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Live ball not in player possession
Any kick pass or fumble
Abbreviation meaning in possession of a live ball
In possession when holding or controlling ball
Establishing player possession of live ball in flight
Catch of opponents pass or fumble before it hits ground
Securing possession of live ball after it strikes ground
Legally obstructing an opponents body between the waist and shoulders
Blocker who loses personal body control due to opponents aggressiveness after contact shall not be penalized
No cross or downfield blocking
Downfield blocking is defined as a runner moving in advance of the ball carrier (screening), such player not in legal position to assist ball carrier by being able to receive legal handoff or backward pass - whether or not contact with an opponent occurs.
running or diving into the back, or throwing or dropping the body across the back of the leg or legs of an opponent or pushing an opponent in the back other than the runner.
catch of a kick untouched beyond the neutral zone , by a player of the receiving team, who has signaled their intention by extending one arm and hand only above the head and waving the hand from side to side of the body more then once.
loss of ball by a player in possession during an unsuccessful attempt to hold, handoff, backward pass, or kick the ball.
intentionally striking a loose ball with the arm or hand.
vertical plane separating an end zone from the field of play.
two or more offensive players grouped together after the ball is ready for play before or after they have assumed a scrimmage formation prior to the snap.
•Legal and illegal kicks
punt, drop kick or place kick by a player of the team in possession when such kick is permitted by rule. Deliberately kicking the ball in any other manner is illegal. Any kick continues to be a kick until it is caught or recovered by a player or becomes dead.
kicking the ball by the player who drops it and kicks it before it strikes the ground.
kicking the ball by the player who drops it and kicks it as it touches the ground or as it is rising from the ground.
kicking the ball from a fixed position either on the ground or on a tee. The ball may be held in possession by any player of the kicking team
kick made under restrictions which prohibit either team from advancing beyond established restraining lines until the ball is kicked.
free kick which start each half and follows each try-for-point, or field goal and must be a place kick or a drop kick. A kickoff following a safety may be a punt, drop kick, or place kick.
denotes the position of a player, except the Snapper or the kicker and holder of a place kick for a free kick, any part of whose person is beyond their scrimmage line or their restraining line anytime after the ready for play signal and before the ball is put in play.
a live ball thrown toward or parallel to the Passer's end line. A pass continues to be a pass until it is caught or recovered by a player or becomes dead.
Removing the flag
flag is cleanly taken from a ball carrier the down shall end and the ball is declared dead. A player who removed the flag from the ball carrier should immediately hold the flag above his head to assist the official in locating the spot where the capture occurred.
-In an attempt to remove a flag from a ball carrier, defensive players may contact the body and shoulders of an opponent with their hands, but not their head. A defensive player may not hold, push or knock the ball carrier down in an attempt to remove the flag.
the interplay of the two teams during a down in which play begins with a snap.
The scrimmage line for each team is the yard - line and its vertical plane which passes through the point of the ball nearest its own goal line. An offensive player is on the line of scrimmage when facing the opponent's goal with the line of the shoulders approximately parallel to the scrimmage line and with the head breaking the plane of an imaginary line. Defensive players must remain one yard off the ball (line of scrimmage) until the ball is snapped.
handing or passing the ball back from the position on the ground. In a legal snap, the movement must be a quick and continuous motion of the hand or hands during which the ball actually leaves the hand or hands
In possession of ball
Goal is to score
Not in possession of ball
Goal to prevent offense from scoring protect end zone
Player on scrimmage line when ball is snapped
Player that is at least one yard away from line when ball snapped
A forward pass play in which the receiver runs toward the defender, turns, and runs back toward the passer to receive the pass.
An offensive maneuver in which the back starts wide and then cuts back toward center of the line.
An offensive maneuver in which a player lines up nearer the sideline than a designated opponent.
An offensive play in which the ball is passed sideward or backward to the line of scrimmage.
An offensive play in which the ball is passed sideward or backward to the line of scrimmage.
The imaginary line that passes between the line of scrimmage of each team. Either team is offside if it moves across the neutral zone before the ball is snapped.
A score made when a free ball, or one in possession of a player defending his or her own goal, becomes dead behind the goal, provided the impetus that caused it to cross the goal was supplied by the defending team.
An offensive maneuver in which a nave of eligible receivers converge in the area where a pass is to be thrown.
A formation in which the quarterback lines up five to six yards behind the center. Usually one or both halfbacks may line up one to two yards on either side of the quarterback and one yard in front of the quarterback.
An offensive maneuver in which a pass is thrown, underhand, usually forward to a back behind the line of scrimmage.
•When a ball that is legally in possession of a player guarding his own goal becomes dead behind the opponent's goal line, provided the impetus that caused it to cross the goal line was supplied by an opponent. No points are scored on the play, and the ball is put in play at the 20-yard line.
•Flag football is believed to have begun in the U.S. military during World War II to prevent injury to military personnel playing football.
•The main skill related component practiced in football is agility.
•Each team is allowed two timeouts per half. Timeouts are taken:
-When the ball goes out of bounds
-After a score is made.
-While a penalty is being enforced
-At the direction of the referee
-At the end of each period
•A team generally consists of seven players and the offensive team must have at least 3 players on the line of scrimmage when the ball is put into play.
•NO BLOCKING, TACKLING, OR HOLDING THE BALL CARRIER
•DEFENSIVE PLAYERS MUST MAINTAIN CONTACT WITH GROUND
•BALL CARRIERS MAY NOT EMPLOY STRAIGHT-ARM OR BODY CONTACT.
Rules generally same as football
Allows players to participate in safe situation while having many of same skills
Rules for blocking fumbling tackling enforced
•Scoring is the same as regulation football:
-Touchdown = 6 points
-Field goal = 3 points
-Safety = 2 points
-Kick after touchdown = 1 point (2 points by run or pass)
-The ball is put into play by a place kick from the kicker's 20-yard line at the start of the game, after a score, and at the beginning of the third quarter.
-Defensive players must be 10 yards away when the ball is kicked.
-Members of the kicking team must be behind the ball
-The ball must travel 10 yards or be re-kicked
-If the ball goes out of bounds after 10 yards, the opponent has the choice of beginning play where it went out of bounds or placing it on his or her own 20-yard line.
-If the ball is kicked into the end zone and the opponents choose not to run it back, play begins on their 20-yard line.
•A fumbled ball at any time is considered a dead ball and belongs to the team that committed the fumble.
-The down and point to be gained remains the same.
-A fumbled forward pass is ruled as an incomplete pass
-In flag football, the ball is downed or the player is tackled when one flag is detached from the belt or the ball carrier loses his or her flag.
-Each team has four chances to move the ball from one 20-yard zone to the next.
-If a team is not successful at moving the ball from one zone to the next in four downs, the ball is awarded to the opponents on the sport where the last stoppage of play occurred.
-All players on both teams are eligible to catch passes.
-Forward passes may be thrown from any point back of the line of scrimmage
-Lateral passes may be thrown anywhere on the field.
-Any number of passes may be thrown in a series of downs.
•5 - YARD PENALTY INFRACTIONS (TAKEN FROM LINE OF SCRIMMAGE
-Delay of game
-Less than three players on the line of scrimmage
-Unnecessary roughness: pushing, tackling, shoving, tripping, holding
-FLAGRANT RULE VIOLATIONS RESULT IN EJECTION FROM THE GAME.
Lateral passes may be thrown anywhere on field
Any # of passes may be thrown in series of downs
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