Game

Rule #1: Have fun! Avoid contact to prevent injuries! This is a co-ed league designed to make friends while playing football.

Agreement of Release and Waiver Of Liability

All players must complete a waiver in order to be considered eligible for play. All waivers must be submitted prior to playing in any games.

Overview of Game

TERMS

ALL penalties will be assessed 10 yards.
Penalties are in simulated yards (i.e. 10-yard penalty is 10 paces).

 

 

 

NUMBER OF PLAYERS

A team shall consist of 6 players on the field. A minimum of 2 of each gender must be on the field at all times. Teams with only one female available, must play with 5 players and they start the game down 1 touchdown. A ten minute buffer will be allowed in the event of a team being short of players, after which the game must start and/or a forfeit be declared. Teams who forfeit will take the loss as a 21-0 game.

TIMING

At the end of the first half, the active possession is terminated, and the team which started out on defense to begin the first half will start out on offense to begin the second half. Each team shall have two time-outs per half.

 

THE FLAG BELT

If a defensive player pulls the ball-carrier’s flag prior to a reception or attempted sack, the defense must pull the 2nd flag to end the play. If both flags are pulled prematurely, the offensive player must be touched with one hand to be deemed down. Flag pulls are legal once the ball touches any part of the receiver.

If a player loses a flag unintentionally after the snap, the defense only needs to touch the ball carrier with one hand or pull a flag.

Any player that starts a play without a flag is down where they touch the ball if a legal forward pass or legal exchange occurs. This includes a QB in the end zone.

DETERMINING THE INITIAL POSSESSION

The initial possession will be determined by a coin toss or other random method. The winner of the coin toss will have the option to start on offense, or defer and choose direction. Second half possession and direction will alternate from the first half.

STARTING THE GAME

The team receiving the ball shall start the game from the 5 yard line. No kickoffs will take place to start the games.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BETWEEN PLAYS

Teams will have 20 seconds from the time that the ball is spotted to snap the ball. This 20 second count will be kept track by the defensive team as they count out loud. If the offensive team takes longer than 20 seconds, it will result in a delay of game and loss of 10 yards.

TAMPERING WITH THE FLAG BELT

If the belt or flags have been illegally secured, any points gained on the play are illegal and do not count, the player is ejected and a 10-yard Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalty will be administered from the previous spot

ROSTER

25 Man Roster limit. Designate Captains on Roster Waivers are due at the start of a player’s first game. Each player must play in two regular season games in order to be eligible for the playoffs.

 

 

LENGTH OF GAME

Playing time shall be two halves of 25 minutes. Half time shall be 5 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OVERTIME (TIE GAME)

If the game score is tied after regulation time, there will be a coin toss and the ball will be placed on the 5-yard line. The coin toss winner has the option of the choice of possession or direction. Each team will receive one overtime time-out (1 minute in length). The team starting on offense will receive four downs from the other team’s 5-yard line and will attempt to score. If a team scores a touchdown, then the opposing team will have four downs to attempt to score a touchdown from their opponent’s 5-yard line. Teams will continue until one team scores and the other does not match that score. If after one possession for each team there is a team leading, the leading team wins.

Field Size and Equipment Overview

FOOTBALL SIZE

The game ball will be an NFL regulation game ball. Teams can agree to play with their own ball if it meets regulation size.

EQUIPMENT

NO ALL METAL CLEATS!! NO SHARP OBJECTS OF ANY KIND.

 

FIELD SIZE

The field is 60 yards long by 35 yards wide, with 10 yard End Zones.

SHIRTS/JERSEYS/FLAGBELTS

Flag belts are to be worn on the outside of a shirt. Any object held in place by the flag-belt or waistband will be considered a flag. This includes but is not limited to towels, playbooks and unused gloves.

Post Season

The seeding will be based on the following criteria, in this order:

– Number of Wins and Losses

– Head-to-Head Wins & Losses

– Cumulative Point Differential

– Coin Flip

– Challenge selected by the Commissioner (i.e.: additional coin flip, drawing from a deck of cards, rolling dice, “pick-a-number”).

Playoff games will match the structure and rules of the regular season games.