Hands On, Heads Safe: How Flex Helps Youth Play­ers Progress

Flex Football’s hybrid tack­le mod­el reduces young play­ers’ risk of injury while devel­op­ing their foot­ball IQ. That’s why Hudl part­nered with Flex — to keep young play­ers in the game.

Hands On, Heads Safe: How Flex Helps Youth Play­ers Progress

Flex Football’s hybrid tack­le mod­el reduces young play­ers’ risk of injury while devel­op­ing their foot­ball IQ. That’s why Hudl part­nered with Flex — to keep young play­ers in the game.

As the founders of Flex Foot­ball saw their NFL careers com­ing to a close, they were focused on how they could give back to the sport.

Tack­le foot­ball par­tic­i­pa­tion decreased due to increased aware­ness of head injuries, and flag foot­ball wasn’t devel­op­ing game IQ in the same way. Foot­ball need­ed some­thing to bridge the gap so the sport could keep growing.

That’s when Flex Foot­ball was born. Flex’s 9v9 for­mat and soft­shell gear helps coach­es build fun­da­men­tals and teach cor­rect tech­nique while pro­tect­ing play­ers’ heads from trauma. 

With Flex, you have all of the con­tact, but you take the tack­ling out of it. It’s per­fect for our off­sea­son and a great oppor­tu­ni­ty to intro­duce new play­ers in the fall.” Donnie Birdow Flex Football Coach/Tackle Commissioner

Flex can serve as intro­duc­tion to foot­ball, or tack­le play­ers can par­tic­i­pate in Flex to devel­op dur­ing their offseason. 

Watch to learn more about how they’re bring­ing foot­ball to the next gen­er­a­tion of players.

Hudl’s video review is anoth­er tool coach­es can use to increase game intel­li­gence while low­er­ing injury risk. That’s why we’ve part­nered with Flex Foot­ball — to keep play­ers play­ing longer. 

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