FLAG FOOTBALL WOODLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORT EDUCATION MODEL
TEAMS • EACH CLASS WILL HAVE TEAMS OF 5-7 PLAYERS • GIRLS DIVISION / BOYS DIVISION • TEAMS WILL BE PICKED BY THE TEACHER • EACH TEAM WILL HAVE A HEAD COACH, ASSISTANT COACH, TWO ATHLETIC TRAINERS AND TWO EQUIPMENT MANAGERS. • GAME DAY ROLES (NON-PLAYING ROLES) ARE OFFICIALS, SCOREKEEPERS, ETC.
FLAG FOOTBALL • WORN BY BOTH TEAMS INSTEAD OF JERSEYS (CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR FLAG COLOR) • WORN PROPERLY – PLUGS IN • PUT THE FLAGS BACK IN THE BAG OR CRATE WHEN WE ARE FINISHED!
REGULAR SEASON & SUPERBOWL • REGULAR SEASON: • Team Practices • Fitness Days • Scrimmage (practice) games • Regular Season games • Playoffs • SUPERBOWL: • Top teams will go to Superbowl • Bottom team will have Game Day Roles
PLAYING RULES • HIGH SCHOOL – 7 on 7 rules • One team starts on offense (other on defense) • 2 opportunities for 1st downs • If your team fails to get a first down, you switch from offense to defense. • If the defense intercepts the ball, it’s a dead ball, and they start on offense. • A TD = 7 pts • No kickoffs, punts, etc…
THE FIELD X 15 yds 1st Down 15 yds 1st Down 10 yds 10 yds End Zone TREE LINE / SCHOOL
FIELD LAYOUT CAMPBELL FIELD 3 GREGG FIELD 1 SCHLEG FIELD 5 WASHINGTON DRIVEWAY GREGG FIELD 2 SCHLEG FIELD 6 CAMPBELL FIELD 4
RULES • YOU CAN CHOOSE TO USE A RUNNING BACK • NO KICK-OFFS • CENTER MUST SNAP THE BALL • NO QB SNEAKS • 8 ONE-THOUSAND RUSH (CALLED OUT LOUD) • GET BACK TO THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE AFTER EACH PLAY • NO FUMBLES • IF THE BALL IS CAUGHT IN FRONT OF THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE YOU CAN’T THROW THE BALL FORWARD AGAIN. • A LATERAL IS ALLOWED TO A PLAYER BEHIND YOU. • YOU MAY BLOCK WITHOUT EXTENDING YOUR ARMS (ELBOWS BENT) • YOUR TEAM IS ALLOWED ONE 1-MINUTE TIME OUT • HUDDLES ARE LIMITED TO 15 SECONDS – REF GIVES A 5 SEC. WARNING (THEN PENALTY) • RUBBER CLEATS ARE ALLOWED, AS LONG AS YOU PUT THEM ON OUTSIDE.
BOYS FOOTBALL • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBbGsiqAc8o&feature=em-share_video_user
GIRLS FOOTBALL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GtmTnCBxN8&feature=em-share_video_user
SCORING • Official Football • Touchdown 6 points • Field goal 3 points • Safety 2 points • Extra-Points 1 (kicked) or 2 points (played) • Physical Education Football • Touchdown 7 pts
ROLES • REFFEREE • 2 / TEAM • REPORTER/PHOTOGRAPHER • 2 / TEAM • SCORE KEEPER • 2 / TEAM
TERMS • Offensive Team: Team with the ball attempting to score. • Defensive Team: The team without the ball. (Composed of Defensive Backs & Rushers) • Quarterback: Offensive player in charge of calling the plays, signaling the snap from the center, and starting the play (pass, handoff, etc) • Receiver: Offensive player who runs the designated pattern and works to get open to catch a pass from the quarterback. • Running Back: Offensive player that starts in the backfield and has the options of getting the ball from the Quarterback behind the line of scrimmage, blocking, or going out for a pass. • Center: Offensive player who hikes or snaps ball to quarterback and then blocks. In PE football the center may also be a receiver
TERMS CONT. • Fumble: When a player who has the ball loses control of it. • Handoff: A play where the ball is handed to another player who attempts to run for a gain. Usually performed by the quarterback to another back. • Lateral: A play where the ball is thrown, with a spiral, in an underhand manner to another player. The lateral cannot be thrown forward unless behind the line of scrimmage. Past the line of scrimmage it must be thrown to another player who is behind or to the side of the passer. • Line of Scrimmage: This is an imaginary line that marks the ends of the ball nearest each team's goal line. There is a line of scrimmage for each team, with the zone between the lines called the "neutral zone". • Offside: This is an infraction of the rules. It happens when a player on either team moves past his or her line of scrimmage, before the ball is snapped by the center.
REFEREE JOB DESCRIPTION • CALL OFF-SIDES • MAKE SURE QUARTERBACK STAYS BEHIND THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE • CALL DEFENSIVE INTERFERENCE – NO CONTACT • BALL ON THE GROUND: CALL A DEAD BALL • LISTEN FOR DEFENSIVE TEAM COUNTING FOR A RUSH • CALL PLAYERS DOWN AND SPOT THE BALL • ALL P.E. FOOTBALL INFRACTIONS RESULT IN A 5-YARD PENALTY FROM THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE & THE DOWN IS REPLAYED. • OFFICIAL SCOREKEEPER – CONFIRM AFTER EACH SCORE.
REPORTERS • WATCH THE GAME AND TAKE NOTES • INTERVIEW PLAYERS AT THE END OF THE GAME • HIGHLIGHT THE KEY PLAYS • INCLUDE THE SCORE OF BOTH TEAMS • WRITE UP A NEWS ARTICLE • TURN IN TYPED ARTICLE NO LATER THAN 2 DAYS AFTER THE GAME