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Bloomington, MN-Touch Football League Meeting

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Touch Football Registration

Bloomington, MN-The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Division is now accepting registrations for the 2010 Fall Touch Football.

Play begins August 30th. touch football leagues will play a seven week season. Play is offered from competitive to recreational levels.

All teams participating in a fall league will be registered with state-wide sanctioning bodies. Touch football teams will be sanctioned with the Minnesota Sports Federation. All games will be officiated with three officials.

The City of Bloomington offers adult touch football leagues. Bloomington has traditionally offered the top touch football program in the state, This continued in 2009 when teams from Bloomington swept 1st-3rd place finishes in the Class A State Tournament and also finished in 3rd place in the Class B division. The touch football leagues are played at Dred Scott Playfield. All games are officiated by three officials. Bloomington has the luxury of having the

MSF’s Touch Football Rules Interpreter work as the lead official for the touch football leagues.

League Offerings

Wednesday - Star B/C Star C2

Thursday - Classic A The Thursday league is the most competitive league offered. The Wednesday B/C league is geared towards B and competitive C teams that have participated at MSF State Tournaments.

League Rules 1. Passing—One forward pass per down. A forward pass is a pass that crosses the line of scrimmage. Unlimited passes may be made behind the line of scrimmage, even if the pass is going towards the line of scrimmage.

2. Blocking/Rushing—Player blocking must remain on his feet. Arms must be extended, but no further than 45 degrees at the point contact is initiated. The hands must remain open. Contact must not be made above the shoulders, in the back or below the waist. Players must not attempt to play through their opponent.

3. Touching—Placing one hand on or below the shoulders of an opponent (including the ball). Diving tags are not legal, one foot of the toucher must be on the ground when the tag is made.

4. Snapping the Ball—The ball must pass through the center’s legs to be considered a legal snap.

FIELD LOCATION Dred Scott Playfield 10820 Bloomington Ferry Road

GAME INORMATION Games are played on fields that are 90 yards from end line to end line and 40 yards wide. Field markings include 15 and 35 yard lines that also serve as first down markers.

Games are scheduled to start at 6:00, 6:55, 7:50, 8:45 and 9:40. If a team does not have six eligible players at game time, the game clock will start. If, after 5 minutes, the team does not have six players, the game will be declared a forfeit.

All Games are played in two, 20 minute halves.

Registration meetings will be held on August 24th in the Council Chambers at Bloomington Civic Plaza, located at 1800 West Old Shakopee Road.

For more info call 952-563-8877

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