Location: Saskatoon, SK, Canada
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Kinsmen Tackle Football
Rules and Regulations Bylaws
September 9, 2008
All teams participating in the Kinsmen Tackle Football League for a given season must:
i) Submit the name, email and phone number of the head coach and team manager to the league executive
ii) All Saskatoon teams must submit a year end bank statement (dated
November 30) and a financial ledger statement outlining fundraising, and expenses during the season.
iii) All Saskatoon teams must complete a league equipment form at the beginning and at the end of the season.
1. Philosophy of Playing time Practice Time
1.1 All dressed players must receive positionary equal playing time
(i.e. two players are sharing a position they should receive about the same amount of playing time in a given game). With a maximum of 36-40 players on a roster there should be approximately 12 players per team sharing positions. Special teams do not necessarily need to be included in this sharing of playing time.
1.2 Teams will be allowed up to a maximum of 4 practices per week following the season opening jamboree. Length of practices should not exceed two hours (including meeting and organizational time).
2. Parent Permission Forms
2.1 Prior to participation in any Kinsmen Football League game or practice all participants must have submitted the on-line signed Parent Permission Form to the head coach or team manager.
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3. Registration Forms and Fees
3.1 Registration fees are set by the league executive council each year. For the 2009 season the league registration fees are: Bantam - $240.00 Peewee - $240.00. Each registered player will be given $60.00 of Grey Cup tickets from Football Sask which they can sell as a rebate on fees. All tickets must be returned.
3.2 Prior to participating in any Kinsmen league game all participants must have completed the KFL on-line Registration Form and paid in full designated registration fees.
4. Team Fees
4.1 A minimum amount for team fee reimbursement will be set each year by the league executive. The team fee structure will be associated with Football Saskatchewan and the Grey Cup Lottery tickets.
4.2 All registered participants can re-claim the designated team fee by selling the assigned number of books of Football Sask Grey Cup tickets.
4.3 A designated percentage (as set yearly the league executive) of the team fee funds will be given back to the teams for such expenses as specialized equipment, awards, t-shirts, etc.
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5. Roster Size
5.1 The maximum number of players on a team roster will be 36 for the 2009 season.
5.1 b Effective February 2009 PEE WEE ONLY Online registration begins April 7th 2009. The first 320 applicants will be guaranteed a spot on a team. The zones could differ slightly from the six Bantam zones. If the league reaches 320 online registrants there will be 8 teams. The registrants will be placed as close as possible to their home address.
5.2 Rosters with age and birth dates (signed by the head coach and team manager) must be submitted on-line to the league registrar on the day of the first league game.
5.3 There will be no additions to the team rosters after the third league game. The league executive in special situations reserves the right to review special situations that might possibly occur. i.e. roster less than 36, season ending injury.
6.1 Registered players may only play for the team which corresponds to the designated zone (as outlined on the zone map) in which they reside.
6.2 Residency will be established by determining the home in which the player sleeps most nights with a custodial parent or guardian.
6.3 At the discretion of the executive and by a majority vote of the same it may be decided that any coach playing a player in a league or playoff game, that does not normally reside in the zone in which he/she is registered, maybe suspended for a period of up to one year. In addition, teams will lose standings points for all games where they have played or attempted to play an ineligible player. A victory and standing points will be awarded to any opposing team that plays against a team that violates the residency rules.
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6.4 Players may under special circumstances play for teams other than the one corresponding to their residency for a single season but only after special consideration, and approval by majority vote of the executive. In such cases the players parents must apply for special consideration in writing to the executive.
6.5 Any decision by the executive will be final and may not be appealed.
7. General Rules of Play
Both the Bantam and Pee Wee league will follow the Canadian Amateur Football Rules with a couple of modifications (timing regulations, blocking, extra point).
7.1 * No blocking below the waist any where on the field. **
7.2 Use of 2 way players no player may play both ways (i.e. no player may play offense and defense during a particular half of a game). A player may switch from offense to defense, or vice versa at half time. The head official and opposing coach must be notified of such switches by any player.
1. special teams are exempt from the 2 way rule
2. if a team has only
25 players 1 designated 2 way player
24 players 2 designated 2 way players
23 players 3 designated 2 way players
22 players 4 designated 2 way players
21 players 5 designated 2 way players
No team may play with more than 5 2 way players. All 2 way players must be declared a the beginning of the game to the head official and opposing head coach.
7.3 In extreme situations (injury and safety) and agreement by both head coaches a player may play 2 ways if more than 25 dressed (example: a possible interior lineman).
7.4 A team fielding less than 19 players will default the game unless prior approval of league executive.
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8. Bantam League
8.1 Age New in 2009 Participants born in the calendar years 1995 and 1996
8.2 No weight restriction rules.
8.3 Bantam age players enrolled in grade 9 may not play for two teams at the same time (junior high school teams).
8.4 Game ball Wilson CIS synthetic. Supplied by home team, or head refs discretion.
4 18 minute straight time quarters timed by an on field official.
- last 2 minutes of 2nd and 4th quarters 5 play announced by official
- one time out per half
- half time 5-7 minutes (officials discretion)
8.6 No overtime in league play. Playoffs use CAFA procedures (25 yard line).
8.7 Special teams are wide openthere are no exceptions as in peewee.
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9. Pee Wee League
9.1 Age New in 2009 Participants born in calendar years 1997 and 1998
9.2 Weight Restrictions for the 2008 season
a. Any designated offensive players: QBs, RBs, Receivers and designated punt and kick off returns must not weigh more than 135 pounds (without equipment).
b.* In the event of a fumble, interception or botched special teams play the weight restriction rule will not apply.
c. The weight restriction rule is based on a honor system. Coaches are responsible for checking the weight of players who are playing positions where the weight rules applies.
d. Coaches may request the weighing of a player prior to the game by consulting with the opposing coach and league or game official. The official league weigh scale will be in the Officials Room.
e. If a weigh in is conducted, a coach from both teams must be present, along with a league official or game official.
f. If the player is overweight the player may play a position that does not require the weight restriction rule.
9.3 Game ball Wilson TDY composite supplied by home team or officials discretion
9.4 Timing ..
- 18 minute quarters straight time
- last 2 minutes of 2nd and 4th quarters 5 plays announced by official
- one time out per half
- one coach for each team may go on the field
- half time 5-7 minutes officials discretion
9.5 No overtime in league play. Playoffs use CAFA procedures (25 yard line)
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9.6 Special team exceptions
The designated punt and placement teams may not run Fake plays unless it is a broken play and there is no opportunity to kick the ball (at the game referees discretion). If Game Referee determines ball could have been kicked ball is awarded to opposing team at place of last scrimmage.
9.7 Kicking extra points is now 2 points.
A successful run or pass is now 1 point.
9.8 On third down gambles and 1 point conversions the regular offensive team must be on the field.
10. Player Ejection
10.1 If a player is ejected from a game, that player automatically sits out the next scheduled game. It is the head coachs responsibility to notify league president of any ejection. The league president will review the incident with the parties involved (coaches and officials) and report to league executive for, if any, further penalty There is no appeal.
11. Coaches Ejection
11.1 If a coach is ejected from a game, that coach is automatically suspended for the next scheduled game. It is the head coachs responsibility to contact the league president. The league president will review the incident with the parties involved(coaches and players) and report to the league executive for any, if further penalty. There is no appeal.
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12. Game Procedures
12.1 The gate to SaskTel Sports Center opens 30 minutes prior to start of firs game.
12.2 HOME team is responsible for 3 person yard stick crew and setting up sideline markers and corner cones (located in referees room) if first game on schedule. Following last game return yard sticks and field makers to referees room.
13. Reporting Results
13.1 Winning team emails final score to Star Phoenix ASAP. email@example.com or phone 657.6298
13.2 Email Brad Summach (website coordinator): firstname.lastname@example.org
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Playoff Structure for 2008
- following round robin league play (7 games)
- 2 pts win 1 pts tie 0 pts loss
- final league standings:
Championship Flight top 4 teams
Semi Finals: #4 vs #1, #3 vs #2 (higher ranking home team)
Final 2 winners from above
Consolation Flight bottom 4 teams
Semi Finals: #8 vs #5; #7 vs #6
Final: 2 winners from above
Tie Breaking Criteria for 2008
Premise: +20 pts maximum differential. ie. Game score 40-7, tie breaking score 27-7
1. If 2 teams tie in total points the winner of game between 2 teams gets higher placing.
If 2 teams tie in total points and game between 2 is tied go to:
i. (+ -) differential in all league games (+ 20 maximum)
ii. if still tied fewest points against versus all teams
iii. if still tied coin toss
2. If 3 teams tie in their points.
- if the 3 teams have different total league points (ie. Team A-4, Team B-2,
Team C-0) teams are ranked according in standings.
- if 3 teams tie and all have same total league points (ie. 2-2-2) or 2 of the 3 teams are tied in league points (ie. 4-1,-1)
i. best (+, -) differential in games between 3 tied teams
ii. if still tied fewest points against in games between 3 teams
iii. best (+, -) versus all games
iv. fewest points against versus all games
** If at any time during criteria: if 2 tie teams tie in given criteria, they go to
next criteria. ie: criteria i: Team A (+20) Team B (+20) Team C (+8). Team C is ranked lowest and tie between Team A and Team B goes to next criteria.
3. If 4 or more teams tie in league standings use criteria i) thru iv) in #2 above.