7 On 7

Selects 7on7 Football Schedule

Opening Weekend Nov 5th / 6th – Jamboree style games

Nov. 5th 1:00 – 3:00 and 5:00 – 7:00  //  Nov. 6 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Dec. 4th: 4:00pm – 7:00pm (Open Practice Times)

Dec. 30th: 10:00am – 4:00pm Jamboree Style Tournament

Jan. 7th: 4:00pm – 7:00pm (Open Practice Times)

Jan. 14th – 15th:  Inter-Provincial Tournament



What is 7 on 7 Football?                 

  • It’s similar to what you would see during a regular-season game, but the game is stripped down. Players don’t wear pads and there is no offensive or defensive lines. Offensive players are considered down when they are touched below the neck by a defender.
  • 7 on 7 is something you can set up at practice during the season to work on your team’s passing game
  • Players can wear their team soft helmets, team jerseys and shorts.
  • The game is played from the 40-yard line going into the end zone. Please visit the rules of 7 on 7 below.
  • 2 games can be played concurrently going opposite directions.
  • Once the QB removes the ball from the QB tee, an automated timer will start and the QB has 4 seconds to throw the ball; once the 4 seconds elapse the buzzer will “go off” and the play is dead.
  • This game is geared towards the development of the passing game in a wide open exciting format that really spotlights the quarterbacks, receivers and defensive cover skills of teams

Who can play?

  • Any player from grade 5 through grade 12 in the province of Saskatchewan
  • Any player meeting the age and grade requirements – you don’t have to be part of a any local team.
  • Players interested in playing 7 on 7 on a competitive travel team in 2022 / 2023 as part of the Selects 7 on 7 Program should contact Deb – deb@selectsfootball.com
  • Selects Football 7 on 7 teams will potentially attend 3 to 4 interprovincial tournaments and Nationals in a calendar year, and possibly 1 tournament in the U.S.

Tournament Play:

*Sask Selects 7on7 follows the 7on7 Association of Canada Rules & League Guidelines for tournament play*

ELIGIBILITY: Any enrolled student in the 7th-12th grades U15 – U18 is eligible to participate in appropriate divisions. All student athletes need to check with their coach, league governing body to ensure that high school and or college eligibility is not jeopardized by participating in any leagues or tournaments.

DIVISIONS: The Association is open to all athletes completing the 7th-12th grades, with 1-year eligibility left.

TEAMS: Teams consist of 10-15 players together with 1-3 adult coaches and maximum of 20 players

TIME:  All games will be 25 minutes in length with a running clock. There will be a 25-second play clock in effect. In case of injury the clock will stop at the discretion of the Referee, if that occurs the player must leave for at least one play.

FIELD: The playing field is 40 yards in length, plus a 10-yard end zone. All possessions start at the 40-yard line. No matter where the defense stops the offense, they take over at the 40-yard line.

PLAYER PARTICIPATION: Six Offensive players including the quarterback on the field at all times with five eligible players to receive a pass and two of those players are positioned on the line of scrimmage (LOS) before play starts, one on each side of the ball. Defense is allowed Seven (7) players on the field during game play.

GAME PLAY: Play begins when the Quarterback takes the ball off the regulated QB Tee or one offensive sub is able to snap the ball in shotgun off the QB Tee if teams prefer. A play in progress at the final whistle is completed. The game cannot end on a defensive penalty, unless the offense declines it. Play ends when One hand touched below the neck.

SUBSTITUTION: Defense is allowed to substitute before and after the current play has started or the previous play has ended. Offense may substitute players before play has started. Only 1 offensive coach allowed on the field during games. No Defensive coaches allowed on the field during game play.
* Regular substitution rules apply*


Game Rules:

OFFENSE: Teams have 3 downs to gain 15 yards for a first down during each series. Team are able to acquire two first downs per series and complete the drive with 10 yards remaining to score a touchdown and complete the offensive series.

OFFENSIVE SCORING: Touchdowns are counted as 6 points; offensive teams can elect to take the single point after scoring with no additional plays or Offenses can elect to go for a 2-point conversion from the 10-yard line after a scoring play.
• Offense is allowed (1) running play per offensive series
• Quarterbacks has 4 seconds to throw the ball
• Quarterbacks can run if blitzed by opposing defensive team
• No double passing Allowed
• Quarterbacks are allowed 1 extra second if they roll out to right or left (boot leg play)

DEFENSE: Allowed two (2) blitzes per game, blitzers are required to rush the QB from a 5-yard distance from LOS. Defense are allowed to blitz multiple players in their blitz packages. There is no yard off the ball for defensive players. Players are allowed to play press coverage against the offensive team as long as they are not lined up in the neutral zone. Defensive players are deemed offside if they are lined up in the neutral zone across the LOS.


DEFENSIVE SCORING:
Defensive players are allowed to contribute to the teams score as well. Interceptions by players are counted as 3 points to a team’s total score and Players are allowed to return interceptions back to the 40-yard line if they are not touched by the opposing offensive team. This will be treated like an offensive scoring play where teams can elect to take the 7 points or go for a 2-point conversion after the scoring play.


TIMEOUTS:
Each team are allowed (1) Time Out per game (25 minutes) and (1) Time Out in championship overtime games.


OVERTIME:
Teams tied with the same score at the end of regulation
Tournament Games / Regular Season: Each team gets one play starting at the 35-yard line longest yard wins and is awarded 1 point towards the score.
• Championship Games:
Teams play 7-minute game with continual clock to determine a winner. If score remains tied after 7-minute overtime. Both teams go to 1 play longest yard format.

OFFENSIVE PENALTIES:
QB’s have 4 seconds to throw the ball to an eligible receiver. If the QB fails to do so, this action results in a quarterback sack a loss of down.

  • QB making a forward pass across the LOS – 10 Yard penalty or loss of down if infraction is committed at the 40-yard line
  • Receivers that are lined up offsides at the 40-yard results in a loss of down
  • Illegal formation, not enough eligible players on the LOS, loss of down on 40-yard line, or loss of 10 yards.
  • Illegal Shift / Motion, moving toward LOS,loss of down on 40-yard line, or loss of 5 yards
  • Objectional Conduct 15 yards


DEFENSIVE PENALTIES:

  • Defensive offsides – 5 yards
  • Defensive holding – 10 yards
  • Pass Interference – 15 yards from original spot
  • Illegal rush of the QB – 10 yards (example: Blitz 3 times in a game)

All Teams Participating in 7on7 A.O.C events are required to follow all rules and code of conduct.