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Basic Rules for regular organized football

  • You must have eleven players on the field
  • You have four tries to get a first down
  • If you do not obtain the first down you turn the ball over to the other team
  • The quarterback cannot cross the line of scrimmage
  • You cannot hit a receiver before he touches the football
  • You cannot hold a defensive or offensive player
  • You cannot tackle a person by there face mask
  • If you run out of bounds or a tackled you are down
  • You must make it to the other teams endzone to score or you can kick a field goal
  • The offensive line cannot move until the ball is snapped
  • The defense cannot cross the line before the ball is snapped
  • You cannot drive your helmet into a player gut (spearing)
  • You can't hit the quateback after he has thrown the football unless he is blocking
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Well, the most obvious difference is the method through which a player is considered down. Tackle football allows for tackling, flag football requires the removal of a strip of cloth hanging from the belt, and touch requires one or two hands placed below the belt (or sometimes anywhere on the body). Any of these may require a fallen player to be down by contact, though this is rare.

There are usually drastic rule differences, as well. Flag football and touch football may allow any number of players per side (rarely more than 11), and they often allow any offensive player to catch a pass. Tackle football usually has 11 players per side and interior offensive linemen are not eligible to receive the ball. There are often other rule differences, such as what constitutes a first down, what constitutes a legal offensive formation, motion before the snap, etc.

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In flag football their is a flag if you tackle.

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