Flag football is a lot different from traditional football. There interior line play is nonexistent. The game is entirely based on throwing, running and catching. Communication and team work are integral in achieving success in this sport.

Rules

*Rules are Modified to Create a Safer Physical Education Environment*

Rules

*Rules are Modified to Create a Safer Physical Education Environment*

Defensive Rules

  • The defensive team can play man or zone defense
  • The defense gets one free blitz for every 1st down
  • If a free blitz is used, the defense must count to 5 Mississippi out loud before they can cross the line of scrimmage
  • Pass interference rules of regular football apply (no contact while ball is in the air, no holding or blocking)
  • Defensers must run around blockers and may not run through them

Offensive Rules

  • The offense gets one running play per first down achieved
  • Blockers may only shadow defensive player. They may not engage in contact in any way.
  • If an offensive player blocks or guards their flag they are down where the infraction took place
  • If an offensive ball carrier fumbles or falls they are down on the spot
  • If the defense counts to 5 Mississippi and crosses the line of scrimmage the offense can run and it does not count as their running play

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