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RECORD NUMBER OF KIDS PLAYED



NFL FLAG POWERED BY USA FOOTBALL IN 2011

NFL FLAG powered by USA Football, the premier youth flag football program in the United States, grew to a record participation figure in 2011 with more than 169,000 boys and girls age 5-17 playing in leagues across 49 states and Washington, D.C.

The total is a 27.1 percent increase from 2010, when 133,000 young athletes took part in the program that serves communities of all sizes, marking the fifth consecutive year that NFL FLAG has grown since its inception in 1996.

Players in NFL FLAG powered by USA Football learn every position on the field as well as football fundamentals through USA Football’s advanced digital resources. In addition to online video and computer animated skill instruction, the program incorporates player health and safety material as well as football values of teamwork and sportsmanship.

NFL FLAG powered by USA Football promotes physical fitness as part of NFL PLAY 60, the league’s youth health and fitness campaign, aimed at getting kids active for 60 minutes a day.

All coaches in the program have free access to USA Football’s certified flag football coaching course, spanning topics from the sport’s fundamentals to concussion education. Coaches and players also can take advantage of USA Football’s Drills Library featuring video of more than 150 drills to view on a computer and conduct on the practice field.

A half-hour television special featuring action from the NFL FLAG powered by USA Football National Tournament of Champions featuring 24 teams from across the United States on Jan. 14 in Lauderhill, Fla., will air at 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday, April 1, on ESPN and at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, on ESPN2. Former NFL linebacker ROSEVELT COLVIN will host the program, produced by NFL Films. Colvin, a member of the Super Bowl XXXIX champion New England Patriots, is a youth league commissioner in the NFL FLAG powered by USA Football program.

USA Football is the only official youth football development partner that the NFL has had in its 92-year history. Leading football players and coaches in all 50 states in strengthening their skills through digital membership resources, USA Football helps steer and bolster America’s premier flag football experience.

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