Rulebook

This rulebook refers to the IFAF Flag Football rules 2017:

IFAF Flag Rules 2017
IFAF Flag Rules 2017
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General

National ChangesIndoor Flag FootballDiagram of Field

Rule 1 – Game, Field, Ball and Equipment

1.1 General Provisions | 1.2 The Ball | 1.3 Equipment

Rule 2 – Definitions

2.1 Areas and Lines | 2.2 Team and Player Designations | 2.3 Down, Scrimmage and Play Classification | 2.4 The Ball Live or Dead |

2.5 Forward, Beyond and Forward Progress | 2.6 Spots | 2.7 Foul, Penalty and Violation | 2.8 Shift, Motion | 2.9 Handling of the ball |

2.10 Passes | 2.11 Holding, Blocking, Contact and Tackling | 2.12 Jumping, Diving, Spinning | 2.13 Right of Place (RoP), Right of Way (RoW)

Rule 3 – Periods and Timing

3.1 Start of Each Period | 3.2 Playing Time | 3.3 Timeouts

Rule 4 – Live Ball, Dead Ball

4.1 Live Ball – Dead Ball

Rule 5 – Series of Downs

5.1 A Series: Started, Broken, Renewed | 5.2 Down and Possession after a Penalty

Rule 6 – Kicks

Rule 7 – Snapping and Passing the Ball

7.1 The Scrimmage | 7.2 Passes and Fumbles | 7.3 Forward Pass

Rule 8 – Scoring

8.1 Value of Scores | 8.2 Touchdown | 8.3 Try Down | 8.4 Safety | 8.5 Touchback

Rule 9 – Conduct of Players

9.1 Contact Fouls | 9.2 Non-contact Fouls | 9.3 Substitutions

Rule 10 – Penalty Enforcement

10.1 General | 10.2 Penalties Completed | 10.3 Enforcement ProceduresPhilosophy of Enforcement

Rule 11 – Officials’ Duties

11.1 General Duties | 11.2 Referee (R) | 11.3 Linesman (LM) | 11.4 Field Judge (FJ) | 11.5 Side Judge (SJ)

Summary of Penalties

Official Flag Football Signals

INTERPRETATIONS