This is my offensive formation I plan to run. We will run 75% of the time. My fear is the opposing defense lining all 4 players 5 yards off the line and rushing everyone. Thats alot of pressure on a 7 year old. 0 0 0 0 Defensively we have deceided with the man to man with a rusher. I just do not see many passes going down field. If they do then my rusher can play rover in the secondary. Here are the rules FIELD A. 60 yards from goal line with two end zones of 10 yards each. B. Field shall be divided into 6 zones of 10 yards each. C. Field shall be a minimum of 35 yards wide and a maximum of 60 yards in length. PLAYING REGULATIONS A. The home team will decide if they want to start on offense or defense and the side of the field they would like to occupy. Teams change sides after halftime. B. The offensive team takes possession of the ball at their 5-yard line and has three (3) plays to cross the mid-field. Once a team crosses mid-field, they will have three (3) plays to score a touchdown. If the offensive team fails to cross mid-field or score, possession of the ball changes and the opposite team starts their drive from their 5-yard line. C. All possession changes except interceptions start on the offenses 5-yard line. D. Each time the ball is spotted a team has: 30 seconds to snap the ball. Teams will receive one warning before a Delay of Game penalty is enforced. E. No contact allowed and no blocking. F. Ball must be snapped between the legs to start play. G. Touchdowns will be worth 6 points. Extra point (1) from 5 yards out and (2) from 10 yards out. Safety is worth 2 points. Rushing the Quarterback A. All players that rush the passer must be a minimum of 5 yards from the line of scrimmage when the ball is snapped. Any number of players can rush the quarterback. B. Players not rushing the quarterback may defend the line of scrimmage. C. Once the ball has been handed off the 5 yard rule is no longer in effect and all defenders are eligible to rush. D. A special marker, or the referee, will designate 5 yards from the line of scrimmage. Running A. The Quarterback cannot run the ball. B. Only direct hands-off behind the line of scrimmage is legal. No laterals or pitches of any kind. Offense may use multiple hands-off. C. The player who takes the hand-off can throw the ball as long as they do not pass the line of scrimmage. D. Spinning is allowed but players cannot leave their feet to avoid a defensive player. E. The ball is spotted where the ball carriers belt is when the flag is pulled, not where the ball is. Ball & flags must break the plane for a 1st down and touchdown. Passing A. All passes must be forward and received beyond the line of scrimmage. B. Shovel passes are allowed, but must be received beyond the line of scrimmage. C. Quarterback has a 7 second “pass clock”. If a pass is not thrown within the 7 seconds, play is dead, loss of down ball returns to line of scrimmage. Once the ball is handed off the 7-second rule is no longer in effect. D. Interceptions change the possession of the ball at the point of interception. The ball comes out to the 5-yard line if the interception occurs in the end zone. Receiving A. All players are eligible to receive passes (including the QB if the ball has been handed off behind the line of scrimmage). B. Only one player is allowed in motion at a time. C. Player must have at least one foot in bounds when making a catch. D. Pass may not be intentionally tipped in any direction to another teammate. Dead Balls A. Play is ruled “DEAD” when: -Offensive player’s flag is pulled. -Ball carrier steps out of bounds. -Touchdown is scored. -At the point of an interception (interception returns are not allowed) -Ball carrier’s knee, hand or the ball hits the ground. -Ball carrier’s flag falls out. -Receivers flag falls out. (Play is dead at point of reception) -If the QB takes a snap without both flags, the ball is dead where he or she received the snap. -There are no fumbles. Ball is spotted where it hits the ground. Anytime the ball touches the ground, it is dead. This is my first year to coach and I was not expecting it to be just 4 on 4. By the way 6 of 8 players have never played before. We do have some speed though. 3 players run in a track league. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.