The game is not played in Washington region schools, as it is in some other states, but private organizations are trying to fill the void.
Coaches huddle with girls at Koa Sports Girls Fall Flag Football League at Wood Acres Elementary School in Bethesda. The private league is for girls in kindergarten through 10th grade. Koa uses non-parent coaches to teach skills and keep parents from becoming too involved in games. Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post Buy Photo