CANADIAN RULE BOOK
Screening is interference without direct
Tackling is the act of grasping or
encircling the ball carrier with the hands or arms.
A player is offside if a ball has last
been touched by one of his team behind him.
Exceptions - Lateral or onside pass
An offside player is put onside when (a)
the ball touches an opponent or (b) a ball carrier of his team with the ball in
his possession runs in advance of such offside player.
A team may interfere with the opponents
anywhere within bounds after obtaining possession by legally recovering (a) an
opponent’s fumble, (b) a dribbled ball, (c) a blocked kick, (d) a kick off, (e)
a scrimmage kick, (f) a return kick, or by (g) intercepting an opponent’s
Interference is restricted to at or
above the waist after legal recovery of a kick off, a scrimmage kick, a blocked
kick of an opponent, a return kick, an intercepted pass, of after a legal
recovery of an opponent’s fumble. Interference on a kick is restricted for
both teams to at or above the waist from the time the ball has been kicked until
it is declared dead on that play.
As soon as the ball has been touched by the opponents on a kick, or possession has changed on an intercepted pass, a blocked kick, or recovered fumble, the line of scrimmage and the neutral zone loses any significance, with respect to blocking above the waist restrictions.
A player shall not interfere with an opponent attempting to recover a
ball which is loose from a fumble, blocked kick, dribbled ball, or wild snap
Field of Play – Ball awarded to non-offending team at PF. .
Players who make contact in a simultaneous and bonafide effort to recover
the ball shall not be penalized for illegal interference.
"Consecutive" shall mean possession in a
continuous series of downs on which the ball is in possession of one team.
The continuity of downs is interrupted:
When Team A gains the required distance for first down.
When Team A fails on 3rd down to gain the required distance
for 1st down.
When Team B obtains possession of the ball – by recovering a fumble,
intercepting a pass, by any other legal play, or by penalty (touching the ball
is not possession).
When there is a loose ball on a play from scrimmage, (e.g., fumble,
blocked kick, etc.) and Team B dribbles the ball, 1st down is awarded
to the team which ultimately recovers the ball after the B dribble.
When the ball is punted, dropped kicked or place kicked over the line of
scrimmage. A ball dribbled over the line of scrimmage by A does NOT interrupt
the continuity of downs.
When the ball is kicked (but NOT dribbled) by Team A over the line of
scrimmage and is legally recovered by Team A, before the ball has been touched
by team B across the line of scrimmage, 1st down is awarded to Team A only if
the required distance for a first down is gained.
When the ball is kicked out of bounds, strikes the opponent’s goal post
assembly in flight on a kick from scrimmage, is blocked directly out of bounds
by Team B, or is last touched by Team B before going out of bounds.
When a score is made.