Camaraderie, self-discipline and confidence are gained by playing flag football.
In Florida, Alaska, New York, Nevada and Washington, D.C., girls are learning valuable lessons while playing a sport they love at the varsity level.
“Girls love the fast-paced nature of flag football, and it affords each athlete the opportunity to make a play or be involved in every down,” said Sam Rapoport, USA Football senior manager of flag and female football development.
The following letter to the editor was published Thursday in the Chicago Tribune:
It’s easy to feel lazy during these coldest months.
The idea of going outside to exercise becomes a fleeting one behind closed doors and under warm blankets.
Fortunately, there are plenty of options to build core strength and flexibility while not leaving the house – two areas young football players can develop without heavy weights and expensive equipment, according to Aaron Ruth, a sports performance specialist at St.Vincent Sports Performance in Indianapolis.