Why is hydration important in flag football?

Why is hydration important in flag football?

Hydration is important to daily life. No really. We can only survive for *three days* without water. But beyond a basic necessity, hydration also plays a crucial role in helping...
The Science of Sweat

The Science of Sweat

“Ladies glisten, men perspire, horses sweat.” Weeeeell, not exactly true. We've all felt that trickle of sweat sitting under a hot sun watching our kids on Game Day. It may not...
Thanks, Gridiron Moms

Thanks, Gridiron Moms

Moms. The ultimate (and forever) MVPs in our books.  In this week’s blog post, we ask YOU about football's influence on your family, advice for other football moms, and the impact...
Respecting Flag Football Referees

Respecting Flag Football Referees

Good sportsmanship. It’s about more than just respecting teammates and opponents (super important, btw). It also means treating officials with fairness, understanding and respect. Okay, okay. You’ve heard it before,...
Sportsmanship in Flag Football

Sportsmanship in Flag Football

Sportsmanship. It’s a common word, especially in youth sports. As parents, we all want the best for our kids– to be successful, absolutely. But even more? To become young men and...
Battle5 Gridiron Tournament of Champions @ The Star

Battle5 Gridiron Tournament of Champions @ The Star

Every young athlete dreams of walking in the footsteps of their heroes. Few get to live it. Until now. Introducing Battle5 Gridiron Tournament of Champions, the first-ever national flag football...
Why is Age Verification Required in Flag Football?

Why is Age Verification Required in Flag Football?

As parents, we’ve all walked up to a sports event for our 6 year old only to find the competitors look ready for college (like in this viral story). It...
Why Flag Football?

Why Flag Football?

(image courtesy of Cory Dunn) Flag football is the fastest growing sport in the world. And for good reason. Whether you're a traditional football fan, have tried other sports, can't remember the...
When Should My Kids Start Playing Flag Football?

When Should My Kids Start Playing Flag Football?

Flag football’s been around for decades, but it still feels like the relative “new kid on the block” compared to its tackle counterpart. But get this– according to The New York...
The Rise of Girls Flag Football

The Rise of Girls Flag Football

Fun Fact: Women have been playing football for more than 60 years. *mind blown* Yup, the first women’s tackle leagues started in the 1960s and the first organized flag league...
Character Counts at the Super Bowl

Character Counts at the Super Bowl

UCLA basketball coach John Wooden famously said that “the true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.” The observation occurred to me while watching the...
Life Lessons from Football

Life Lessons from Football

Football’s more than just learning how to throw or catch a ball. It’s a classroom. And the lessons learned on the Gridiron last far beyond a season. In fact, the...