Capital Area Minor
December 10, 2008
(2) During the playoffs there will be no limitation on the number of players allowed to play both offense and defence in the same quarter.
Good Sportsmanship Rule
a) The starting running backs can no longer play
offence. They are still permitted to play defence.
If schedules, officials, opponents and daylight permit, all Capital Area Middle School games will consist of 4 quarters, each of 15 minutes in length.
Number of Downs
Teams will play 4 down football with the one yard neutral zone. The offence must throw a legal forward pass on at least one of the first three downs in each series of downs.
Failure to do so will result in an "Illegal Procedure" penalty. Officials will not stop play until the ball is dead. Attempting to pass and getting sacked or being forced to run will not satisfy this rule. The ball must be thrown as a legal forward pass. A lateral pass will not satisfy this rule. Officials should point this out to a team that has just thrown a lateral pass. Any pass that is little more than a glorified handoff will not satisfy this rule. A five yard penalty will be applied and the down repeated. The offensive team will still be obligated to pass the ball again after the penalty has been applied.
The defensive team has the option to decline the
penalty, let the play stand and bring up fourth down. The offensive team can run
the ball on fourth down.
Capital Area Minor Football enters a team in the New Brunswick PeeWee playoffs. PeeWee teams are governed by the PeeWee Rules and Regulations of the New Brunswick Minor Football Council.