At the start of each game, captains from both teams meet at midﬁeld for the coin toss to determine who starts with the ball. The visiting team calls the toss.
The winner of the coin toss has the choice of offense or defense. The loser of the coin toss has the choice of direction. Possession changes to start the second half to the team that started the game on defense.
The offensive team takes possession of the ball at its 5-yard line and has three (3) plays to cross midﬁeld. Once a team crosses midﬁeld, it has three (3) plays to score a touchdown.
If the offense fails to score, the ball changes possession and the new offensive team starts its drive on its own 5-yard line.
If the offensive team fails to cross midﬁeld, possession of the ball changes and the opposition starts its drive from its own 5-yard line.
All possession changes, except interceptions, start on the offense’s 5-yard line.
Teams change sides after the ﬁrst half. Possession changes to the team that started the game on defense.