As the season goes on, players will begin to understand the importance of many details within the game:
how to get open while route-running
Flag pulling offers a unique muscle training that will carry on to full tackle. This training is as simple as the basics of body positioning and tracking a ball carrier. Flag pulling offers more advanced body control benefits as well (example - a defensive back's arm movements in a pass breakup situation).
The NTFL requires the use of proper equipment like mouthpieces. MP Youth Football also recommends wearing 'soft shell' helmets. Players will start to get used to wearing and caring for their equipment.