The game of Flag Football is a variant of the most common game football and is played very excitedly in America and Canada.
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The game of Flag Football is a variant of the most common game football and is played very excitedly in America and Canada. The game is played usually by amateurs, but today the popularity has motivated organized tournaments to conduct. With many Flag football clubs emerging, there are many Championships being organized by various Associations formed for the same. The first Championships were held in 2002 and has been a regular feature that is held every 2 years. The biggest association that conducts the championships is the International Federation of American Football. This organization functions to promote the game of flag football and also conducts World Cup Championships with nations like Mexico, Canada and the USA joining in as teams. Just as in football, the Flag Football Plays also need a specific set of equipment and uniform to play the game. Some of them include:
An important equipment of flag football is the flag belts which makes it distinctively different from the normal football in effect as well as visually. The flags are attached to the belts worn by the player. The game involves detaching the flags from the belts. There are two types of belts made available for players which are:
The flagged belts that are simple and do not make any sound when the flag is detached from the belt. These belts are comparatively cheaper than their more advanced variety and is more recommended for amateurs who are learning to play the game.
The second is the flagged belt that emits a sound when the flag is detached. Being highly advanced in the technology used to emit the sound, these belts are more popular among players in the league matches and the tournaments. Known as Sonic Belts, these belts are endorsed by the various domestic and international playoffs and championships.
2. The Football:
Just as the traditional game of football requires a ball, the game of flag football too needs a traditional football. Though the size of the ball would largely depend on the age of the players and the type of game, that is, whether the game is a professional one or a friendly one. Apart from the size the different factors relate to its texture, its grip, and its durability.
3. The Jerseys:
The jersey is an important part of the gear that is necessary for the Flag Football Plays. Each team is distinguished by their brightly colored jerseys as it is in traditional football.
Other Flag Football Gear includes the protective gear that the players need to adorn is also very important and vital for the safety and security of the players. When playing championships the ground too need to be well marked for its boundaries and other zones.