Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2013
The recently aired PBS Frontline documentary, “A League of Denial,” highlighted the growing awareness and concern over the overwhelming evidence that football head injuries result in serious concussions that often prove to lead to debilitating brain damage that is often manifested in physical deterioration, dementia, and an astonishing early death rate among former players.
Inspired by the book of the same name written by ESPN investigative sports journalists Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru that documented the National Football League’s recent settlement of law suits filed by former players and their survivors, and the NFL’s longtime efforts to deny and downplay the relationship of football related head injuries and tragic physical and psychological consequences, the PBS report clearly made it evident that there are great dangers for concussions and other serious brain injuries at all levels of play, from youth football leagues to the high school, college, and professional ranks. With the evidence of the obvious dangers of tackle football at all levels surfacing in recent years, a large number of parents and adult recreational players are turning their attention to finding flag football leagues, which offer all of the excitement and competition of traditional football without the inherent risks of tackle games.
Southern California football enthusiasts are part of the booming growth and popularity of flag football as they participate in good old-fashioned pick up flag football games among friends and play in organized leagues. One of the most popular flag football traditions is playing on sand, primarily on beaches throughout Southern California, such as the Sand Football League that is scheduled to launch its season in January in both adult and youth divisions.
The Sand Football League’s play will focus on fun with six-on-six co-ed teams that play will rules adapted to provide spirited competition while also placing the emphasis on safe, low risk participation. Adult teams will play on 60-yard fields with teams that must consists of at least two female players on the field at all times, and with a scoring system that provides bonus points for touchdowns scored by females. Youth players will compete in age appropriate divisions based on the players’ grade levels, beginning with a fourth-fifth grade level, and progressing to high school groupings. Information about registering as individuals or teams is available at http://sandfootballleague.com/.