you care capable of playing without getting injured.

Go Girls Go

Rough RideRough Ride

No matter if you are a boy or a girl, the rules have changed and there are opportunities for girls to play all sports. There might be many people against a girl playing football, but if you show that you have the skills to play and the toughness to take a hit, then you have the right to at least try.

Quarterback Princess

Quarterback PrincessQuarterback Princess

There was a movie made about this exact question and it is called Quarterback Princess. The movie describes the troubles that a teenage girl goes through in order to get on the high school football team, even though she is the best player.

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Sports In The Forums

yes trying out for it
reply about 4 hours
Lolly20 posted in Cheerleading:
yes it is  :)
reply about 5 hours
"FBGirl" wrote:I like cheerleading, but definitely NOT a sport! Sports are physical activity with competition and GEAR. The closest thing cheerleaders have to gear are pom-poms. And, yeah. Boys CAN cheerlead, but chances are they will be made fun of(not by me). Cheerleaders do A LOT of physical cheers and stunts, and we use ourselves instead of gear. A lot and most people underestimate cheerleaders for just some girls with poms and uniforms going "go team! yay!" because they have seen that in movies and tv. look up some cheer comp videos and still only some people with change their view of cheerleaders as girls on the sidelines doing uncreative cheers and stupid words to match. I hope this helped you understand a little bit more about cheerleading and cheerleaders. Peace Out!
reply about 14 hours
"lamiraclelemiracle" wrote:no cheering is not a sport it's something to turn people and the players up I was a cheerleader for 2 years (before I aged out) and we do not only wave pom poms int the air and yell "go team!!". All cheerleaders and coaches put A LOT of effort and time into making and practicing cheers. It is true that cheerleaders turn people and the players on...but it's much more than that. it's about having fun, teamwork, having some more fun, getting some exercise (uh that kinda makes it a sport right?), and great times with the other girls on your squad.   Rant over lol
reply about 14 hours
Lolly20 posted in Xtreme Sports:
of coarse girls can be stronger than boys but some are not :wave
reply 3 days