Flag football is a safe alternative to the full-contact game that is played in the NFL, and provides young kids with the opportunity to develop their skills without worrying about the inherent risks associated with tackle football.

It is not just it’s safety measures that make the game appealing. Flag football has the benefits of being a full-body workout that requires various movements such as throwing, catching, and sprinting. It can help kids improve their hand-eye coordination and agility, or serve as a preferred cross-training activity to improve transferable skills for other sports.

Moreover, because of its stop-and-start nature, its heart health benefits are similar to those of interval training, which has been proven effective in increasing overall fitness.

Like other team sports, flag football can also help improve one’s communication and teamwork capabilities, and even benefit players’ social lives. Playing on a team is a great way to meet new friends and improve one’s social skills.