Flag Football

Flag Football Under 14
Children At Risk

Average head impacts greater than 10g in force suffered each season by 9 to 11-year-old youth tackle football players in a 2013 study.

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4 of 5 adults agree that tackle football is not appropriate for children under age 14.


Risk of CTE increases by 30% for every year of tackle football played, as shown in a 2019 study.


See why Biff Poggi, coach of the 5th ranked high school football team in America, supports #FlagFootballu14.

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“Why do we have to start with a six year old who was just potty trained a year ago and put a helmet on him and tackle?”

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“I don’t think football needs to be played until you’re in the ninth grade.”

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"I just don't think [tackle football] is worth the risk. I think they can have more fun playing flag football and developing the skills that if they ever want to transition, they can do it."

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