Game Rules

  • 7-on-7, twelve person roster
  • 60-minute game played over two 30-minute halves
  • Running clock except for the final two minutes of the second half
  • Field divided into four 25-yard boxes, and first downs are awarded each time the offense reaches the next box
  • No blocking, kicking, or fumbles
  • Only one lateral allowed per play except for throw offs and punt returns

 

Post-Snap

  • Once the ball is snapped, the defense must wait two seconds to rush, and the quarterback will have a total of four seconds to release the ball or cross the line of scrimmage
  • The quarterback cannot run unless rushed
  • The defense can blitz five times per half without waiting two seconds
  • All players are eligible downfield except for the center
  • North/south handoffs not allowed but pitches and handoffs to east/west runners permitted

 

Scoring

  • 6 pts per TD under 50 yards, 7pts for TDs over 50 yards
  • Teams will have distance-based options to convert PATs of 1, 2 or 3 points

 

Penalties

  • Most penalties will not award yardage but rather a free play or loss of down
  • Ball will generally go into play at the spot of the foul or the previous spot

 

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