We as athletes, parents, and other memebers involved with Virginia Beach City Public School High School Soccer are against the mouthguard propsal. No where in FIFA Laws of the Game does it require soccer players to wear a mouthguard. We feel that this rule would be unfair and unnecessary, as well as put us at a disadvantage to other schools outside of the Beach District. We already abide by a shinguard requirement, not required by FIFA. We are asking the superintendent to deny this proposal of the mandatory mouthgaurds for high school soccer games. If it is not in the required equipment listed in the Laws of the Game, we should not have to follow it. The following people have signed in favor of this petition, going against the new rule.
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joseph randolph, United States5 years ago
Justin Price, United States6 years ago Comments: Mouthguards may add safety; however, they are a detriment to the game of soccer. More than half the game is communication amongst players. How exactly can you call for a ball across the field, let alone from 5 feet, without being able to speak cause a thick piece of plastic is making your mouth immovable The concept of requiring mouthguards is completely ludricous.
Perry Richards, United States7 years ago Comments: This is ridiculous. I played for First Colonial High School (soccer) and VA Rush and never once was there a need for mouth guards. I do not see why we need to require mouthguards, I hope this petition goes through and shows the superintendent that we as a soccer community do not need mouthguards to play the sport we love.
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