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2023 & 2024 NIRSA Flag & Touch Football Rules Book & Officials' Manual-21st Edition

2023 & 2024 NIRSA Flag & Touch Football Rules Book & Officials' Manual-21st Edition

$19.95 CAD


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    The 21st edition of this classic guidebook from NIRSA provides the latest rule changes in flag and touch football. NIRSA supports leaders in collegiate recreation, with a membership serving over eight million students.

    2023 & 2024 NIRSA Flag & Touch Football Rules Book & Officials’ Manual highlights all the rules that have changed since the previous edition, making it easy to locate what is new or changed. Updated information for officials includes changes to penalty enforcement and a method for the touchdown-scoring team to retain possession of the ball, called the onside conversion. The pocket size makes the guide easy to consult at games, whether you’re a coach, instructor, official, player, or fan of flag and touch football.

    The manual also offers summaries of fouls and penalties, youth football rules, and 4 on 4 football rules, and it presents the 10 commandments for clinicians and observers. It contains detailed explanations of the rules regarding equipment, time factors, team possession, scoring, player conduct, and more. The officials’ portion is then presented in seven sections that outline officiating basics and responsibilities, game administration, and other relevant topics.

    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 pocket guide is an essential resource for officials, coaches, and players connected to flag and touch football in various settings, from youth levels through collegiate levels.


    Coaches, officials, instructors, players, and fans of flag and touch football.
    About NIRSA
    NIRSA Flag & Touch Football Editorial Board
    Dedication: Scott Flickinger
    Moving Closer to a Standardized Football Code
    Official NIRSA Rules Book and Interpretations
    Changes for 2023 and 2024
    Flag & Touch Football Fundamentals

    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 Downs, 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
    Special Olympics Unified Flag Football – Collegiate Level Rules
    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. NIRSA Official Flag Football Signals
    Index to Rules
    The NIRSA Flag Football Editorial Board is made up of numerous professionals and students who are responsible for implementing intramural programs for their participants. They work day to day with the intricacies of implementing a flag football program and are able to keep all the training materials up to date and relevant.

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