10U AND 11U LEVEL RULES:
CONTENTS 1 (This page)
PURPOSE, AGE and WEIGHTS 2
LEVEL GUIDELINES 3
PLAYOFF OVERTIME 3
ENHANCED OFFENSIVE & DEFENSIVE RULES 4
ENHANCED KICKING RULES 5
10U & 11U LEVEL RULES & GUIDELINES
The purpose of the 10u & 11u levels is to provide an entry level instructional division for young players with an emphasis to be placed primarily upon teaching young players good sound offensive & defensive fundamental skills & not winning or losing.
10U & 11U LEVEL LIMITATIONS
10U & 11U AGE AND WEIGHT RULES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
AGE WEIGHT NBC
10 UNLIMITED OVER 100 LBS
11 UNLIMITED OVER 115 LBS
The 10u level consists of any player that is 10 years old or under on sept first of the current season.
The 11u level consists of any player that is 10 years old and under as of sept first of the current season.
10U & 11U LEVEL GUIDELINES
The Head Coach can designate another coach for the purpose of requesting time outs. in this division of play, either of the coaches (offensive coach or defensive coach) on the field may call time out.
Field coach. one coach per team will be allowed on the field at all times to give instructions to players in the game.
One (1) coach for offense & one (1) coach for defense will be permitted.
Coaches should not position players.
Call the offensive play or defensive formation in the huddle and let the players react normally.
Coaches as soon as the quarterback is overcenter and calling the cadence, you must be silent, not communicating verbally or by grabbing and/or physically directing a player from the time that the offensive team becomes set until the play is whistled dead.
Coaches, both offensive and defensive, must position themselves a minimum of ten (10) yards off the line of scrimmage. failure to comply with this positioning rule will result in the following penalties to be administered in the following manner:
1st offense - verbal warning
2nd offense - delay of game penalty
Subsequent offenses - misconduct penalty
Offenses will have thirty (30) seconds to snap the ball after the referee has marked the ball ready to play. continued abuse of this thirty (30) second time frame by the referee’s discretion will be administered by the referee as a delay penalty.
No over time games will be played during the regular season. If after four (4) quarters (40 minutes) the score is tied, the game is over. it is declared a tie. There is no tie breaker format to be used.
In the case of a tie in the playoffs, each team will receive 4 plays from the 50 yard line. the team that scores first or comes closest to scoring after 4 offensive plays will be the winner. SEE PLAYOFF RULES FOR MORE DETAIL.
ENHANCED OFFENSIVE & DEFENSIVE RULES
Defensively, blitzing linebackers defined by i.h.s.a. rules will not be allowed.
On defense, all nbc stickered players must play end to end
The defensive line can have no more than five (5) players on the line of scrimmage at the time of the snap.
All down linemen must be positioned in a three (3) or four (4) point stance.
Defensive ends will be allowed to stand up as will all other non line defensive personnel.
Exception to this rule is that a goal line defense is allowed between the five (5) yard line and the goal line.
Goal line defense, the defensive team is allowed to use a seven man front on the line of scrimmage but five players must be in a down three (3) or four (4) point stance.
NBC players on goal defense must still play end to end and be no wider than the normal tight end position.
Linebackers and cornerbacks must line up no less than (3) yards off the line of scrimmage before the snap, but they are free to move parallel to the line of scrimmage at anytime.
Defensive line players (meaning de’s, dt’s and ng’s) may not shift until the ball is snapped. after the ball is snapped, all defensive personnel are allowed to freely move about the entire field.
Shift defined: a shift is defined as defensive players moving to a “new location” once their defense has aligned itself and the offense is set.
Failure to comply with these defensive rules will result in the following penalties to be administered in the following manner:
(1) 1st offense - verbal warning
(2) 2nd offense - delay of game penalty
(3) subsequent offenses - misconduct penalty
10U & 11U LEVEL RULES
ENHANCED KICKING RULES
Kickoffs will be allowed. each half of play will begin with a standard kickoff as cover by IHSA rules.
Punts will be allowed. punts will be administered in the following manner:
The ball will be handed to the punter to position on the ground in front or to either side of his/her body & the punter may not touch the ball again until the referee blows his whistle. as soon as the referee determines both teams are ready, he will blow his whistle to simulate the snap & the punter will pick up the ball & kick it just as if the ball had been snapped to him/her from center.
No fake punts will be allowed. if the offensive team declares to the game officials their intent to punt and aligns in a punt formation, they must attempt to punt the ball. they cannot rush or pass the ball for any gain. it must be kicked successfully or blocked by the opposing team. if for any reason the punter would attempt to advance the ball with a rush or a pass, the offensive team will be penalized and the ball will be marked at the previous spot or line of scrimmage.
No fake extra point kicks or fake field goal attempts will be allowed.
extra point kicks & field goal attempts will be administered in the following manner: the ball will be handed to the holder to position in front of, in back of, or to either side of the extra point kicking tee as he/she desires. the holder will be allowed to put his hands near but not on the ball until the referee blows his whistle. as soon as the referee determines both teams are ready, he will blow his whistle to simulate the snap & the holder may pick up the ball & place it on the tee to kick.
An “NBC” player may attempt a field goal, extra point, punt the
ball and kickoff. they cannot advance the ball due to a
Extra points will be scored the following ways:
(a) two (2) points for a kick.
(b) one (1) point for running or pass play