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Flag Football Schedules

Kingergarten-1st Grade

Kindergarten & 1st Grade Division Schedule

LOCATION: All games are played behind Steffen Middle School, located at 6633 W Steffen Drive, Mequon, WI 53092
TIME: Games are Saturdays from 8:30-9:45 a.m. (Half hour practice before game.)

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Division Schedule (Printable PDF)

DATETEAMSFIELD
September 7Cheetahs-Cougars
Jaguars-Leopards
Lions-Tigers

#1
#2
#3
September 14
(picture day)
Lions-Leopards
Cheetahs-Tigers
Cougars-Jaguars
#1 8:15 a.m. pictures

#2 8:20 a.m. pictures
#3 8:25 a.m. pictures

September 21Tigers-Leopards

Jaguars-Cheetahs
Cougars-Lions

#1

#2
#3

September 28Cougars-Tigers
Leopards-Cheetahs
Jaguars-Lions
#1

#2
#3

October 5Cheetahs-Lions
Tigers-Jaguars
Leopards-Cougars
#1

#2
#3

October 12Cheetahs-Cougars
Jaguars-Leopards
Lions-Tigers

#1
#2
#3

Grades 2-3

Grades 2-3 Division Schedule

LOCATION: All games are played behind Steffen Middle School, located at 6633 W Steffen Drive, Mequon, WI 53092
TIME: Games are Saturdays from 10-11:30 a.m. (Half hour practice before game.)

Grades 2-3 Division Schedule (Printable PDF)

DATETEAMSFIELD
September 7

Cardinals-Colts
Ravens-Eagles
Dolphins-Rams
Falcons-Bengals

#5
#6
#7
#8
September 14
(picture day)

Rams-Bengals
Dolphins-Falcons
Colts-Eagles
Cardinals-Ravens

#5 9:30 a.m. pictures
#6 9:35 a.m. pictures
#7 9:40 a.m. pictures
#8 9:45 a.m. pictures

September 21

Dolphins-Eagles
Cardinals-Bengals
Falcons-Ravens
Colts-Rams

#5

#6
#7
#8

September 28

Ravens-Rams
Falcons-Colts
Cardinals-Dolphins
Bengals-Eagles

#5
#6
#7
#8

October 5

Falcons-Cardinals
Eagles-Rams
Ravens-Bengals
Dolphins-Colts

#5
#6
#7
#8

October 12

Colts-Ravens
Bengals-Dolphins
Eagles-Cardinals
Rams-Falcons

#5
#6
#7
#8

Grades 4-5

Grades 4-5 Division Schedule

LOCATION: All games are played behind Steffen Middle School, located at 6633 W Steffen Drive, Mequon, WI 53092
TIME: Games are Saturdays from 8:30-10 a.m. (Half hour practice before game.)

Grades 4-5 Division Schedule (Printable PDF)

DATETEAMSFIELD
September 7

Tornados-Hurricanes
Lightning-Thunder

#5
#6
September 14
(picture day)

Thunder-Hurricanes
Lightning-Tornados

#5 8:05 a.m. pictures
#6 8:10 a.m. pictures

September 21

Tornados-Thunder
Lightning-Hurricanes

#5
#6

September 28

Hurricanes-Tornados
Thunder-Lightning

#5
#6

October 5

Hurricanes-Thunder
Tornados-Lightning

#5
#6

October 12

Thunder-Tornados
Hurricanes-Lightning

#5
#6

Picture Day - All Teams

Picture day is Saturday, September 14, 2019 for all teams at Steffen Middle School fields.

8:05 am Thunder 4th & 5th

8:05 am Hurricanes 4th & 5th

8:10 am Lightning 4th & 5th

8:10 am Tornados 4th & 5th

8:15 am Lions K & 1st

8:15 am Leopards K & 1st

8:20 am Cheetahs K & 1st

8:20 am Tigers K & 1st

8:25 am Cougars K & 1st

8:25 am Jaguars K & 1st

9:30 am Rams 2nd & 3rd

9:30 am Bengals 2nd & 3rd

9:35 am Dolphins 2nd & 3rd

9:35 am Falcons 2nd & 3rd

9:40 am Colts 2nd & 3rd

9:40 am Eagles 2nd & 3rd

9:45 am Cardinals 2nd & 3rd

9:45 am Ravens 2nd & 3rd

Flag Football Rules

Kindergarten-1st Grade Rules

Kindergarten-1st Grade Rules (Printable PDF)

1. Every play begins with each player (except the center – sidesaddle snap) in the ready position.

a) feet shoulder width apart

b) knees bent

c) hands on thighs (except QB – hands up to receive snap)

2. Six downs per possession – even if the team scores on the first possession. When a team scores on a down other than the last down, the ball is repositioned at their own 7½ yard line and continue possession.

3. Change of possession occurs only after six downs. When a change of possession takes place, the ball will be repositioned at the offensive team’s own 7 ½ yard line.

4. No change of possession on a fumble, the ball is down where it hits the ground.

5. In an event of an interception, the play continues until the flag of person who intercepted the pass is pulled. The offensive team who threw the interception will continue to retain possession of the ball from the line of scrimmage when the pass was thrown, unless it was the sixth down.

6. All players are eligible to receive a pass.

7. No players are allowed to be in motion.

8. The ball is dead when:

a. A flag is pulled.

b. A touchdown is scored.

c. A player steps out of bounds.

d. The ball carrier’s knee hits the ground.

e. The ball carrier’s flag falls off.

f. The ball carrier leaves their feet (jumps).

9. Coaches will be allowed in the huddle and on the field to help organize.

a. Coaches will help position players after the play is called.

b. A play should occur within 30 seconds of huddling.

10. Block with hands against chest and elbows out.

11. Neutral zone extends two yards from the tip of the ball. Defensive line needs to maintain the two yard buffer from the tip of the ball.

12. No blitzing linebackers or cornerback. Linebackers and cornerbacks can never cross the line of scrimmage. The defensive line players are the only defensive players who can cross the line of scrimmage. The defensive line can cross the line of scrimmage after:

a. The coach yells out the “three banana count” and says “rush.”

b. The ball is handed off or passed.

13. Coaches officiate.

14. There are no punts.

15. There will be two kick-offs per game: one to begin the game and the other near the midway point of the game. The ball will be kicked off from the 7 ½ yard line. The receiving team will line-up twenty yards away from the point of the kick-off.

16. The quarterback cadence will be “ready, hut.”

17. The ball carrier is not allowed to leave their feet.

18. Rubber cleats can be worn but are not necessary.

19. All participants must keep their shirts tucked in at all times.

20. Prior to the snap, each offensive player must make sure their flags are at their sides.

21. Position Rules:

Players are to be rotated after each series to get equal playing time.

A play should occur within 30-seconds of huddling.

22. Positions:

Offensive: Quarterback, Running Back/Slotback, Center, Two Guards, One

Receiver: There must always be three players and a receiver on the line of scrimmage. There can never be more than three players and a receiver on the line.

Defensive: Two Defensive Ends, One Nose Tackle, Two Linebackers, one Cornerback.

There must always be three line players on the line of scrimmage. It is recommended the cornerback line-up opposite the receiver.

23. Game Length: Following a 30-minute practice, a 45-minute game with no halftime. Each team should have the same number of offensive plays.

Grades 2-5 Rules

Grades 2-5 Rules (Printable PDF)

1. Every play begins with each player (except the center – hands on ball to center between legs) in the ready position.

a. Feet shoulder width apart

b. Knees bent

c. Hands on thighs (except QB – hands up to receive snap or under center)

d. NO 3-POINT STANCE ALLOWED

2. Each possession has a minimum of four downs unless the ball is intercepted or a touchdown is scored or safety occurs.

Scoring:

a. Touchdown – six points

b. Running play for a point after touchdown – one point

c. Passing play for a point after touchdown – two points

d. Safety – 2 points

3. First downs can be achieved by moving the ball across one of two first down lines located on the field (the field dimensions are 30 X 50 yards with two first down segmented the field into thirds).

4. Change of possessions takes place when:

a. A touchdown is scored

b. The ball is intercepted

c. Four downs have been used without getting a first down

d. A team punts the ball

e. Safety occurs

5. No change of possession on a fumble, the ball is down where it hits the ground.

6. In an event of an interception, the play continues until the flag of the person who intercepted the pass is pulled. The team intercepting the ball will get possession of the ball where the intercepting player is determined to be down.

7. All players, except the three interior line players (center, right and left guards), are eligible to receive a pass or run.

8. No players are allowed to be in motion - GUARDS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PULL OR TAKE A HANDOFF.

9. NO RUN UP THE MIDDLE OR QB SNEAK UP MIDDLE WITHIN 1 YD OF FIRST DOWN OR END ZONE – Safety reasons!!

10. The ball is dead when:

a. A flag is pulled.

b. A touchdown is scored.

c. Player steps out of bounds.

d. The ball carrier’s knee hits the ground.

e. The ball carrier’s flag falls off.

f. The ball carrier leaves their feet (Player can spin but one foot needs to be down on ground. If player with the ball has to jump over another player that is on the ground, the play is whistled dead)

g. The ball is fumbled

11. Coaches will be allowed in the huddle and on the field to help organize. Cards with plays diagrams can be used in the huddle so the players know where they are going. A play should occur within 30-seconds of huddling. The huddle should break after 20 seconds and the snap of the ball should occur after another 10 seconds. NO MORE THAN 2 COACHES PER TEAM ON THE FIELD AT ONE TIME.

12. Neutral zone extends one yards from the tip of the ball. Defensive line needs to maintain the one yard buffer from the tip of the ball. Officials will mark that off before each play.

13. Offensive players need to block with closed hands against chest and elbows out. (Grab own shirt!!).

14. The defensive line players including the CB are the only defensive players who can cross the line of scrimmage. The defensive line can cross the line of scrimmage after:

a. The official’s “three banana count” is completed and the official says “rush.”

b. The ball is handed off or passed.

c. The QB scrambles outside the hash- marks.

15. Shotgun snap to RB is legal but is considered a handoff, so D-line can rush immediately without a 3 banana count. Not legal for RB or WR to come in motion and grab ball from center – Under the center snap needs to come directly to the QB.

16. All penalties will be five-yards. There should not be a lot of penalties. If a penalty occurs, the coaches and officials will make a teaching point with the individual to clarify the rules. Likely penalties are:

a. Defensive: off-sides (rushing too early)

b. Offensive: holding and flag guarding (stiff arming is illegal)

17. In a punting situation, the offensive team will have to declare the punt. There is no rushing the punter. The punting team cannot go down field until the ball is punted. There will be no snap to the punter. Receiving player can muff the catch and then pick up and run. Once has clear possession, if fumble again then the play is whistled dead.

18. A kick-off will take place to begin the game and after each touchdown. The kick-off takes place on the 20 yard line. The receiving team will line-up twenty yards away from the point of the kick-off. If kickoff goes out of bounds the ball will be placed on the 1st first down line. Receiving player can muff the catch and then pick up and run. Once has clear possession, if fumble again then the play is whistled dead.

19. If a safety occurs, the team that has possession will PUNT from the 20 yard line.

20. The quarterback cadence will be “ready, hut”.

21. Rubber cleats can be worn. NO METAL!!

22. All participants must keep their shirts tucked in at all times.

23. Prior to the snap, each player must make sure their flags are at their sides. If a play occurs and the ball carriers’ flags are not in the appropriate spot, the play will be whistled dead and a 5 yard penalty will be assessed and replay the down.

24. Offense Positions (8 players): Quarterback, Running Back, Center, Two Guards, Two TE’s, One Receiver

Defensive Positions (8 players): Four Defensive Line Players, Two Linebackers, one Cornerback, one Safety

25. Offensive formations must:

a. have a quarterback under center or shotgun.

b. have a wide receiver.

c. have a running back or slot back. (Can line up anywhere off the line of scrimmage but needs to remain between the TE’s)

d. have 6 players on the line of scrimmage including WR.

26. Defensive formations:

a. Defense must have 5 players on the line of scrimmage.

b. Defensive line needs to be in a balanced formation and the defensive ends cannot be outside the TE’s. (DE inside shoulder should be parallel to TE outside shoulder)

c. Two linebackers must line up within the width of the defensive ends and behind the defensive line.

d. Cornerback can be lined up on either side and does not need to be directly opposite the receiver.

e. Safety needs to be behind the linebackers and centered.

f. Within one yard of each first down line or end zone there is no limit to the number of players the defense can place on the line of scrimmage or their formation.

27. Positions rules:

A player cannot play the same position on consecutive series and cannot play the same position more than two series throughout the entire game. ONE PLAY IS CONSIDERED A SERIES. The intent is that everyone play each position throughout the season. Do not rotate players after every play. Players should play the same position the entire series.

28. Game Length:

Two twenty-five minute halves, running clock. One timeout per half, which stops the clock. If you gain possession of the ball with one minute or less remaining in each half, you will be given 4 plays to complete the half or the game.

Flag Football Drills

Flag Football Drills (Printable PDF)

1. Warm Up – Form Running Drills

  • Sprints
  • High Knees
  • Rear Kicks
  • Karaoke – Step behind/front

2. Circle of Love Drill – 5-10 min for endurance

  • 4 Cones in a large square
  • 2-3 on one cone and 2-3 on another cone and rest in middle. Coaches blows whistle and the kids on the cones run around the square while the kids in the middle do pushups/squats/sit ups. Rotate and again.

3. Teach QB/Center Exchange Drill

  • Under center with open hands, palms together
  • Center rotates ball on snap
  • Shotgun snap center tip of the ball to the QB

4. Handoff Drill – Coach/Player Handoff

  • Arms open – Ball in and close
  • Handoff run between players and have defensive back ready to pull flag

5. Blocking Drill

  • Handoff and Guard sealing the block for RB to go around him then 5 -10 yards down the WR sealing block on CB. Using correct blocking style.

6. Flag Pulling Drill

  • Hand off straight up the field and defender coming from sideline straight at player to pull flag.
  • Teaching Defensive Ends to “Stay Home” on a sweep or reverse and shedding block to pull flag.

7. Turn Around Catch Drill

  • Hand-Eye Coordination
  • All line up and first guy in line turns around and looks at rest of team. On the coaches “go” turns around fast to catch the ball

8. Distraction Catch Drill

  • All line up and one player on the sideline. On the coaches “go” player run across field and between players to catch the ball from the coach.

Flag Football Plays

Flag Football Plays (Printable PDF)