Leading up to one of the biggest flag football tournaments of the year, Battle Orlando, we’ll be doing a player spotlight series featuring players signed up and ready to go for the $30,000 tournament event next Memorial Day in Orlando, Florida! Want to create your own player card and possibly be featured for one of our player spotlight articles? You must be registered for Battle Orlando first, then fill out this form and we’ll create one for you shortly!
Patrick Henderson | C – Georgia United – Atlanta, GA
Q) Give us a little info on your flag football experience, how long you’ve been playing, teams you play for, what positions you play, etc.
I started playing flag back in 03 with 1st and Goal 7man team and after a few years of 7man I migrated over to the 8man game. Teams that I was in charge of Nu Nation and now GU.
Which format do you enjoy the most and why?
The format I enjoy the most in flag is 8man. What’s not to enjoy about the fastest growing division in the sport.
What is it about flag football that you enjoy the most and keeps you coming back to play year after year?
Some would say flag life is like a soap opera. That statement is so true to form, however it is intoxicating to the point where you can’t get enough. From the friends and associates that I have met in this sport from all across the county and even from an international standpoint, it is immeasurable. I would not trade it for the world. I say this phrase to this day, “The day you stop playing, is the day your start aging.”
What are you most excited about in regards to Battle Orlando?
I am looking forward to bringing the two coast together. Teams are expected to attend from all over.
Any tips or advice for new players out there, in regards to flag football techniques, running a team or travelling to tournaments?
People think that it is easy to run a team. Trust and believe that it is not as easy as one would think. I know several would attest, it’s like a second job
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