i9 Sports® offers youth flag football leagues for kids in communities across the nation.
Our youth flag football programs for kids are perfect for families who want their young athletes to learn to play one of America’s favorite sports without the same dangerous risks that can lead to head injuries. Some of the most respected names in football agree that playing tackle football too young puts children at an unnecessary risk for additional brain trauma.* We couldn’t agree more.
“i9 Sports is proud to be a leader in raising national awareness about safety in youth sports,” i9 Sports CEO Brian Sanders said. “Flag football has become a popular choice for parents across the country, even those that played tackle football themselves, because it offers the benefits of learning the game, but with less risk of injury.”
The primary difference between flag football and tackle is that flag is a “no contact” game. Like tackle football, teams run or pass the ball down field in order to score a touchdown. Instead of tackling the ball carrier, defensive players attempt to pull the flags off the ball carrier’s belt. Once a flag is pulled, the player is considered “down”.
At i9 Sports®, we believe sports are about more than skills and scores. We develop player character by teaching and celebrating good sportsmanship at every practice and game. These lessons will help kids far beyond the playing field.
Looking for a youth flag football league for kids near you? Enter your zip code in our program search feature and sign up today!