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Is Six Too Young To Play American Football?

30/11/2009 11:02 | Updated 22 May 2015

Children as young as six are taking part in the boisterous game of American football in the USA. The game is similar to football and rugby although the game can be very rough, hence all the padding they have to wear.

Obviously sport in general is great for kids, improving fitness and helping them to work as a team. However, American Football seems pretty brutal for a six year old. Saying that, American Football is a pretty brutal game.

The video below from a recent game clearly shows a player being thrown quite far off the pitch by another player. Do you think 6 is too young to play such a potentially dangerous game? Would you let your child play it at that age?

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