The Dennis M. and Lois A. Doyle Family Foundation runs Flat Football for Kids, an Internet resource platform. They have discovered that parents are many times misinformed about the causes of CTE. The common misconception is that players obtain CTE from tackle sports later in life. But the Doyle Foundation researched that the head blows these professional players received as child football players initiated CTE. That is why we are highlighting Youth Flag football as a healthy gateway to eventually playing tackle football and avoiding CTE.
It is common for children and enthusiastic coaches to focus on tackle football to ensure a bright sports future. But research now shows kids in the ages of 8 to 14 should not be playing contact football since their skeletal structures are not sufficiently developed.
The Doyle Foundation President Denny Doyle said: “Our mission is to protect children’s long-term health and prevent head blows at a time their brains are undergoing rapid development.” Children gain all of the competitive advantages and discipline required to later play contact football playing from their early Flag football competitions without potential long-term damage to their health
Dennis M. and Lois A. Doyle Family Foundation is an organization that is championing the cause of using Flag Football for Kids to protect children from falling prey to CTE later in life.