Altus Parks and Recreation ends tackle football program

Altus Parks and Recreation ends tackle football program

ALTUS, Ok (RNN Texoma) - The City of Altus' Parks and Recreation Department says it is getting rid of its tackle football program.

They said in a statement that the decision was made after talking with parents and staff. They will still offer flag football for pre-k through 6th grade students, however. Officials say the decision was made in order to reduce the risk of injury for children while allowing them to learn the fundamentals of the game.

You can still register for flag football, cheer-leading and girls basketball at playAltus.com.

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