Teach young flag football players the basics using the most powerful tool of all — fun
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Brand new flag football players have a lot to learn. There are the core skills of flag football — running, flag-pulling, throwing, catching, handoffs, snapping, defense, routes and positions. But there’s also basic speed, agility, coordination and communication.
The best way to get U6 players up to speed? Make it fun.
These 10 flag football games do just that. Using the things little kids already know — hello, Floor Is Lava and the Big Bad Wolf — these activities help develop skills while also keeping kids engaged.
Players learn the need for speed in this high-energy running and flag pulling game.
The Floor Is Lava
A fiery favorite gets a flag football spin in this activity that teaches players to throw with accuracy.
Players work on handoffs and making a big window in this relay.
Center Snap Relay
Players learn to snap accurately and beat the clock in this action-packed race.
This game is perfect for itsy bitsy players working on basic throwing and catching skills.
Ahoy, mateys! This pirate-themed game helps players develop their running, cutting and listening skills.
What Time Is It, Big Bad Wolf?
Time to be the Wolf of Ball Street in this fun group activity where players work on evasive running skills.
Volcanoes & Ice Cream Cones
Players will flip for this timed sprint that helps players develop teamwork skills.
Clap & Catch
Players give themselves a hand, while developing better reaction times, in this fun catching activity.
Players go wild for this fast-paced tag game that develops agility and flag pulling skills.
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