5 Reasons For Kids to Play Flag Football 

Flag football and future for football
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Football is synonymous with fall in Nebraska. Whether or not you’re a Husker fan, it’s hard to escape game-day excitement! 

If your kids love watching football and cheering on their favorite team, they will love learning more about the sport and playing on a team! Flag football and youth football is gaining popularity for families across the country for a reason. It’s a collaborative team sport that teaches kids the importance of teamwork, dedication, and hard work. 

5 Reasons Football Is a Great Sport for Kids

1. Flag football is safe and fun. 

If your kids love football and are interested in playing, flag football is a great way for them to learn the fundamentals of the game. It is safe and non-contact, with a focus on learning about the sport and having fun. Sign your kids up to play!

2. Football teaches sportsmanship.

Learning how to be a good sport is a lesson that carries into all areas of life. I want my kids to know that whether they win or lose, they should always be gracious and respectful. On the field, they might now always win, but they can have a good attitude no matter what. 

3. Football teaches values and hard work.

Team sports are a great way for kids to be active and understand the importance of working together for a shared goal. Playing football is a great way for kids to learn discipline and teamwork. 

4 Flag football is all-inclusive. 

Think only boys play football? Think again! Flag football is a great option for both girls and boys. It is no-contact and there are no height or weight restrictions, so anyone can play. 

5. Football builds community.

As a mom, it is important to me that my kids understand the value of community. Coming together as a family to cheer on a sibling as they play flag football is a great way to encourage this. I love that we get to know more families in our neighborhood and school through the local leagues. Flag football is a family-friendly event that everyone can take part in! While one of my kids plays, their siblings can watch and cheer on the sidelines and celebrate the team’s accomplishments. 

Heading to a Husker’s game this fall? Check out our tips for enjoying the game with kids

National Football Foundation Supports the Tradition

The National Football Foundation (NFF) is a non-profit organization that runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people. 

The NFF, along with their Future for Football initiative inspires young people to excellence by holding up the greatest players and coaches in the history of the game and ensuring them and their achievements in the College Football Hall of Fame. They develop and promote model football programs and provide financial support to high school and college football players who represent their ideal of the scholar-athlete. 

Future for Football Resource: Join a Local League 

Get involved in youth sports and the local community! Check out the league finder to find out where there’s a local Omaha Metro league near you for your kids to get involved in!

Future For Football is an initiative of the National Football Foundation to promote and celebrate the game at all levels. Future For Football celebrates the individuals, organizations, and communities nationwide who positively impact or are impacted by the sport of football. Follow them on Instagram or Facebook, and you can also visit their website for other helpful resources.

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