Dozens Of High Schools In The US Ban Football And Replace It With Soccer

Expensive Safety Equipment

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In addition to being detrimental to the health of athletes, football safety equipment is expensive, and the cost continues to rise as safety regimens are revisited and enhanced. Because students and parents were forced to pay for the uniforms, pads, and helmets, some student athletes were forced to wear used and damaged equipment. The equipment failures contributed to injuries and also contributed to school districts banning football from the extracurricular choices.

Extracurricular activities are not to be the focus of schools, but in many places, Friday night football games were the only reason student athletes chose to attend particular schools. Athletes were recruited heavily to these high profile football programs. They paid parents to relocate and provided perks to the athletes. These activities were against policy, and these football programs have also been banned.

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