By Sunday Ely
Flag Football and tackle football can work hand in hand. Pop Warner leagues have dwindled around the country. Some argue it’s due to unnecessary hits to the brains of children. That has many parents concerned. Increasingly flag football leagues are replacing the once coveted Saturday morning football runs against neighboring city teams.
There are upsides to flag football, such as safety and more room in your dad’s van. Yet sports fans struggle with the notion that flag football is soft and doesn’t prepare kids for the toughness of the game.
No matter where you stand on this issue, take a journey with Medill Newsmakers as we explore the rise of flag football.
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