California approves a plan to make flag football a girls’ high school sport next year amid soaring popularity of the game and a push to get more female athletes on the field.
The move by the California Interscholastic Federation made flag football an official sport for girls in the nation’s most populous state for the upcoming 2023-24 year.
The plan was approved unanimously by the CIF Council in Long Beach.
Many schools have already signed up for the pilot season.
Girls flag football programs have gained in popularity, with states like New York, Alabama, and Nevada already adopting programs.