My daughter is a cheerleader, so Im at most of the middle school games, the risk for head trauma is 100% there already, there are full grown men lining up for some of these teams. One of the WR's/LB's is already bigger than the officials. Theres a 5'5" 180lb RB on one team... Dont be mistaken, the risk exists at all levels... In fact, our middle school league outlaws kick returns to lessen injuries.....Which is why Im putting this off for as long as I can with my son. I do want him having some experience before high school tho.