Powderpuff team names focus on girls, make a play on words or have an element of fun. Examples include "Ponytail Express," "Babe Runners" or "Putting on the Hitz." Traditionally, powderpuff means any touch football game played by all-women teams.
One of the earliest powderpuff games was played in 1945 at Eastern State Teachers College in Madison, Wis. An all-female game was the college's solution for its annual homecoming football game.
Today, many high schools and colleges have powderpuff sports as a way to actively involve girls in sports programs. The Play Flag Football league of Northern California is typical of coed powderpuff leagues, offering rules, playbooks and a roster of games.