2018-19 Pylon 7 on 7 Rules

Field Dimensions:

Field Length will be 50 yards. 40 yard playing field with a 10 yard end zone.

Starting Each Game:

1. Coin Toss. The toss of coin will take place within two minutes of scheduled start time of game. The toss will be called by the team captain (Ref’s Discretion) before the coin is flipped. Winning team will begin possession of the ball on the +40 yard line with their choice of hash.
2. A whistle will begin each game.
3. Each game last 25 minutes with running clock (Overtime in Pool Play).
4. Official will declare when the clock is under 2 minutes
5. The clock never stops.
6. A whistle will end each game.
7. The referees will keep the official score and time on the field for each game.
8. Soft Helmets and Mouth pieces must be worn at all times by all players except the QB. If a player does not have either they cannot participate until they do.

Moving the Ball:

1. Offense always starts on +40 yard line with their choice of the hash. After any change of possession.
2. All snaps at the +40 yard line must be off the QB-TEE (No Shotgun). Upon gaining a yard or more QB may take a shotgun off QB-TEE.
3. Offense has three (3) downs to gain a first down. First down markers will be at the 25, and 10 yard lines.
4. Once inside the 10 yard line, the offense has 3 downs to score a touchdown.
5. The first person to control the football off of the QB-Tee is the QB. The QB is never eligible to run.
6. The offense may run the ball as many times as they want on any down during the game. The QB is allowed to make one exchange (ex. Pass, handoff or toss). No toss passes, reverses or hook and ladder.
7. Defensive players cannot cross the line on a run play until the quarterback hands the ball off to the RB. If he does that is considered a blitz.
8. Quarterback can NEVER run the ball.
9. A conversion after a touchdown, the offense can choose to go for 2 points. (TD is 7 points, if going for 2 points TD is 6 points)
10. 2 point conversion if from the 10 yard line. Offense chooses hash for ball placement.

Coaching your Team:

1. There will be one offensive coach allowed on the field at any time.
2. The coach must be position behind the offensive huddle.
3. Coaches are not allowed to challenge any official ruling.
4. Remaining team coaches can work from the sidelines.
5. NO defensive coaches allowed on the field.
6. Coaches will be given 1 sideline warning during play. Second warning will result in a 10 yard penalty or half the distance to the goal. Third warning will result in coaches ejection.

Special Rules:

1. NO Blocking!

2. Face guarding is allowed
3. Blocking will result in a loss of down, return to previous spot.
4. Ball carrier is legally down when touched below the neck with one hand. A defender may leave his feet to make a tag.
5. Fumbles (Including snap) are dead balls at the spot with the last team in control retaining possession at the spot.
6. Offensive team will have 25 seconds to put the ball into play. Delay of game is a loss of down.
7. The offensive team is responsible for retrieving and returning the ball to the official. The clock does not stop, and any delay of the offense in retrieving and returning the ball to the official will result in delay of game.
8. Defensive pass interference or defensive holding will result in a first down at the spot of the foul.
9. Offensive pass interference will result in a return to the previous spot plus a loss of down.
10. QB is allowed 4.0 seconds to throw the ball. Referees will stop play if 4.0 seconds is surpassed. Only when the defense blitzes the 4.0 second clock is not in play meaning the QB can avoid the rush for as many seconds as needed but he is still not allowed to run pass the line of scrimmage.
11. The defense is allowed one (1) blitz in the entire game (including overtime) meaning if you don’t blitz during the 25 minute game it carries over to overtime but if you used your blitz in the 25 minute game you do not have a blitz for overtime.
12. An interception will result in an immediate stoppage of play and a change of possession with the interception team gaining possession at the 40 yard line.
13. Excessive celebration is not allowed and will not be tolerated. If a team clears the sideline to celebrate a touchdown and delay the game they will be penalized 15 yards on defense on the next opponents offensive drive/possession . If on a extra point they team will be penalized 15 yards on defense and the extra point will not count.
14. A game cannot end on a defensive penalty. If this occurs, the offense will have a untimed down if time has expired.

15. Fighting will not be tolerated. If a player throws a punch, he is ejected immediately and can NOT return to the game. If players are involved in pushing or shoving they will be ejected immediately from the game and cannot returned. If a team’s bench clears, resulting in a fight, both of the teams are ejected, resulting in a forfeit. The referee has the right to throw out any player, players, or team out of the game. The Pylon staff has the right in extreme cases to throw out players and teams out of the tournament. And they will have to leave the complex immediately. A referee can also give a 15 yard un-sportsman penalty.

16. Each team is allowed one (1) blitz per game. After the team blitz’s, the referee will kick over the sideline cone. If a team blitz’s more than one time in a game, they will be penalized 15 yards, un-sportsman

Tie Breaker:
1. Any game that ends in a tie will go to a tiebreaker. There will be a coin toss at the beginning of the tiebreaker with the home team calling the toss. The winner will choose to be on either offense or defense.
2. Each team will have 1 snap from the 40 yard line, choice of hash.
3. The team with the deepest completion will be declared the winner of the tiebreaker and will add 1 point to the final score.
4. If there is no completion, or the deepest completion is equal, the tiebreaker will be repeated with the team that lost the initial coin toss making the choice to either take offense or defense.
5. This format will be repeated until there is a clear winner is declared.
6. This tiebreaker format will be used in all games

SHOOT-OUT BRACKET FORMAT:
1. All teams will be seeded in the bracket based on Day 1 win/loss and day 1 schedule.
2. All teams will play minimum of 4 games during event.

BRACKET WINNER WILL BE DETERMINED BY:
1. Head to head Competition.

AT LARGE TEAM WILL BE DETERMINED BY:
1. Record
2. Total points scored.
3. Point differential total score minus total give up.

POINT VALUES:
1. Offensive touchdown 7 = points. (6 Points if going for 2)
2. Extra point from the +10 = 2 points.
3. Tiebreaker victory = 1 point.

PENALTIES:
Offensive Penalties Assessed Result
False start/Illegal motion Line of Scrimmage Loss of Down
Delay of Game Line of Scrimmage Loss of Down
Blocking Line of Scrimmage Loss of Down
Fumbles Dead Ball (offense retains possession at the spot)
Pass Interference Line of Scrimmage Loss of Down
Unnecessary Roughness 15 Yards – LOS Loss of Down
Illegal Play 5 Yards Loss of Down
Un-sportsman 15 Yards Loss of Down
Defense Penalties Assessed Result
Encroachment/ Neutral zone 5 yards Repeat Down
Holding Offense FD Spot Foul & 1st Down
Pass Interference Offense FD Spot Foul & 1st Down
Unnecessary Roughness 15 Yards Line of Scrimmage
Illegal Play 5 yards First Down
Un-sportsman 15 Yards First Down
PLEASE HELP US KEEP OUR FIELDS CLEAN; EACH TEAM IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CLEAN UP OF WATER BOTTLES AND TRASH ON THEIR OWN SIDELINES. THANK YOU!!!

 

XFP 7 on 7 Team Info

Fees $150.00 paid monthly on by the 3rd of each month). Includes local tournament style play monthly against top talent, Team Shirt, Training Costs from qualified Coaches, NCAA Eligibility & Recruiting family consultation, Player Profile, Access to College Prospect Day Event and Texas Football Expo, Local Teams Season Fee is expected to be roughly $900.00. Included in this fee is: Practice Shirt, Weekly Work Out, 7v7 Local Tournaments, NCAA Eligibility Oversight, Guidance with NCAA Recruiting Process, Player Profile and Inclusion to participate at the Annual College Prospect Day (May) and Texas Football Expo (July). Local Team is best suited for players that are highly competitive in Spring Sports and families seeking a lower cost. Members from the Local Team, can be extended an offer to join the National Travel Team based upon their performance in practices and tournaments.

Fees $200.00 paid monthly on the 3rd of each month). Includes everything the local team receives. Note: Excludes Travel Costs (transportation, lodging, meals) to Las Vegas, Indianapolis, and Orlando. National Championships for Pylon National Tournament will be additional expenses that is additional. Your fees includes travel (transportation, lodging, meals) cost to the scheduled tournament provided to all participants. Travel Team Members also receive XFP Gear. Travel Teams Season Fee is expected to be roughly $1,200.00. Included in this fee is: Everything included with Local Teams, Travel Team is best suited for players interested in visiting various colleges and competing at the highest level, while maintaining the serious commitment to the team throughout the Spring and Summer. Travel teams will compete in same tournaments as local teams, as well as National Tournament Schedule. National Travel Team Members will also receive XFP Gloves, Uniforms and other gear. Note: Excludes Travel Costs (transportation & lodging) to Las Vegas, Indianapolis and Orlando. National Championships for Pylon National Tournament will be additional expenses that is additional. All other travel (transportation, lodging, meals) cost will be provided.  Any additional tournaments we mutually agree to attend will be forwarded to all parties associated with our program. XFP will always have a host hotel provided by Pylon with reduced rates so that Parents can book in advance airfare and lodging once selected to this team.
Once you are on Team XFP, there are NO-REFUNDS. We pride ourselves on limiting the number of participants at our events and on our teams. We want every player to get quality reps and have the best opportunity to showcase their skills during this 7v7 season.
Notes:
1) Players can only try out for one position (This doesn’t mean we will not ask the player to play multiple
positions over tim

2) Players must attend scheduled practices

3) Players must represent themselves well on all forms of social media
4) Players must have a minimum of 2.5 & Partial Plan Player must stay on track with all plans previously
discussed to participate
5) Players and Parents must sign off on all XFP Documents
1. Medical & Media Release Forms
2. Player and Parent Code of Conduct

WE ASK THAT ALL POTENTIAL MEMBERS OF THE XFP TEAM ATTEND ALL TRYOUT IF TIME PERMITS AS WE WILL BE REVIEWING INFORMATION FROM THE PRIOR WEEKS. WE WILL BE ASSESSING DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF THE GAME OFFENSIVELY AND DEFENSIVELY EACH WEEK. WALK UPS ARE WELCOMED.

o Field House Sports BCS – NOVEMBER 26, 2017 – 4-7PM
oField House Sports BCS – DECEMBER 03, 2017 – 4-7PM
oField House Sports BCS – DECEMBER 10, 2017 – 4-7PM

o Field House Sports BCS – JANUARY 6, 2018 – 4-7PM
oField House Sports BCS – JANUARY 13, 2018 – 4-7PM
oField House Sports BCS – JANUARY 14, 2018 – TBD

*Parent/Player Meeting

BECOME A MEMBER OF X/FACTOR PREP SPORTS (XFP) AND YOU WILL RECEIVE:
A) ADDITIONAL POSITION SPECIFIC TRAINING AT OUR FIELD HOUSE SPORTS BCS LOCATION.
B) INDIVIDUAL PLAYER PROFILE DEVELOPED BY XFP RECRUITING SERVICE STAFF:
• INCLUDES RECRUITING CONSULTATION
• OUR ASSESSMENT PROJECTION REPORT
• OUR MARKETING SERVICES WILL FORWARD PROSPECT INFORMATION TO COLLEGES AND RECRUITING PUBLICATIONS SPORTS NOTE: XFP IS BASED IN COLLEGE STATION, TX AND HAS DIRECT ACCESS TO NATIONAL SPORTS WRITERS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON X/FACTOR PREP SPORTS, VISIT WWW.XFPSPORTS.COM.

• PLEASE TAKE YOUR TIME TO REVIEW IF JOINING XFP IS RIGHT FOR YOU. WE ARE VERY COMMITTED TO PROMOTING OUR PLAYERS. PARENTS AND PLAYERS MUST BE COMMITTED TO THE OVERALL PROGRESSION. WE EMBODY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN WHAT GOES INTO THE TRANSITION PROCESS AT EACH LEVEL. ONCE YOU COMMIT, WE ARE COMMITTED TO YOU FOR THE SEASON (FEB-JUNE) AND WILL KEEP TABS ON ALL OUR ATHLETES BEYOND THE SEASON.

Revised 12/9/2017

XFP CLUB 7 on 7  TEAM INFO (Additional Rules)

Team Size:

Teams can’t exceed 18 players. A team can’t be formed without a minimum of 12 players

Players:

All players will be required to sign a player code of conduct form. All players are required to submit current school transcripts, and sit down with our academic specialist to form a short-term and long-term academic plan. We uphold the no pass, no play rule. All players maintaining your academic efforts are as important as your field efforts.

Parents/Guardians:

All parents/guardians are required to sign a parent/guardian code of conduct. It is our goal to keep the game safe, fun with an efficient flow of the game.

Coaches:

All coaches are required to sign their code of conduct agreement. Background checks will be performed on all coaches and volunteers. Coaches staffs will consist of two (2) coaches. One (1) Offensive coach and one (1) defensive coach.

Equipment:

XFP Club 7 on 7 provides our custom designed swag bag and soft-shell helmets to all participants. Each team will provide a dress code for each game & team. Additional gear and accessories can be purchased at the XFP Pro Shop. We suggest you invest in grass cleats & mouth piece. Gloves and other accessories can be found in the XFP pro shop.

Cost Details:

No Try-Out Fee ($750.00 Season Costs February thru June). Fees $150.00 paid monthly on by the 3rd of each month). Includes local tournament style play monthly against top talent, Team Shirt, Training Costs from qualified Coaches, NCAA Eligibility & Recruiting family consultation, Player Profile, Access to College Prospect Day Event and Texas Football Expo, Local Teams Season Fee is expected to be roughly $900.00. Included in this fee is: Practice Shirt, Weekly Work Out, 7v7 Local Tournaments, NCAA Eligibility Oversight, Guidance with NCAA Recruiting Process, Player Profile and Inclusion to participate at the Annual College Prospect Day (May) and Texas Football Expo (July). Local Team is best suited for players that are highly competitive in Spring Sports and families seeking a lower cost. Members from the Local Team, can be extended an offer to join the National Travel Team based upon their performance in practices and tournaments.

No Try-Out Fee ($1,000.00 Season Costs February thru June). Fees $200.00 paid monthly on the 3rd of each month). Includes everything the local team receives. Note: Excludes Travel Costs (transportation, lodging, meals) to Las Vegas, Indianapolis and Charlotte. Pylon National Championships will be additional expenses that is additional. Player Fees includes travel (transportation, lodging, meals) to all tournaments provided by the XFP organization. Travel Team Members also receive XFP Gear. Travel Teams Season Fee is expected to be roughly $1,200.00. Included in this fee is: Everything included with Local Teams, Travel Team is best suited for players interested in visiting various colleges and competing at the highest level, while maintaining the serious commitment to the team throughout the Spring and Summer. Travel teams will compete in same tournaments as local teams, as well as National Tournament Schedule. National Travel Team Members will also receive XFP Gloves, Uniforms and other gear. Note: Excludes Travel Costs (transportation & lodging) to Las Vegas, Indianapolis and Orlando. Pylon National Championships will be additional expenses that is additional. Player Fees will cover travel (transportation, lodging, meals) to tournament provided by XFP organization. XFP will always have a host hotel with reduced rates so that Parents can book in advance airfare and lodging once selected to this team. Once you have accepted a Team XFP invite, there are NO-REFUNDS. We pride ourselves on limiting the number of participants at our events and on our teams. We want every player to get quality reps and have the best opportunity to showcase their skills during this 7v7 season.

Notes:
1) Players can only try out for one position (This doesn’t mean we will not ask the player to play multiple
positions over time)

2) Players must attend scheduled practice
3) Players must represent themselves well on all forms of social media
4) Players must have a minimum of 2.5 & Partial Plan Player must stay on track with all plans previously
discussed to participate
5) Players and Parents must sign off on all XFP Documents
1. Medical & Media Release Forms
2. Player and Parent Code of Conduct

WE ASK THAT ALL POTENTIAL MEMBERS OF THE XFP TEAM ATTEND ALL TRYOUT IF TIME PERMITS AS WE WILL BE REVIEWING INFORMATION FROM THE PRIOR WEEKS. WE WILL BE ASSESSING DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF THE GAME OFFENSIVELY AND DEFENSIVELY EACH WEEK. WALK UPS ARE WELCOMED.

o COLLEGE STATION – NOVEMBER 26, 2017 – 4-7PM
o COLLEGE STATION – DECEMBER 03, 2017 – 4-7PM
o COLLEGE STATION – DECEMBER 10, 2017 – 4-7PM

o COLLEGE STATION – JANUARY 6, 2018 – 4-7PM
o COLLEGE STATION – JANUARY 13, 2018 – 4-7PM
o COLLEGE STATION – JANUARY 14, 2018 – TBD

BECOME A MEMBER OF X/FACTOR PREP SPORTS (XFP) AND YOU WILL RECEIVE:

A) ADDITIONAL POSITION SPECIFIC TRAINING AT OUR FIELD HOUSE SPORTS BCS LOCATION.
B) INDIVIDUAL PLAYER PROFILE DEVELOPED BY XFP RECRUITING SERVICE STAFF:
• INCLUDES RECRUITING CONSULTATION
• OUR ASSESSMENT PROJECTION REPORT
• OUR MARKETING SERVICES WILL FORWARD PROSPECT INFORMATION TO COLLEGES AND RECRUITING PUBLICATIONS SPORTS NOTE: XFP IS BASED IN COLLEGE STATION, TX AND HAS DIRECT ACCESS TO NATIONAL SPORTS WRITERS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON X/FACTOR PREP SPORTS, VISIT WWW.XFPSPORTS.COM.

• PLEASE TAKE YOUR TIME TO REVIEW IF JOINING XFP IS RIGHT FOR YOU. WE ARE VERY COMMITTED TO PROMOTING OUR PLAYERS. PARENTS AND PLAYERS MUST BE COMMITTED TO THE OVERALL PROGRESSION. WE EMBODY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN WHAT GOES INTO THE TRANSITION PROCESS AT EACH LEVEL. ONCE YOU COMMIT, WE ARE COMMITTED TO YOU FOR THE SEASON (FEB-JUNE) AND WILL KEEP TABS ON ALL OUR ATHLETES BEYOND THE SEASON.

Revised 12/9/2017

Team Levels

  • Middle Schools (local)

    12-14

  • Futures (local)

    14-15

  • High School (national)

    15-18