Off Season Rules

General

  • Workouts Cannot Begin Prior To The First Monday In April For Clubs With A New Head Coach Or The Third Monday In April For All Other Clubs
  • WORKOUTS ARE STRICTLY VOLUNTARY; Club Officials Cannot Indicate Workouts Are Anything Other Than Voluntary
  • Maximum 4 W/O Per Week (No Weekends), With One Week Being The Mandatory Minicamp (Not Permitted On Weekends)
  • CONTACT WORK IS PROHIBITED IN ALL WORKOUTS (E.G. “Live” Blocking, Tackling, Pass Rushing, Bump-And-Run, Etc.)
  • INTENSITY AND TEMPO OF DRILLS SHOULD BE AT A LEVEL CONDUCIVE TO LEARNING, With Player Safety As The Highest Priority

Phase One | 4 hours a day

  • Two Weeks | Limited To Strength And Conditioning Activities (“Dead Ball”); Only Strength And Conditioning Coaches Allowed On Field
  • 90 Minute Max On The Field
  • Clubs Can Only Specify 2 Hours For Players To Be At Facility
  • Players Choose The Other 2 Hours For Weights, Etc 

Phase Two | 4 hours a day

Three Weeks | Same Rules As Phase One Except:

  • All Coaches Allowed On The Field
  • Individual And “Perfect Play” Drills Allowed 
  • No Offense Vs. Defense, No One V. One, No Helmets

Phase Three | 6 hours a day

  • 4 Weeks For 10 OTA’s 
  • A Maximum Of Three OTA’s Each Week For The First 2 Weeks 
  • During Weeks 1&2 A 4th Non OTA Workout Is Allowed But Phase Two Rules Apply. A Maximum Of 4 OTA’s For The 3rd Or 4th Week, With The Other Week Being The Mandatory Minicamp

OTA's | 6 hours

  • 4 Weeks Total
  • 3 Weeks For 10 Total OTA’s
  • A Maximum Of 3 OTA’s Each Week For The First 2 Weeks
  • During Weeks 1 & 2 A 4th Non OTA Workout Is Allowed But Phase Two Rules Apply
  • A Maximum Of 4 OTA’s For The 3rd Or 4th Week
  • One Week For Mini Camp
  • No Pads Except Protective Knee And Elbow Pads, Helmets Are Permitted
  • No Live Contract
  • 7 On 7, 9 On 7 And 11 On 11 Drills Will Be Permitted Provided No Live Contact Takes Place

Minicamp | 10 hours a day

  • Physicals On Monday But No Practice 
  • Practices Tuesday-Thursday, With A Day Off On Friday
  • Allowed Two Practices Totaling 3 ½ Hours On The Field Per Day
  • Second Practice Limited To Walk Through Activities Only