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Play Set to Begin on NFL San Diego’s Fall 2018 Youth Flag Football Season Amid A Nationwide Surge in Interest in Youth Flag Football

By NFL Flag San Diego, 08/17/18, 1:30PM PDT


Fall is the season typically associated with football in the United States.  College football teams have already begun practicing and the NCAA season kicks off in late August. The National Football League’s preseason games have already started, and its regular season begins the first week in September.  Registration for NFL San Diego’s fall youth flag football season is well underway and off to a roaring start, indicating the upcoming season will be a great success.  The league already has more than 1300 players registered for its six locations across the greater San Diego area for games beginning on September 7th.  This is another sign of how popular youth flag football is becoming, both in San Diego area as well as across the country.  The increased participation and demand reflected year over year in NFL Flag San Diego’s year-round leagues mirror national statistics showing that flag football is among the fastest growing youth sports today.  Therefore, if you live in the greater San Diego area and your son or daughter is interested in participating in the hottest and fastest growing youth sport in the nation, contact NFL Flag San Diego today. 

The Spectacular Growth in Youth Flag Football Participation in the Greater San Diego Area Mirrors the Growth of the Sport Across the Country

NFL Flag San Diego originally started as just a fall league in 2013.  However, given that there was an unmet demand for youth flag football opportunities in the greater San Diego area that exceeded even our most optimistic expectations and projections, we expanded the league to also feature winter, spring, and summer leagues due to demand from our players and parents for year-round opportunities to participate in flag football.  At this point, over 5000 children on more than 400 teams participate annually in our flag football leagues, which is consistent with the explosion in interest in the sport nationwide.  According to website Statista's compilation of the statistics on youth flag football participation across the country from 2011, participation in youth flag football has increased from 5.51 million participants nationwide in 2014 to 6.55 million in 2017, a close to 20 percent increase in just a few short years.  Indeed, a March 2016 Huffington Post article noted that youth flag football was the year’s hottest growing youth sport that year, enjoying an 8.9 percentage increase in nationwide participation.  What has been true across the nation has also proven true for us here in San Diego, with the number of participants (and particularly the number of new faces we welcome) to our leagues increasing every season.  Fall 2018 looks to be our best season yet and we would be very excited to have your child join us. 

Interested in a Fun and Challenging Athletic Endeavor for Your Children in the San Diego Area?  Try NFL Flag San Diego

If you are in the San Diego area and your son or daughter is interested in participating in one of California’s top flag football leagues, then consider NFL Flag San Diego.  Offering both competitive and recreational divisions in a variety of different age-group divisions, our league guarantees every player a significant amount of playing time and gives players the chance to make friends, be a part of a small, tight-knit team, meet current and former National Football League players, and participate in a sport that could land your child the chance to play in a nationally televised national championship game on ESPN.  While requiring a minimum time commitment with practices only once per week and games once per week, NFL Flag San Diego offers year-round opportunities for children from kindergarten through tenth grade to participate in flag football.  Games begin for our fall league on September 7th and we could not be more excited for the fall 2018 league.  If you have any questions or your child is interested in participating in today’s hottest growing youth sport, contact NFL Flag San Diego at (760) 237-8278 or for more information today.