2016-2017 Adult Sports (Printable Registration)
Cost: $850.00 ($800 for returning teams) $25/per team/per game referee fees
Sessions: Fall, Winter I, Winter II & Spring
Includes 8 games plus playoffs
Schedules: Monday nights between 6:30pm and midnight.
Deposit/Registration: A $300.00 deposit is required to reserve a team spot. Registration will be on first come/first serve basis.
Details: Games are (2) 20 minute halves. Games require 6 players on the field per team. A minimum of 10 players is required and team size is limited to 14 players. Players must be 17 years or older at the start of the season.
For Schedules please go to Adult Sports Schedules
To register a team fill out the Team Registration Form and submit with your $300 deposit. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Each team must submit a completed roster and a Facility Release for each player on the roster.
Flag Football League Rules
A. A team shall play with a maximum of 6 players and a minimum of 5 at any one time.
B. Teams unable to field a lineup as described above shall forfeit.
2. The Field
The field is divided into two 30-yard zones. There are no out of bounds. The field is 60 yards long and 30 yards wide.
The boards and the nets are LIVE ! The turf is DEAD!
The league will provide the game balls & flags. After each game the flags MUST BE RETURNED to the scorekeeper. Each team is welcome to use their own football as long as it is official size and weight. (Inflation 11-14 lbs)
4. The Game
Start of each game. The HOME team shall have the choice of options for the first half or shall defer
their option to the second half. The options for each shall be:
A. To choose whether his team will take the ball or defend.
B. To choose the goal his team will defend. The captain, not having the first choice of options for a half, shall exercise the remaining options.
C. To start the game and to begin the second half, the ball will be placed on the goal-yard line. After all scores the next possession will begin from the goal line of offense team.
D. Time- the game shall consist of two (2) twenty-minute halves, with a 1 minute halftime.
1. Time runs continuously for the first half. It will stop for:
a. Team time outs (one – 20 second time outs per HALF, per team)
b. Official time outs.
2. The clock will stop for the following under one minutes during the second half only:
(a) timeouts (team and official) – starts on the snap
(b) penalties – dependent on the previous play
(c) change of possession – dependent on the previous play
(d) score – starts on the snap or first touch
3. No half shall end until the ball is dead and all penalties are resolved.
E. Overtime”PLAYOFFS ONLY” – Overtime procedures will be as follows:
SHOOT-OUT. Each team gets 3 possessions from extra point range. 30 second running clock on each
possession. Can choose from 5 or 10 yard out. Team with most points win.
F. Dead Ball Instances
(a) Fumbles – Play is dead. Ball is marked at the spot of the fumble. An End-zone fumble is a safety.
(b) High Wire – If the ball hits the wire, down is replayed.Second half under 1 minute clock will reset.
5. Offensive Play
A. When a team gains possession of the ball, it shall have 4 downs to advance it to the MID-FIELD line for a 1st
down. If you get a 1st down, you have 4 downs to score a touchdown.
B. Snap of the ball must be one quick and continuous motion from the Center.
C. All players are eligible to receive a forward pass.
D. There must be at least 4 players on the line of scrimmage at the time of the snap for the offensive team only. Only one offensive player may be in motion at one time, but not in motion towards the opponent’s goal line. There must be at least 4 players on their scrimmage line at the snap. PENALTY- Illegal motion, 5 yards from previous spot.
F. All players must begin play with a flag belt. PENALTY- Player ineligible. If player catches ball. 5 yard penalty.
G. When a ball carrier falls to the turf, a two hand touch will mark the player down.
H. The ball carrier must make an attempt to avoid the defensive player.
Flag Guarding – swinging the hand or arm over the flag belt to prevent an opponent from deflagging, placing the ball in a position over the flag to prevent an opponent form deflagging, or lowering the shoulders in such a manner which places the arm over the flag to prevent an opponent from deflagging. Runner shall not flag guard by using their hands, arms, or ball or by lowering their shoulder to deny the opponent the opportunity to pull or remove the flag belt.
PENALTY- 10 Yards from the spot of the infraction.
I. Offensive players are responsible for retrieving the ball after a scrimmage down. and returning the ball to an official.
Failure to retrieve the ball, delay of game 5 yards.
J. A runner may not hurdle or leap a defender in an attempt to avoid being deflagged. Player may spin away from defenders but while spinning they come into contact with a defensive player, play stops.
NO diving forward, even to score.
K. Pitches and Passes A runner may pass the ball backward anytime. If the ball hits the ground, it may not be advanced.
Ball will be spotted where it first hit the turf.
L. A backward pass or fumble which touches the ground between the goal lines is dead at the spot where it touches the ground and belongs to the team last in possession, unless lost on downs.
M. A forward pass is illegal:
1. If the passer’s entire body is beyond the scrimmage line when the ball leaves his hand.
2. If thrown after team possession has changed during the down.
3. If intentionally thrown to the ground or out of bounds to save loss of yardage.
4. If a passer catches his untouched forward or backward pass.
5. If there is more than one forward pass per down.
N. Only Shadow Blocking will be permitted.
O. Play Clock
1. 20 Second Huddle
2. 7 Second Pass Clock- 6-seconds then whistle
P. Running with the ball.
1. The ball is spotted where the ball carrier’s feet are when the flag is pulled, not where the ball is.
2. When running into the end-zone, the ball and one foot must be over the line for a touchdown
Q Punts: Offense can elect to run off 20 seconds from the play clock, but will be penalized 10 additional yards.
6. Defensive Play
A. The line of scrimmage for the defense will start 2 yards from the ball.
B, Only Shadow Blocking will be permitted, no contact.
1. Only the player over center may blitz. Player must fully count 1-3 Mississippi then blitz. Even after the count the DL can elect not to cross the line of scrimmage. Thus negating a run by the QB.
2. If the offense has a man in the backfield, any defender may have a free blitz. An official will signal & call this.
3. Lineman and blitzer contact: Lineman may protect himself,but not extend his arms & legs. Blitzer may not bullrush through the lineman, but rather spin or go around lineman.
D. The defensive player may only go for the ball when it’s in the air. While in the hands of the offense, there is no swatting of the football.
A. Deflagging (removal of the flag belt by a player) is similar to tackling in football. Offensive players must have possession of the ball before they can legally be deflagged. A player who removed the flag belt from the ball carrier should immediately stop and hold up the flag to assist the official in locating the spot where the capture
B. A flag which becomes detached inadvertently (not removed by grabbing and pulling) may catch the ball, but not advance.
C. In circumstances where a flag belt is removed illegally, play should continue with the option of the penalty or the
play. Penalty: 10 yards.
D. Ball carriers shall not guard their flags with arms or hands by blocking the opportunity from an opponent to pull or remove the flag. Penalty: 10 yards from spot of foul.
The offensive screen block shall take place without contact. The screen blockers shall have their hands and arms down at their side or behind their backs. Any use of the hands, arms, elbows, legs, or body to initiate contact during an offensive player’s screen block is illegal. PENALTY – personal foul, 10 yards from the spot of the foul.
9. Fouls and Penalties – Penalty Enforcement
A. If a foul occurs during a running play, the penalty is marked off where the run ends. (Exception: offensive
penalty behind the end of the run, then it is marked from the spot of the foul.)
B. If a foul occurs during a loose ball play (ball in flight or loose), the penalty is marked off from the previous spot.
C. All fouls shall be administered by rules 1 and 2 except when the offense commits the foul behind the line of
scrimmage, and then it is marked off from the spot of the foul.
D. When the official stops the clock for a penalty, he ` shall restart the clock when the ready for play signal is given, or when the ball is snapped, depending on the result of the previous play.
Five Yard Penalties
1. Delay of game. Dead ball
2. Substitution infraction
3. Encroachment. Dead ball
4. False start. Dead ball
5. Illegal snap. Dead ball
6. Illegal formation (not enough players on the scrimmage line)
7. Illegal motion
8. Illegally handing a ball forward (loss of down)
9. Illegal forward pass (loss of down)
10. Putting ball in play before ref’s signal to resume play
11. Intentional grounding (down counts)
Ten Yard Penalties
1. Delaying start of either half
2. Offensive forward pass interference (down counts)
3. Defensive forward pass interference(automatic 1st down & ball is spotted where the interference occurred.If
Offense has already crossed midfield,
ball will be placed at the spot
of the foul and down replayed)
4. Holding or illegal screen block
5. Striking, kicking, kneeing (also possible disqualification,if flagrant)
6. Flag Guarding
Fifteen Yard Penalties
1. Unsportsmanlike conduct (2 in one game = ejection)
2. Illegal participation,such as interference with sideline players
3. Players/coaches illegally on the field
4. Illegal use of hands or arms
5. Roughing the passer (automatic 1st down)
6. Illegal contact-Boarding
E. Any player with 3 penalities in one game will be charged a game misconduct. Resulting in a 15 yard penalty & an unsportsmanlike penalty charged to the team captain.
10. Disqualification Associated with Certain 15-yard penalties
1.Intentionally striking, kicking, kneeing,tripping or clipping
2. Any act listed above if unduly rough or flagrant
3. Illegally secured flag belt
Note: When measurement spot for a 10 or 5 yard penalty is inside the offender’s 20 or 10 yard lines respectively, the
measurement will be half the distance to the goal line.
Double and Multiple Fouls
1. On multiple live ball fouls against one team, only one penalty may be enforced at the offended team’s choice.
2. A double foul is when both teams have committed a foul during the same live ball period, and team possession
has not changed, the down is replayed.
UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT – Vocal
A player, coach, or spectator using abusive or insulting language, disputing, or arguing a call is displaying unsportsmanlike conduct. Two unsportsmanlike penalties against on person will result in an automatic ejection. Unsportsmanlike penalties by a spectator will be charged to the team captain and that spectator will leave the building.
Three (3) unsportsmanlike penalties on one team during a game will result in a forfeit!
The following methods shall be used in scoring a game:
1. Touchdown 6 points
2. Returning an extra point attempt. 1 or 2 points.
3. Successful Try for Extra Point
a. running or passing from 5 yards 1 point
b. running or passing from 10 yards 2 points
NOTE: A team is given one choice, which can only be changed if a timeout is called.
4. Safety 2 points. All by means of a sack, fumble or intentional grounding. A punt will follow.
5. Following a score by offense or defense, the player who scored MUST check in with the ref to have his belt removed.
Game time is forfeit time!! Each team is responsible for arriving at the playing area and ready to play at least
fifteen (5) minutes before game time. Games will start at scheduled start time. Games will start as long as there
is five a side.
All players MUST have completed their Medical Release Forms before playing. You must have played in half the games to be eligible for the playoffs.
Same or similar color shirts must be worn. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you do
not have your shirt, your team can wear pinnies.They must be tucked in the shorts/pants. Each player must wear pants/shorts without any: belts, belt loops, pockets, holes, or exposed drawstring. Pants/Shorts must be a different color than the flags. No outdoor CLEATS !!! Turf cleats are OK. No head wear containing any hard,
unyielding, stiff material, including billed hats. Players may wear pliable and non-rigid glasses.
15. One Minute Rule:
A: Only applies when losing team is within 16 points
B: Offense must advance the ball.
No kneel downs