Tackle IFAF2015

Download Tackle IFAF2015

Post on 14-Jul-2016

32 views

Category:

Documents

4 download

Embed Size (px)

DESCRIPTION

IFAF

TRANSCRIPT

  • INTERNATIONALFEDERATION OF

    AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    FOOTBALL RULESAND

    INTERPRETATIONS

    2015 EDITION

    2015.2.1

  • ForewordThe rules are revised each year to improve the sports lev el of safety and quality of play, and to clarify themeaning and intent of rules where necessary. The principles that govern all rule changes are that they must: be safe for the participants; be applicable at all levels of the sport; be coachable; be administrable by the officials; maintain a balance between offense and defence; be interesting to spectators; not have a prohibitive economic impact; and not be unduly divergent from the rules adopted by NCAA in the USA.These rules apply to all IFAF organised competitions and take effect from 1st March 2015For brevity, male pronouns are used extensively in this book, but the rules are equally applicable to female andmale participants.

    Roope Noronen, IFAF Vice President

    2

  • Table of Contents

    Rules changes...........................................................................................................................................................4Points of emphasis ...................................................................................................................................................7The Football Code....................................................................................................................................................9Rules and Interpretations .......................................................................................................................................12

    Rule 1 The Game, Field, Players and Equipment.........................................................................................14Rule 2 Definitions .........................................................................................................................................26Rule 3 Periods, Time Factors and Substitutions ...........................................................................................44Rule 4 Ball in Play, Dead Ball, Out of Bounds.............................................................................................62Rule 5 Series of Downs, Line to Gain ..........................................................................................................66Rule 6 Kicks..................................................................................................................................................70Rule 7 Snapping and Passing the Ball ..........................................................................................................84Rule 8 Scoring...............................................................................................................................................99Rule 9 Conduct of Players and Others Subject to the Rules.......................................................................108Rule 10 Penalty Enforcement .....................................................................................................................128Rule 11 The Officials: Jurisdiction and Duties ...........................................................................................136Rule 12 Instant replay .................................................................................................................................137

    Summary of penalties ..........................................................................................................................................146Officials Signals..................................................................................................................................................151Appendix A Guidelines for Game Officials to Use During a Serious On-Field Player Injury.......................154Appendix B Guidelines for Game Officials and Game Management To Use Regarding Lightning..............155Appendix C Concussions................................................................................................................................158Appendix D Field Diagrams ...........................................................................................................................160Appendix E Equipment: Additional Details ...................................................................................................166Index of Rules and Interpretations .......................................................................................................................168

    3

  • Rules chang esMajor chang es

    The list below shows rule number, description of the change, and page number in this book.

    1-4-5-c-2 22Charge timeout for illegal jersey numbers1-4-10 Exception 2 24Transmission of player health and safety information1-4-11-c Exception 4 25Videographer in team area2-27-14-b 40Receiver of a backward pass is a defenseless player2-27-15 40Definition of player out of bounds and in bounds2-27-16 40Definition of coach and player/coach2-35-1 Forcible contact 433-1-3 44Competitions may forgo extra periods3-2-4 4840/25-second play clocks in all games3-2-4-c-13 49Remove exception for helmet off in last minute of half3-3-2 50Running clock provisions3-3-8-b 55Tw o-minute warning changes3-3-8-b-3 55Tw o-minute warning even if there is a stadium clock3-3-9-b-2 55Remove helmet off exception to 10-second subtraction3-4-5 5910-second subtraction3-5-3-c 61ILS fouls by Team B just before snap now liv e-ball fouls6-3-11 77Change to batting in end zone7-2-5 89Backward pass/fumble at rest treated like fumble out of bounds7-3-12 98Team B personal fouls on pass plays9-1 108Team B personal fouls on pass plays9-1-3 Forcible contact 1099-1-4 Forcible contact 1099-1-9-b 113Roughing the passer if hit forcibly below the knee9-2-7 121Removing persons from the playing enclosure10-2-2-e 131Team B penalty enforcement on pass plays11-2-1 8-man crews allowed 13612-3-2-f 138Reviewable play: ruling of safety12-3-3-j 139Reviewable play: recovery of loose ball12-3-3-k 139Reviewable play: forward fumble out of bounds12-3-5-f 141Any player disqualification can be reviewed12-8 145Half-time video review

    4

  • Rules changes 5

    New Approved RulingsA.R. 1-4-5:I A.R. 2-11-4:I A.R. 3-2-2:I A.R. 3-3-2:VII A.R. 3-3-2:VIIIA.R. 3-3-2:IX A.R. 3-3-2:X A.R. 3-3-2:XI A.R. 3-5-3:VI A.R. 4-1-2:IIIA.R. 4-2-1:III A.R. 6-3-11:I A.R. 6-3-11:V A.R. 6-3-12:I A.R. 7-3-9:IIIA.R. 7-3-12:I A.R. 8-3-3:III A.R. 9-1-2:III A.R. 9-1-4:VII A.R. 9-1-4:VIIIA.R. 9-1-4:IX A.R. 9-1-7:II A.R. 9-1-9:II A.R. 9-1-9:III A.R. 9-2-3:IA.R. 10-1-6:VI

    Editorial chang esThe following list shows those rules that have been subject to editorial change, i.e. deletions,corrected errors, clarifications due to interpretation and items rewritten for readability. Thelist also includes those Approved Rulings altered to conform with rule changes.

    1-1-1-b-2 1-2-1-b 1-2-3-b 1-2-4-a1-2-7 A.R. 1-3-2:I 1-4-2-d 1-4-2 Penalty1-4-4-c 1-4-5 1-4-5-c 1-4-6-d-11-4-7-k 1-4-8-a 1-4-11-c Exception 2 2-2-4-b2-3-3 2-3-6 2-3-6-a 2-3-6-b2-4-1 2-4-1-a 2-4-1-b 2-4-1-b-42-11-4 2-11-4-c 2-19-2-b 2-27-52-27-6-b 2-27-12-b 2-29-2-b A.R. 2-30-4:IA.R. 2-30-4:II 3-1-1-g 3-1-3-a 3-2-1A.R. 3-2-1:I A.R. 3-2-3:III A.R. 3-2-3:VI 3-3-2-cA.R. 3-3-2:IV A.R. 3-3-2:V 3-3-4-e-2 3-3-5-a-3A.R. 3-4-4:V 3-4-5-b 3-4-5-c A.R. 3-5-2:IVA.R. 3-5-2:V 3-5-3-b 4-1-2-b 4-2-1-b4-2-2 4-2-3-a 5-1-3-a 5-1-4-f6-1-4-a 6-2-1 A.R. 6-2-2:IV A.R. 6-3-1:IIIA.R. 6-3-2:III A.R. 6-3-2:IV 6-3-4-a A.R. 6-3-11:IIA.R. 6-3-11:III A.R. 6-3-11:IV 6-3-14 A.R. 6-4-1:IVA.R. 6-5-4:I 7-1-2-b-3 7-3-2-f 7-3-2-g7-3-2-h A.R. 7-3-2:II A.R. 7-3-2:III 7-3-3-d7-3-4 A.R. 7-3-4:I A.R. 7-3-4:IV A.R. 7-3-6:IIIA.R. 7-3-6:VI A.R. 7-3-6:VII A.R. 7-3-6:VIII A.R. 7-3-6:XIII7-3-7 A.R. 7-3-7:I 7-3-8-c A.R. 7-3-8:IIA.R. 7-3-8:IV 7-3-9-d A.R. 7-3-11:I A.R. 8-2-1:X8-3-2-c 8-3-3-c-1 8-7-2-a 8-7-2-b-18-7-2-b-2 A.R. 8-7-2:IV 9-1-2-c A.R. 9-1-3:IA.R. 9-1-4:I A.R. 9-1-4:III A.R. 9-1-4:IV 9-1-5 Exception 19-1-5-Exception-1-a 9-1-5-Exception-1-b 9-1-5-Exception-1-c 9-1-5 Exception 39-1-5 Exception 5 9-1-6-a-1-a 9-1-6-a-1-b 9-1-7-b9-1-8-a 9-1-9 A.R. 9-1-9:I 9-1-159-1-16-a-2 9-2-3-a 9-2-5 9-2-6-b9-3-1 9-3-2-a 9-3-2-c 9-3-3-a9-3-3-b 9-3-3-c Exception 1 9-3-3-c-1-a 9-3-3-c-1-b9-3-3-c Exception 3 9-3-3-d 9-3-3-d-2 A.R. 9-3-3:IIA.R. 9-3-3:III A.R. 9-3-3:IV A.R. 9-3-3:VI A.R. 9-3-3:IX9-3-4-a 9-3-4-b 9-3-4-d 9-3-4-e9-3-4-g A.R. 9-3-4:II A.R. 9-4-1:II 9-5-1

  • 6 Rules changes

    9-6-1 9-6-2 10-1-4 A.R. 10-1-4:IIA.R. 10-1-4:III A.R. 10-1-4:V A.R. 10-1-4:VII 10-1-6-b10-1-7 10-2-2-b A.R. 10-2-2:VIII A.R. 10-2-2:XIA.R. 10-2-2:XIV A.R. 10-2-2:XVI A.R. 10-2-3:I A.R. 10-2-3:IIA.R. 10-2-3:III A.R. 10-2-5:V 12-3-2-b 12-3-2-eA.R. 12-3-2:III 12-3-3-a 12-3-3-b 12-3-3-e12-3-3-h 12-3-5-c 12-5-2-a

    NCAA rule chang es 2014 not adopted by IFAFNil

    Summar y of differences between NCAA and IFAF rulesIFAF differenceNCAA Rule

    1-4-2-e Tw o players in same position can wear the same number1-4-11-a Film and video are allowed for coaching purposes3-2-5 No minimum time for a play after spiking3-3-2 Running clock3-3-8 Tw o-minute warning cannot happen before 2003-3-9 Game clock subtraction after helmet off treated same as after injury4-1-2-b Ball may belong to recovering team after inadvertent whistle6-1-7-b/8-6-2 All touchbacks are from the 20-yard line7-2-5 Fumble/backward pass at rest awarded according to forward fumble

    principles9-1-3&4/9-5-1 No half-game suspensions9-2-7 Referee may require persons to be removed from the playing enclosure9-6 Flagrant unsportsmanlike conduct fouls can be reviewed for additional

    sanctions12-3-4 All disqualifications may be reviewed by replay

    This list ignores differences that address field limitations, NCAA competition structures (e.g.conferences) or equipment restrictions. It also ignores minor wording changes that do nothave significant effect on th