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Sunday August 16, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM EDT

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Our Lady of Good Counsel High School 
17301 Old Vic Blvd
Olney, MD 20832

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Steve Brown 
National Gridiron 365 

2015 Get Ready to Rumble Classic


National Gridiron 365 is pleased to announce its 4th Annual Get Ready to Rumble Classic! Located at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, This preseason tournament is the first of its kind in that it provides an outlet for true competition prior to the season beginning and will help shape the preseason  rankings for the 2015 Football Season!This invitation only tournament on August 16 2015 will prepare your team better than a regular scrimmage with more opportunities for competition at a premium facility! 
Contact us today to see if your team qualifies for an
invitation to this exclusive event!  



RULES: August 16, 2015 at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School

 About the preseason tournament: 

National Gridiron 365 (NG-365) will host a preseason tournament on August 16, 2015 as a final opportunity for teams to play together prior to the 2013 football season! Teams are guaranteed three games; the event will run from 8AM-8PM at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School.


Our Lady of Good Counsel High School  17301 Old Vic Boulevard  Olney, MD 20832

Field Dimensions:

Field Length: 40 yards  Field Width: 52 yards    End zone: 10 yards

 Starting the game:

  • Time is kept by the official; all games will begin and end per this person’s instructions. Officials will also announce the time remaining at the 10, 5, and 2 minute marks.
  • The visiting team will have the first possession; the home team will have the first possession for the second series of plays.  The team listed first on the schedule will be considered the home team.
  • Players are permitted to wear standard football cleats with plastic or rubber spikes, turf shoes, or tennis shoes; NO METAL SPIKES ARE ALLOWED!
  • Each team will use its own ball during offensive possessions.

Official Football Sizes:

5-7  and 6-8 - K2, Nike Pee Wee, Baden 500JR, Pop Warner Mitey-Mite

7- 9 - Wilson K2, Nike Junior, Baden 500JR, Pop Warner Mitey-Mite

8-10 - Wilson TDJ, Nike Junior, Baden 5000J, Pop Warner Junior

9-11 - Wilson TDJ, Nike Junior, Baden 5000J, Pop Warner Junior

10-12 - Wilson TDY, Nike Youth, 500Y 1001 1005 1205 3000 Lemux, Pop Warner Youth

11-13U- Wilson TDY, Nike Youth, 500Y 1001 1005 1205 3000 Lemux, Pop Warner Youth

14U-- Must use High School regulation size ball


Age Groups:

Cut off date is August 1, 2015

8U, 10U, 8-10, 12U, 10-12, 11-13, and 14U.

Moving the Ball:

  • Each team will have 7 plays offense and 7 play defense per “half.” There is no halftime.
  • No Kicking/Punting/Extra Points
  • Possession to start game or at the beginning of a 7 play series will always begin at the 40 yard line; all play will move one direction towards a single end zone.
  • The fields will be marked every 10 yards for a first down; the offense has 4 downs to reach a first down. If they do not succeed, they will be spotted at the 40 yard line.

Tournament Specific Rules:

  • There will be no weigh-ins for the tournament.
  • Offensive team is responsible for retrieving and returning the ball to the referee at the previous spot or the new scrimmage spot. Any delay by the offense in retrieving and returning the ball to the referee will result in a delay of game penalty (see “Penalties”).
  • For 7-9, one coach is allowed on the field for his/her own team’s offensive possession. In both cases, the coach must remain behind all offensive players at all times.


  • Defensive pass interference will be a spot foul (1st down at the spot); Offensive pass interference is the same as NCAA rules.
  • Delay of Game Penalties will dock a team one of their offensive plays.
  • It is the responsibility of the Head Coach to check in with the Check-In table 1-hour prior to the team’s first game time. Failure to do so will result in loss of 1 of the team’s first game’s offensive plays.
  • NO taunting, “trash talking,” unsportsmanlike conduct, or encouragement of such behavior will be permitted. Acts of such will result in a 5- yard penalty and expulsion if flagrant or repeated.
  • Tie games are allowed; there is no time allowed for tie breakers.
  • Games can not end on a defensive penalty


  • 1 point will be awarded for a TD
  • The winning head coach of the game must immediately report to the score table to report game results.
  • There will be no OT for regular tournament games.
  • If there is a tie in the championship game at any age level, each team will have 4 downs beginning at the 10 yard line to score.
  • Official score is kept by referee and coaches.


  • Games will be approximately 40 minutes long.
  • Play clock will be enforced at 25 seconds.
  • IT IS IMPERATIVE TO KEEP THE GAME SCHEDULE ON TIME. Games will start immediately after the preceding game.
  • Teams must be on site and ready to play 10 minutes prior to their game time. Teams who are not on the field and ready to play when the referees call them on will be docked one play per every minute they are late.
  • No time outs are permitted; the only exception is for injuries. Injury time outs may reduce the amount of time between halves and/or between games to maintain the game schedules.

 Team, Fees & Officials

  • The league fee per team is $250.00.
  • Officials for the tournament are included in the team’s registration fee.


  • A team may not have more than 4 coaches, 1 team mom/dad, 1 water boy/girl and 1 media personnel on the sideline. NO TEAM MAY HAVE MORE THAN 7 NON-PLAYERS ON THEIR SIDELINE.
  • Each team must have a coach accompany it to all games. This individual is responsible for the action of those representing his organization/team.

Inclement Weather Policy:

If there is inclement weather on the day of a game, NG-365 will evaluate the conditions to determine if the game will be held as schedule. NG-365 reserves the right to reschedule or cancel game(s) if inclement weather makes it unsafe or unplayable for players and spectators. In general, games will be played if there is light to moderate rain, with no thunder or lightning. If there is inclement weather on the day of the tournament,  an email will be sent out to all the coaches as well as it will be posted on our facebook page: www.facebook.com/NGridiron365.  If the tournament is canceled NG-365 will refund/apply all fees paid by a team towards entry into a future NG-365 event. If the tournament is rescheduled for the rain date, August 23, 2015, no refunds will be given for teams unable to make the new date. 

Player Eligibility:

  • Any team using an ineligible (incorrect age) player shall automatically forfeit each game in which the player participated. If a team uses a suspended player or a player under an assume name, that team shall automatically be dropped from the league without refund. Each game played with that player and all scheduled games not player shall be forfeited to the opponents. Protests as to the use of an ineligible player must be made within 48 hours of game time and no protest fee is required. The protest must be submitted in writing to National Gridiron 365 at main@ng-365.com.
  • Coaches will be emailed a waiver form for their team upon confirmation of their participation. Waiver forms MUST be filled out in entirety and handed into the check in table at least one-hour prior to the team’s first game in one large group

Disciplinary Action:

  • Fighting: the player(s) involved will be ejected from the game and suspended for the remainder of the tournament.  If a team fight occurs, the teams involved will be ejected from the tournament without refund and will be on probation for inclusion into any future NG-365 events.  
  • A player, coach, or manager who is ejected from a game by an official shall be suspended for the remainder of the tournament.
  • All ejections and suspensions are taken without the possibility of a refund.
  • Anyone who strikes, shoves, pushes, bumps or otherwise physically or verbally threatens an official, a member of his/her team or any other team, a spectator, or a NG-365 member shall automatically be suspended from all NG-365 sponsored activities for at least ONE year from the date of the incident.
  • The use of vulgar or profane language may result in the ejection of that player from the game.
  • The team manager/mom/coach is responsible for the conduct of their team and spectators.
  • A team member and/or spectator may be removed from the immediate field area when deemed necessary by the game official or NG-365 staff. Failure to leave the area when requested may result in immediate forfeiture of the game.
  • Substance abuse by player personnel during the game shall be subject to ejection by game officials and/or disciplinary action to be taken by the League Director.
  • Any player, coach or manager suspended from play from another program or jurisdiction shall also be suspended from participation in any program operated by National Gridiron 365.  
  • Individual player disciplinary protest must be made in writing to NG-365 within 48 hours of the disciplinary action. Individual player protects can only be received through the team manager/mom/coach. All team or individual disciplinary actions are communicated to the team coach. It is the team coach’s responsibility to notify their team/player of disciplinary action taken by NG-365.  


  • ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE PROHIBITED AT THE TOURNAMENT. Actions will be taken against any individual or team in violation of this policy.
  • No smoking or use of tobacco products is allowed on the playing field, bench area, or spectator area.
  • A player who is bleeding or who has blood on his/her uniform shall be prohibited from participating further in the game until appropriate treatment can be administered. An athlete shall not continue competition unless the bleeding is controlled and the wound covered.
  • Score reporting and standings will be listed at www.ng-365.com as well as on our facebook, www.facebook.com/NGridiron365