Intramural Sports & Fitness

Fall 2014 Flag Football

The Captains' Meeting for the 2014 Flag Football Season will take place on Tuesday, September 16th, at 7PM in GSFC 253.


All games will be played on Sunday afternoons from 12pm - 5pm. Teams compete in a 7-on-7 format and each team must have 2 or more members of each gender on the field at a time. The game consists of 20 minute halves with a running clock, on an 80 yard field. Touchdowns are worth 6 points and teams can elect to go for one extra point, or two, which is determined by the distance from the end zone. A first down can only be achieved by crossing the mid-field line.


Tackling in flag football is not allowed and should never be attempted. If Player A tackles Player B at any point of the game, Player A will be ejected from the game along with the Captain of his or her team. Player A will also be suspended from the next game. The Captain of player A's team is only ejected from the rest of the game that the tackle took place. Definition of a tackle is written to the most detail possible below:

It is important to know that these calls are based on the student referees discretion. Intramural referees make calls to the best of their ability.

Tackling: Any intentional attempt made to stop the opposing team from advancing by physically forcing that opposing player to the ground. These attempts typically involve a clear hold of the opposing player (arms wrapped around the player, intentionally crashing into the opposing player knocking them to the ground)

  • Holding an opposing player by the clothing or body part to hinder their progress will result in a five yard penalty. Know that if you hold a player and bring them down to the ground, this results in an tackle.
  • Diving for a flag will result in a five yard penalty. Know that if you dive for a flag and cause the opposing player to fall to the ground in any way, this results in a tackle.

This rules are set in place to provide a safe atmosphere for students to compete in. Intramural referees call the game to the best of their ability and the calls are based on their discretion.

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