2017 & 2018 NIRSA Flag & Touch Football Rules Book & Officials' Manual 18th Edition

2017 & 2018 NIRSA Flag & Touch Football Rules Book & Officials' Manual 18th Edition

by National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492552451
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2017
Pages: 104
Sales rank: 404,976
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

The NIRSA Flag Football Editorial Board 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.

Table of Contents

NIRSA Flag & Touch Football Editorial Board


Moving Closer to a Standardized Football Code

• Valuable Programming Tools

• Acknowledgments

Official NIRSA Rules Book and Interpretations

Changes for 2017 and 2018

If in Doubt


Rule 1. The Game, Field, Players, and Equipment

Rule 2. Definitions of Playing Terms

Rule 3. Periods, Time Factors, and Substitutions

Rule 4. Ball in Play, Dead Ball, and 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

Fouls and Penalties Summary

Co-Rec Football Rules Summary

Youth Football Rules Summary

4 on 4 Football Rules Summary

10 Commandments for Clinicians and Observers


Part I. Officiating Basics

Part II. Game Administration

Part III. Officiating Responsibilities

Part IV. Communication

Part V. 3-Person Mechanics

Part VI. 4-Person Mechanics

Part VII. Code of Official Football Signals



Coaches, officials, instructors, players, and fans of flag and touch football.

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