Daughter Playing (American) Football

@mfpsassy (2827)
United States
March 3, 2007 12:34am CST
Would you let your daughter play football? Well I was a little worried at first, but she was persistant so I let her. I was immpressed. At first I thought the coaches probably not let her play to much because she was a girl, but I was wrong. She was a tackle and really good at it. She only got knocked on her butt twice the whole season, she can also kick the football pretty far too. Course she has been play soccer for 8 years now. I'm not sure who was prouder her grandpas,teachers or me.
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• Philippines
3 Mar 07
If my daugther like to play football i will let her because if someone like to do something very badly, there is tendency that they will excel on that thing. They will feel confident and it will enhance their relationship with others.
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
3 Mar 07
That's why I let her. Some of her teachers wanted her to wrestle too, but she is only 13 and is not comfortable with that idea, so she does stats for the wrestling team instead.
@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
4 Mar 07
I'm not big into football but I loved watching her play
• New Zealand
4 Mar 07
Yes let her play it will be great she will get that indepence if she does play the game
@fpd1955 (2075)
• United States
4 Mar 07
I don't have a daughter, but if I did, I would be hesitant letting her play footbal until the protective gear was changed to protect her chest,similar to the cup the males wear. Do they have that for her?
@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
4 Mar 07
Her chest was protected. They keep changing the safety equipment same as any other sport
@fpd1955 (2075)
• United States
4 Mar 07
Alrighty then, I would let her play. I was so into playing sports when I was a kid (way, way back in the day) and was better than most of the boys that played, mostly baseball. It is great that young girls get to play the same sports that the boys play.
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
4 Mar 07
The gear thet had her in even protected her ribs and they put extra padding around her hips (which she was not happy about.) Yes I think it's great that they let them try
@bicklelady (1411)
• United States
4 Mar 07
Hey! Good for her. She is standing up for all females. She is saying " We are women, Hear us roar" LOL
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
4 Mar 07
And she does that loudly too. Go in my profile, I have a picture of her in there.
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• United States
4 Mar 07
I have seen the picture. She is a beautiful girl.
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
4 Mar 07
Thank you
@ironstruck (2299)
• Canada
4 Mar 07
I think sports is the best think for kids during those school years. I just cringe when I hear schools talking about canceling sports programs to save money. My son was involved with football all through high school. At least then I knew he was at practice or at a game and not out getting into trouble. Also, kids involved in sports develop better life habits. Such as paying attention to what they eat and avoiding smoking. I think you should let your daughter play any sport she wants. Good for her.
@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
4 Mar 07
Between soccer and football there wasn't any time left for trouble
• United States
4 Mar 07
Glad to see that you let her play !!! wish her all the luck ... I think it is very important to allow your child to do these activities at school that they enjoy doing ... hope she has alot of fun ...
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
4 Mar 07
She did have fun and I'm glad the coaches let her play
@moneymaka (494)
• United States
4 Mar 07
Theres noting really wrong with her playing football it sounds like a great idea.
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
4 Mar 07
She had fun and she proved she was just as good as the boys
@icequeen (2842)
• Canada
4 Mar 07
Wow..that is something. I know your situation...because my son also wants to play football..and I am worried he will get hurt. However..I guess we have to let our kids do what they want..and hope for the best. However...I don't know if I would feel the same if I had a girl? Although it sounds like your daughter is doing well..and that's great...I hope that continues...
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
4 Mar 07
They are actually well protected. Let him play you will have a blast going to the games.
• Andorra
3 Mar 07
yeah of course. I've played soccer from the age of 6 and i loved every minute of it and I was just a rough and competed with the boys. I am so glad that you supportive of her!
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
3 Mar 07
She has been an avid soccer player since she was 6. But next year the soccer and football schedules won't allow her to do both.
• United States
3 Mar 07
If I had a daughter that wanted to play football I would let her. I see no reason why she shouldn't be able to. I would go to every game and cheer her on the loudest. Is there a double standard though? Girls get to play football but have you ever seen a guy playing on a girl's volleyball team? I loved playing volleyball and even practiced with the girls before their practice would actually begin. They liked it and so did I.
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
3 Mar 07
Yes it seems a bit unfair. Did you every ask why? My daughter went to her cousins practices that's how she got hooked on playing.
@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
3 Mar 07
She's a tackle? Thats pretty impressive. I'm guessing she's large enough to play the position but its odd to see a girl strong enough and tough enough to get in there an block. Thats pretty cool.
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
3 Mar 07
Yes it was pretty cool. I put a couple of photos in my profile so you could see her. I'll have to "barrow" the bigger picture back from my dad and load it. It's better.
@Mollyjo (268)
• United States
3 Mar 07
Yes I let my daughter played Tackle Football as well with the boys! This year was the only yeat that they won all of their games! My daughter was a lineman and she was really good at blocking the boys. We went to one game about the middle of the season and the word had gotten out to the other teams that there was a girl on their team and the other team wanted to know what her number was! lol The boys were saying "what's her number, what's her number" I can remember being at another game and they had lost to her team and the boys look on their faces when she took her helmet off after the game. They were so shocked! I was very proud of my daughter as well. She played so good and they played in most of the downs that they asked if she could play next year!
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@sunnypub (2130)
• United States
3 Mar 07
I wish my daughter wanted to play football, as I would have no problems with it and I would love watching her. I think a coach would not put someone in the game who they didn't think could handle it. There are risks of our children getting hurt doing just about anything, so I say, if my daughter is going to get hurt, I owuld prefer she get hurt doing something she enjoys. She did fall off the monkey bars at school when she was 7 and broke her arm, but she loved the monkey bars, so it wasn't a big deal. I don't want to deny my daoughter doing anything for fear of her getting hurt. I always tell her that she can doing anything she sets her mind to, so I like to back that up by allowing her to try new things.
@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
3 Mar 07
I was a little worried at first about her getting hurt, but she has played soccer for years and the only protection they have is shin gaurds so why not?