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3rd / 4th Grade Flag League

 

2019 Schedule

GAMES PLAYED AT ROTOLO MIDDLE SCHOOL ON SATURDAYS  8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Team listed first will be the visiting team, will wear pinnies and call coin toss

Field Map / Diagram

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What to Expect

Field Dimensions

  • 45 yards long x 30 yards wide

  • 10-yard end zone

Game Length

  • Two 25-minute halves with a running clock

  • One 60-second timeout per half

Game Play - Offense

  • A coin flip will determine which team starts the game on Offense or Defense

    • The opposite team gets the ball to start the 2nd half

  • No kickoffs or punts

  • Each series begins at the 5-yard line

  • Four plays to get a first down at midfield

  • Four plays to score once a first down at midfield is achieved

  • Running plays are allowed on every other play

    • Quarterback scrambles are considered a running play

Game Play – Defense

  • One designated player can rush from the line of scrimmage

    • The player or coach will count to 5 at a normal pace (i.e. 1 dot, 1 apple, 1 mississippi, etc.)

  • Interceptions are live and may be advanced

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Rules

7 on 7 Flag Football

  • Any player can play quarterback

NO SCORE IS KEPT

Blocking consists of getting in the way

NO grabbing, holding, shoving, pushing in the back or extending the arms

Penalty: Replay the down from the previous spot

NO Stiff Arming/Flag Guarding/Lowering Shoulder/Diving

Penalty: Ball is down at the spot

Illegal/early rush

Penalty: Replay the down from the previous spot

Fumbles

Ball is down at the spot

Player loses their flag

Ball is down at the spot; if player loses his flag before he catches the ball, the player is down at the spot of the catch

Muffed snap

Dead Ball – Loss of down

Offensive Pass Interference (OPI)

Penalty: Loss of down and play from previous spot

Defensive Pass Interference (DPI)

Penalty: Replay the down

Unsportsmanlike Conduct will NOT be tolerated

Penalty: Same as OPI/DPI

  • First offense – verbal warning

  • Second offense - the player is removed for the rest of the current series

  • Third offense – the player is removed for the remainder of the game

    • Examples – swearing, excessive roughness, taunting, etc.

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