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CSRF NFL Flag Football FAQ

What is the uniform for Flag Football?
NFL Flag Football jerseys and shorts are provided. (This link may help you in selecting the correct jersey size for your player: NFL Flag Football Uniform Size Chart).  Flags and mouth guards are provided

How long is the season?
The Flag Football season usually begins with practices (2-3 times per week) in early August, games start in late August.  Games and practices continue until late October/early November -- normally 2 to 3 events (practice and/or game) per week.

What are the NFL Flag Football game basics?
  1. At the start of each game, captains from both teams meet at mid-field for the coin toss to determine who starts with the ball. The visiting team calls the toss.

  2. The winner of the coin toss has the choice of offense or defense. The loser of the coin toss has the choice of direction. Possession changes to start the second half to the team that started the game on defense.

  3. The offensive team takes possession of the ball at its 5-yard line and has three (3) plays to cross mid-field. Once a team crosses mid-field, it has three (3) plays to score a touchdown.

  4. If the offense fails to score, the ball changes possession and the new offensive team starts its drive on its own 5-yard line.

  5. If the offensive team fails to cross mid-field, possession of the ball changes and the opposition starts its drive from its own 5-yard line.

  6. All possession changes, except interceptions, start on the offense’s 5-yard line.

  7. Teams change sides after the first half. As noted, possession changes to the team that started the game on defense. 

What are the NFL Flag Football Rules?
Roanoke County Flag Football Rules can be found here: Roanoke County Flag Football Rules 

Is the field different from a regular football field?

The field dimensions are 30 yards by 70 yards with two 10-yard end zones, and a mid-field line-to-gain. No-run zones precede each line-to-gain by 5 yards.

No-run zones are in place to prevent teams from conducting power run plays. While in the no-run zones (a 5-yard imaginary zone before mid-field and before the end zone), teams cannot run the ball in any fashion.All plays must be pass plays, even with a handoff.

Stepping on the boundary line is considered out of bounds.

Each offensive team approaches only TWO no-run zones in each 10 drive (one zone 5 yards from mid-field to gain the first down, and one zone 5 yards from the goal line to score a TD). 

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