Red Zone Flag Football
See you in December for another exciting season of Red Zone Flag Football!
This season we will be introducing Red Zone Flag Football for kids ages 7-12.
Football coaches who would like to rent a field for practices should call
Peggy Kirk at 513-535-3966.
U-7 (5 and 6 year olds) Pee-Wee Ball Size - Under Armor
U-9 (7 and 8 year olds) Pee-Wee or Junior Ball Size - Under Armor*
U-12 (9, 10 and 11 year olds) Junior Ball Size - Under Armor
7-10 players - must be signed up, with release form and an assigned a number #1-12
5v5 on field of play
Season and Games:
10 game season from December to February
RedZone Over-Time style drives beginning at the 20 yard line
Play Time is 55 minutes (0-15 Minute Practice, 40-55 Minute running clock game)*
*coaches choice - 40 minute game is default rule without consensus
After the running game clock hits 0, teams must have an equal number of possessions if the score is within 8 points. Only give the equalizing drive if that team is NOT winning.
4 downs to score
1 run per drive (no running by the QB)
No runs within 5 yards of the End Zone
Home team always defends first
30 Yards long, 20 yards wide
5 yard deep End Zone - defensive End Zone line at the 30 yard line
20 yard line - offensive scrimmage to begin drive
No fumbles, play is dead at the spot of the fumble - offense keeps the ball
Interceptions can be returned to the defensive End Zone Line (30 yard line)
Home Team wears Blue - supplied #1-12 on roster, Away Team wears Green - supplied #1-12 on roster
If the offense fails to score, the defense gets the ball for their next possession on the 20 yard line (even if the defense returned an interception for a TD)
All players are eligible
One foot for completion
At least 1 player (center) must be on the scrimmage line at the snap
At anytime a team is within the 5 yard line, they may choose to move their scrimmage line back to the 5 yard line to allow a potential run play.
30 seconds to snap the ball once the ball is placed
A safety is awarded if a player is down or a fumble occurs outside the 30 yard line.
All conversions are from the 5 yard line. A run is 1 point, A pass is 2 points. Interceptions during a conversion can be returned for 2 points to the Defensive End Zone (30 yard line)
An offensive penalty during a conversion is no good. A defensive penalty during a conversion is good.
Games cannot end on a defensive penalty unless the offense declines it
Flag guarding/Charging - 5 yards - spot foul - loss of down
IIlegal Blocking - 5 yards from the line of scrimmage - loss of down
Illegal Motion/Formation, False Start - 5 yards from the line of scrimmage - replay down
First Delay of Game - 5 yards from the line of scrimmage - replay down
Second+ Delay of Game - 5 yards from the line of scrimmage - loss of down
Illegal Forward Pass/Runner or Offensive Pass Interference - 5 yards from the line of scrimmage - loss of down
Defensive Pass Interference, Illegal Contact - 5 yards from the line of scrimmage - replay down
Defensive Delay of game - 5 yards from the line of scrimmage - replay down
Defensive Off Sides - 5 yards from the line of scrimmage - continue play - replay down if accepted
Too Many Men - 5 yards from the line of scrimmage - continue play - replay down if accepted by the offense - loss of down if accepted by defense
Unsportsmanlike conduct - 5 yards - added to play
Penalties ruled - Flagrant (risky to health of any participant) or conduct detrimental to the game by the referee - could result in a disqualification for that participant at the referees discretion.
Use ½ the distance to the goal line rule at both ends