Rules to play Flag Football
Equipment and Facilities
All players must wear shoes.
Rubber cleated shoes will be allowed. Open toe, open heel or hard soled shoes will not be allowed. No metal cleats.
Pants and or shorts with belt loops and or pockets are strictly prohibited. A player may not turn his or her shorts inside out or tape his or her pockets in order to play.
Towels may not hang from a participants waist or otherwise interfere with the removal of a flag.
Covering Flags A team will get 2 warnings, then a 10 yard penalty will be assessed. (No Warnings will be given)
All flag belts must be free of knots. Penalty Unsportsmanlike conduct and ejection from the game.
Each team must provide their own football. There are no requirements regarding ball pressure and markings. Men shall use the regular size while women shall use the intermediate, youth, or junior size. The referee shall be the sole judge of any ball offered for play and may change the ball during play at his or her discretion. During the game each team must use a legal ball of its choice when in possession.
Equipment such as helmets, billed hats, bandanas, pads or braces worn above the waist, leg and kneee braces made of hard, unyielding substances, casts and all jewelry are strictly prohibited. Knee braces made of hard, ynyielding substances covered on both sides with all edges overlapped and any other hard substances covered with at least 1 2 inch of slow recovery rubber or similar material will be allowed.
Teams must use flags provided by intramural sports. All team members must wear the same color shirt. Shirts must be tucked in the pants or cut off a minimum of 4 inches above the waistline. Shirts may not have pockets and may not be tied in knots. No hooded sweatshirts...if wearing a hooded sweatshirt this will result in an illegal equipment penalty...10 yards.