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General Rules

  • 7-on-7, twelve person roster
  • 40 minute game, played over two 20 minute halves
  • Running clock, except for the final two minutes of the second half
  • Field divided into 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

Post-Snap
  • Once the ball is snapped, the defense has to 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 option based on distance 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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