Flag Football

Flag Football Under 14
Children At Risk

Average head impacts greater than 10g in force suffered each season by 9 to 11-year-old youth tackle football players in a 2013 study.

4 of 5

4 of 5 adults agree that tackle football is not appropriate for children under age 14.

211 of 246

211 of 246 (86%) football players studied at the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank have been diagnosed with CTE.


“Why do we have to start with a six year old who was just potty trained a year ago and put a helmet on him and tackle?”

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“I don’t think football needs to be played until you’re in the ninth grade.”

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“I don’t think there’s a need to play tackle football until high school … I don’t think there’s a real need for the tackling, the tackling drills, the high-impact on these young kids when their brains are getting developed at such a young age and early stage in their lives.”

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