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Flag Rules

SAYFA Flag Rules

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SAYFA FLAG RULES 2020

 

80 Yard Field Length  /  Width set by sideline and opposite hash (⅔ field)

First Downs marked every 20 yards

Punts will be marked off 30 yards

Turnover on Downs marked by down marker

 

OFFENSE

 7 Player Offense. Q, C, RB-L, RB-R, WR-x, WR-y, WR-z

Center snap to QB to start play.  Center not eligible to run but may go out for a pass.

*NO FUMBLES...BALL is DEAD if Dropped...Whistle should be blown

Center may Side Snap, any motion allowed

QB is not an eligible runner.

Ball carrier may NOT guard their flags. No wrapping Flags, No Altering Flags

(Warding example. No stiff arm)


 

DEFENSE

ALL Defenders must start 5 yards from the LOS

-If Ball is handed off defensive players may pursue 

- On Pass plays defenders must cover (no blitzing)

Defensive rusher (1) must  be 7 yard back over Center, Referee Count (3 seconds) when he may rush at Flag Signal

No Tackling or Pushing Ball Carrier

INTERCEPTIONS allowed, play on.

May not make contact with player who is set to Pick/Screen


 

 

PENALTIES

 

IMMEDIATE WHISTLE

  • HOLDING...Offense or Defense 5 yards
  • PASS INTERFERENCE 5 yards
  • FALSE START 5 yards
  • OFF SIDES 5 yards
  • RUNNER FLAG GUARDING Down at spot
  • MOVING SCREEN Down at spot
  • OVERT CHARGING, ROUGHING, UNSPORTSMANLIKE (shoulder / diving for legs), 15 Yards

 

Player safety rules:

Coaches observing issues should consider removing player for unsafe play.

 

Coach Conduct:

Referee’s call stands. Do not argue.