Youth Football and Cheerleader Programs in Wilton, CT
 
 
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Wilton Flag Football will follow 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

  • 30X50 yard field
  • Junior Blue Football
  • 20 minute halves, 5 minute halftime
  • 2 Coaches allowed on the field for offense and defense
  • Offense has 30 seconds to hike the ball
  • Pitches are not allowed, all handoffs have to be direct handoffs, however a shovel pass forward is allowed
  • All passes have to 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 or handoff = Replay down 
  • All rushers must wait until the QB touches the ball before rushing
  • All players are required to line up 7 yards off line of scrimmage, anyone can rush the passer without raising there hand
  • Each touchdown is 7 points, no extra points at this division
  • 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
  • Junior Blue Football
  • 20 minute halves, 5 minute halftime
  • 1 Coach allowed on the field for offense and defense
  • Center has to hike between the legs
  • Pitches are not allowed, all handoffs have to be direct handoffs, however a shovel pass forward is allowed
  • All passes have to 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
  • Offenses have 4 downs to get a 1st down or score
  • All players are required to line up 7 yards off line of scrimmage, anyone can rush the passer without raising their hand
  • 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

  • 30X70 yard field
  • Brown Intermediate Football
  • 20 minute halves, 5 minute halftime
  • 1 Coach allowed on the field for 5th/6th, Zero coaches allowed on the field for 7th/8th
  • Center has to hike between the legs
  • Pitches are not allowed, all handoffs have to be direct handoffs, however a shovel pass forward is allowed
  • All passes have to 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
  • QB has 7 seconds to throw the ball
  • Offenses have 4 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 line of scrimmage.  Only a designated rusher can rush the QB and they have to raise their hand.  After 5 seconds all players can rush the QB
  • 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