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UPDATED

January 3rd 2022

Based on survey results we will not be putting any teams together for this winter season due to lack of players. We will make an earlier and more concerted effort in the seasons to come so long as thos organizations continue to update us on regitrations, schedules, rules, etc..

If you still wish to play you can reach out to Randy Frederick ( ) of the Manchester Sabres youth AYF football. I believe they still have room for additional players at all levels. As of thi posting, the information below is still good as it pertains to the 2022 winter session.

 

Bulldogs Indoor Football

2021—2022 season

The mission of this league to create a fun, team first opportunity for athlete’s to continue playing football after their regular season is done. Team are to take a learning first approach when working with kids and in games. The Bulldogs Indoor Football League is designed to help coaches and players continue their development. The BIFL will consist of a board of directors to make all decisions. The league will cost $1500 per team with all funds going to facility cost and referee costs.

THE FIELD

10U - The PhanZone Sports Center located in Hampstead NH .185’x85’’) are surfaced with Field-Turf

12U & 14U - The Hampshire Dome in Milford NH. Full Field measures 103 yards by 60 yards. It is Divided into three Fields

PARTICIPANTS

  • No participant is allowed to be rostered on more than one team.

  • Roster change can only occur with league official approval.

  • Any team caught using a non rostered player will be fined $40.00 for each offense and will have all games player plays forfeited.

  • In the event that a team does not have enough players to legally play the game (8 players are required) they will have to forfeit the game.

  • No chewing gum, tobacco, food, or candy on field at any time.

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    A player with a bleeding injury must be substituted immediately

     

EQUIPMENT

Full contact football gear, as required by the High School Federation. The official football used is a K-2 for 10u; TDJ is used for 12u and TDY is used for 14u. All players must wear an athletic supporter with cup, and a mouthpiece to be eligible to play. Foot gear: Sneakers, turf shoes, and rubber cleats are acceptable, but you should check out the corresponding facility, at which you’ll be playing, before making a determination.

AGE RESTRICTIONS

  • -10u teams – no player may turn 11 years old prior to November 15 2021.
  • -12u teams – no player may turn 13 years old prior to November 15 2021.
  • -14u teams – no player may turn 15 years old prior to November 15 2021.

*** NO EXCEPTIONS TO GRADE REQUIREMENTS*** All teams must submit rosters prior to the first game and maintain 2 binders- 1 binder to be turned in at the beginning of the season to the League the other must be present during all games and can be called upon to verify players eligibility. Under the rules, players can play up, although Bulldog Indoor Football League discourages this as children should be with other children their own ages. Playing up will be at the discretion of the head coach. If no team exists in the grade which the player is enrolled, players will be allowed to play up at the coach’s discretion.

WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS UNRESTRICTED WEIGHTS IN ALL DIVISIONS

PLAYERS AND FORMATIONS

Please note that the purpose and intention of the league rules are to allow for fair play and increase the athlete’s understanding of the game. All High School rules are in effect according to the National Federation rulebook with the following exceptions: The BIFL applies to indoor football as detailed in the following sections. Bulldogs Youth Indoor Football reserves the right to modify, add or remove rules as they deem fit for the improvement or safety of the League.

Starting of the Game

Teams must have a minimum of 8 players available to start a game.Normal coin toss will be in effect with the receiving team obtaining the ball on their own 15 yard line. Ball is always spotted in the middle of the field regardless of where the tackle occurs after each play.

Coaching

  • A maximum of Three (3) coaches are permitted on the sidelines.
  • Coaches must be identified on the team roster and no substitutes are allowed.
  • No coaches are permitted on the field unless a timeout is called.
  • One (1) coach is permitted on the field for 3rd/4th grade teams.

Offense

  • The offensive team shall consist of eight (8) players on the field.
  • Three down line offensive players must be on the line of scrimmage within the “box” (free blocking zone and no more than 3 ft split) . These players are ineligible
  • In addition to the 3 linemen above, there must be a 4th eligible receiver on the line. This player can be split or tight.
  • All basic football rules apply to eligible receivers and covered ends.
  • Only one player in motion pre-snap
  • There is no forward offensive motion prior to snap.
  • All leagues use High School Federation Rules and accordingly the backfields are not subject to restriction concerning formation or motion other than the limitations imposed by H.S. Federation rules.
  • All backs are eligible receivers.

DEFENSE

  • The defensive team shall consist of eight (8) players on the field.
  • At the snap, defenders can only rush A gap and the outside shoulder of the guards. A maximum of 4 defenders can rush at the snap
  • DB and LB are allowed to cross the line of scrimmage after either the ball is handed off from the QB to a back or the QB runs outside of the “box” (outside foot of each guard).

28 POINT RULE

  • If at the start of the second half, one team is ahead by more than 28 points, the losing team shall receive the ball to start the second half. Team down will have the ball at the 25 yard line.
  • If a team scores a touchdown that puts them ahead by more than 28 points, no extra point will be attempted.
  • If a team losing by more than 28 points after they score a TD and attempt a conversion, they will receive the ball back at the 25 yard line.
  • No defensive lineman on the winning team is allowed to shoot the gaps when the score is more than 28 points.

TIME LIMITS

  • Two (2) twenty-minute halves of running time, with a three (3) minute break between halves. The final minute of each half is normal football rules where the clock will stop for out of bounds; incompletions etc.
  • Each team has two (2) time outs per half. Timeouts are 30 seconds each.
  • Time-outs are essentially clock stoppages. After 30 seconds a whistle will blow and the clock will automatically start unless inside 1 minute.
  • The clock will only stop for defensive penalties within final 1 minute of the half or game or if a player becomes injured at any point during the game.
  • In the event that the clock is stopped due to an injury, the league may shorten the game to accommodate the facility.

GENERAL LEAGUE RULES

  • At the conclusion of all games, teams will shake hands and they must exit the field immediately to accommodate the facility’s scheduling. Coaches may address their teams in another section of the facility.
  • Teams must be present fifteen (15) minutes prior to game.
  • If a team elects to punt, the ball will be advanced 15 yards from the spot
  • All penalties are 5 yard with the exception of personal fouls, holding, block in the back, and pass interference. These are 10 yard penalties.
  • All spectators must stay off the field
  • Home team must supply 3 volunteers for sideline duties (Down & Chains)

FORFEITS

  • A game will be declared a forfeit by the league if a team does not have at least 8 players ready to play at the field location at the scheduled time.
  • The league, at its discretion can leave the decision up to the opposing team as to whether they want to play a shortened game.
  • The league, at its discretion can allow teams to “borrow” players from other teams
    • Borrowed players will only be allowed to play offensive and/or defensive line
  • Rescheduling any game must be agreed by opposing team and is subject to league approval with all costs to be paid by team who would otherwise forfeit.
  • Any team that has not paid the league fee can, at the discretion of league officials, be required to forfeit any number of games.
  • Teams that have not paid in full prior to the start of the season may, at the discretion of league officials, have season shortened, or may be replaced or removed from participating in the play-offs.

MOVING OF BALL AND SCORING

Four (4) downs are allowed to advance the ball ten (10) yards for first down, or to score.

Six (6) points are awarded for a touchdown.

After a TD, the scoring team must elect to go for 1 (ball placed on the 3) or 2 (ball placed on the 5)

There are currently no provisions for field goals in any of the indoor facilities.

Passing rules follow High School Federation Rules, in which receiver must have one foot in bounds.

PENALTIES

There will be two (2) referees assigned per game. The referee’s judgment is final. Penalty Structure

  • Any player or coach can be removed from the game by a referee or League Official.
  • Any ejection of a player, or coach, will result in review by the league with a mandatory, minimum one (1) game suspension, and can include forfeits and expulsion from the League, without refund.
  • All disciplinary actions are at the discretion of Bulldogs Youth Indoor Football, without exception.
  • Any PROTEST must be verbalized to the game referee at the time of the incident.
  • The protest must then be filed with the league in writing within 24 hours of the game.
  • A $100.00 filing fee must accompany the written protest.
  • If the protest is determined to be a legitimate protest, the filing fee shall be returned.
  • ALL appeals must be made in writing addressed to.

Bulldogs Youth Indoor Football League, via E-mail to Kevin Dunbar kevinbsp@gmail.com or Randy Frederick frederickrandy27@gmail.com

ON-SIDE KICK

  • After scoring a touchdown and attempting a PAT, the scoring team may elect to “onside kick”. This will consist of a “4 th and 10” from the scoring team’s own 5 yard line. If successful, the team maintains the ball. If not successful, the defense takes over at the spot of the failed attempt.
  • If a safety results from the play, the defense will be awarded 6 points and be allowed to attempt a conversion
  • The onside kick option can only be chosen by a team losing in the 2nd half.

PLAYOFFS

Playoff brackets will be determined by the number of teams in each division. It will be higher seed vs lower seed format. This is a single game elimination. The higher is the home team. Eliminated teams may play consolation games. In all divisions, the placement/seeding will be determined by overall record. If the records are the same, the second criteria will be the head to head record. If there is still a tie after the head-to-head games, the third criteria will be the team with the least points scored against it. We will not use points scored as a criteria for getting a playoff spot, as this will promote running-up scores, and that is a direct contradiction to what this league is about. If there is still a tie with respect to points scored against, the final criteria will, unfortunately, be the flip of a coin. At the discretion of Bulldogs Youth Indoor Football, some Divisions will break off into A/B brackets for the playoffs to assure more balanced games and on occasion out of scheduling necessity.


SCHEDULE

Bulldogs Indoor Football

Sat Jan 22, 2022

7pm - 10pm 10u Indoor Football 1st game at 7, 2nd at 8, 3rd at 9

Calendar: Bulldogs Indoor Football

Created by: Kevin Dunbar

Description: 1st game starts at 7pm 2nd game starts at 8pm 3rd game starts at 9pm

Sun Jan 23, 2022

8pm - 9pm 14u All 3 games same hour

Where: The Hampshire Dome, 34 Emerson Rd, Milford, NH 03055, USA

Calendar: Bulldogs Indoor Football

Created by: Kevin Dunbar

Mon Jan 24, 2022

8pm - 9pm 12u All 3 games same hour

Where: The Hampshire Dome, 34 Emerson Rd, Milford, NH 03055, USA

Calendar: Bulldogs Indoor Football

Created by: Kevin Dunbar

Sat Jan 29, 2022

7pm - 10pm 10u Indoor Football 1st game at 7, 2nd at 8, 3rd at 9

Where: Phan Zone Sports Center, 142 NH-111, Hampstead, NH 03841, USA

Calendar: Bulldogs Indoor Football

Created by: Kevin Dunbar

Sun Jan 30, 2022

8pm - 9pm 14u All 3 games same hour

Where: The Hampshire Dome, 34 Emerson Rd, Milford, NH 03055, USA

Calendar: Bulldogs Indoor Football

Created by: Kevin Dunbar

Mon Jan 31, 2022

8pm - 9pm 12u 3 FIELDS

Where: The Hampshire Dome, 34 Emerson Rd, Milford, NH 03055, USA

Calendar: Bulldogs Indoor Football

Created by: Kevin Dunbar

Sat Feb 5, 2022

7pm - 10pm 10u Indoor Football 1st game at 7, 2nd at 8, 3rd at 9

Where: Phan Zone Sports Center, 142 NH-111, Hampstead, NH 03841, USA

Calendar: Bulldogs Indoor Football

Created by: Kevin Dunbar

Sun Feb 6, 2022

9am - 10am 14u 1 game only

Where: The Hampshire Dome, 34 Emerson Rd, Milford, NH 03055, USA

Calendar: Bulldogs Indoor Football

Created by: Kevin Dunbar

10am - 11am 14u 2 games only

Where: The Hampshire Dome, 34 Emerson Rd, Milford, NH 03055, USA

Calendar: Bulldogs Indoor Football

Created by: Kevin Dunbar

Bulldogs Indoor Football

6pm - 7pm 12u All 3 games same hour

Where: The Hampshire Dome, 34 Emerson Rd, Milford, NH 03055, USA

Calendar: Bulldogs Indoor Football

Created by: Kevin Dunbar

Sat Feb 12, 2022

7pm - 10pm 10u Indoor Football 1st game at 7, 2nd at 8, 3rd at 9

Where: Phan Zone Sports Center, 142 NH-111, Hampstead, NH 03841, USA

Calendar: Bulldogs Indoor Football

Created by: Kevin Dunbar

Mon Feb 14, 2022

8pm - 9pm 14u 3 games same hour

Where: The Hampshire Dome, 34 Emerson Rd, Milford, NH 03055, USA

Calendar: Bulldogs Indoor Football

Created by: Kevin Dunbar

Sat Feb 19, 2022

5:30pm - 6:30pm 12u 3 games same hour

Where: The Hampshire Dome, 34 Emerson Rd, Milford, NH 03055, USA

Calendar: Bulldogs Indoor Football

Created by: Kevin Dunbar

7pm - 10pm 10u Indoor Football 1st game at 7, 2nd at 8, 3rd at 9

Where: Phan Zone Sports Center, 142 NH-111, Hampstead, NH 03841, USA

Calendar: Bulldogs Indoor Football

Created by: Kevin Dunbar

Sun Feb 20, 2022

12:30pm - 2:30pm 14u 1st game at 12:30pm,2nd at 1:30pm

Where: The Hampshire Dome, 34 Emerson Rd, Milford, NH 03055, USA

Calendar: Bulldogs Indoor Football

Created by: Kevin Dunbar

4pm - 5pm 14u 1 game only

Where: The Hampshire Dome, 34 Emerson Rd, Milford, NH 03055, USA

Calendar: Bulldogs Indoor Football

Created by: Kevin Dunbar

Mon Feb 28, 2022

8pm - 9pm 12u 3 games same hour

Where: The Hampshire Dome, 34 Emerson Rd, Milford, NH 03055, USA

Calendar: Bulldogs Indoor Football

Created by: Kevin Dunbar

Sat Mar 5, 2022

4:30pm - 5:30pm 14u All 3 games same hour

Calendar: Bulldogs Indoor Football

Created by: Kevin Dunbar

5:30pm - 6:30pm 12u All 3 games same hour

Where: The Hampshire Dome, 34 Emerson Rd, Milford, NH 03055, USA

Calendar: Bulldogs Indoor Football

Created by: Kevin Dunbar

Bulldogs Indoor Football

7pm - 10pm 10u Indoor Football 1st game at 7, 2nd at 8, 3rd at 9

Where: Phan Zone Sports Center, 142 NH-111, Hampstead, NH 03841, USA

Calendar: Bulldogs Indoor Football

Created by: Kevin Dunbar

Sat Mar 19, 2022

6pm - 9pm PLAYOFFS ALL 3 FIELDS schedule TBD

Where: The Hampshire Dome, 34 Emerson Rd, Milford, NH 03055, USA

Calendar: Bulldogs Indoor Football

Created by: Kevin Dunbar

Sat Mar 26, 2022

11am - 1pm PLAYOFFS ALL 3 FIELDS schedule TBD

Where: The Hampshire Dome, 34 Emerson Rd, Milford, NH 03055, USA

Calendar: Bulldogs Indoor Football

Created by: Kevin Dunbar