The rules and format of all CTL games are a collective decision of the league's Leadership Committee.
The Spring Township League (CTL) will be using NFHS sanctioned rules for all divisions, with the exception of the following modifications:
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Each Home Team is expected to keep a scorers table where official time, substitution horn and official score sheet should be kept (CLICK HERE for a score sheet). Home team should provide a scorer's table with room for the visiting team at the table.
All games will be played with4 - 17 minute running time quarters.
Time will stop only during injury or time out situations.
Time Outs may be called anywhere on the field as long as you have possession of the ball or it is a deadball situation.
All teams are allowed 1 - 90 second time out per halfor overtime period. The game clock is stopped during all time outs called by a coach or official.
Penalties are running time with 15 secs. added to all time-serving penalties.
If the score is tied at the end of regulation play, there will be a 6 minute, running time sudden-death overtime period.
A full 20 yard substitution box will be used.
Substitution horns will not be offered on sideline situations or endlines. (Grade 4 - Substitution horns will be offered on all sideline situations)
No more than 4 long poles on the field at 1 time.
Long Pole restrictions
Grades 7/8 may use a full length 72" long pole
Grades 5/6 may use modified long poles (no longer than 60")
Grade 4 NO long poles.
There will be counts to encourage moving the ball up field. 20 seconds to cross midfield - 10 seconds to get it into the offensive box. (No counts for Grade 4)
There will be no "continuation" during flag down situations, whistle will blow when possession is lost.