- For Coaches
The IFAF Flag rules are recognized as the official rules for international competition. This is the set used for the World Games, Continental Championships, and eventually the Olympics. This Style is played throughout the world. The rulebook you will find through the button below contains descriptions and rules for Beach Flag, Indoor Flag, 5v5, and 7v7.
The USA Football 5’s rulebook is a condensed version of the larger IFAF rulebook. Additionally, it contains separate rules for league play and tournament play making it useful to flag organizations regardless of how they structure their competition. It also contains suggestions for modifications to the game or rules based on age and skill level.
These are the rules used at USA Football sanctioned events including Qualifiers and The One Flag Championship. For a tournament to be sanctioned and have athletes scouted by the U.S. National Team, game play MUST use this book. There is no section for league play in this rulebook as it includes tournament operation and rules only.
The USA Football 7’s rulebook mirrors the USA Football 5’s book with adjustments made for the additional two players. This is an excellent resource for youth leagues where they want more players on the field to maximize the amount of coaches and playing time in their program.