How to Grow Youth Participation in Flag
While youth participation in sports overall has declined 13% over the last decade, more kids than ever are getting involved with flag football. Using this momentum to kickstart growth across youth football means doing three things.
- Encourage more parents to enroll their kids in flag football
- Prevent kids from quitting flag football in favor of other non-football related activities or sports
- Prevent kids from lapsing out of football altogether by encouraging interested families to transition into tackle (in fact, about 35% of surveyed kids who quit flag start tackle!)
You know that flag is more than just a game – here are some helpful talking points, interesting facts and figures, and considerations to help parents see for themselves.