How to Ace Your Game As a Newbie Flag Football Quarterback

13 Mar

So you’ve played quarterback in the past but are totally new to flag football. Maybe flag football has always been your game, though not exactly as a quarterback. Below are some essential flag football tips for newbie quarterbacks to help get you started on the right track:

Find a ball that suits you best. 

Sounds simple, but maybe not always. You can say goodbye to those huge leather bricks used in tackle football, so pick something you like using. You decide if you want leather or composite, college or high school size, etc. - just get the ball you want. 

Have your own QB style rather than copying another’s. 

There are countless plays you can explore out there. Get a taste of them all! You will like some and you will have some. Flag football is unique. You learn and master them all through trial and error. Let yourself develop a style that is yours and yours alone and thrive in it. But definitely, you need to stay open to general lessons that others may have to offer. 

Remember, this is not tackle football. 

This is highly critical. 

No one can hit you when go into a pass or when you break a timing route because of broadcast coverage. If they do hit you, that’s clearly a penalty - and it must be, at least - and you’ll have a first down. Be wise and take full advantage of that. Check adult sports leagues to learn more.

Own your situational football. 

You probably still have a coach telling you what to do and what not to. But guess who’s your coach now. You! You are your own field general. It is upon you that everything rests, from calling your plans to performing them. Learn what you have to call in and when. A 3rd and 5 play is going to be miles apart from a 3rd and 15. If you only have 5 yards on first, what would your second down play call be? The time and score are two other things you should also know. It will take some effort at first, but in time, it’s going to become a habit. Check for more info.

Play whenever you get the chance.

This may be self-explanatory. The more you play, the better you become. This rings along that ancient adage, “practice makes perfect.” You will find leagues and tournaments nearly every day of the week. You don’t have to go broke or break your marriage for this, but whenever you can play, do it. Just check out the calendar online and you will see what events are happening in your area. Visit for other references.

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