Flag football is a fun sport to play no matter how old you are or whether you are male or female. Boys usually get introduced to flag football at an early age, but girls don’t really get into it much until they try it in college playing intramural sports.
Whether you want to play flag football through an intramural program or an organized league through your parks and recreation department in your city, you won’t regret joining a team. It’s fun to get together with a large group of your friends to form a team, but it’s also fun just to join one yourself with maybe one or two of your friends. Whatever your situation is, there are plenty of reasons why you should join a flag football league as soon as possible. Join this recreational sports community to network with new friends and learn more about what it takes to be a competitive player.
1. A League is a Great Way to Make New Friends
Not only can you form a closer bond with your existing friends, but there’s also a decent chance that some complete strangers will become your best friends as well. Sports bring people closer together, and flag football is no different. In fact, flag football is actually more likely to develop friendships because the competition level is usually more laid back. If you sign up for the right league, then most of the other players will have a similar skill set as you, so you won’t have to worry about making a fool out of yourself. And if you do, then you’ll probably become even closer with your teammates!
2. You can Learn a New Sport
Flag football is a lot different than the football that you watch on TV. But it is still your chance to showcase your talents and athletic ability. No, there aren’t going to be any scouts watching to see if you will be good at the next level, but it’s good for the mind and body to learn a new sport like flag football.
3. Flag Football Competition is Good for the Soul
It’s easy to lose the competitive edge when you get out of playing organized team sports. Having a friendly competition occasionally is good for you because it stimulates the mind and it’s good for the soul overall. Think about how many times your adrenaline gets going throughout the day. Chances are, it’s not very much. If you’ve competed at anything in your life, you know there’s no other feeling like adrenaline, and you’d be surprised at how quickly it comes back when you get on a competitive field again.
4. You Get Great Exercise
Flag football is one of the most active recreational sports you can play. Whether you are playing on offense or defense, you are guaranteed to be running around like crazy. And it’s a different kind of exercise than just running a couple miles or going to the gym. The stop-and-go and change of direction works different muscles that normally wouldn’t get worked on a casual run. You’ll be running, jumping, lunging, reaching and probably even diving for the ball when playing flag football. Chances are you’ll probably be sore from head to toe after playing a game or two.
5. Flag Football Gets You Out of Your Mundane Routines
It can be easy for most of us to get stuck in our ways and stay in a daily routine. While that may be a good thing to help you function at work, it’s healthy to get out and be social with other people from time to time. Sometimes you never really know how good it feels to get out and do something different, because you never try it. If you’ve been in your mundane routine for a while and don’t feel like you have the right attitude or ability to get out and play flag football, then that’s exactly why you should do it. If your job or life in general is stressful, then you owe it to yourself to see how playing a game of flag football each week could make your life a lot less stressful.