Flag vs Tackle

1.089 million

The number of 6- to 12-year-old boys participating in tackle football in 2016. That's down from 1.384 million in 2009.

1.248 million

The number of boys who played flag football in 2016.

1.389 million

Boys and girls age 6-12 playing flag football in 2016. 1.217 million children played tackle football.

Source: University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Center for Public Opinion