JetsfanLI replied to jetstream23's topic in New York Jets Message BoardIt’s worse in this area. I have been a director for a large youth program in the tri-state area since 1999. In 2004 when my oldest boy was playing we had 800 boys playing tackle football. Last year when my youngest aged out we had less than 200 boys playing tackle football and 400 playing flag football. Parents don’t want their kids playing tackle football anymore because of all the CTE talk. That and other sports like baseball, basketball, soccer and lacrosse being played year long now.