Youth Football and Cheerleader Programs in Wilton, CT
 
 
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Wilton Flag Football follows the NFL FLAG Football Rules
with a few changes created by our Wilton Coaches

1st/2nd Grade Division
New NFL Flag Rules in Blue, Wilton Rule Changes in RED

  • 30X50 yard field
  • Junior Blue NFL Flag Football, Wilson K-2
  • 12-minute halves, 1-minute halftime 
  • Each team has three 30 second timeouts per game
  • 2 Coaches allowed on the field for offense and 1 coach on the field for defense
  • Each time the ball is spotted, a team has 25 seconds to snap the ball. Teams will receive one warning before a delay-of-game penalty is enforced.
  • QB has 7 seconds to throw the ball
  • Pitches are not allowed, all handoffs must be direct handoffs, however a shovel pass forward is allowed
  • All passes must be on or past the line of scrimmage
  • QB's are not eligible to run past the line of scrimmage with the ball to gain yardage, however a QB can hand the ball off to another player and that player is a dual threat to run or pass the ball.
  • Center can hike from the side or between the legs
  • The offensive team takes possession of the ball at its 5-yard line and has four (4) downs to cross midfield. Once a team crosses midfield, it has three (3) downs to score a touchdown.  If the offensive team fails to cross midfield, on 3 downs, and elect to "punt" on 4th down, possession of the ball changes and the opposition starts its drive from its own 5-yard line. If the offensive team goes for it on 4th down and does not cross field, the opposing team will start its possession from the spot.
  • 1 Fumble rule: Offenses are allowed to pick up any fumble and continue the play between a C & QB or QB & RB.  Only the 1st Fumble can be picked up played but if there is a 2nd fumble that would be considered a tackle at the location of the 2nd fumble.
  • All rushers must wait until the QB touches the ball before rushing
  • All players are required to line up 7 yards off the line of scrimmage, anyone can rush the passer without raising their hand
  • Each touchdown is 7 points, no extra points at this division
  • If the ball is spotted inside the 5-yard line for a 1st down or Touchdown the ball is moved back to the 5 yard like so the offense can run or pass.  Officially at the 1st/2nd grade level there is not a no run zone.  If the ball is on the 5 yard line players may line up on the goaline, they do not need to be 7 yards off the ball.
  • Overtime Rules: we have a coin flip, winning team can go 1st or 2nd, the 1st team can go for 1pt from the 5-yard line or 2pts from the 10-yard line.  Each team gets 1 chance to score, if the game is still tied repeat process until you have a winner

3rd/4th Grade Division 
New NFL Flag Rules in Blue, Wilton Rule Changes in RED

  • 30X50 yard field
  • Blue or Brown NFL Flag Football, Wilson K-2, Wilson TDJ
  • 12-minute halves, 1-minute halftime 
  • Each team has three 30 second timeouts per game
  • 1 Coach allowed on the field for Offense only at the 3rd/4th grade division.  Zero coaches are allowed on field for defense.  
  • Center must hike between the legs
  • Pitches are not allowed, all handoffs must be direct handoffs, however a shovel pass forward is allowed
  • All passes must be on or past the line of scrimmage
  • QB's are not eligible to run past the line of scrimmage with the ball to gain yardage, however a QB can hand the ball off to another player and that player is a dual threat to run or pass the ball.
  • Offense has 25 seconds to hike the ball, the 25 second clock will start once referees have established the 7-yard rush line.
  • QB has 7 seconds to throw the ball
  • The offensive team takes possession of the ball at its 5-yard line and has four (4) downs to cross midfield. Once a team crosses midfield, it has three (3) downs to score a touchdown.  If the offensive team fails to cross midfield, on 3 downs, and elect to "punt" on 4th down, possession of the ball changes and the opposition starts its drive from its own 5-yard line. If the offensive team goes for it on 4th down and does not cross field, the opposing team will start its possession from the spot.
  • All players can line up on the line of scrimmage, but all designated rushers must be 7 yards off the line of scrimmage.  Only a designated rusher can rush the QB.  Anyone lined up on the line of scrimmage must be 1 yard off any offensive player.  Meaning you cannot press the Center or any Wide Receiver, they must allow a free release without any contact.
  • Each touchdown is 6 points, 2-point conversion from 10 yards (Run or Pass), 1-point conversion from 5 yards (Pass only)
  • 2 point conversions are returnable.  If the defense intercepts a pass during a 2 point conversion they are able to return it for 2pts. 
  • Overtime Rules: we have a coin flip, winning team can go 1st or 2nd, the 1st team can go for 1pt from the 5-yard line or 2pts from the 10-yard line.  Each team gets 1 chance to score, if the game is still tied repeat process until you have a winner


5th thru 12th Grade Division 
New NFL Flag Rules in Blue, Wilton Rule Changes in RED

  • 30X50 yard field
  • Brown Intermediate NFL Flag Football, Wilson TDJ
  • 12-minute halves, 1-minute halftime 
  • Each team has three 30 second timeouts per game
  • 1 Coach allowed on the field for Offense only at the 5th thru 12th grade division.  Zero coaches are allowed on field for defense.  
  • Center must hike between the legs
  • Pitches are not allowed, all handoffs must be direct handoffs, however a shovel pass forward is allowed
  • All passes must be on or past the line of scrimmage
  • QB's are not eligible to run past the line of scrimmage with the ball to gain yardage, however a QB can hand the ball off to another player and that player is a dual threat to run or pass the ball.
  • Offense has 25 seconds to hike the ball, the 25 second clock will start once referees have established the 7-yard rush line.
  • QB has 7 seconds to throw the ball
  • The offensive team takes possession of the ball at its 5-yard line and has four (4) downs to cross midfield. Once a team crosses midfield, it has three (3) downs to score a touchdown.  If the offensive team fails to cross midfield, on 3 downs, and elect to "punt" on 4th down, possession of the ball changes and the opposition starts its drive from its own 5-yard line. If the offensive team goes for it on 4th down and does not cross field, the opposing team will start its possession from the spot.
  • All players can line up on the line of scrimmage, but all designated rushers must be 7 yards off the line of scrimmage.  Only a designated rusher can rush the QB and they must raise their hand.  Anyone lined up on the line of scrimmage must be 1 yard off any offensive player.  Meaning you cannot press the Center or any Wide Receiver, they must allow a free release without any contact.
  • Each touchdown is 6 points, 2-point conversion from 10 yards (Run or Pass), 1-point conversion from 5 yards (Pass only)
  • 2 point conversions are returnable.  If the defense intercepts a pass during a 2 point conversion they are able to return it for 2pts. 
  • Overtime Rules: we have a coin flip, winning team can go 1st or 2nd, the 1st team can go for 1pt from the 5-yard line or 2pts from the 10-yard line.  Each team gets 1 chance to score, if the game is still tied repeat process until you have a winner. 


Click on the Link Below to Open the NFL Flag Rules Document:

https://nfl-static.s3.amazonaws.com/attachments/ck92wt65n000i0io6lieraip1-nfl-flag-2020-regional-rulebook-prd.pdf