Youth football

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  1. Christie Photo

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    You ARE different.

    But there are a lot more parents and student that will give the contracted photog competition. And they won't thing anything of putting their pix on the web. Some are good, some not so good, some darn right bad. But it goes up on the web. And parents will grab any pix of their child.

    At the last volleyball game that I shot, there were at least 6 dSLRs in the crowd, including at least 2 pro level cameras/lenses (Nikon D750 with a 70-200 and a Canon with a grey L-series lens, I think 70-200/2.8). I don't know why they would use a 70-200 in the gym, in the first row of the bleachers :confused:

    The only real difference is the access that a school sanctioned photographer would have. "Normally" parents and students can't be on the football field or volleyball/basketball court. However, I have had parents and students on the football field and volleyball court with me, so sometimes there is no difference in access. Just what the officials and coaches will allow.
     
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    His mother must be REALLY good lookin'. What a face!
     
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    I see it all time. LOTS of folks with MUCH nicer gear than mine. Oh well.

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    I've seen a few of those hits, and even with protective gear on, it bothers me.

    One of the hits that scares me is the low hit, where the runner or pass receiver is then flipped over the hitter. It is how he lands, that is where the danger is. Landing on his head can be REALLY BAD.

    The problem is that football is so engrained into the culture, that I doubt it will ever be removed from school sports.
     
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    This seems to be an issue with a lot of football codes. Where I live Australian Rules Football is the most popular sport by far. In some other states it's Rugby.

    Lots of concerns in relation to brain injuries due to high impact collisions. Also there is no helmets or padding worn by the players.

    One of the reasons soccer is becoming more popular I think.

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    The injuries and concussions are still very real in soccer as well. Maybe worse because the "header" is so practiced and that's with no helmet.
     
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    Don't get me wrong I love Aussie Rules Football and played it from from the age of 12 until 27. I would still encourage boys and girls to take it up.

    I think that people just need to be aware that there is a risk. Not sure if I agree with you about the soccer header thing but would be like to see the statistics.

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    I've got a few shots of that header, where the player hits the falling ball with his head. On a few of the shots, I can see a GRIMACE on the face, like it hurt. So there must be a hard impact to the head.
     
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    I stand corrected. Not having played soccer didn't realise the header was that hard. I was thinking more of when you get an accidental head hit when crunched in a tackle or driven into the ground head first.

    Soccer heading -- not collisions -- cognitively impairs players

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    I don't really know how hard the impact is, as I don't play soccer, just shoot it.
     

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