Most of the rules are familiar from other incarnations of the indoor leagues PIFL teams have played in (linebacker restrictions, one offensive man in motion, etc.) but a couple of twists stand out to me.
They raised the crossbar five feet, which makes long field goals and unos much more difficult. I don't remember seeing many unos at all that cleared the crossbar by more than five feet.6. Goal Posts: The crossbars are centered on each end line. The width must
be 10 feet measured from the inside to inside of the uprights. The uprights
extend 20 feet vertically from the crossbar. The crossbar must be 15 feet
from the turf to the bottom of the crossbar. The diameter of each post
shall not be less than 3 inches or greater than 4 inches. Goal posts shall be
painted in bright yellow. Slack nets may be used behind the goalposts. The
nets shall be attached in such a way that they cover the dimensions of the
goal posts. The nets shall not extend past the uprights in any way. It is
recommended that slack nets be installed in order to retain footballs
This is in the free kick section:
Takes away one type of onside kick.E. Ball touching the wall: If the ball touches the wall before going 10 yards
and has not been touched by a member of the receiving team, the receiving
team may elect to take the ball at the point it touched the wall. The ball
remains live and can be played off the wall. The receiving team may take
the ball at the Spot the ball first touched the wall or result of the paly. (Not
a foul; no flag, just a bean bag at the spot of touching)
Is it me, or did the SIFL/AIFA allow passes to be caught off the wall?E. Incomplete forward pass: A forward pass shall be incomplete as follows:
1.) When a ball strikes the ground.
2.) When the ball goes out of bounds, even if touched by a
player in the field of play.
3.) When the passer has begun his forward passing motion
with the ball and the ball leaves his hand and strikes the
4.) When the ball hits the wall prior to posession
Any other rules stand out to anyone?