Flag football is an exciting, new sport that will be offered to Special Olympics Southern California athletes. In the spring of 2018, flag football will kick off as a demonstration sport, and athletes will train and compete locally only. Starting in 2019, it will become an official sport, and athletes will be eligible to compete at regional and Southern California competitions. We will also offer flag football as a unified sport in 2019 as athletes with and without intellectual disabilities will train and compete together on the same team.

Flag football will cater to athletes of all abilities and teach skill development in a number of areas including: passing, route running, defensive strategy, and more. Training guide coming soon!

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