Football can be a fabulous activity for teaching character, life skills, team-building, perseverance, flexible and reactive thinking, and plenty of other valuable lessons.
Every single one can also be taught in choir, without a pervasive risk of traumatic brain injury.
Here is a powerful short film of every reported concussion during a game in the 2017-18 NFL Season.
According to The Intercept, the NFL diagnosed at least 281 traumatic brain injuries this season. And according to this rundown of statistics, for every one of those, there were more than 500 diagnosed concussions in high school football players in the same time frame. That is more than 140,000 traumatic brain injuries.