UA RISE Flag football is a fun and exciting youth sport that can be enjoyed by boys and girls in the K-8th grade of ALL skill levels! Like any sport, safety should always be a top priority. In this blog post, we will explore some of the safety concerns that come with flag football and how they can be addressed.
Firstly, it is important to understand that at UA RISE Flag Football is generally considered to be a safer alternative to tackle football. This is because players do not engage in full-contact tackling, which greatly reduces the risk of serious injuries such as concussions, broken bones, and spinal cord injuries. Instead, players wear flags that are attached to their waists, and opponents must pull these flags in order to “tackle” the ball carrier.
It is important for players to be aware of the general rules and guidelines for safe play. This includes avoiding dangerous plays such as diving for the ball or using excessive force when pulling flags. Players should also be aware of their own physical limitations and should not push themselves beyond their abilities. UA RISE Flag Football puts our athlete’s safety first and the main priority! League officials and commissioners are always putting the athlete’s safety before anything else. Penalties are assessed if there is any physicality going on in games, which can lead to ejections.
In conclusion, UA RISE Flag Football can be a safe and enjoyable sport when proper safety measures are taken. By practicing proper techniques and following the rules and guidelines for safe play, players can greatly reduce the risk of injury and have a great time on the field when playing UA RISE Flag Football. So, grab your flags and get ready to play UA RISE – but remember to always put safety first!