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

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18th Edition
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ISBN: 1492552453
ISBN13: 9781492552451
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NIRSA, the leader in collegiate recreation—with its membership serving over 8 million students—provides the latest rule changes in flag and touch football with its 18th edition of a classic in the field. The 2017 & 2018 NIRSA Flag & Touch Football Rules Book & Officials’ Manual also offers updated information for the Flag & Touch Football Officials’ Manual as well as instruction on proper mechanics for three-person and four-person crews. This new edition highlights the rule changes in the book, making it easy for you to pick out what’s new or changed. And the pocket size of the book makes it easy to consult at games, whether you’re a coach, instructor, official, player, or fan of flag and touch football. The 2017 & 2018 NIRSA Flag & Touch Football Rules Book & Officials’ Manual, developed by the NIRSA Flag Football Editorial Board, offers a section on the changes for 2017 and 2018 and explains 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 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
The book also offers summaries on these topics:
  • Fouls and penalties
  • Co-rec football rules
  • Youth football rules
  • 4 on 4 football rules
  • 10 commandments for clinicians and observers
The NIRSA Football Officials’ Manual 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. Code of Official 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 book is an essential resource for officials, coaches, and players connected to flag and touch football in various settings, from youth levels through collegiate levels.

Table of Contents

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 2017 and 2018
If in Doubt

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 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

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. Code of Official Football Signals
INDEX TO RULES