The physical contact rules contained within the rulebook allow for rough play and were originally designed for people ages 18-22. Any individual or group may tailor the rules for local play as they see fit, or depending on the rules and regulations of their town or institution.
Liability Release: All players are responsible for their own actions. They should be aware that even properly performed physical contact (such as a tackle) can result in injury. The writers of this rulebook and the directors of the association are not responsible for any injury that a player might sustain during play, and players should enter the game with the knowledge that they could be injured. All players should use common-sense during a game and avoid plays that are particularly dangerous. Players are encouraged to follow physical contact rules strictly, to wear proper safety gear, and have person(s) trained in first aid or a volunteer or professional EMS, or at least a first aid kit, on hand during a game.
Captains, administrators, and directors are encouraged to draft or use sports teams release waivers that all players should sign.