2017 Pop Warner Rule Book Page 55
ARTICLE 4: FLAG FOOTBALL RULES
RULE 1: PLAYERS
S1: A game is played between two teams consisting of eight (8) players each.
S2: Each team roster shall have a maximum of 24 players, and a minimum of 10 players. A forfeit will result when the minimum is not met.
S3: Only players appearing on the official team roster in the PW Roster System are to be counted as players. The Roster is completed and active in the PW Roster System before the first game of the season and verified by the league in a process called “certification.”
S4: The offensive team must have five (5) players on the line and three (3) in the backfield. The defensive team may choose any formation except in kicking situations.
S5: Mandatory Play Rule: All players will play a minimum of 10 plays. Failure to abide by this rule will result in forfeiture of that game.
S6: A team will have 30 seconds to put the ball in play after the ready signal