A7FL football is played 7 versus 7 on a 120×40 yard field whereas traditional 11 versus 11 American football is played on a 120×53.33 yards.
By shrinking the width of the field, defenses are able run multiple zone
coverage’s while linebackers can dial up a haunting mix of blitz packages. Offenses can be creative with an exciting mix of run and pass plays.
Our field measurements have proven successful in over 10+ years of live game play following the American 7s Football format in the A7FL.
5 players are eligible to touch the ball on offense while the other 2 are required to line up in the center of the formation as linemen. You will see traditional style sets like pistol, wishbone, I-formation, and spread but you will also see other variations and creative sets. Below are just a few examples but more formations are possible
Accelerated Game Play
DOWN, SET, GO
American 7s Football keeps it moving! The QB starts with the ball in his hand and uses a standard cadence consisting of 3 words. For example: “DOWN, SET, GO” The offense can move on either down, set or go. If an offensive player flinches or jumps before the call, it’s a reset. If a defensive player jumps he also has the opportunity to get back. The play will not be blown dead unless it has to for the safety of an offensive player or if someone has left early giving the offense an unfair advantage.
This prevents delays in the game. In traditional football, a play would be blown dead, an explanation would be given to the crowd, yards get marched off, and the offense has to huddle again. In the A7FL game, this delay is eliminated keeping the fans locked into the game.