Added by Andrew Dailey
Visit FFWCT to read all of the rules for 5 man Contact flag football. Only SOME of the policies and procedures differ at GDFFL. See GDFFL Board members for more specific guidance on local policies and procedures.
The GDFFL takes player’s safety and the sanctity of the game extremely seriously. Unsportsmanlike conduct serves to degrade both player’s safety and the sanctity of the game, and is prohibited. GDFFL has added the reinstatement fee section to deter unsportsmanlike conduct, ensure player safety, and uphold the environment we pledged to keep for the players and teams under our care.
Any player(s) ejected from a GDFFL event will be subject to a reinstatement fine. An ejection may occur before, during, or after a GDFFL event so long as the offense occurred on the playing field or facility during the hours of event operation. In other words, players and spectators are encouraged to avoid any unsportsmanlike conduct whatsoever while participating, in any way, at a GDFFL event. May it be playing or spectating, all participants are expected to adhere to general guidelines of decency to each other). Ejections may come from Referee’s or from any of the GDFFL Board of Directors. Any player(s) who has been issued a notification of reinstatement fee may not participate in any GDFFL events whatsoever, until the fee is paid in full. Any attempt to participate without having paid the fee will result in forfeit for the player(s) team. Notifications of Reinstatement Fee will be done in person, over the phone, or via any another form of electronic communication (email, Facebook messenger, etc.)
Unless otherwise noted, standard fines are as follows:
1st Offense = $100 fine and 1 game suspension
2nd Offense = $200 fine and 6 month suspension
3rd Offense = $500 fine and 1 year suspension
4th Offense = May result in a lifetime suspension
STANDARD EJECTIONS (examples)
A player may be ejected for pushing another player, excessive cursing
or arguing with officials
SEVERE EJECTIONS (examples)
Punching another player = $200 Fine and 6 Month Suspension
Threatening a Referee or Director = $500 Fine and 1 Year Suspension
Threatening Use of a Weapon = $500 Fine and 1 Year Suspension
Hitting/striking/touching a Referee or Director = Lifetime
Possession or Use of any Weapon = Lifetime Suspension
The amount, issuance, and enforcement of this fine is subject to their discretion of the GDFFL Board of Directors. The Board will review all information surrounding an incident, to include but not limited to, referee testimony, player testimony, witness testimony, video evidence, etc. Once every aspect is considered by the Board, a reinstatement fee will be issued to the Player(s). The Board of Directors will vote on the outcome and a majority decision will rule.
The purpose of the reinstatement fee is to admonish, and deter any egregious unsportsmanlike contact that may occur within GDFFL leagues, tournaments, and league events.
FOR ALL OTHER RULES INQUIRIES GDFFL WILL DEFER TO FFWCT RULES, POLICIES, AND PROCEDURES
GDFFL reserves the right to augment, adjust, or change any part of the local policies and procedures at any time. If augmented, adjusted, or changed, the GDFFL Board of Directors will make them known to the players and teams via our social media outlets, and at appropriate venues (captains meetings, prior to games, etc.)