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BATTLE FOR THE CROWN 5v5 RULES

Game Format: 

Field Dimensions: Field Length will be in between the 40 yard lines on the sideline. 

·  Each game will consist of 3 rounds

·  Round 1 each team gets 10 reps on offense and 10 reps on defense

·  Round 2 each team gets 10 reps on offense and 10 reps on defense

· Round 3 each team gets 10 reps on offense and 10 reps on defense

· Offense will start from the left offensive tackle and finish with the right offensive tackle taking one rep at a time. (ex, LT takes a turn, then left guard takes a turn then center, then RG, then RT). Then start from the right offensive tackle and finish with the left offensive tackle.  Which means the only player going 2 reps in a row will be the right tackle.  Each round is completed when all 5 linemen have had 2 reps each.    

· Only 1 offensive linemen vs 1 defensive linemen will compete at any given time.  Before each rep can begin, all offensive linemen must be in a 2-point stance with both knees bent or a 3 point stance.   

· Offensive linemen are required to have a split of 2 feet between each other before any rep can begin.

·  Offensive lineman not in the rep cannot chip

·  Each rep will begin with the offensive lineman’s first movement.  A 3-second timer starts on movement of the offensive player.  The defender is trying to get to the bag to touch it.

·  Each athlete can choose to compete in either a 3-point or 2-point stance

· Defense has 3 seconds to beat the offense and make a sack

· Rock-Paper-Scissors by captains decides who will start on offense and on defense to begin competition

· A whistle or horn will begin each game

· A table top flip card will keep the official score on the field for each game

· Soft-shell helmets must be worn by all players. No one will be allowed to compete without a soft-shell helmet

·  Each half of the field will have a Field Supervisors

·   The Field Supervisor will hold the 3-second countdown timer and blow the whistle on sacks as well as relay the score to the administrator doing the flip score cards

·   Every game will have a Field Supervisor

·   A trainer will be on site but players must bring their own tape 

·   A bag will be placed at 6 yards directly behind the center

·   The team on offense is responsible to have a player pop the bag back up and put the cone on top of the bag

  • No point will be awarded if player touches the bag while on the ground.

 

 

Point Values: 

· 1 point awarded to the defense for touching the QB bag within the 3-second timeframe 

· 2 points awarded for knocking the cone off the top (The cone must come all the way off the top of the bag)

· A second consecutive offensive holding will result in 1-point for the defense and a replay of the down (unless declined).                     1-point will be awarded for any more consecutive holding calls.

· Helmet not worn results in a 1-point deduction from the offending team.  A second violation by a player will result in a 2-point penalty and that player will be ejected from the game

  • No point will be awarded if player touches the bag while on the ground.

 

Coaching your Team:

· Offensive coach must be positioned behind the QB bag and outside of the tackle box

·  Defensive coach must be 5 yards behind LOS and outside of the tackle box

·  Coaches are not allowed to challenge any ruling

·  Coaches will be given 1 sideline warning during play. Second warning will result in a 1-point deduction from your team total. Third warning will result in coach’s ejection and a 2-point deduction

·  Absolutely No Fighting will be tolerated.  If a player throws a punch, he is ejected immediately and can NOT return to the game and is ejected from the tournament.  Both teams will be disqualified if there is a bench clearing, resulting in a forfeit 

  

OVERTIME:

· Any game that ends in a tie will go to overtime

· Captains will do Rock-Paper-Scissors

*Sudden death! One rep to determine it all.

· Winner will choose to be on offense or defense. Loser chooses where they will align.

 

POOL PLAY:

· Each team will play in 2 pool play games.  These will all consist of 3 rounds.  Scores will be kept after each game and documented.

 

SEEDING FOR ELIMINATION ROUNDS WILL BE DETERMINED BY: 

· Win-Loss record

· If there are 2 or more teams with the same record, the tie breaker will be determined as follows:

*Pool play overall point differential

*If still tied then it goes to total points scored

*If still tied teams will be seeded off of a coin flip by our staff

 

PENALTIES 

· Absolutely no hands to the face by either offensive or defensive lineman

· Defense will result in a loss of down

· Offense will result in a do over of the down (unless declined)

· A second consecutive hands to the face by the offense will result in 1-point for the defense

· The same will continue for a third offense and so on

· Encroachment by defense results in a loss of down

· Holding by offense is a do-over of the rep (unless declined by the defense)

· A second consecutive holding by the offense will result in 1-point for the defense

· The same will continue for a third offense and so on

· Offsides by the defense is a loss of down

· Bull rushing will be a loss of down for the defense

·  An offensive player slamming a defensive player to the ground and/or landing with all his weight on the defender will result in a replay of down(unless declined by the defense)

· A second consecutive offense will result in 1-point for the defense and a replay of the down

· The same will continue for a third offense and so on

   

 

AGE DIVISIONS 

· High School Division / 18u

9-11 grade (No Seniors)

· Middle School Division

7-8th grade / 14u (No Freshmen)

· Youth Division /12u

5-6th grade

· Youth Division /10u

3-4th grade

*Players may play up in an age division, but are not allowed to play down

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