Markings The field shall be a rectangular area 100 yards x 40 yards with the following markings: respective lines to gain (1st down) for each team in order are the 20, 40, and 20. Hash marks will be drawn parallel to each sideline located 15 yards into the field from each sideline. There will be marks at the 3, 10, and 14 yard lines. 2. Inbound/Out of Bounds Any portion of the sidelines, or end lines, is considered out of bounds. All areas inside the sidelines and end lines is considered inbounds. The entire width of each goal line shall be part of the end zone.
3. Team Areas Players, coaches, and fans shall stay between the 20-yard lines at all times. Repeated warnings about this rule will result in an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. EQUIPMENT 1. The Ball The official ball shall be leather or rubber covered and shall meet the recommendations of size and shape for a regulation football. There are no requirements regarding ball pressure and markings. Men shall use the regular size ball only. The regular, intermediate, youth, or junior size ball shall be used for Womens and Co-Rec games. 2.
Flag Belt Each player must wear a one piece belt that is free of any knots clipped at the waist line with three flags permanently attached, one flag on each side and one at the center of the back. Flags shall be of contrasting color to team jerseys and also their opponents flags. Flags will be checked out to each team on site with an MSU ID. Shirts must be tucked in and flag belts must be worn on the outside of all clothing! 3. Team Jerseys Teams shall wear shirts that are of the same color. Team jerseys must contrast with the jerseys of the opposing team.
If teams are wearing the same color jersey, the official shall flip a coin to determine who will change. Jerseys may not be tied in a manner that creates any type of knot. Jerseys must NOT have excessively large sleeve holes. 4. Shorts/Pants Shorts or pants must NOT have any pockets or holes. 5. Shoes Players must wear shoes, either soft soled soccer/football cleats, tennis, or Astroturf shoes. No sandals, boots, or metal/sharp plastic cleats will be allowed. No screw in or detachable cleats will be allowed. 6. Supports, Braces, Gloves, and Pads No casts/splints will be allowed under any circumstances.
No pads or braces will be allowed above the waist. Players who wear a knee brace with exposed metal or metal hinges are required to cover it with at least ? inch of closed cell slow recovery rubber or other material of the same minimum thickness and physical properties. Players may also wear gloves, which consist of a soft, pliable non-abrasive material. Kneepads of a soft pliable nature will be allowed below the waist. Any player wearing illegal or dangerous equipment shall not be permitted to play. All equipment shall be subject to the approval of the IM Officials/staff and their decisions shall be final.