BTFL RULES

New rules for 2015 Season

For PAT (point after touchdown) the scoring team will have the choice to select from 5 yards or 10 yards.

From 5 yards and 1 point, the team will have to score with a run or a pass

From 10 yards, the team can kick for 1 point or score via run or pass for 2 points.

* * Please note, the defending team can return an interception or a miss kick (or blocked kick that doesn't hit the ground) to its 45 yard for 2 points.

* * Contrary to the Football Canada rule book, accidental Head shot is a 5 yard penalty; a roughing to the head (unless player is ducking) is an AUTOMATIC 15 yard penalty added to the gain and automatic first down * *

* * TRASH TALK * * NO WARNINGS! 15 yard penalty, automatic first down. If it happens a 2nd time, the player will be ejected from the game and will face disciplinary measures.

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Canada rule book


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Touch-Football Football Canada

 

All TFC rules apply to all league games except as noted below.

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Time

League games are timed in the following manner:

Regular Season and Wild Card Games

  • 1st half - 28 minutes + 5 plays
  • 2nd half - 28 minutes + 5 plays

Semi final games

  • 1st half
    • Quarter 1 – 18 minutes
    • Quarter 2 – 18 minutes + 5 plays
  • 2nd half
    • Quarter 3 – 18 minutes
    • Quarter 4 – 18 minutes + 5 plays

Championship game

  • 1st half
    • Quarter 1 – 18 minutes
    • Quarter 2 – 18 minutes + 5 plays
  • 2nd half
    • Quarter 3 – 18 minutes
    • Quarter 4 – 18 minutes + 5 plays

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Field Goals

A team may at any time attempt a field goal.

For a field goal to be successful ball must be kicked from the ground and go through the uprights.

A successful field goal = 3 points

  • Ball is then kicked off from the 45

A missed field goal is played as a punt.

  • All through the end zone = 1 point.
  • It can be fielded by opposing team and run back. (Same as punt).

A single point is given following a missed field goal, the opposing team takes possession of the football on their 35 yard line

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Interception in end zones

Where the ball is caught in the end zone by the defensive team and the play is called dead while a defensive player has possession of the football in the end zone, the ball is placed on the 25-yard line. The team who caught the football retains possession.

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Time outs

During all regular season and playoff games each team is awarded a one 30 second time out per game. A Time out STOPS the clock.

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Forfeits

A team can field 7 players during a game but can play with only six players. And must play with only six if they only have six players.

If a team does not have enough players to field a complete team (Less than 6):

  • The opposing team gets an automatic 2 points for a win.
  • A game should then be played with any other team captains or members of the Executive used as spares for that team. Only enough captains, to a total of 7 players should play as spare players.
  • If the team wins the game they get a (1) point for the win but the opposing team still get their 2 points.
  • Individual stats accumulated during the game count for both teams players except for the spare players.
  • In the event that captains are used to start a game because not enough players could be fielded at the start and that one or more players show up late, the captains used as a spare should stop playing the game at that time.

If a team does not have enough players to start a game but believes that another player is on his way to the field, they can take a 10-minute delay of game penalty (15 yard penalty) to wait for this player. After 10 minute if they do not have enough players the game should start using the above rule.

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Tie Break Rule

Where two (2) teams finish teams finish the regular season with the same amount of points, the following steps will be taken until a final standing can be determined:

  • Team with most wins.
  • Best head-to-head record between those two teams.
  • Team with best net points in all games. (Difference between points for and against).
  • Team that scored the most points.
  • Coin toss.

Where three (3) teams finish teams finish the regular season with the same amount of points, the following steps will be taken until a final standing can be determined:

  • Team with most wins.
  • Team with best net points in all games between the three (3) teams. (Difference between points for and against).
  • Team that scored the most points.
  • Coin toss.

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Over Time Playoffs

If at the end of any play-off game, the score is tied each team will have three (3) convert attempts. Team with the most points wins.

If the score is still even after each team as had there 3 convert attempts, each team will play one convert attempt until a team wins.

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Interception on a convert

During a convert, a player can return an interception to his own 45yd line for 2 points (wether opponent decides to go for 1 or 2)

 

Over Time Regular Season

If at the end of any regular season game, the score is tied each team will have three (3) convert attempts. Team with the most points wins.

If the score is still even after each team as had there 3 convert attempts, then the game will be considered a tie.

 

 

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