Youth Football and Cheerleader Programs in Wilton, CT
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Flag Football Referee Information


9/22 Week 2 
Times Teams  Referee Rating
9am Lower Flag 3-4 Falcons (Anastasia) vs. Flag 3-4 Panthers (Palumbo)  Michael Byrnes **
10am Upper Flag 3-4 Giants (Gemelli) vs. Flag 3/4 Patriots (Jagetic) Zach Krawitz **
11:30am Lower Flag 1/2 - Giants (Sgritta) vs. Flag 1/2 - Seahawks(Perna) Jackson Kreter **
11:30am Upper Flag 3-4 Eagles (Lane) vs. Flag 3-4 Seahawks (Gemelli)  George Hahn **
1pm Lower Flag 1/2 - Bears (DuBrock) vs. Flag 1/2 - Rams (Kelly) Jimmy Luce  **
1pm Upper Flag 1/2 - Patriots (Manberg) vs. Flag 1/2 - Cowboys (Santosky) Sam Young  ***
2:30pm Lower Flag 5/6 - Seahawks (Jacobson) vs. Flag 5/6 - Raiders (Jackowski) Sean Wallace **
2:30pm Upper Flag 5/6 - Patriots (Valente) vs. Flag 5/6 - Buccaneers (Hall) Jack Kelly *
Guy Whitten 3 
Flag 7/8 - Raiders (Palumbo) vs. Flag 7/8 - Steelers (Heffernan) Quinn Stengrim **
4pmUpper Girls Flag 3-6 Patriots(McMahon) Alex Cocca ***


9/29 Week 3 
Times Teams  Referee Rating
9am Lower Flag 3-4 Falcons (Anastasia) vs. Flag 3-4 Giants (Gemelli) 
Grant Masterson
10am Upper Flag 3-4 Eagles (Lane) vs. Flag 3-4 Raiders (Kaiser)    
11:30am Lower Flag 1/2 - Patriots (Manberg) vs. Flag 1/2 - Packers (Farinas)  Jack Kelly **
11:30am Upper Flag 3-4 Seahawks (Gemelli) vs. Flag 3/4 Patriots (Jagetic)  Ethan Gallo ***
1pm Lower Flag 1/2 - Bears (DuBrock) vs. Flag 1/2 - Seahawks(Perna) Max Silva  **
1pm Upper Flag 1/2 - Cowboys (Santosky) vs. Flag 1/2 - Rams (Kelly) Sean Wallace ***
2:30pm Lower Flag 5/6 - Seahawks (Jacobson) vs. Flag 5/6 - Patriots (Valente)    
2:30pm Upper Flag 5/6 - Raiders (Jackowski) vs. Flag 5/6 - Buccaneers (Hall)    
4pm Lower  Flag 7/8 - Raiders (Palumbo) vs. Flag 7/8 - Steelers (Heffernan)    
4pmUpper Girls Flag 3-6 Patriots(McMahon)    


  • Help Set up field
    • Make sure the Portafield is set up correctly with cones in the right place.
    • All referees 
  • Host a meeting at midfield before the game with both teams and all coaches
    • ​Discuss the importance of sportsmanship and stress no contact during the game.
    • Explain the importance that everyones equipment is on correctly the entire game.  All jerseys have to be tucked in, all flags have to be on each sideand and all excess belts have be looped and tucked away.
    • Explain that you are there manage the Flag Football game by spotting the ball, keeping score, Running the clock and issuing warnings when a player or coach breaks a rule.
    • Manage the coin flip.
  • Establish who enforces the penalties
    • Explain that Head coaches will be the ones calling/enforcing the penalties and you are there to assist with penalty warnings and walk off the penalty yardage.
    • If a coach believes a penalty should be called, then the head coaches will discuss and decide if it should be a warning or a official penalty to be walked off by the referee. 
  • Delay of Game Penaltys
    • Each Offense is required to snap the ball within 30 seconds of when the ball is placed.  Our referees will be responsible to start the 30 second timer on every posession and throw a penalty flag if the offense does not snap the ball within 30 seconds.  A delay of game penalty is -5 yards and loss of down.
  • Offensive Charging & Defensive Unnecessary Roughness Penaltys.
    • Our Flag Football Rules allow a defensive player to break down in front of the ball carrier and try to force the runner to change directions.  If the running back runs into the defensive player that would be considered a charging penalty as long as the defensive ​player is stationary and its clear the runner has initiated the contact. 
    • If the defensive player is moving while trying to draw a charging penalty and it looks like the defensive player initiated the contact, that is considered a Unnecessary Roughness penalty against the defensive player. 
    • Both penalties are -10 yards and loss of down.  This will be a penalty that our referees will be responsibly for interpreting and calling as they see it.  When deciding who initated the contact if it is unclear, the penalty will be called on the defensive player.  It has to be 100% clear that the runner initated the contact, if its not clear a Unnecessary Roughness penalty will be called on the defense.
  • Halftime Rules
    • Halftime is 5 minutes long​
    • Teams switch sides at the start of the 2nd half.
  • Clock Management
    • Each half is 20 minutes long with a running clock.  Make sure you give the coaches a 10 minute and five minute announcement as the clock winds down. 
    • In the final 2 minutes of each half the referee can stop the clock for change of possessions, penalty’s, equipment issues etc.  Make sure you give frequent time announcements in the final 2 minutes of the half or game.  Let the Coaches know when the clock is running and when the clock is stopped they both teams know and can make the appropriate call.  
    • Each team gets 1 timeout per half
  • Report Game Score
    • Keep track of the exact score of your game and email it to the Flag Football Commissioner by the end of day.  Also in your game score report pease add a few comments about the way the coaches treated you and how the coaches managed the game.  We want to make sure everyone respects each other on the field, if you see any coach, parent or player act innapropriately add that in your comments.
  • Referee Pay
    • Referee's will receive $20 per game.  Flag Referee's will be expected to show up 15 minutes before each game starts to set up the field or confirm the field is set up properly.  The referee will also host a meeting with both teams and all coaches before each game starts to discuss the rules and do the coin toss.
  • Referee Ratings
    • All referees will be graded after each game by both Head Coaches.  
    • Referee's will receive detailed coaching if there are any complaints about the way the game was managed by the referee.
    • The top rated referee's will be selected for the NFL Flag Playoffs.