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2019 & 2020 NIRSA Flag & Touch Football Rules Book & Officials' Manual-19th Edition

2019 & 2020 NIRSA Flag & Touch Football Rules Book & Officials' Manual-19th Edition

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    NIRSA, the leader in collegiate recreation—with a membership serving over 8 million students—provides the latest rule changes in flag and touch football with its 19th edition of a classic in the field.

    The 2019 & 2020 NIRSA Flag & Touch Football Rules Book & Officials' Manual highlights all the rule text that has changed since the previous edition, making it easy to locate what is new or changed. Updated information for officials includes instruction on proper mechanics for three-person and four-person crews. And the pocket size of the guide makes it easy to consult at games, whether you’re a coach, instructor, official, player, or fan of flag and touch football.

    The manual also offers summaries on fouls and penalties, youth football rules, and 4 on 4 football rules, and it presents the 10 commandments for clinicians and observers. It contains detailed explanations of the following rules:

    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 Downs, 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

    The officials’ portion is then presented in seven sections:

    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. NIRSA Official Flag Football Signals

    This easy-to-read rule book and officials’ manual reflects NIRSA’s continuing commitment to the development of flag and touch football and the organization’s efforts to keep training and officials’ manuals current and relevant. As such, this pocket guide is an essential resource for officials, coaches, and players connected to flag and touch football in various settings, from youth levels through collegiate levels.

    Audience

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

    Table of Contents

    About NIRSA
    NIRSA Flag & Touch Football Editorial Board
    Dedication
    Moving Closer to a Standardized Football Code
    Valuable Programming Tools
    Acknowledgments

    Official NIRSA Rules Book and Interpretations
    Changes for 2019 and 2020
    Flag & Touch Football Fundamentals

    NIRSA Football Rules Book*
        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 Downs, 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
    Youth Football Rules Summary
    4 on 4 Football Rules Summary
    10 Commandments for Clinicians and Observers

    NIRSA Football Officials’ Manual
        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. NIRSA Official Flag Football Signals
    Index to Rules

    *Any rule and play interpretation not discussed in this Rules Book will be covered by the National Federation of State High School Associations’ Football Rules Book and Case Book.

    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.