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 NFL Flag Rules and Wilton Rule Changes in RED‚Äč

  • 30X50 yard field
  • Junior Blue NFL Flag Football, Wilson K-2
  • 20-minute halves, 5-minute halftime (Stop clock in final 2 minutes of each half for incomplete passes, out of bounds, turnovers & touchdowns)
  • All players must carry the ball twice per game
  • 2 Coaches allowed on the field for offense and 1 coach on the field for defense
  • Offense has 30 seconds to hike the ball, the 30 second clock will start once referees have established the 7-yard rush line.
  • 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
  • Offenses have 4 downs to get a 1st down or score
  • Fumbled snap = Replay down and offense has 10 seconds to re-snap ball
  • 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.
  • 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 NFL Flag Rules and Wilton Rule Changes in RED

  • 30X50 yard field
  • Blue or Brown NFL Flag Football, Wilson K-2, Wilson TDJ
  • 20-minute halves, 5-minute halftime (Stop clock in final 2 minutes of half for incomplete passes, out of bounds, turnovers & touchdowns)
  • 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.
  • QB has 7 seconds to throw the ball
  • Offense has 30 seconds to hike the ball, the 30 second clock will start once referees have established the 7-yard rush line.
  • Offenses have 3 downs to get a 1st down or score
  • 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)
  • 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 NFL Flag Rules and Wilton Rule Changes in RED

  • 30X50 yard field
  • Brown Intermediate NFL Flag Football, Wilson TDJ
  • 20-minute halves, 5-minute halftime
  • 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 30 seconds to hike the ball, the 30 second clock will start once referees have established the 7-yard rush line.
  • QB has 7 seconds to throw the ball
  • Offenses have 3 downs to get a 1st down or score
  • 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)
  • 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:

http://flagcontent.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/2017-REGULAR-SEASON-RULEBOOK.pdf