as it is known in the United States, is a very competitive team sport and a
great game of strategy that will teach your child teamwork. The most
common type of football is tackle. Flag football is a version of
tackle. Football is a simple game of "field" control. The goal is to
advance the ball down the field for a touchdown. The offense advances the
ball and attempts to score and the defense tries to hold the other team from
Tackle football is a very physically demanding sport with a great deal of
physical contact. It is fast-paced and requires a great deal of skill and
understanding. The coach is the command center during the game. The players
must be able to react to the plays called and orchestrate them to completion.
To participate in this sport it requires a great deal of dedication for both
the child and the parent. Practices are mandatory for each player in order
to learn the plays. Every position is a very important piece of the puzzle,
every player on the team must do their job and together as a united group they
will then accomplish their goal -- TO WIN.
In flag football the rules are similar to tackle but it is much less
physical. The main difference is that the team on the defensive must grab a
flag from the player who has the ball in lieu of tackling him to the ground.
The removal of the flag will stop the play. The flag is carried on a waist
belt. The flag itself can be anything from large ribbons to small banners.
Flag football was originally designed to attempt to avoid player injuries.