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Mahoning Valley Sports Network


Flag football Registration

Regulations & Rules

Standard rules

Click on the registration button above to register as a team or individual.  There is no charge for registration

  • All passes must be forward and received beyond the line of scrimmage

  • Only direct handoffs are permitted—there are no laterals or pitches anywhere on the field 

  • The quarterback has seven-second pass clock to get rid of the ball

  • The quarterback can’t run with the ball unless it was handed off first

  • Offensive players must steer clear of the rusher and may not get in his/her way

  • Any defensive player lined up seven yards off the line of scrimmage is eligible to rush

  • If the ball is handed off, any defender may rush

  • Interceptions are returnable (even on extra point attempts)

  • The ball is dead when it hits the ground, the offensive player’s flag is pulled from their belt, the ball-carrier steps out of bounds, or the ball-carrier’s body—outside of their hands or feet—touches the ground

  • All offensive flag football penalties result in a loss of down and yardage except for false start

  • All defensive flag football penalties result in an automatic first down and some are associated with yardage

Flag Football News

Flag Football leagues are forming. Register your interest and details will be sent to you when they are finalized.

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