Revised November 11, 2008
The winning team will be awarded the "Maritime Football Union PeeWee Championship Trophy".
Location of Games
The Maritime PeeWee Championship Game will
be held in Nova Scotia in years when there is a CIS Bowl game in that province.
Otherwise, it will be held in New Brunswick.
The location of the game may be switched due to inclement weather.
Unless otherwise specified, games
will be conducted in accordance with the
Rulebook for Amateur Tackle Football .
PeeWee Age Eligibility
All players taking part in the championship game must have played on the
participating teams during their respective seasons. Teams will not be permitted
to pick up players from any other teams.
Players cannot be older than 13 on
October 1 in the year of play.
Note: In New Brunswick the PeeWee age limit is 13 & Under as at December 31
in the year of play. That is 3 months younger than Nova Scotia.
PeeWee Player Weight Limits
There will be no weight limits.
A kicked convert is worth 2 points. A convert by
pass or run is worth 1 point.
Games in N.S.: Teams will play 3 down
Games in N.B.:
For all games teams will play 4 down
football with the
one yard neutral zone. The offence must
throw a legal OVERHAND forward pass on
at least one of the first three downs in each series of downs.
Failure to do so will result in
an "Illegal Procedure" penalty. Officials will not stop play
until the ball is dead. Attempting to pass and getting sacked or being
forced to run will not satisfy this rule. The ball must be thrown as a
legal forward pass. A lateral pass will not satisfy this rule. Officials
should point this out to a team that has just thrown a lateral pass. A
five yard penalty will be applied and the down repeated. The offensive
team will still be obligated to pass the ball again after the penalty has
The defensive team has the
option to decline the penalty, let the play stand and bring up fourth
down. The offensive team can run the ball on fourth down.
In order to avoid this penalty
teams are strongly advised to pass on either first or second down.
offence is not required to pass the ball in any set of downs that starts
inside their own 15 yard line.
Games in N.B.:
High Tackle Penalty
(New for 2008)
High Tackle - Definition:
Any tackle by a Player that is initiated
above the shoulder pads - specifically the neck area.
(Comment- It is important to recognize that there will be situations
when a tackle is initiated around the shoulder pad area, and because of
Player size differentials, or the ball carrier going down, the tackle
could end up being around the neck area. In that case, it would be a
judgment call by the Official)
Unnecessary Roughness - 15 yards applied as per the rulebook.
It will be important for Coaches to
understand that this is separate from the "Facemask" penalty,
and the new "Horsecollar" rule."
Length and Timing of PeeWee
Games will consist of 4 quarters of 15 minutes
each for a total of 60 minutes of playing time.
Except for the last 3 minutes (last 2 minutes in N.S.) of each half, the timing
of games will be "straight
time". The time clock will run
continuously and only stop in the following situations:
(1) A team time out. Each team will have 2 timeouts per half.
(2) An officials timeout.
(3) A prolonged injury where a player is on the ground for more than 15 seconds.
(4) A prolonged officials conference or delay of more than 15 seconds.
During the last 3 minutes (last 2
minutes in N.S.) of each half the clock will stop after every play. It will
start again in accordance with Rule 1
Section 5 Article 1 of the Canadian Rulebook for Amateur Tackle
A timer will be provided for the game and will be positioned between the team
When a team has taken and
maintained a lead of at least 30 points (22 points in N.S.), the remainder of the game will be timed
Each team will be permitted to use the official
football of their respective province when they are on offence.
The hosting province will provide
and pay for the officials.
Once the participating teams have been determined a comparison of uniform
colours will be made. If they are too similar the hosting team must change
jerseys to accommodate the visiting team.
Where an unforeseen dispute
regarding rules occurs the host team's rule will be used.
The host team will provide proper security for the visiting team. Abusive
spectators are to be removed from the grounds.
At the end of the game, the two
teams will shake hands and then line up on their respective 45 yard lines. Any
player of the game awards will be presented first. The captains of the winning
team will then be called to midfield to receive the championship trophy.
The visiting team will be
provided with a suitable dressing room.