Basic Rules Created and Played by the Tappan Zee Flag Football League
The Tappan Zee Flag Football League consists of 3 Divisions: “A”/”B”/”C”. New teams enter the “C” Division and advance up to the “B/A” Divisions by winning 6 or more regular season games. For teams with losing records, the opposite holds true.
If you win 3 or less games, you are a candidate to be moved down a division. This keeps the level of play at a constant, shifting even level of parity. “Mini” leagues print our copyrighted rules illegally, but with ’18 teams can they really have parity? You can never play on two teams in the same season regardless of division. In order to be eligible for the play-offs you must have signed yourself in 4 games during the season. There is no “signing other players in”. If you are hurt, and still want to be eligible you must go to the game and sign yourself in. your coach cannot sign you in.
The QB has 6 seconds to get the ball over the line of scrimmage or its a dead ball. All players are eligible to catch the ball including the center. On Defense there is a rusher who lines up 5 yards off the ball and has a free rush at the QB.
There is NO contact in 5-man.
Complete rules are given out to all that register. The rules of the Tappan Zee Flag Football League were copyrighted in ©1996 and are the property of TZFFL, Inc. Any copy or transmission of these rules without the permission of TZFFL, Inc. is prohibited.