Flag 3-4 Falcons (Anastasia) vs. Flag 3-4 Panthers (Palumbo)
Flag 3-4 Giants (Gemelli) vs. Flag 3/4 Patriots (Jagetic)
Flag 1/2 - Giants (Sgritta) vs. Flag 1/2 - Seahawks(Perna)
Flag 3-4 Eagles (Lane) vs. Flag 3-4 Seahawks (Gemelli)
Flag 1/2 - Bears (DuBrock) vs. Flag 1/2 - Rams (Kelly)
Flag 1/2 - Patriots (Manberg) vs. Flag 1/2 - Cowboys (Santosky)
Flag 5/6 - Seahawks (Jacobson) vs. Flag 5/6 - Raiders (Jackowski)
Flag 5/6 - Patriots (Valente) vs. Flag 5/6 - Buccaneers (Hall)
Guy Whitten 3
Flag 7/8 - Raiders (Palumbo) vs. Flag 7/8 - Steelers (Heffernan)
Girls Flag 3-6 Patriots(McMahon)
9/29 Week 3
Flag 3-4 Falcons (Anastasia) vs. Flag 3-4 Giants (Gemelli)
Flag 7/8 - Raiders (Palumbo) vs. Westport
Flag 7/8 - Steelers (Heffernan) vs Westport
Flag 3-4 Eagles (Lane) vs. Flag 3-4 Raiders (Kaiser)
Flag 1/2 - Patriots (Manberg) vs. Flag 1/2 - Packers (Farinas)
Flag 3-4 Seahawks (Gemelli) vs. Flag 3/4 Patriots (Jagetic)
Flag 1/2 - Bears (DuBrock) vs. Flag 1/2 - Seahawks(Perna)
Flag 1/2 - Cowboys (Santosky) vs. Flag 1/2 - Rams (Kelly)
Flag 5/6 - Seahawks (Jacobson) vs. Flag 5/6 - Patriots (Valente)
Flag 5/6 - Raiders (Jackowski) vs. Flag 5/6 - Buccaneers (Hall)
Girls Flag 3-6 Patriots(McMahon) vs 3/4 Panthers (Palumbo)
Help Set up field
Make sure the Portafield is set up correctly with cones in the right place.
Host a meeting at midfield before the game with both teams and all coaches
Discuss the importance of sportsmanship and stress no contact during the game.
Explain the importance that everyones equipment is on correctly the entire game. All jerseys have to be tucked in, all flags have to be on each sideand and all excess belts have be looped and tucked away.
Explain that you are there manage the Flag Football game by spotting the ball, keeping score, Running the clock and issuing warnings when a player or coach breaks a rule.
Manage the coin flip.
Establish who enforces the penalties
Explain that Head coaches will be the ones calling/enforcing the penalties and you are there to assist with penalty warnings and walk off the penalty yardage.
If a coach believes a penalty should be called, then the head coaches will discuss and decide if it should be a warning or a official penalty to be walked off by the referee.
Delay of Game Penaltys
Each Offense is required to snap the ball within 30 seconds of when the ball is placed. Our referees will be responsible to start the 30 second timer on every posession and throw a penalty flag if the offense does not snap the ball within 30 seconds. A delay of game penalty is -5 yards and loss of down.
Our Flag Football Rules allow a defensive player to break down in front of the ball carrier and try to force the runner to change directions. If the running back runs into the defensive player that would be considered a charging penalty as long as the defensive player is stationary and its clear the runner has initiated the contact.
If the defensive player is moving while trying to draw a charging penalty and it looks like the defensive player initiated the contact, that is considered a Unnecessary Roughness penalty against the defensive player.
Both penalties are -10 yards and loss of down. This will be a penalty that our referees will be responsibly for interpreting and calling as they see it. When deciding who initated the contact if it is unclear, the penalty will be called on the defensive player. It has to be 100% clear that the runner initated the contact, if its not clear a Unnecessary Roughness penalty will be called on the defense.
Halftime is 5 minutes long
Teams switch sides at the start of the 2nd half.
Each half is 20 minutes long with a running clock. Make sure you give the coaches a 10 minute and five minute announcement as the clock winds down.
In the final 2 minutes of each half the referee can stop the clock for change of possessions, penalty’s, equipment issues etc. Make sure you give frequent time announcements in the final 2 minutes of the half or game. Let the Coaches know when the clock is running and when the clock is stopped they both teams know and can make the appropriate call.
Each team gets 1 timeout per half
Report Game Score
Keep track of the exact score of your game and email it to the Flag Football Commissioner by the end of day. Also in your game score report pease add a few comments about the way the coaches treated you and how the coaches managed the game. We want to make sure everyone respects each other on the field, if you see any coach, parent or player act innapropriately add that in your comments.
Referee's will receive $20 per game. Flag Referee's will be expected to show up 15 minutes before each game starts to set up the field or confirm the field is set up properly. The referee will also host a meeting with both teams and all coaches before each game starts to discuss the rules and do the coin toss.
All referees will be graded after each game by both Head Coaches.
Referee's will receive detailed coaching if there are any complaints about the way the game was managed by the referee.
The top rated referee's will be selected for the NFL Flag Playoffs.