To participate in football games, coaches were requiring two a day practices. Participating in football practices was disrupting family time. It was also causing students to arrive extra early before classes. The extra practice time was interfering with student learning.
Statistics from federal programs show that families with teens that do not eat together on a regular basis at a sit down family meal are three and a half times more likely to be in trouble and involved in gang related shootings. This includes football players who are led astray because they are never home. Domestic violence charges have been rampant in professional football programs. The violence in the game carries over to violence in the home. A stable home life counterbalances the long term effects of the violence in the game of football. However, school districts did not want to chance this and have joined the banned list of football programs.