Flex is inspired by the NFL’s approach to practice, where for years pro teams have utilized soft-shell pads, allowing for high tempo, low impact, assignment and scheme focused practices. Based on these principles, Flex is the ideal experience to develop true football fundamentals. The value lies in the development of advanced football skills while keeping the head out of the game.
What is Flex Football?
Flex Football is a transitional game that offers a realistic football experience at all levels. Strategically designed to fit right in the middle of flag and tackle, Flex football is a year around, 9 on 9, non-impact style of football created by former NFL players.
How is it played? 9 v 9 on a smaller field. 3 down linemen, 5 eligible receivers & a QB on offense. Along with 7 skill players and 2 D-Ends of defense. Traditional point values and first downs. Blocking and blitzing allowed but limited per our rules that are focused on safety and development of the player.
Why are former NFL Players promoting Flex Football?
Flex Football, powered by Rocksolid, is authentic to football. Our team is made of up ex-NFL athletes and those who want to see our sport thrive at a time when the future of football seems uncertain. Our nationwide growth and expansion in the flag and tackle markets soon made it apparent that there was a void between the two that needed to be addressed on multiple fronts. Flex Football bridges the gap between flag and tackle for the first time. Flex is inspired by the NFL’s approach to practice, where for years, pro teams have utilized our soft-shell pads – allowing for high-tempo, low-impact, assignment and scheme focused practices. Based on these principles, Flex Football is the ideal experience to develop true football fundamentals. The value likes in the development of advanced football skills while keeping the head out of the game.
How will Flex Football provide a “player progression” through the sport?
Flag players are lacking the fundamental skills needed to safely and comfortably transition to tackle football and tackle players are unnecessarily exposed to dangerous situations by starting tackle at an early age. Flex Football adds to the overall experience of the youth athlete by offering another fun way to be introduced to the sport or to continue developing skills year-round.