ZANESVILLE, Ohio- The Fieldhouse has teamed up with Fanatics to provide a safer way for kids to play football.
The goal of the flag football league is to provide a way to play the game without full contact and the risk of youth concussions.
Fieldhouse owner, Mick Amicone, said they want to bring awareness to all the issues with youth concussions, not only in the area but nationwide. But Amicone said he doesn’t want to see kids not active.
“Pop Warner football and the National College on Sports Medicine has seen a 32 percent decline in kids playing football, tackle football,” said Amicone.
Amicone said they want to teach them the basics on what good, safe football is.
“To play football without helmets, without the worry of a parent seeing their child tackled or blocked or possibly falling to the ground and having an injury,” said Amicone.
The first 50 kids ages 6 to 13 to sign up will receive a free offical NFL jersey and football courtesy of Fanatics.
The league starts up in December.