Growing in popularity across the country, flag football leagues bring all the speed and excitement of the traditional game without the contact.
Players playing flag football utilize nylon belts with flags that can be removed when pulled by a defender. After a player comes in possession of the football his/her flag can be removed by a defender with the ball being placed at the spot of removal.
To get started, you’ll need a handful of items to play and excel. Sure, football cleats and a football seem like no-brainers, but did you know companies make flag football-specific shorts to enhance the overall experience? Plus, even though contact is minimal, you’ll still want to make sure you’re protected with integrated apparel and a mouthguard.
Here’s a complete list of the flag football essentials to have with you when you take the field for the first time this season.