World Cup Flag Football

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Holland Germany. Finland Spain. Austria Italy. United States Japan. World Cup Flag Football. 21st and 22 nd of September 2007 in Lelystad, The Netherlands. To recall. Non contact - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • World Cup Flag Football21st and 22nd of September 2007 in Lelystad, The Netherlands

  • To recallNon contactInstead of tackling ribbons attached to a waist belt (flags) have to be removedTeamMixed teams of maximum 10 players. 5 On the field and 5 substitudesTime2 X 20 minutes running clockLast 2 minutes of each half Official Timing (comparable to NCAA rules)FieldLength between 60 yards (including endzone)Witdh between 20 yardsScoring4 attempts to get 1st down halfway the field (15yards)4 attempts to score from halfway the the field (20 yards)

  • OfficialsNetherlandsSebastiaan de GruyterJan van Straalen GermanyUwe Pra Uwe Schiffer-LuxFinlandKari KetonenAustriaHelmut NiggSpainDiego Escudero

    SupervisorsPeter SpringwaldRalph Lenoire

  • MechanicsGroup games3-men mechanicsReferee, Linesman and Line Judge (7 yard mark)

    In half time and between gamesLittle get togetherto review gameswith supervisor

    Finals4-men mechanicsReferee, Linesman, Line judge and Back judge (7 yard mark)

  • Final Games7th placeFinland (20) Spain (18)Sebastiaan de Gruyter, Uwe Pra, Jan van Straalen5th placeHolland (58) Italy (30)Uwe Schiffer-Lux, Diego Escudero, Helmut NiggBronce MedalAustria (40) Germany (39)Sebastiaan de Gruyter, Diego Escudero, Kari Ketonen, Jan van StraalenGold MedalUnited States (46) Japan (40)Uwe Schiffer-Lux, Uwe Pra, Kari Ketonen, Helmut Nigg

  • OrganizationHousing was in a holiday park, two cabins reserved for the officials, including breakfast packageFields marked perfect, inlcuding officials zone and coaching zone On field time devices with good operatorsCatering was OK

    Thanks to Organization!!

  • Proposed rule changesField sizeCurrent ruling: At international IFAF/EFAF competitions the field size will always be 20-30 x 60-80 yards, including end zones.Proposed ruling: At international IFAF/EFAF competitions the field size will always be 30 x 80 yards, including end zones.Rational: Small field as used during this tournament take the tactical challenge away as it is only a short way for a 1st down or score.TimingCurrent ruling: The time is running time except the last two minutes of each half will be official timing. The clock will stop: 1. If the ball carrier is out of bounds, 2. If a pass is incomplete, 3. If a first down or touchdown is achieved, 4. At change of possessionProposed ruling: The clock will stop: 1. If the ball carrier is out of bounds, 2. If a pass is incomplete, 3. If a first down or touchdown is achieved, 4. At change of possession, 5. In case of a penaltyRational: A team can gain unfair advantage by commiting fouls

  • Proposed rule changesSpinning and DivingCurrent ruling: Spinning is allowed, but the ball carrier cannot dive forward or jump to avoid a defensive player or gain yardage (no diving).Proposed ruling: Spinning is allowed, but the ball carrier cannot dive forward or jump to avoid a defensive player or gain yardage (no diving). No defensive player can dive or jump (two feet off the ground) towards a offensive player to grab a flagRational: Diving or jumping in a non contact sport is deemed to be dangerous.Dead ball spotCurrent ruling: The ball is spotted where the ball carrier's feet are placed when the flag is pulled not where the ball is.Proposed ruling: The ball is spotted where the ball carrier's feet are placed when the flag is pulled not where the ball is. Exception, when the ball breaks the plane of the goal line before a flag is pulled the score is good.Rational: To clarify when a score is awarded.

  • Proposed rule changesDead ballCurrent ruling: There are no fumbles. The ball will be spotted where the ball left the ball carriers hand(s). If the ball is fumbled during the snap, the ball will be placed at the line of scrimmageProposed ruling: There are no fumbles, muffs or incomplete backward passes. The ball will be spotted where the ball left the ball carriers hand(s). If the ball is fumbled during the snap, the ball will be placed at the line of scrimmage Rational: There can be no loose ball in flag football.

    The tournament has been executed using these rule additions and came up during the Officials meeting and the technical meeting with coaches.These proposed rule changes will be given to the board for a final ruling