Flag Football - Grades* 1st - 2nd
(*entering these grades in the fall)
Registration is currently open: $95 per player
PRACTICES/GAMES: Practices will start the week of August 21st with games Saturday mornings in September and October from 8am-9am at Oregon City Pioneer Stadium.
PLAYERS NEED: Mouth guard and cleats.
LEAGUE PROVIDES: Balls, flags, jersey/t-shirt.
Boys and Girls in 1st and 2nd grades
Teams in each division will consist of a minimum of 5 players and a maximum of 10 players.
50-yards long by 30-yards wide, with end zones that are 10-yards deep.
The quarterback cannot run the ball past the line of scrimmage. Only direct handoffs behind the line of scrimmage are permitted. The Offense may use multiple handoffs. The player who takes the handoff can throw the ball from behind the line of scrimmage. Once the ball has been handed off, all defensive players are eligible to rush. Spinning is allowed, but players cannot leave their feet to avoid a defensive player (no diving). The ball is spotted where the ball carrier's feet are when the flag is pulled, not where the ball is. If the ball is fumbled it is automatically a dead ball. If it is fumbled during the snap, you may continue the play. No blocking is allowed during any play.
Shovel/Shuffle passes are allowed. The quarterback has a 7-second "pass clock", therefore no rushing QB is allowed. When the 7-seconds are up, the quarterback is down and the ball returns to the line of scrimmage. Once the ball is handed off, the 7 second rule is no longer in effect. All players are eligible to receive passes (including the quarterback if the ball has been handed off behind the line of scrimmage). A player must have at least one foot inbounds when making a reception. When the ball is released by the quarterback, defense can cross the line of scrimmage and attempt to pull the flag.
The ball must be snapped between the legs, not off to one side, to start play. Substitutions may be made on any dead ball, but the 30 second rule still applies. Play is ruled "dead" when:
ALL fumbles result in the play being over with the exception of a fumble on the snap. The QB may pick up the ball and run the play. If the ball is fumbled down field, then the play is dead at that spot. The opposing team can not recover a fumble.
Rushing the Quarterback
No rush on the QB. If the quarterback has not passed or handed off the ball after 7-seconds then the ball is dead and there is a loss of down. The defense can not cross the line of scrimmage until the QB has handed off the ball. Crossing the line of scrimmage before the QB has handed off the ball or passed it will result in a penalty.
If the referee witnesses any acts of tackling, elbowing, cheap shots, blocking or any un-sportsmanlike act, the game will be stopped and the player will be ejected from the game. FOUL PLAY WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. Trash talking is illegal. Officials have the right to determine offensive language. (Trash talk is talk that may be offensive to officials, opposing players, teams or spectators.) If trash talking occurs, the referee may eject the player, players, or coach from the game.
Mouth guard, turf appropriate cleats and/or tennis shoes. No metal spikes are allowed on cleats. The league will provide reversible jerseys for each player. All teams are to play with the league issued flags.
League Issued Equipment
Each team will be issued the following equipment and is responsible to return all equipment, with the exception of mouth guards, at the end of the season.
Rules are guidelines and subject to change as determined by the league.
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