IFL Launches Instant Replay Challenge System

IFL Launches Instant Replay Challenge System

The Indoor Football League (IFL) has announced a partnership with Vidswap to create an IFL Instant Replay Challenge system for the upcoming 2018 season.

For the first time in IFL history, IFL coaches will now be able to challenge the call on the field via a new real-time instant replay system.

Like the NFL, a team's head coach may request a review of a particular play by throwing a challenge flag. Per a challenge of a play on the field, the Referee acts as the replay official and initiates a video review of the previous play.  

The Referee will reverse ruling, if and only if ,the video evidence convinces him that the rulings was incorrect. If the video evidence is inconclusive, the Referee must allow the original on-field ruling to stand. 

Plays that team may request a Coach's Challenge include, but are not limited to: catch/no catch, Fumble/No Fumble, positive yardage gained/or not, Three in Motion, Forward progress stopped/or not, (on a loose ball play), TD/No TD, Kicking Team Offside, Forward Pass/backward Pass, Illegal Twist/No Illegal Twist, Defensive Pass Interference, Offensive Pass Interference, Belt Violation/No Belt Violation, Runner Down/Not Down.

Line to gain plays involving first downs are not reviewable.

Each coach allowed two opportunities per games to make a coach's challenge. If both challenges are successful the team will earn a third and final challenge.  

The 2018 IFL season kicks off on Friday, February 23 as the Nebraska Danger host the Cedar Rapids Titans. IFL Kickoff Weekend continues on Sunday, February 25 as the Arizona Rattlers face off against the Sioux Falls Storm in a rematch of the 2017 United Bowl. All IFL games can be watched for free on YouTube.