7 v. 7 Football

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We utilize USA Football rules with a few modifications. Our non-contact football is simply a rule change where the football must be thrown across the line of scrimmage. The game is played without helmets or pads and has other modifications.

  • No rushing the QB. The QB is down after 4 seconds if a pass has not been thrown.
  • No blocking at any time
  • The ball carrier is down after a one-hand touch

Click here for the SportsIowa 7v7 Official Rules list. Fast and fun, a Passing League is ideal for younger players to learn the game and for older players to work on the ‘skill’ positions that make football the most watched sport in America.

League Logistics

Youth League

  • Signup as an individual on the Ames Park and Rec website: Youth Football Signup.  Follow the link and click on "Football" and then "Search".
  • League runs for 6 weeks. During the first two weeks we'll work on rules, skills and play some short fun games
  • Starting week 3, our coaches will divide the kids into teams and play games during the last 4 weeks. Youth League Rules
  • Grades 1-3: 5:30-7:00pm
  • Grades 4/5: 7:15-8:45pm
  • $80/player which includes a SportsIowa Team tshirt

Adult League

  • Signup as an individual on the Ames Park and Rec website: "Click here to register"
  • The season runs on Tuesday nights starting September 11 for 6 weeks from 6-9pm
  • 6 teams in the league
  • One game will be played each week with 2 x 18 minute halve and a 5 minute half time
  • Single game play off in week 6
  • $575/team