2013 Rules Changes Presentation

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NCAA FOOTBALL RULES
CHANGES FOR 2013
Reminder of Some 2011 CHANGES
ILLEGAL SHIFT: POSSIBLE FALSE START
7-1-2-b-5
• If The Offense Never Comes To A Full One-Second
Stop Between The “Ready” And The Snap, This
Illegal Shift Is A False Start At The Snap. Officials
Shut The Play Down For The Dead-Ball Foul.
• After The Ball Is Ready For Play If The Offense
Comes To A Full One-Second Stop And
Subsequently Executes A Shift That Continues
Through The Snap, It Is A Live-Ball Foul--Illegal
Shift.
INTENTIONAL GROUNDING
7-3-2-h
• To Legally “Ground” The Ball The Passer Must
Have An Eligible Receiver In The Area.
However, The Receiver Does Not Need An
Opportunity To Catch The Pass.
• Mere Presence Is Enough To Avoid A Foul For
Intentional Grounding.
REDUCED PENALTY YARDAGE
• The Following Fouls Now Carry A 10-Yard
Penalty:
Illegally Batting The Ball (9-4-1,2,3)
Illegally Kicking a Loose Ball (9-4-4)
TOO MANY PLAYERS: 5-YARDS
3-5-3
• Too Many Players In The Formation (Offense Or
Defense): The Play Should Be Shut Down And A
Five-Yard Penalty Enforced For A Dead-Ball Foul:
Substitution Infraction.
• It is OK to shut down the play immediately after
the snap and assess a dead ball foul.
• In The Event That The Play Is Allowed To Continue
The Penalty Is Now Five Yards as a live ball foul
enforced at the previous spot.
EXTENDING THE GOAL-LINE PLANE
• 2-12-2, 8-2-1-a – The Plane Of The Goal Line
Includes The Two Pylons. This Plane Is
Extended ONLY For A Player Who Touches A
Pylon Or The Ground In The End Zone.
EXTENDING THE GOAL-LINE PLANE
EXAMPLE Ball Carrier A22 Is At The B-3 Near The
Right-Hand Sideline When He Either Dives Or Is Hit
And Goes Airborne. He Crosses The Sideline In The
Air At The B-1. The Ball Is In His Right Hand, And It
Is Outside The Pylon And Beyond The Goal Line
When He First Touches (a) The Pylon; (b) The
Ground Out Of Bounds.
RULING: (a) Touchdown. The Goal-Line Plane Is
Extended. (b) No Score. The Goal-Line Plane Is Not
Extended. A22 Is Out Of Bounds At The B-1.
Editorial Changes with Impact
• 7-3-2-h Exception – The only player who
qualifies for the Intentional Grounding
exception is the player who first controls the
snap.
• 9-1-16-a-5 – It is not roughing or running into
the kicker if a team B player is blocked into the
kicker and it no longer matters if the block is
legal or illegal.
Reminder of Some 2012 CHANGES
HELMET OFF
• If a Player’s Helmet Comes Completely Off During a Down.
Except if the Helmet comes off as a direct result of a foul.
• The Player must stop participating in the down (except for the
immediate action the player was engaged in when the helmet
came off). NOTE: This is regardless of how the helmet came off.
• Other players may not contact a player with no helmet, he is
defined as a player “obviously out of the play” (9-1-12-b).
• If a player’s helmet comes off and he quickly puts it back on, he
may not continue to participate in the play. (By Interpretation)
• The Clock stops at the end of the down (if it is the runner, the
clock stops immediately)
• The Player must leave the game for 1 play
• The Player may remain in the game if the team is charged with a
team timeout. (2013 change)
KICKING TEAM POSITION
• During a Free Kick, after the ready for play,
members of the kicking team (other than the
kicker) must be positioned no more than 5 yards
behind their restraining line.
• A player satisfies this condition when at least one
foot is on or beyond the line 5 yards behind their
restraining line.
• If one player is more than 5 yards behind the
restraining line and does not kick the ball, it is a
foul. (Illegal Formation)
KICK RECEIVER PROTECTION #1
• It is an interference foul if, before the receiver
touches the ball, a kicking team player enters
an area defined by the width of the receiver’s
shoulders and extending one yard in front of
him.
KICK RECEIVER PROTECTION #2
• During a free kick, any receiving team player in
position to receive/recover the ball has the
same kick-catch and fair-catch protection
whether the ball is kicked directly off the tee
or is immediately driven into the ground,
strikes the ground ONCE and goes into the air
in the manner of a ball kicked directly off the
tee.
LEAPING PUNT SHIELD
• (9-1-11-c) No defensive player, who is inside
the tackle box, may try to block a punt by
leaving his feet in an attempt to leap directly
over an opponent.
• It is not a foul if the leap is straight up without
attempting to leap over the opponent, nor is it
a foul if the player leaps through a gap
between players.
LEAPING PUNT SHIELD
CHANGES APPROVED IN 2013
10 SECOND RUNOFF
• 10 second runoff will no longer be part of penalty
administration, helmets coming off or injury
timeouts in MIAA football games.
• There will no longer be any 10 second runoffs in
MIAA football for any reason. This specifically
affects rules 3-3-5-f, 3-3-9-b-2 and 3-4-4. Any
other rule that includes or depends on 10-second
runoff will no longer include the 10 second runoff
portion of the rule in MIAA games.
LOW BLOCKING ZONE
• The Low Blocking Zone (2-3-7) has been
defined for the purpose of the New Blocking
Below the Waist rule.
• Rectangle that Extends 7 yards laterally
toward each sideline from the snapper, 5
yards beyond the neutral zone, and back to
Team A’s end line.
• The Low blocking Zone disintegrates when the
ball leaves the zone.
LOW BLOCKING ZONE
This is in Appendix D
BLOCKING BELOW THE WAIST
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9-1-6
What hasn’t changed
Kicks – No Change – Blocking Below the Waist is illegal during a
down in which there is a free kick or scrimmage kick, except against
the ball carrier.
After a Change of Possession – No Change –Blocking Below the
Waist is illegal after any change of team possession, except against
the ball carrier.
Team B prior to a change of possession – No Change – Team B
players may only block below the waist within 5 yards of the NZ
(behind or beyond), with restrictions (See next slide). Outside this
zone, Team B players may only Block Below the Waist against the
ball carrier.
The “Back Unrestricted Area” (MY phrase) is defined as the
narrower of: (1) the outside of the second lineman from the
snapper (usually the tackle); or (2) the tackle box.
BLOCKING BELOW THE WAIST
Team B Players
• Team B players may legally block below the waist
within 5 yards of the NZ (behind or beyond).
Except:
• Team B players may not block below the waist against
a team A player in position to receive a backward pass
• Team B players may not block below the waist against
an eligible team A pass receiver, beyond the NZ, while
a legal forward pass is still possible by rule. Except
when attempting to get to the ball or ball carrier.
BLOCKING BELOW THE WAIST
What’s NEW
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Unrestricted Team A Players
Stationary Backs at least partially inside The “Back Unrestricted
Area” at the snap.
Linemen positioned completely within the Low Blocking Zone, at
the snap.
Restricted Team A Players
All other Team A players not meeting the definition of an
unrestricted player
Other
Adjacent Sideline reference is GONE
North-South reference is GONE
Backs in motion no longer can be unrestricted
BLOCKING BELOW THE WAIST
Formation #1 – Normal Splits
Unrestricted area is between the dashed lines. Backs at
least partially between the dashed lines are unrestricted
BLOCKING BELOW THE WAIST
Formation #2 – Wide Splits
Unrestricted area is between the dashed lines.
Backs at least partially between the dashed lines
are unrestricted.
BLOCKING BELOW THE WAIST
WHAT’S NEW
• There are now two kinds of Blocking Below the Waist
– Traditional, and
– “From the Front”
• Traditional Blocks below the waist can occur against a defender
from the front or side (within the clock face region between 9
o’clock and 3 o’clock forward of the player being blocked).
– although never stated like this, all prior rules for Blocking Below the
Waist used this idea
• “From the Front” – New this year, a Block Below the Waist that
must be “from the front” is within the clock face region between 10
o’clock and 2 o’clock forward of the player being blocked.
BLOCKING BELOW THE WAIST
Traditional – Front and Side –
From 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock
“From the Front” only –
From 10 o’clock to 2 o’clock
BLOCKING BELOW THE WAIST
While the Low Blocking Zone Exists
• Inside the Low Blocking Zone
– Unrestricted Team A players may Block Below the
Waist in the Low Blocking Zone traditionally (that is,
from the front and side, 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock).
– Restricted Team A players may Block Below the Waist
in the Low Blocking Zone “From the Front” only (that
is, 10 o’clock to 2 o’clock).
• Outside the Low Blocking Zone
– All Team A players (both Unrestricted and Restricted)
may Block Below the Waist “From the Front” only.
BLOCKING BELOW THE WAIST
When the Low Blocking Zone Disintegrates
• All Team A players (both Unrestricted and
Restricted) may Block Below the Waist “From
the Front” only.
• No player may Block Below the Waist toward
his own end line (the so-called “Peel Back”
Block) anywhere on the field after the Low
Blocking Zone disintegrates.
BLOCKING BELOW THE WAIST
EXAMPLE Back A22 is outside the tackle box to
the left of the formation. On a sweep to the
right side, 11 yards downfield, A22 blocks below
the waist. The force of the block is (a) from the
front toward the right sideline; (b) from the side
toward the left sideline; (c) from the front
toward the left sideline.
RULING: (a) Legal. (b) Illegal Block Below The
Waist. (c) Legal.
BLOCKING BELOW THE WAIST
EXAMPLE The ball is snapped from the left hash mark.
QB A12 drops back to pass. Lineman A78, the right tackle
in the formation, protecting the QB, blocks B99 below the
waist. The force of the block is (a) from the front inside
the Low Blocking Zone; (b) from the side inside the Low
Blocking Zone; (c) from the side beyond the right hash
mark as the QB scrambles to that side of the field.
RULING: (a) Legal. (b) Legal. (c) Illegal Block Below The
Waist, whether or not the Low Blocking Zone has
disintegrated at the time of the block (the hash marks are
13 ⅓ yards apart).
TARGETING
• (9-1-3) Initiating contact with the crown of the
helmet to any part of any player.
• (9-1-4) Initiating contact ABOVE the shoulders to
a defenseless player with any part of the body.
• Classifications of Targeting action
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Launch
Crouch
Lowering the head to attack
Leading with a body part to attack
TARGETING
• Defenseless Players
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Passer in the act or just after
Receiver in the act of catching
Receiver just after completing a catch
Kicker in the act or just after
(NEW) Kicker during the kick or the return
Kick Returner attempting to catch or recover a kick
(NEW) Any player on the ground, any time
Player obviously out of the play
(NEW) Player who receives a blind side block
(NEW) Ball Carrier in the grasp and forward progress stopped
(NEW) QB any time after a change of possession
TARGETING
• Any Player called for targeting will be
disqualified for the remainder of the game
– MIAA – The player will also be suspended from
the next game.
– When writing suspension form at end of game, be
aware if you check that the player had intent to
injure, that carries a full year suspension under
MIAA rules. This should only be used in the most
extreme cases.
UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT
• (9-2-1) Dead ball contact fouls such as
pushing, shoving, striking, etc. that are not
part of game action will now be considered
Unsportsmanlike Conduct fouls
– This does not include late blocks and late hits that
are just ill timed game action.
ASSISTING THE BALL CARRIER
• (9-3-2-b) It is no longer a foul for assisting the
ball carrier if a teammate pushes or charges
into the ball carrier.
• It is still a foul for a teammate to grasp, pull or
lift the ball carrier.
HELMET OFF – TIMEOUT
• (3-3-9-a, 3-3-9-b) A player who would have to
leave the game for one play may stay in the
game it his team is charged with a team
timeout.
MINIMUM TIME FOR SPIKING THE
BALL
• (3-2-5) If the game clock is stopped and will start on the referee’s
signal with 3 or more seconds in the period, the offense may
reasonably expect to spike the ball (7-3-2-e) and have enough time
for another play.
• With 2 or fewer seconds on the game clock, there is only enough
time for one play.
• MIAA Amendment – On Clocks that display tenths of a second:
From 2.1 seconds to 2.9 seconds is considered to be the same as 3
seconds on clocks that do not display tenths.
• There is no guarantee with 3 seconds on the clock that there will be
enough time for another play if the team delays snapping the ball.
• This gives teams a benchmark regarding when to expect that they
can spike the ball and get another play.
UNIFORM NUMBERS
• (1-4-2) Players playing the same position, may
not wear the same uniform number.
– This could be two different tackles can’t wear the
same number
– Also, you can’t put the back-up QB in the game in
the kicker’s position if he is wearing the same
number as the regular kicker does.
– This will be difficult to officiate, we must rely on
coaching ethics here.
UNIFORM NUMBERS
• (1-4-2) If a player changes his number, it must
be reported tot eh referee, who will inform
the opposing coach.
– If the referee has a microphone, the players new
number will be announced.
JERSEY NUMBERS
• (1-4-4-c-3) Jersey numbers must be one solid
color contrasting the color of the jersey.
– This prevents having numerals on the jersey in
multiple colors such as camouflage, tiger stripes,
etc.
Editorial Changes
• (10-2-3) Post-Scrimmage Kick Enforcement
– Any Team B foul that occurs during the kick, will be
enforced under PSK if all the other requirements are
met.
• Previously, the foul had to be more than 3 yards downfield
any time during the kick play.
• During the kick means that prior to the actual kick, fouls by
team B will carry previous spot enforcement.
– Running into and Roughing the Kicker carry specific
enforcement from the previous spot and will remain
that way (note, by definition these fouls must occur
during the kick)
Editorial Changes
• (2-4-3) Clarification of the definition of “catch”
– Significant re-write
• (2-27-14) Defenseless Players – See above in
the Targeting Rule Change.
• (6-3-13, 10-2-4) The tack-on provision during a
scrimmage kick play is only applicable when
the scrimmage kick crosses the NZ.
Editorial Changes
• (7-3-2) All intentional grounding (to conserve
yardage or conserve time) are loss of down
only at the spot of the foul.

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