USA Flag football rules are used for league and tournaments worldwide.

The official USA Flag flag football rulebook contains all current rules governing the playing of flag football that are in effect for the 2023/2024 tournament season. Affiliated and sanctioned leagues and tournaments may amend the rules from time to time to regional preferences where appropriate

The use of the word “illegal” in this rulebook applies only to situations that violate our flag football rules, and are not meant to denote illegality under any public law or regulations enforced by another organization.

The use of the word “flagrant” when described as an action by a player or participant, indicates an intentional violation of the rules deemed an excessive, avoidable and gratuitous act in the judgement of the official or officials, and does not necessarily imply malice on the part of the offending player or declare any intent other than perceived result.