12U & 14U LEVEL GUIDELINES AND RULES:
CONTENTS 1 (This page)
LEVELS AND LIMITATIONS 2
OVERTIME GAMES 3
25 POINT RULE 3
12U &14U DIVISION RULES & GUIDELINES
The purpose of the 12u and 14u levels are to provide a Junior High school level for older and more experienced players with an emphasis still to be placed primarily upon teaching young players good sound offensive & defensive fundamental skills. The 12u and 14u divisions [ also known as the Sunday Teams ] are an educational and competitive step toward the next level of football in high school. Each coach needs to remember that the JFLOCI program itself was established many years ago to provide each player an opportunity to play regardless of his/her ability and to obtain good sound instruction in the sport of tackle football. Although more competitive the Sunday teams still need to maintain the instructional integrity of JFLOCI.
12U 14U LEVELS LIMITATIONS
AGE AND WEIGHT RULES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
AGE WEIGHT NBC
12 UNLIMITED OVER 130 LBS
13 UNLIMITED OVER 155 LBS
14 UNLIMITED OVER 155 LBS
12U AND 14U GUIDELINES
The 12u and 14u levels will follow the IHSA rules with the exception of the rules as listed with JFLOCI General Rules and Level Rules.
The 12u & 14u levels will utilize the standard IHSA tie breaker procedure for games ending in a tie score after regulation time has expired.
TWENTY-FIVE POINT (25) POINT SPREAD RULE:
A twenty-five point spread rule has been established for use by the 12U and 14U levels only. (all other divisions use an eighteen point spread) the twenty-five (25) point spread rule shall be administered with the following rules or guidelines:
If during any sanctioned 12u and 14u JFLOCI game a point differential of twenty-five (25) or more points has been obtained by a team, the rule will be applied.
That team will have a “first and goal” on all subsequent possessions as long as a twenty-five (25) point or more differential continues to exist between the two teams.
After completing four downs without a score, the only way in which a team with a twenty-five (25) point or more lead may regain possession of the ball is for the trailing team to have had the ball in their possession for at least one (1) live ball play.
After a score, the team leading by twenty-five (25) points, must kick off to the trailing team and allow them at least one (1) live ball play, in the event the kicking team recovers the ball on the kickoff, they will turn the ball over to the receiving team at the spot of recovery.