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The Transition from Flag to Tackle

By USA Football, 09/23/19, 6:45PM CDT


The transition from flag to tackle football can be tough, but here are some tips to help make it through that first season.

It can be a tough younger for children when they make the transition from a flag football team that usually practices once a week to a tackle team that generally trains three times a week if not more.

Now that we’re well into the beginning of the season and training is in full swing, you’re probably hearing “I don’t want to go to practice.”

Typically, it’s the younger players who, for the first time in their young football careers, are getting a feel for what it’s like to spend more time practicing than playing.

What can a parent do about this? Not much, really.