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The NIRSA Flag & Touch Football Rules Book & Officials’ Manual contains the official rules for flag and touch football. The book standardizes the rules and mechanics for the game of screen-blocking (noncontact) football.
NIRSA Flag & Touch Football Rules Committee
Moving Closer Toward a Standardized Football Code
Valuable Programming Tools
Changes for 2013 and 2014
NIRSA Football Rules Book
Rule 1. The Game, Field, Players, and Equipment
Rule 2. Definitions of Playing Terms
Rule 3. Periods, Time Factors, Substitutions
Rule 4. Ball in Play, Dead Ball, Out of Bounds
Rule 5. Series of Downs, Number of Down and Team Possession After Penalty
Rule 6. Kicking the Ball
Rule 7. Snapping, Handing, and Passing the Ball
Rule 8. Scoring Plays and Touchback
Rule 9. Conduct of Players and Others
Rule 10. Enforcement of Penalties
Rule 11. Championship Tournaments
Fouls and Penalties Summary
Corec Football Rules Summary
Youth Football Rules Summary
4 on 4 Football Rules Summary
NIRSA Football Officials' Manual
Part I. General Principles and Duties
Part II. 2 Person Crew Mechanics
Part III. 3 Person Crew Mechanics
Part IV. 4 Person Crew Mechanics
Part V. Code of Official Football Signals
Index to Rules
Coaches, officials, instructors, players, and fans of flag and touch football.
The NIRSA Flag Football Committee is made up of numerous professionals and students who are responsible for implementing intramural programs for their participants. They work day to day with the intricacies of implementing a flag football program and are able to keep all the training materials up to date and relevant.
Bruce Maurer has served as editor of the NIRSA Flag & Touch Football Rules Book and Officials’ Manual since its inception in 1983. Maurer has been both a basketball and football official for more than 30 years and has been an official for four different collegiate football conferences as well as for the NFL. Currently, Maurer is the associate director for recreation and intramural sports at Ohio State University.