Bloomington, MN-Touch Football League Meeting
Written by FlagMag Reporter
Friday, 16 July 2010 13:49
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
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.
Wednesday - Star B/C
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.
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.
Dred Scott Playfield
10820 Bloomington Ferry Road
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
All Games are played in two, 20
Registration meetings will be held on
August 24th in the Council Chambers
at Bloomington Civic Plaza,
located at 1800 West Old Shakopee
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