1.All players who rush the passer must be a minimum of seven yards from the line of scrimmage when the ball is snapped any number of players can rush the quarterback. Players not rushing the quarterback may defend on the lien of scrimmage.
2.once the ball is handed off, the seven-second rule no longer is effected ad all defenders may go behind the line of scrimmage
3.A special marker. Or the referee will designate a rush line seven yards from the line scrimmage defensive players should verify are in correct position official on every play.
i.A legal rush is :
1.any rush from a point 7 yards from a defensive line of scrimmage
2.a rush from anywhere on the field after the ball has been handed off by the quarterback
3.if a rusher leaves the rush line early, they may return to the rush line, rest and then legally rush the quarterback
4.If a rusher leaves the rush line early and the ball is handed off before they cross the line of scrimmage they may legally rush the quarterback.
5.You may rush the quarterback once every 3 plays.
b.A penalty may be called if :
i.The rusher leave the rush line before then snap ad crosses the lien of scrimmage before a handoff pass – illegal rush ( 5 yards LOS and first down)
ii.Any defensive player crosses the lien of scrimmage before the ball is snapped – offside ( 5 yards LOS and first down)
iii.Any defensive player, not lied up at the rush line crosses the line of scrimmage before the ball is passed or handed –illegal rush ( 5yards LOS and first down)
i.Teams are not required to rush the quarterback, seven second clock in effort
ii.Teams are not required to identify their rusher before the play, however if they do send a rusher the rusher must check in with the official
iii.If rusher leaves the 7 yard line before the snap he/she ay immediately drop back to act as a defender with no offside penalty enforced.
4.players rushing the quarterback may attempt to block pass, however, no contact can be made with quarterback in anyway
5.Offense cannot impede the rusher in anyway. The rusher had a clear path to the QB and any interference that would impede his/her path to the QB will be considered screening. The defense may attempt to block a pass provided they do not strike passer.
6.Blocking the pass and then striking the passer will result in a 10 yard penalty
7.A sack occurs if the QB”s flags are pulled behind the line of scrimmage. The ball is placed where QB’s feet are when the flag is pulled
a.A safety is awarded if the sack takes place in the offensive teams end zone.
1.the referee will call all penalties
2.referees determine incidental contact that may result from normal run of play
3.All penalties will be assessed from the line of scrimmage, except as noted.
4.Only a head coach may ask the referee questions about rule clarification and interpretation. Players cannot question judgment calls.
5.Games cannot end on a defensive penalty, unless the offense declines it.
6.Penalties are assessed live ball then dead ball. Live must be assessed before play is considered complete.
7.Penalties ill be assessed half the distance to the goal yardage when the penalty yardage is more then half the distance to the goal.
ii 5 yard Penalties
•illegal motion ( more then one person moving, false)