Major Rule Difference

  • 7 Players to a side: 15 active players to a roster plus 5 for taxi squad
  • Players play both sides of the ball: offense and defense
  • Only one substitution on a change of possession
  • 20 yards for a first down in four attempts
  • No blocking below the knees or in the back
  • No head to head tackling with feet off the ground
  • Players must use both hands and wrap around legs/body for a tackle
  • Personal fouls – players will be carded:*
    • First Time – 20 yard penalty
    • Second Time – Penalty plus yellow card and one minute suspension
    • Third time – penalty plus red card suspension for two minutes
    • Fourth time – if player commits three personal fouls he is removed from the game and a new player is substituted.