New Amateur Tackle Rules

Football Canada Makes Changes To Rulebook

The Football Canada Tackle Rules Committee has adapted a number of changes, clarifications and corrections approved to the Canadian Amateur Tackle Football Rule Book. The changes are for immediate distribution and implementation.

The changes include:

  • Extending the Tandem Buck Rule (pushing, pulling or charging into the ball carrier to assist his/her forward progress) to include the ball carrier on any play (e.g. turnover, punt return)
  • Amending the Horse Collar Rule (pulling the ball carrier down by grasping the inside of the shoulder pads/collar) to include the outside of the jersey above the numbers
  • New numbering system for eligible & ineligible receivers which was announced last year is now to be fully implemented

Full details including rationale for the changes can be found below:

2015 Tackle rule changes



Football BC Safe Contact Day

Coaches who attend this clinic will be certified “Safe Contact” through the NCCP: Blocking and Tackling

When:  Feb 08, 2015
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Location: Richmond Olympic Oval, Richmond


Cost: $75 (includes manual and t-shirt); Free for active players who have already registered for a 2015 Football BC Combine session. Open to coaches, players and parents. Includes clinic, practice and more.

Click here to register.


9 am to 12 pm: Coaches Safe Contact Clinic
12 pm to 1 pm: Lunch

(Players to check-in at 12:30 pm)
1 pm to 2 pm: Practice Safe Contact Prep (address to parents and families)
2 pm to 4 pm: Safe Contact drills and techniques
4 pm 5 pm: Safe Contact review and debrief (includes parents, players and coaches)

BC Provincial Champions

Here are the results from the BCCFA Provincial 12-man Championships from Langley’s McLeod Stadium and the 9-man Championships from Kamloops. Congratulations to all the teams and players that played today.


Pee Wee 12-man:
North Delta Longhorns 36
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MVP North Delta Longhorns – #17 Adam Hoegg

MVP North Langley Bears – #6 Marcus Stang

Most Sportsmanlike – North Langley Bears – #32 Callum Middleton


Junior Bantam 12-man:
Victoria Renegades 18
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MVP Victoria Renegades – #1 Gideone Kremler

MVP North Surrey Eagles – #1 Antonio S. Pamintuan

Most Sportsmanlike – #12 Omar Hanif


Bantam 12-man:
South Delta Rams 23
Langley Mustangs 0


MVP South Delta Rams – #12 Michael Calvert

MVP Langley Mustangs – #10 Sebastian Okoli

Most Sportmanlike – #82 Ryan Jensen


Midget 12-man:
North Surrey Bears 28
Langley Stampeders 21 (OT)

MVP – North Surrey Bears – #22 Jamal Lyles

MVP – Langley Stampeders – #25 Devin DaCosta

Most Sportsmanlike – #28 Josh Jeyamanharon


Bantam 9-man:
North Langley Bears def. Salmon Arm Chargers

Bears MVP: Zander Bailey
Chargers MVP: Jayden Mourato

Junior Bantam 9-man:
West Kelowna Red Blacks def. Prince George Blackjacks

Red Blacks MVP: Mitch Kopp
Blackjacks MVP: Braden Reed


Pee Wee 9-man:
Kelowna Lions def. Vanderhoof Vikings

Lions MVP: Nate Beauchemin
Vikings MVP: Taedyn Jacobsen

Atom 9-man:
Meadow Ridge Knights def. Kelowna Lions

Knights MVP: Jacob Brass
Lions MVP: Ethan Irvine