When should Children start playing tackle  football?

I just came across this article from the New York Daily News where the author suggests that children should wait until high school to play tackle football. 

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/gastineau-defend-football-sport-isn-safe-kids-article-1.2951622?cid=bitly

The article references a couple of recent events –  Bo Jackson saying he wouldn’t have played football if he knew about CTE and Mark Gastineau’s revelation that he is dealing with several neurological issues. 

I agree with the author’s recommendation. Flag football is an excellent alternative to tackle for children before high school.

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