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Prime Time Athletics NFL Approved Youth Flag Football


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  • The referee will call ALL penalties.


  • Referees determine incidental contact that may result from normal coarse of play.


  • ALL penalties will be assessed from the line of scrimmage, EXCEPT as noted.


  • Only the team captain or head coach may ask the referee questions about the rule clarification and interpretations. Players cannot question judgment calls.


  • Games cannot end on a defensive penalty, UNLESS the offense declines it.


  • Penalties are assessed LIVE BALL or DEAD BALL. Live ball penalties must be assessed before play is considered completed.


  • Penalties will be assessed half the distance to the goal when the penalty yardage is more than half the distance.


  • If an offensive penalty occurs in the “No-Run Zone”, the penalty will be enforced and the offense will still be considered in the “No-Run Zone”. Offense MUST pass.


  • If offensive penalty occurs inside 2 min. before half-time or the end of the game while the clock is running and the offense doesn’t have any time-outs left, another 20 seconds will come off the clock.

ALL offensive penalties result in a loss of down.
ALL defensive penalties result in an automatic first down.




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