2013 Tackle Rule Changes
2013 TACKLE RULE CHANGES FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION AND IMPLEMENTATION
The following rule changes, clarifications and corrections, approved by the Tackle Rules Committee, are for immediate distribution and implementation. (The changes are italicized and in bold type). They will be added to the next printed edition of the Rule Book due in May 2014.
RULE 1 SECTION 8 ARTICLE 1h page 7
Replace statement with
2) Goes to one or both knees in attempting to field a kicked ball from an opponent, provided such action is part of the attempt to field the ball. Exception a dribbled ball
3) Goes to one or both knees in attempting to field the ball on a snap from center, provided such action is part of the attempt to field the ball.
RULE 6 SECTION 3 ARTICLE 4 page 36
7) Recovered by an opponent.
RULE MODIFICATIONS 10 OR 12 A SIDE FOOTBALL Page 56
Replace Paragraph 1 with
The following rule modifications are recommended for implementation in the 2013 season. After the 2013 season a review to ensure clarity of the modifications will be undertaken with an anticipated full implementation of the modifications for the 2014 season.
New signal for Too Many Men
Two hands patting top of head
RULE 4 SECTION 3 ARTICLE 2page 23
If team A is playing with less than 12 players on the field, it may reduce the equivalent number of players on the line without penalty. Players on the line are the five ineligibles and the two eligible one at each end. Therefore if team A had 11 players and had 5 ineligibles and 1 eligible, this would not be a penalty.
RULE 5 SECTION 2 ARTICLE 3 page 27
The ball must be kicked at least 10 yards toward the opponents’ goal, unless it is touched first by an opponent. If the ball touches the ground beyond the 10 yards it has been deemed to have been kicked 10 yards even if it rolls backwards after making contact.
RULE 5 SECTION 4 ARTICLE 2 e page 31
If an offside player is within the restraining zone, no onside player may legally recover the ball, provided that there is at least one player of the receiving team within the restraining zone when the ball is first touched. Penalty for this would be Team B ball with 5 yards for no yards applied.
RULE 1 SECTION 11 ARTICLE 1 page 10
Penalty c): Loss of 5 yards from point where the ball would have been put into play, if no other foul had occurred, or added to the penalty for any other foul. The offending player shall be removed from the game until the illegal equipment is replaced. Immediate substitution will be made, but the game shall not be delayed. If more than 1 player offends on the same play, only 1 penalty L5 will be applied for that play. Fouls on subsequent plays will be penalized in the same way – L5 on each play where 1 or more players offend.
RULE 1 SECTION 11 ARTICLE 2 page 11
Move the sentence that is under g) to under e)
“Penalty: 1,2D – L5 DR, 3D DG – l5 DR, 3D DNG – LB PBD.”
RULE 3 SECTION 1 ARTICLE 1 page 19
Change sentence “after a field goal….” to after a touchdown….