Played quarterback before but new to flag football? Maybe flag football has always been your game, though not exactly as a quarterback. These tips will help you start off on the right foot as a neophyte flag football quarterback:
Get a ball that’s perfect for you.
Sounds simple, but maybe not always. You won’t need those big leather bricks used in tackle football, so get a kind that makes you absolutely comfortable. Work around how much air is in the ball, whether it’s college or high school size, leather or composite, or even its weight – just have one that you like.
Have your own QB style rather than copying another’s.
There’s no shortage of plays out there for you to learn. Give each one a try! Some will be nice and some won’t. It’s going to be different from flag football. As with most cases, trial and error is how you learn. Allow your own style to develop and embrace it. But of course, you can always learn the general lessons from others who have been successful.
Always remember flat football is not tack football.
This is crucial.
No one is going to hit you, stepping into a pass or disrupting a timing route with the press coverage. Otherwise, it will be a penalty (it should be) and you have a first down. Be wise and take full advantage of that.
Be aware of your situational football.
Most probably, there’s still a coach giving you instructions until now. Any idea who should be your coach now? You! You are the captain of the field. It is upon you that everything rests, from calling your plans to performing them. Know what you should call in and in what circumstances. A 3rd and 5 play will be worlds away from a 3rd and 15. What’s your second down play call after getting 5 yards on the first? You need to watch the time and score as well. It will take some effort at first, but in time, it’s going to become a habit.
Play as much as you can.
This might be the most self-explanatory of all the tips. The more you play, the better you become. As an age-old adage would tell us, practice makes perfect. Leagues and tournaments are happening almost everyday. You don’t have to go broke or divorce your partner, but any time you get the chance to play, take it. To know what’s happening in your place, just get online and start Googling.