NO RUN ZONE
On or inside the 5yd dash line you must pass the ball forward OVER the line of scrimmage and you CANNOT run the ball.
ONE Hand Jam on Receivers
ONLY a ONE HAND jam within 5 yards of coverage is allowed.
40/21 MERCY RULE
If at anytime AFTER the 1st half a team has a lead of 40 points or more the game will be called. If their is a 21 point differential or greater at or inside the 2 minute warning of the 2ND HALF the game will be called.
ROSTER ADD-ON DEADLINE
You can NOT add any players to your roster after the 5th game of the regular season. At this time your roster is locked for the playoffs. 10 player MINIMUM per team and a 14 player MAX per team.
NON-ROSTER FILL IN PLAYERS
Non-roster players can ONLY play/sub in ONE REGULAR season game for that team. NEVER in the playoffs will a non-roster player be allowed to play. You can only sub ONCE for a MAX of 2 DIFFERENT teams per season. PERENNIAL TOP PLAYERS taking a season off will NOT be allowed to sub. COMISSIONER HAS FINAL SAY
SUB PLAYERS FROM OTHER TEAMS
Players from other teams can be used to sub ONLY when you need them to reach 7 players total. For a game to count you will need at least 3 players from your actual roster playing. Subs CAN NOT be a TOP 2 Scorer on their team or a TOP 2 Defensive STAT league leader, or a TOP 2 QB (Td-Int Ratio) in the league. If you already have 7 players you can bring your own sub, but you CAN NOT use a player from another team to sub. PERENNIAL TOP PLAYERS taking a season off will NOT be allowed to sub. COMISSIONER HAS FINAL SAY
Coin toss will determine who starts with the ball in OT.
Each team gets one possession of 4 downs from the 25yd line, only ONE ROUND of OT in the REGULAR SEASON, No Timeouts. If both teams score XP/2PT will determine the winner.
ONE timeout per team, per round in OT in the PLAYOFFS only..
OT is continuous in the PLAYOFFS with teams flipping who starts with the ball for each round, until one team fails to match.
After the first round both teams are forced to go for a 2pt conversion try after each TD in all the following rounds of playoff OT.
League Game Play
Being Banned: If you or your team gets banned from the league fighting, chronic arguing with players/referees, bad mouthing the league on social media or continually bad mouthing the league in general you are NOT entitled to ANY refund and you will no longer play in the league.
Forfeit: Forfeit time is game time. Teams must have 5 players to begin or continue a game. A 10 minute extension can be given at the referee's discretion.
Coin Toss: Winner decides (a) to start the game with the ball, or start the 2nd half with the ball. Or (b) which side of the field to defend first.
In the PLAYOFFS the team with the better seed makes the first choice with no actual coin toss.
Game Time: Two 20 minute halves - 18 minutes of Running clock with no stoppages till the 2 Minute Warning.
1ST HALF 2 Minute Warning: The clock will only stop on change of possession, a penalty, and for the 1 or 2 pt conversion.
2ND HALF 2 Minute Warning: The clock will stop on an incomplete pass, change of possession, penalty, by going out of bounds, and for a 1 or 2 pt conversion. Their will also be a temporary spot stoppage on first downs.
Timeouts: Each team gets 2 timeouts per half.
Screen Blocking: Arms kept flat to your body, with no hand blocking or extension of arms or elbows. No running screen blocks DOWN FIELD, all blocks past the line of scrimmage must be stationary picks.
Ball Must Be Called Live Before Snapping: Offense must wait for a verbal and/or whistle notice from the referee that the ball is live before being able to snap the ball on a START OF A HALF or a CHANGE OF POSSESSION.
Ball Must be CENTERED Beforing Snapping: You CAN NOT line up the ball at a hash and snap it.
3 Bud Pass Rush: 1 blitz per series of 4 downs.
1 Blitz Per Series of 4 Downs: FREE Rush whenever PLAY ACTION/FAKE TOSS is done or an actual Pass/Toss/handoff behind the line of scrimmage or a 2nd player touches the ball after the QB receives the snap.
NO RUN ZONE: on or inside the 5yd dash line you must pass the ball forward OVER the line of scrimmage and CANNOT run the ball.
Qb scramble: Qb/player receiving the snap can not scramble unless he is rushed first.
1st Down: (2) 1st down markers , 25 yards from each endzone.
Ball Spot: Ball is spotted where the football is at the time of being flagged , except when diving for a catch. On a FALL FORWARD the ball will be spotted where the player's KNEES land.
Touchback: will be spotted at the 5yd dash line.
Safety: (ball must be in the endzone) 2pts for the defense and the defense takes over with the ball at the furthest 20yd line as if it were punted.
Legal Catch: You must have at least ONE FOOT in bounds, and show possession.
FLAG BELT FALLS OFF: If the ball carrier's flag belt falls off on its own with no one near him must be TOUCHED with one hand by the defense, UNLESS ruled a HALO RULE where the defender is an arms length or closer going for the flag belt and it falls off on it's own WITHOUT CONTACT or due to contact with the ball carrier or his shirt. THE HALO RULE is a JUDGEMENT CALL By the REFEREE.
Towel, Glove or Any Other Item Hanging From Waist or Pocket: is considered a flag, if pulled ball carrier is down as if it were a flag that had been pulled. NO Hand Warmers to be worn at all.
NO HAND WARMER BELTS: They block the same flag belt people are trying to get off for the tackle.
Running Through Defender: You CANNOT lower your shoulder, and/or go straight through a defensive player.
ONLY ONE Hand Jam on receivers: Only a one hand check is allowed in coverage within the first 5 yards. 2 hand jam = 10yrd penalty
Fumbles: are dead and not recoverable.
Punting: If you choose to punt, the opposing team takes over at the furthest first down marker. No actual kicking is involved.
Simulation of Snap Count: The use of words or gestures aka CLAPPING by the DEFENSE to simulate the offense's cadence or audible is illegal. 5yd penalty.
Snap Interference: No defender can enter the halo of the center's body, hand, arm, or ball during the initial snap starting play. Once the snap is clearly past the halo of the center's body, hand, arm it is then eligible to be batted down or intercepted.
This is a JUDGEMENT CALL by the referee and a 10yd Unsportsmanlike penalty.
Screen Blocking Rule
NO Hand Blocking
Absolutely NO extension of the arms when blocking.
Hands must be held flat to your body as you move your feet BEHIND the line of scrimmage.
No running screen blocks down field, all blocks PAST the line of scrimmage must be stationary, basketball like pick blocks.
Pass Rusher may make limited contact to bypass the block, no extending the arms or swim moves above the shoulders to a blocker who can't protect their face.
The defender CANNOT BULL RUSH through a blocker.
The PASS RUSHER is NOT ALLOWED to go BELOW THE WAIST of the BLOCKER at the point of contact.
8 TEAMS = ALL 8 Make Playoffs
10 TEAMS = TOP 9 Make Playoffs
11 TEAMS = TOP 9 Make Playoffs
12 TEAMS = TOP 10 Make Playoffs
14 TEAMS = TOP 11 Make Playoffs
16 TEAMS = TOP 12 Make Playoffs
20 TEAMS = TOP 14 Make Playoffs
22 TEAMS = TOP 16 Make Playoffs
24 TEAMS = TOP 16 Make Playoffs
FLAG BELTS FOR LEAGUE
MUST Use LEAGUE owned Flag Belts, no private belts can be used for league play. Shirts must be TUCKED IN. Flags have to be over the shirt with FLAG CLIP/BUCKLE fully VISIBLE.
NO HAND WARMER BELTS they block the flag belt.