Playing flag football is a great way to keep your children in shape and busy during the off-season. Flag football has many of the same benefits of playing tackle football. Flag will not only keep your kids in shape and in football mode, it will keep them busy and out of trouble.
Youth Flag football requires a lot of running around. Sprinting, change of direction, lateral movement, and back pedaling- all of which assist with developing speed, agility, explosiveness and overall physical conditioning. Non contact football will also develop coordination skills helpful for running, catching, kicking, and throwing. Development of these skills are essential for success when playing in a tackle youth football league.
How do your kids act when they are bored? When children are idle, there’s a propensity for them to be mischievous.
A flag football signup will give your kid something to do besides video games + junk food after school.
There are countless health benefits of playing football. Playing youth sports will develop teamwork skills and communication skills, both of which are needed in teen and adulthood. Keep your kids busy and communicative with other kids in a positive and controlled environment during this slow and boring off-football-season.
My organization has recently implemented an off-season Pop Warner Flag Football League. They asked me and my youth football coaching staff if we would be interested in coaching one of their flag football teams. It’s a 7 on 7 league, so I will have to adjust my wing t offense to flag football. A great way to keep my players in shape, keep us coaches sharp and a chance to install some of my base offensive and defensive schemes.