It's supposed to be the all-American sport that's fun for kids of all ages, but some lawmakers and parents say, not so much.
A bill called the 'Safe Youth Football Act' was recently introduced by California lawmakers looking to ban tackle football before high school to keep kids safe from concussions.
"I just don't like the brain trauma that they could possibly have at that age, because I don't think that their brains are as developed as they need to be," said Mike Johnson Jr., a parent of a little league flag football player.
He thinks that every parent should have the right to make that decision for their kids without a law telling them what to do.
Sacramento State Football players Ben Sorensen, Pailake Aiono and Alexis Robinson say that teaching form as early as possible is important to protect kids.
"They're going to be at a disadvantage naturally if this gets passed," said Sorensen. "They're not going to be able to have the experience of tackling with pads on which is basically a huge part of the game."
Pailake says that his family didn't let him play football until they thought he was old enough, after his cousin developed epilepsy from the aggressive sport.
"I went into high school not knowing a thing. I knew the rules and stuff but I didn't know the speed, I didn't know how to do stuff," Pailake continued.
Alexis Robinson says even for kids who play at younger ages, form isn't really stressed because of their age, and that actually puts them at more of a risk.
"There's a bunch of dads out there saying, 'Go hit him as hard as you can' and the kid is like, 'What's the hardest part of my body for me? My head,'" said Robinson.
All of the football players, including Joseph Ajeigbe, say they've had concussions.
Ajeigbe says his parents wouldn't let him play football until he got to middle school because they were concerned for his safety, but that didn't get in his way when it came time to hit the field. But he says he understands the sentiment behind the bill although he doesn't think there should be a law either.
"I think i can see the sense in maybe younger kids not playing tackle football but it's going to be tough to get the majority of people thinking that way," Joseph added.