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The First Annual NHYF 7 on 7 Passing League starts this Sunday, April 8th. The league will run for 9 weeks and will be held on Sunday mornings for 2 hours.  The sessions will have a one hour practice where the kids will learn passing, receiving, and pass defense.  Following the one hour practice session, we will have a 45 minute game. The kids will be split into grade based teams; based on the grade of the athlete for the next school year (2018-2019).

All sessions will be held at the NHMS turf fields. Grades 5/6 & 7/8 will run from 8-10 AM and Grades 1-4 will run from 9-11 AM each week. This week will be a one hour practice session only.  We will not be playing a game on week 1.  Games will start the following week. 

For the first few weeks the weather will be cold and we will be playing on turf, so please dress accordingly.  Mouthpieces for all players are required and cleats are highly recommended.  Additionally, gum and sunflower seeds are prohibited on the new turf fields and only water is allowed to be brought within the gates.  Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the practice start time so we can begin the practices promptly.

If you have any questions, please respond to this email or feel free to reach out Sal Demaio or Chris Russo.


7 on 7 NHYF Passing League Rules

Field Dimensions

  • Field length: 40 yards
  • Field width: 53 yards
  • 1st down marker will be at the 20-yard line

Format

  • Games will consist of (2) 20-minute halves with a 10 min halftime.
  • The offensive team takes possession of the ball at the 40 yard line and has four plays to cross the 20 yard line (or score a touchdown). Once a team crosses the 20 yard line, it has four plays to score a touchdown.
  • If the offense fails to score, the ball changes possession and the new offensive team takes over on the 40 yard line.

Rules

1) Games will be 7-on-7

2) No Kick Off or punting

3) QB will have 4 seconds to get rid of the ball or whistle will indicate a QB sack

4) No rushing the QB

5) Offensive formation must have one RB in the backfield and no more than 3 WRs on one side of the

formation

6) Interceptions can be returned for TDs, but if his/her flag is pulled Defense starts back at the 40-yard line.

7) All plays must be a pass attempt, NO running plays

8) Fumbles are a dead ball at the spot of the fumble, the offense keeps possession unless it is 4th down

9) If a snap hit the ground, QB can pick the ball up but still has only has 4 seconds to get rid of it

10) There are only 2 ways the offense loses possession of the ball; 1) loss of downs or 2) an interception. The

defense cannot recover a fumble or strip the ball carrier.

11) No down field blocking

12) Once a ball carrier hits the ground, he/she is considered down and cannot advance the ball.

Scoring

Offense

  •  Six (6) points for a TD
  •  One (1) point for a conversion from the 3-yard line
  •  Two (2) points for a conversion from the 8-yard line

Defense

  •  Defense will receive 3 points for the interception and 3 additional points if the interception is ran back for a TD equaling 6 points total. All defensive touchdowns will attempt their choice of the point after touchdown.

Penalties

All penalties will be called by the referee

Defensive Penalties

  •  Unnecessary Roughness (Referee’s Discretion): 10 yards from spot of foul & replay of down
  •  Off sides: 5 yards from line of scrimmage & replay of down
  •  Defensive Pass Interference: 5 yards from spot of foul & replay of down
  •  Illegal contact/pushing offensive player out of bounds or in the field of play): (holding, grabbing player’s jersey, blocking, etc.) 5 yards from spot of foul & replay of down

Offensive Penalties

  •  Unnecessary Roughness (Referee’s Discretion): 10 yards from spot of foul & replay of down
  •  False Start: 5 yards from line of scrimmage & replay of down
  •  Offensive Pass Interference: 5 yards from spot of foul & loss of down
  •  Illegal contact/pushing offensive player out of bounds or in the field of play): (holding, grabbing player’s jersey, blocking, etc.) 5 yards from spot of foul & loss of down

NOTE: If an offensive penalty occurs on a play when the ball crossed the 20 yard line, then, after enforcing the penalty, the ball is brought back behind the 20 yard line, the offensive team will have just 4 plays to score a TD Referees determine incidental contact that may result from normal run of play. Only a team coach may ask the referee questions about rule clarification and interpretations. Players or coaches cannot question judgment calls.