Historical Facts About Flag and Touch Football

  • "Touch football" is entered in Webster's Dictionary, 1933.
  • "Flag football" is entered in Webster's Dictionary, 1954.
  • Flag ootball is said to have begun in the U.S. Military during World War II to prevent injury to military personnel playing football.
  • Fort Meade in Maryland has the first recorded history of flag football and is generally accepted as its birthplace.
  • Local leagues were formed as military personnel returned home in the 1950's and 1960s.