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Addendum to YNFL Flag Rules

Team X YNFL 2022 Fall Flag Football Addendum

2022 Divisions: 7U,9U, 11U, 13U, 15U and 17U

 

Football Sizes

Junior (Blue):  7U, 9U
Intermediate (Brown): 11U, 13U, 15U and 17U

Number of Downs per each first down

            Four downs: 7U, 9U with first down at mid field

            3 downs to score 1st down at mid field:   U11, U13, 15U and U17

The “No Run Zones” will be enforced for all age brackets except 7U and 9U.

Possession of Ball

Start of Game: Visiting Team first on the schedule w/ white jerseys
Half Time: Home Team (second on the schedule) w/ dark color jerseys.   (U11 AND UP) Blitzer marker is set 7 yards from scrimmage.  Quarterbacks cannot run when being rushed by a player.  7 seconds to pass in effect.  Center cannot receive the first hand off.

Equipment
                          Must wear cleats (soccer or baseball acceptable), no metal spikes
                          Mouth Guard worn at all times.

Shorts or pants must a different color than flags  

Pockets must be taped

Must use NFL balls

Flag belts should be taped to ensure a proper fit. 

Timing and No Overtime

Games are played on a 48-minute continuous clock with two twenty-four-minute halves. The clock stops only for timeouts (2) 60 second TIMEOUT PER GAME.   Half time is two minutes long.

Running with ball carrier

Players must stop once the ball is being advanced.  This applies to both the offense and the defense if an interception has occurred.  If a player runs alongside the ball carrier and the referee determines that runners are impeding the opposing team from pulling the flag, a spot foul is called.  This penalty occurs at the discretion of the referee if it is determined that running with the ball carrier has impeded the opposing team from pulling the flag.

28Pt Mercy Rule

will be mandatory for 7U and 9U.  11U.13U,15U and 17U may opt out of the mercy rule.  Occurs when a score reaches a 28-point differential. The following mercy rule guidelines go into effect and will remain in effect until the score does not exceed 14 points

1)     Winning team must stop blitzing

2)     Winning team will only field four players on defense

3)     Losing team is given one extra down on both sides of the mid field line.

4)     Interceptions are not advanced. The intercepting team takes offensive possession at the point of the interception

5)     Winning team must replace their starting QB

 

Coaches

Teams needs to report to the referee 5 minutes before the start of game for inspection of required equipment. (Before National Anthem).   Touchdown is where the offensive player’s feet are not the ball.  Coaches are allowed on the field for any age brackets.  However, coaches should move to the sidelines before the ball is snapped.                  

 

Dead Ball

When the ball carrier touches the ground with his or her hand, arm, or knee the ball is dead.  (Section 7e, page 9)

Note: Still No pitch to runners.   Shuffle passes (of any type) are allowed. (Must pass line of scrimmage)

 

Score interceptions = 6pts no PAT Interceptions ball spotted at point of flag pull, PAT 1Pt pass only from the 5-yard line, 2pts run or pass from the 12-yard line   

 

*17U, 15U, 13, and 11U may opt of the Mercy Ruling

 

FRAGRANT UNPOSTSMANLIKE CONDUCT PENALTIES (players and coaches)

 

TeamX Sports will maintain a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for FLAGRANT UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT PENALTIES. Flagrant penalties fall under two categories: FLAGRANT VERBAL UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT PENALITIES AND FLAGRANT PHYSICAL UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT PENALITES

 

FLAGRANT VERBAL UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT PENALITIES (FLAGRANT VUCP) are defined as: “trash talking, taunting, demeaning/disparaging/disrespectful comments directed towards referees, opposing coaches and spectators, excessive argumentativeness towards referees, vulgarity, yelling at opposing coaches, players, referees, or opposing spectators.” All FLAGRANT VERBAL UCP’s are up to the sole discretion of referees and site supervisors.

 


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