Flag football in Somers CT is a game modeled after regular American football. Each of the players wears strips of material called flags from their waist. Instead of physically tackling a person, a player with the football can be stopped by pulling the flag from their waist. The next play starts at the spot on the ground where the flag was dropped.
The game was started during the 1940s when U.S. military personnel wanted to play the game of football during their free time. Since it was important to keep members of the military from being hurt, flag football in Somers Connecticut was created. Playing flag football in Somers CT was safe and still provided the experience of playing football.
A few years after the first flag football in Somers Connecticut championship players of the game wanted to expand it to a national level. They organized themselves so teams from different universities could play flag football in Somers CT against one another in league play. The first college national championship for flag football in Somers Connecticut was played in Shreveport, LA.