Are the rules any different for 8 on 8?

October 16, 2017 sandybeckett

The rules for 8 on 8 are essentially the same as regular football, in terms of the basic game and penalties etc.  For a full set of rules please Click here.  For a simplified set of rules of differences Click Here. However the following basic differences apply:

    • The game is played with 8 on 8 players on the field.

    • There are two 22 minute halves with a continuous clock.

    • Only 3 referees in the game during the regular season and 1st 2 rounds of the playoffs (depending on divisions).

    • There are no field goals, punting or kick offs.

    • The field size is 80 yards by 40 yards.

    • Each team is allowed two, thirty second timeouts per gameAny unused timeouts can carry over to the second half. 

    • There is a mandatory two minute warning at the end of each half, with all privileges of a time out for both teams.

    • There are slight differences in the offensive and defensive minimum and maximum lineman rules