Flag football is a variation of American football where, instead of tackling the player with the ball, defenders must remove a flag belt from the ball carrier to end a play. The game is typically played with teams of seven players on a rectangular field similar in size to a standard American football field. The objective is to score points by carrying the ball across the opponent's goal line or catching a pass thrown over the goal line. Points can also be scored by kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts.
Flag football is a less physically demanding alternative to traditional American football and is often played for recreation, as well as in organized leagues and tournaments. The game emphasizes speed, agility, and ball-handling skills, and requires strategy, teamwork, and quick decision-making.