You should have tried to play. Better yet. Have your son play. You will cry for him. It’s a very fast violent game. All of the best athletes in school play it from where I was raised. Big fast guys trying to put the hurt on each other. There’s nothing nice about it. Even as the sport has tamed over the last decade. I played. I’ll try to keep my boys away. If there’s not A level athletes in football. Mma takes no athletic ability at all by those standards.