Month: May 2016

How To Play Football Safely?

football silhouetteFootball is one of the most popular contact sport in the whole world. Because of its players being so competitive during every game, it can be dangerous if the proper safety rules and regulations are not followed accordingly. There are different private organizations who hold global football competitions around the world yearly. Proper observation of safety guidelines must be met at all times to ensure that all players are in good condition and avoid unfortunate events. Safe play should also be enforced by the coach and encouraged by the officials as well as the parents of the players.


In schools, football is also a sport that most parents recommend their children. However, because of the pressure of competition, some children might not follow these guidelines while playing which may result to injury and accidents. The referee should call the attention of these children who do not abide by the rules, whether they do it accidentally or on purpose. Line judges should keep a sharp eye on all playing behavior. And since football is a very energetic game, the players must always keep themselves hydrated. Taking their drinking bottles into the field may not be possible at all times, but they need to have them placed at their stations and drink water during breaks. If the game is a league, players should eat well an hour or two beforehand to keep his energy levels up. Eat foods that are high in carbohydrates to boost up the adrenaline and stamina.

Wearing the correct gear is also a very important part before playing this game. Players should not be allowed to play unless they turn up wearing the appropriate football boots with the correct goalkeeping gloves for soccer. In any case bleeding is present, the player must be sent off the field and be seen to by a qualified first-aid person. They should not return until the bleeding has stopped and it is not likely to start again. Game officials should ensure that they have qualified medical team who are always on stand by and is completely monitoring the game.

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