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REGISTRATION

Due to registration, we are changing football from a league format to a Turkey Bowl. Be there Sunday ready to play at 1:30!

Location

Heritage Elementary School
6805 n 125th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85307

DATES

November 18th


20.00
from 13.00
 

ADULT FLAG FOOTBALL - RULES AND REGULATIONS

Welcome all coaches, officials, participants, and fans to the Turning Leaf Church Adult Basketball program. This program is based on good sportsmanship, fun, and exercise for all individuals involved. We hope that you will enjoy your experience in our program, just as we are looking forward to cooperating and communicating with you throughout the season. Our staff would like to take this time to wish you the best of luck this season.

PLAYING REGULATIONS

REGULATION 1: ROSTERS AND CAPTAIN’S MEETINGS                                

1.   All teams must be represented at the pre-season captain’s meeting. If a team is not represented:

a.    The team is subject to a “paper” forfeit in the standings, which may affect the finals standings.

2.   Players must be in high school prior to the start of the season.

3.   A team must have a minimum of five (5) players and a maximum of twelve (12) players on its roster to start the season.

4.   The coach must be listed on the roster if he/she intends to play in ANY games.

5.   All team rosters will be managed by the team captain.

a.    All players must sign their teams Liability Waiver prior to playing a game with their team.

6.   Players may play for only one team each week.

REGULATION 2: ELIGIBILITY OF PLAYERS                                                     

1.     A team captain may request ONLY one (1) eligibility check per game. the field/league supervisor.  (An official will make a stoppage of time and the request must be made known to the field/league supervisor)

2.     Eligibility requests MUST be made prior to the start of the 2nd half.

3.     A player is illegal/ineligible if:

a.     The player does not have a valid ID in possession (on bench),

b.     The player’s name does not appear on the roster,

c.     The player’s signature is not on the waiver prior to game play,

d.     The player does not meet the age requirements, or

e.     The player appears on more than one roster.

PENALTY
The illegal/ineligible player is automatically ejected from the game and the team using the illegal/ineligible player forfeits the game. A second ejection for the same player during the season may result in a suspension for the remainder of the season. All decisions made by the sports staff in this matter are final.

REGULATION 3: PARTICIPANT CONDUCT                                                    

1.       The supervisor and/or official have the authority to forfeit any game, eject players, coaches or fans WITHOUT WARNING from the game for any conduct deemed unbecoming or detrimental to the game.

2.       ALL CAPTAINS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BEHAVIOR OF ANY PLAYERS, ASSISTANTS, OR FANS IN ATTENDANCE.

3.       The players’ Code of Conduct is strictly enforced and will govern incidents and occurrences.

4.       The consumption of alcoholic beverages by any player, coach, spectator, or other person attending the game, match or recreation activity will not be tolerated. Any individual that consumes or appears to have consumed alcohol will be asked to leave immediately. If the individual does not comply with the sports staff request to leave, that player’s team will automatically forfeit the game and further consequences may be imposed. Alcohol is not allowed within the entire facility, including the adjacent parking lots, sidewalks, streets or alleys.

5.       Any player that receives a conduct-related technical foul MUST IMMEDIATELY substitute out of the game for a minimum of five (5) game minutes.
A: The player will serve their penalty at the scorer’s table/area.
B: If no substitute is available, the team will play a man down until player is eligible to return.

6.       Any player receiving two (2) technical fouls in the same game will be automatically ejected for the remainder of that game and will receive an automatic one game suspension.

7.       A player that has been ejected from a game, for any reason, will also receive an automatic one game suspension. Players that have been ejected must exit the facility and grounds immediately. Players are not allowed onto the facility until the completion of their one game suspension.

8.       Three (3) conduct-related technical fouls on the same team, in the same game, will result in an automatic forfeit.

9.       Any player that has been ejected from two (2) separate games will be suspended for the remainder of the season and may face further disciplinary action- possibly expulsion from the league.

10.    All conduct matters will be presented to the league coordinator for further consideration.

REGULATION 4: LEAGUE STANDINGS AND TOURNAMENT FORMAT           

1.   Standings will be available on the church website and will be updated weekly.

2.   All teams will be seeded for the tournament, based on their regular season winning percentage. In the event of identical winning percentage, the following tie breaker system will be in effect:

a.    1st tie breaker:        Forfeits

b.   2nd tie breaker:      Head to Head

c.    3rd tie breaker:       Total Points Against

d.   4th tie breaker:       Total Points Differential

e.    5th tie breaker:       Coin Flip

3.   If you know ahead of time that you will not be able to field a team please email sports@tlcnaz.org 24 hours prior to your scheduled game time.

REGULATION 5: GAME TIME/FORFEIT TIME                                                 

1.   Scheduled start time is game time. A 10-minute grace period will be allowed, if a team is below 4 players.

a.    The 10-minutes will come out of the first half of game time.

b.   If the 4th player is at the playing site the game MUST begin.

2.   If a team forfeits three times, the team may be dropped from the league.

3.   If a team forfeits twice, the team will lose the right to pre-register for the following season.

4.   It is the team’s responsibility to be at the court before the scheduled start time.

REGULATION 6: SITE LEAD AND SCOREKEEPER                    

1.   Each team captain must report to the League Director at least ten (10) minutes prior to scheduled game time to report line-up and check-in.

REGULATION 7: PROTESTS                                                                          

1.   Official’s judgment decisions cannot be protested. Officials and recreation staff will handle all matters.

2.   All decisions are final.

REGULATION 8: COMMUNICATION/GAME CANCELLATIONS                      

1.   The Turning Leaf Church Sports Leagues reserves the right to adjust league format during the season.

a.    Unavoidable game cancellations due to facility issues and other factors will be rescheduled by the League Coordinator, unless unable due to prior facility conflicts. In the event that games are cancelled, pro-rated refunds may be given.

b.   Make-up games may be played on a night different than that of your league.

c.    Captains will be contacted by the League Coordinator in the event of a cancellation.

2.   It is the responsibility of each captain to maintain regular communication with the League Coordinator for newsletters, flyers, rescheduling of games, tournament brackets, rulings, and standings.

PLAYING RULES

General rules of play not outlined here can be found in the current AIA Guidelines and playing rules.

 

Code of Conduct/ Sportsmanship:

ALL RULES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. THE TERM "INDIVIDUAL" INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING: COACH, MANAGER, PLAYER, OR SPECTATOR. A TEAM IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT OF ITS INDIVIDUAL PLAYERS AND SPECTATORS. MISCONDUCT MAY RESULT IN PENALIZING AN INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM FROM ALL LEAGUES AND TOURNAMENTS. THE TERM "OFFICIAL" INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING: REFEREE, LEAGUE DIRECTOR, OR LEAGUE STAFF.

No Individual Shall:

  1. At any time lay a hand upon, shove, strike or threaten an official or individual.
    Minimum Penalty: Removed from league play for 1 calendar year and placed on 2 year probation
    Maximum Penalty: Banned from Turning Leaf Community Church Sports Programs

  2. Be guilty of objectionable demonstration of dissent by throwing balls or any other forceful actions.
    Minimum Penalty: Warning by official.
    Maximum Penalty: Ejection from game and playing area and a 1 game suspension

  3. Be guilty of using unnecessary rough tactics in the play of the game.
    Minimum Penalty: Ejected from game and playing area and 1 game suspension
    Maximum Penalty: Banned from Turning Leaf Community Church Sports Programs

  4. Be guilty of an abusive verbal attack upon any official or individual on or off the court.
    Minimum Penalty: Ejected from the game and playing area, 2 game suspension and probation for the remainder of the season
    Maximum Penalty: Suspension for one full year and placed on probation for 6 months after reinstatement

  5. Use profane, obscene or vulgar language in any manner at any time on or off the court.
    Minimum Penalty: Warning by league official or referee
    Maximum Penalty: Ejection from game, 2 game suspension and probation for the remainder of the season.

  6. Appear on the field in an intoxicated condition or under the influence of any type of drug that will infringe on the player's safety or the safety of others.
    Minimum Penalty: Ejection from game and probation for the remainder of the season.
    Maximum Penalty: Banned from Turning Leaf Community Church Sports Programs

  7. Drink alcoholic beverages during a scheduled game.
    Minimum Penalty: Warning by official.
    Maximum Penalty: Team forfeits game and placed on probation for the remainder of the season.

  8. Be guilty of any demonstration of unsportsmanlike conduct.
    Minimum Penalty: Warning by official
    Maximum Penalty: Banned from Turning Leaf Community Church Sports Programs

NOTE: Players, coaches or managers who are on probation when another incident occurs can have their penalty increased to the maximum. If a player, coach or manager is suspended from play and is found to be playing on another team, the penalty can be extended beyond the original time limit. The severity of the infraction will determine the penalty. Penalties can fall between the minimum and maximum. League staff, league coordinator and/or the league supervisor will determine the penalty within a reasonable amount of time.