MOOSE JAW MINOR FOOTBALL RULES (as of Aug.4, 2016)

**rules will be updated before season starts**
***RULES WILL BE UPDATED AFTER COACHES MEETING IN JUNE 2017***

A. ROSTERS
1. All teams are required to hand in & email a roster sheet.
1. Roster must be emailed in at least 2 days prior to first game.
2. Roster must then be handed in to the MJMFL before the start of your 1st home game in Moose Jaw. Paper copy must be signed by head coach verifying the information is correct.
3. Rosters must be submitted (email & paper) on the form provided to you by MJMFL. It must include player names, number and birthdate, along with all coaching staff, trainers, etc. Only coaching staff, trainers, etc. are allowed on the sideline.
4. Rosters must be submitted in numerical order.

 

B. MJMFL Game & Practice Fields
1. No Smoking anywhere on the greenspace in & around any of the GAME or Practice Fields
2. Abusive language towards anyone will not be tolerated.  Person’s may be asked to leave the field & further
discipline action can occur
3. If bringing a pet to the field, please ensure to clean up after them.  All dogs must be leashed at all times.
3. Parking at Elks Field
     – Parking lots located on the East & SW corner of the field
     – Parking on the North Side  Caribou ST W
     – NO PARKING permitted on the South Side of Caribou between Thatcher Drive & the east end of the Co-op 
        Parking lot (close to 16th Ave NW).  Vehicles can be towed.  Vehicles may park in the Co-op Parking lot after
        business hours but only in front of main store & may not park anywhere by the cardlock & pumping stations.


C. GAME

1. Second team listed on the schedule is the home team. Home team is the home team. West end dugout is the home team; east dugout is for the visitors.
2. Home team has choice at start of game (kick, receive, defer, end zone being defended). Captains will make the decision.
D. CLOCK OPERATION:
1. Games are four 12 minute quarters of non-stop time, except for the last 2 minutes
of the 2nd and 4th quarters which are stop time as per CIS rules.
2. The clock will stop in non-stop time:
a. when a touchdown is scored. The clock will not run through a convert attempt and will remain stopped until the ball is touched by return team following the kickoff.
b. when there is a measurement. Clock starts again on the referee’s signal.
c. when there is an injury on the field. Clock starts again on the referee’s signal.
3. The clock may stop on a penalty if there is a long delay such as a long run after the penalty or if officials need to discuss a penalty. The clock starts as soon as ball is placed in proper spot and the referee signals the timekeeper.

E. TIE GAMES AND TIE-BREAKING PROCEDURES:
1. There will be no overtime in the regular season. Both teams receive one point.

Tiebreaking procedure for playoff games:

1. Home team has choice of offence or defence or end.
2. The first of two mini games start on the defending team’s 35 yard line.
3. Both teams have their turn on offence.
4. If game remains tied, another set of mini games are played until there is a winner.
5. Should a team score a touchdown, that team must go for 2 point convert. In pee wee, that is a kicked convert. In bantam, that is a run or pass across the goal line. Converts are started on the defending team’s 5 yard line.