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CQL Spring 7 on 7 Football Rules

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Age Groups & Cost:

9U, 11U and 14U – Age as of 7/31/18. Age groups match fall age groups.
$20 per player (includes t-shirt and fee for entire spring session) – To be collected by the team to turn in to CQL.

Practice & Game Schedule:

Each team sets their practice schedule.
Tentative Game Schedule – Saturdays – 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19 (Tournament)

Game Rules:

Field
The 7 on 7 game will be played on a 40 yard field (100 yard field split in half) with two 20 minute halves (running clock).
There is a 25 second play clock in between plays.

Offense

All possessions will start on the 40 yard line and the offensive team can achieve only one first down when they reach the
20 yard line. The offense must have a center to snap the ball to the quarterback (under center or shotgun). Only pass
plays are allowed and the quarterback only has four seconds to pass the ball. Double passes are allowed as long as the
first pass is within four seconds and the second pass must be a forward pass.

The center is eligible to receive a pass. A fumble is considered a dead ball. No blocking or contact is allowed. Offensive
receivers not catching the ball must stop when the ball is caught.

Scoring

Touchdown – 6 points
Extra point from 10 yard line – 1 point
Extra point from 15 yard line – 2 points
Interceptions – Dead ball at the point of interception. Intercepting team gets ball at 20 yard line.
Overtime – Each team has a chance to score in each overtime from the 20 yard line until a winner is declared. Max 3
overtimes.

Defense

Tackling or other contact is not allowed. The defensive player must make an effort to pull the flag of the offensive
player. The defense can’t rush the QB.

Penalties

Offensive penalties include: blocking, pass interference, unnecessary roughness, false start. Penalties will result in a 10
yard loss and loss of down.

Defensive penalties include: pass interference and unnecessary roughness. Penalties result in a 10 yard gain for the
offense and an automatic first down.

Equipment

All players must wear a mouthpiece
Shirts must be tucked into shorts and flags worn on the sides

Field

The 7 on 7 game will be played on a 40 yard field (100 yard field split in half)
1 coach from each team is allowed on the field (The referee may remove the coach if he becomes a distraction to the game)

Clock

  • Two 20 minute halves (running clock), five minute halftime
  • 25 second play clock in between plays
  • 3 timeouts per team per game
  • 1 additional timeout per team for overtime