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Is Kickball Dangerous For Your Kids??

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I remember growing up as a kid and playing kickball during recess at school or playing dodgeball in gym or just getting together with a bunch of friends looking for something to do and wind up playing a game of wiffle ball. I always had fun and never once did i get hurt.

Well, the very State that we live in doesn’t believe many of these childhood games are safe. The New York State Department of Health has created a list of “risky activities” in response to a law passed in 2009. According to the New York Daily News, the law sought to close a loophole that legislators said allowed too many indoor camp programs to operate without oversight. Under the new regulations, any program that offers two or more organized recreational activities — with at least one of them on the risky list is deemed a summer camp and subject to state regulation.

Some of the “Dangerous Activities” on this list include:

Capture the Flag

Crab Soccer

Dodgeball

Flag Tag

Flag Football

Ga Ga

Kickball

Nuk-em

Red Rover

Steal the Bacon

Any Variety of Tag

New York State Senator Patty Ritchie was quoted as saying this about the regulations:

“It looks like Albany bureaucrats are looking for kids to just sit in a corner in a house all day and not be outside”
She also added that the regulations would hurt small recreational programs by making them pay fees and a medical staff that they may not be able to afford.
So what do you think? Is NYS going a little crazy here? I played so many of these games as a child with my friends. Not once did any of my buddies or myself get hurt! I’m getting a bit sick of seeing so many kids get babied these days.

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