Indonesian Flag Football Association-Bogor Region


Flag football is a version of American football that is popular worldwide. The basic rules of the game are similar to those of the NFL game, but instead of tackling players to the ground, the defensive team must remove a flag or flag belt from the ball carrier ("deflagging") to end a down. In most organized play, players wear a belt. Flag football was designed in an effort to minimize injuries that playing tackle football could bring. That said, our league allows open hand contact between linemen as well as "bump and run" rule for defensive backs within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage. Aggressive contact is strictly prohibited by any players as well as stiff arming, blocking with arms, elbows, shoulders or any other part of the body outside of the open palms of the hand.