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    OFFICE OF INTRAMURAL SPORTS

    (Revised 1/1/10)

    4 x 4 Flag Football Rules

    1. Each team may have a maximum of 6 active players on the roster maximum with 3 players needed to start a game.
    2. Games will consist of one, 20-minute period (running clock, each team has one time out) or 20 points, whichever comes first. Each team will receive 5 points for a touchdown.
    3. The field shall be 40 yards long & 30 yards wide with a 10-yard end-zone. The offensive team will have three downs to score or turn the ball over.
    4. There must be a forward pass beyond the line of scrimmage on each down.
    5. All offensive players must be in a stationary position prior to the snap. There will be no center snap. The passer will begin each play at the line of scrimmage by slapping the ball signifying the start of the play. The 4-second time limit will begin when the passer slaps the ball.
    6. No defensive player may cross the line of scrimmage – No rushing the passer!
    7. NO DOWNFIELD BLOCKING. Once a catch is made, the receiver must run downfield without any blocking help from their teammates.
    8. Offensive penalties will return to the original line of scrimmage and will include loss of down. Defensive penalties will include automatic first down and will be marked at the spot of the foul.
    9. In the case of a tie game at the end of regulation, sudden death overtime will occur.
    10. Play will begin from the 40-yard line after each score or to start the game.
    4x4 Flag Football Playing Field Diagram

    4 x 4 Flag Football Penalties

    NO DOWNFIELD BLOCKING: Once a catch is made all other offensive players must stop and not get involved with the play downfield.
    Penalty: Ball is returned to the line of scrimmage and includes loss of down.

    ILLEGAL PROCEDURE: All players must be stationary at the time of the snap (QB slapping the ball). No motion allowed.
    Penalty: Ball is returned to the line of scrimmage and includes loss of down.

    FLAG GUARDING: Receivers may not cover their flags with their hands, push defenders hand away or stiffarm.
    Penalty: Ball is returned to the line of scrimmage and includes loss of down.

    PASS INTERFERENCE:
    Penalties:

    DEFENSIVE HOLDING: The defensive back may not create contact with the receiver at any time. Defenders may not pull a receivers flag belt off before the catch or defensive holding is called.
    Penalty: 10-yard penalty from the line of scrimmage and repeat the down.

    BALL CARRIER INFRACTIONS: No stiff-arming, no diving to gain yardage, no running over the defender.
    Penalty: Ball is returned to the line of scrimmage and includes loss of down.

    Reminders:

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    Contact Information

    Michael Campitelli
    URC 201
    Cheney, WA 99004

    email: mcampitelli@ewu.edu
    phone: (509) 359-4836
    fax: (509) 359-4735

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