Official Flag Football Rules
Flag Football Rule Book
The Flag Football Magazine (FlagMag.com) was created in 1998 as an organization with intentions of developing the game of flag football across all borders. Using its International Flag Football Festival event as a means to gather players from different cultures to participate in a great sporting atmosphere has been crucial to the federation’s success. Through hard work and dedication FlagMag.com has gradually developed its concept around the world growing into a fully operational federation with over 12 affiliated countries. Within the USA FlagMag.com manages NIT tournaments for teams that choose to qualify and participate in the International Flag Football Festival.
One major concern during the early days of this federation was to be able to have a large population of the flag football market playing under one rule book. Due to the size of the market, over 4 million people between the ages of 18 and 40 play the sport regularly in the USA. The current FlagMag.com rules were created through strategically picking and mending rules from different organizations, leagues and well organized countries. The rules offered by FlagMag.com were created to be balanced and fair; therefore we can claim that the rules are universalized to complement anyone that plays the game. Certain positive aspects of the game were picked from countries, such as handing back the flag in Canada, while the 7-man rules were developed from the Mexican and Canadian game.
In summary, the FlagMag.com rule book was put together so that a majority of the teams or players could meet in the middle. The idea is to make sure that newcomer’s can easily adapt to the rules, and not have them serve as an obstacle to a team or player’s style of play. The FlagMag.com rules have been extremely successful at our International Flag Football Festival, USA regional qualifiers, leagues and our NIT tournaments.
Please use the dropdown menu above to select from the various Official Flag Football Rules used by FlagMag.com in leagues and tournaments all over the world.
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