Flag Football: Flag Football

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Register to read the introduction… The game of Touch and Flag Football has been around nearly as long as tackle football. Flag football was developed on military bases in the early 1940’s as a recreational sport for military personal. Recreational leagues also soon developed in the late 40’s and early 50’s. They were patterned around the softball league format and now the game we all love and now as Flag football was born. Then in 1997 an attempt was made in tis direction with the formation of the professional Flag football league. The directors of USFTL, AFTFL and the USFFL met in Cleveland, Ohio and agreed in principal to have the top nine man team in the nation participate in four …show more content…
The events were played all over Cleveland, Raleigh, Pittsburgh and Albany. The winners of these four events would each take home $2,500 in cash and play a single elimination “ Pro Flag Bowl” on the Hall of Fame field in Canton, Ohio! It was quite a big deal. Women’s Flag football is difficult to measure because it was not until recently, there had never been a central women’s flag football office or organization. Now there is what is known as the International Women’s Flag football association, known as the IWFFA. It was organize to record information on Women Flag Football players, knows as WFF. Women have been playing against other teams locally on the weekend for recreational reasons or to just hang out and socialize with friends but they seem to really enjoy it. Ancient civilizations such as the Chinese who in 3000 BC, are believed to have played some kind of variation of flag football and this invented the game. The Egyptians also showed some form of the game and later the Greeks played a sport very much like flag football, which was recorded. Other nationalities started playing versions of the game as time went on. At first the different genders were not ok with mixing it up and playing with each other

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