PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) – Round 400 grownup flag soccer groups are competing within the Flag Soccer World Championships on the Panama Metropolis Seashore Sports activities Complicated this week.
Males’s, ladies’s and Co-ed groups are enjoying in a number of divisions from Thursday to Monday.
Athletes as younger as 18 and as previous as 60 are out on the fields competing within the occasion. The groups touring from everywhere in the United States, and even Canada and Mexico, to come back play on the sports activities advanced.
Occasion organizers stated that they usually have 9 nations who take part, however couldn’t this yr because of COVID-19 restrictions.
They stated the game of flag soccer is unquestionably rising throughout as a result of it supplies a substitute for sort out soccer for younger athletes and older ones too.
“It’s a wholesome different to a younger child’s developmental mind. You don’t need to get hit, so you’ll be able to play and be taught. It’s a wholesome different for people who find themselves older. In the event you nonetheless need to come play soccer however you don’t need to placed on pads you’ll be able to come play with your folks and nonetheless get wholesome train,” Co-founder of the Flag Soccer World Championship Tour Charles Davis stated.
It’s a sports activities that brings all types of individuals collectively as properly, and ladies and men may even play with one another.
“It brings a ton of dynamics. It permits our males to kinda coach the ladies and usher in a brand new period of enjoying flag soccer and soccer on the whole. Individuals historically don’t affiliate the phrase soccer participant with ladies and we trying to change that. We would like individuals to actually perceive that girls can play too,” Davis stated.
The match finally ends up on the sports activities advanced on Monday.